Let's get to know each other (NSR)

Discussion in 'Barcelona' started by Mario, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Mario

    Mario New Member

    Mar 11, 2000
    San Salvador, El Sal
    I was in Nicaragua (*sigh* gorgeous babes!) and no one post nothing new! dammit! what's wrong with you guys!?

    In case you all want to know what NSR stands for its No Soccer Related.

    lets set our questions, for starters,age, marital status how long have you been a blaugrana fan, feel free to add some other questions.

    I'll start, Im 28 (in November) divorced, have 3 kids and my passion for Barcelona started back in '92 (although I followed them before) I've never been to Nou Camp but I dont want to die without going to watch a match in there.
  2. tedwar

    tedwar Member

    Jun 24, 1999
    Richmond, CA-EastBay
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great idea Mario

    I'm 39

    Married; one son-4.5 years old; second son due Sept 20 or thereabouts (for some reason my wife rejected both Landon AND Donovan as first names, and Baggio Edwards just doesn't work)

    Barca fan--I became a Barca fan as much because of the legend around the club, Catalunya, the 'no shirt sponsors,' and the style of soccer they play.

  3. Mario

    Mario New Member

    Mar 11, 2000
    San Salvador, El Sal
    congrats about your baby Ton!

    my kids are Mario Javier 6.5, Camila 5 (October 5th that is!) and Pablo Sebastian 2.5 and before you guys ask about their names no it has nothing to do with Javier Saviola, Pablo Aimar or Sebastian Veron! ;)
  4. Kobranzilla

    Kobranzilla Member

    Sep 6, 2001
    NY F'in City
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good Idea Mario..

    I am 34 years old
    moving to SF Bay area from NYC again in 2 weeks

    Started following Barca when I lived in Barcelona from 1991-1992, and on subsequent trips back there over the years.

    in the epic 1991-1992 season I had season tickets with a friend and we went to almost every match. It was the greastest year. I was 22, young and living in Barcelona, watching Stoichkov, Laudrup, Koeman, Zubi perform night after night in both La Liga and the CL.

    It was that year that hooked me as a soccer fan for the rest of my life, and most importantly, a supporter of FCB.

    I laos follow the Metros and DC united of MLS, but will soon be watching Quakes games Tony :)

    Outside of Soccer, I follow Univ. of Michigan football, and all Detroit sports teams ( I was born and raised in Detroit)
  5. sweet nick willy

    sweet nick willy New Member

    Sep 6, 2001
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My vital stats:

    I'm 28

    never been married, no kids (that I know of).

    I became a Barça fan the same time I became a soccer fan. I traveled to Europe in the summer of 94, during the world cup (had I been a soccer fan, I would have stuck around!). I watched several world cup games in various bars and restaurants around Europe (including the epic Brazil-Holland in a Barcelona bar; I was with my Brazilian friend, but the rest of the people in the bar were Dutch!) and was hooked. Barcelona was definitely my favorite city in Europe, so my allegiance to FC Barcelona was set in stone. I haven't been back, but I will return dammit!

    And congrats Tony!
  6. DutchFootballRulez

    Jul 15, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I'm the youngest.

    I'm 21. Not married, yet. No Kids. Barca fan since..1999 (No I never saw Romario + Stoickhov play )

    I live in Los Estados Unidos, en Washington, DC. My fiance went to Barcelona as a a part of a Study Abroad trip and got me a Rivaldo shirt and Barca keychain (In Spring 2002, months later he was transferred :( )

    Rivaldo, MO, and PK9 are the reasons I am Barca fan. Oh and the De Boers. and Dutch football for that matter.
  7. Hugo Sanchez

    Hugo Sanchez Member+

    Aug 21, 2003
    Nat'l Team:

    1st post on Barcelona board.

    Name's Ed, 21 years old, Los Angeles native of Mexican descent.

    Been a Barsa fan since... Marquez signed. :)

    Don't hate me. I'm fragile.

    But I do support my teams through and through.

    I am no gloryhunter.

    Besides, Marquez is the best! Sure, his game is a bit off right now and due to this lack of top-notch form, he's not playing much.. yet. But I gaurantee he will demonstrate how much of a beast he is.

    Oh, and as a parting gift, I did have my allegiance split today because Osasuna is my 2nd La Liga club due to obvious reasons.

    I forgot to mention I'm single w/ no children. Any beautiful women out there, drop me a line. ;)
  8. Ludahai

    Ludahai New Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    Taichung, Taiwan
    ALso my first post in this forum.

    Michael. 32 Live in Taiwan, though a native of New Hampshire in the U.S.

    Passively liked Barca since I visited the city over ten years ago. Since last season, I have been able to see Spanish matches weekly and will follow them more closely. Usually, two la liga matches are carred each week in Taiwan.

    Married. First child on the way. A girl due in December.

    I woudn't say that Barca is my favorite team in Europe. I like Inter, Arsenal and Marseille more than Barca, but in Spain, while I usually cheer for Barca and who is playing Real Madrid, I have a soft spot for Barca because of my visit to the city and how wonderful the natives there are.
  9. john21

    john21 New Member

    Apr 9, 2003
    hello, mario.
    i think this is a great idea.

    i'm 34, single, and have been a fan of barca since i was a kid (around '79). my apologies in advance for having put another team in front of FCB but that's another story for another time.

    my adopted american name is actually phil and i'm korean by descent. i lived and breathed soccer esp. when i was a kid as it must've been the case for many of the people here. because the most talented korean soccer player at the time was playing in bundesliga, TV networks started showing not only german soccer but also other games.

    they also started showing some of the high-profile games such as NY cosmos vs barcelona and such, which i now realize must've been ceremonial. although cosmos were made up mostly of aging stars such as beckenbauer and chinaglia, i did like them a lot. having never heard of barcelona before, i was shocked to see barcelona thump cosmos 3-0. but although soccer is probably the biggest sport at grassroot level in the u. s., i was starved to see professional soccer games and coverage for them in the '80s and much of the '90s.

    shortly after i moved to nyc, i started following soccer again around '95 and was enarmored by FSW for showing great la liga games (barca vs r. madrid encounters) and serie A. i must admit there has been rather a big gap in my fandom but my passion for the game has remained all the same.

    i love barcelona for their commitment to all-attacking, colorful, and entertaining soccer at all costs. such philosophy might have cost them some vital titles here and there but i truly enjoy watching them play. i also believe it shows genuine confidence on the part of FCB.

    i'm hoping i'll be able to go to europe, esp. spain and italy, regularly so that i'll be able to watch my favorite clubs play in person. perhaps we can go to the nou camp together and watch barcelona drubbing madrid? that will make my day.
  10. njonkers

    njonkers New Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    Cape Town,SA
    FC Barcelona
    I'm Neil ,25 yrs old.
    Barca fan since '98-99.
  11. chrisc

    chrisc New Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Chris here.

    I'm 33. Single, but basically married (we've together a long time). No kids. I've been living in Portland, OR for 6 years. I was born & raised in Buffalo, NY (please forgive me).

    I started following Barça in '95 when the Prime Deportiva channel used to show La Liga, and ESPN the Champions League. They have given me loads of thrills, as well as reasons to shout profanities, ever since.

    I ended up in BCN in '97 for a few months in the spring/summer to teach English, brush up on Spanish and to practice la marcha. I accomplished all of it, yet the pesetas were getting spent quicker that they were coming in and I limped back to the US flat broke. While I was there, I was at Camp Nou a few times a week to watch the squad train with the packs of old men and to skate (I also play hockey) at the ice rink. I watched Ronaldo tear up defenses on a weekly basis and got to see them win La Recopa. It was an amazing party that I will never forget.

    I've been back to Spain twice (Barcelona once) since. I hope to take one more shot at living in Barcelona in the very near future.
  12. krazbo

    krazbo New Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    Ljubljana, SI
    my name is Klemen and I am a new one here. I think now I am the youngest. I am 19 and I am a student. I start watching Barca in Uefa CL final in 1995 (I think it was that year) when they lost 0-4 against Milan. Dissappointment at the begining, better results later, and disappointment for the last few seasons again. I hope for better season this year. I am single, no babe at the moment, a lot of time for my love-football (Ajax & Barca). I dont speak spanish so please dont write much in it.

    does anybody play Fantasy football (its for free)
  13. Green Tabasco

    Green Tabasco New Member

    May 3, 2003
    Good idea Mario.

    I´m 34, divorced, two beautiful daughters (Nicole Stephania-9 and Daniela Isabel-7), Currently living in Panama City, Panama, but moving to Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro in a few months to open up a hotel and restaurant. All of you are welcome to swing by if your in the neighorhood.

    Die hard Barca fan since 85, I have alot of family that live over there.

    And yes, my name really is robin.
  14. Fuerza River

    Fuerza River New Member

    Sep 24, 2003
    Is this a Barca dating service?
  15. DutchFootballRulez

    Jul 15, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...a dating service w/ what..maybe 1 girl?
  16. Mario

    Mario New Member

    Mar 11, 2000
    San Salvador, El Sal
    why not? there are lots of women interested in married and divorced guys! :p :D
  17. DutchFootballRulez

    Jul 15, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right..which is how married guys become divorced [chuckle]:D...ok..that's enough
  18. Pichi

    Pichi Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 17, 1999
    San Jose, CA
    Real Betis
    Nat'l Team:
    Arturo-- 44, living in San Jose California, born in Cadiz Spain. Married to a Gaditana two kids Ascension 17 and Javier 12. Saw Barca for first time in 73-74 while living in Spain with relatives, when they won the liga and trashed Madrid 0-5 at the Bernabeu, with Cruyff, Sotil, Reina Asensi, etc. I am not a Barca fan, maybe it's because my brother is a cule! Or is it because so many Beticos go to Barca to ride the pine and then come back to Betis with their tails between their legs!

    viva er beti manque lopera!

  19. Jay Clark

    Jay Clark New Member

    May 21, 2001
    Arsenal FC
    Hey Gang- Its me...you can take me off the milk cartons and "missing person" posters.

    Long story short: I've been traveling for work, traveling for fun, and burning the midnight oil for a freelance design project I just finished.Great thread Mario, that's why we luv ya.

    So anyway....

    - 36 years old
    - 7 month old baby boy
    - married
    - Started following FCB closely back in the early 90's after Stoitchkov won the Golden Boot and they beat Samp for the (sigh) one and only European Cup. After watching HS destroy people in WC '94 there was no turning back! I visited the city for first time in the late 90's and being a design nut, I thought it was to die for.

    Other stuff:
    - Lived in Chicago area for 13 years
    - I Follow some baseball, college American football, and Formula One-- a Ferrari Tifoso, if you care.
    - Inherited Inter as my 'first' soccer team from an uncle who lived in Milano during the 80s/90s and got me hooked. (I still consider myself a dedicated Interista.)
    - First pro match was a trip to De Meer Stadium back in 1989 to see Ajax.
  20. Mario

    Mario New Member

    Mar 11, 2000
    San Salvador, El Sal
    ok one more question, WHY do you follow FCB, not how long but WHY!?!?!?! gimme your reasons, do you like underdogs or like me, just hate the dallas cowboys(spanish version) of soccer?
  21. krazbo

    krazbo New Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    Ljubljana, SI
    Ok I dont know dallas cowboys and other american sports like baseball, their stupid football... I love pure soccer as you say and football as we say. Barca played that football, it is like wonder to see when you look them playing, game creativity, passing, surprises... that was Barca when I started watching them and I fall in love in her. I am just waitting that this will happem aggain. They have always been a worldclass team and they always be. They have good players, great fans and stupid board. I will never understand why they sale Ronaldo, Rivaldo... And there is one thing that this team dont have and I dont like it: luck!!! If Barca have had more luck they would have been atleast so successful as Milan, Juve and Real are.
  22. juventusfan10

    juventusfan10 New Member

    May 20, 2003
    Providence, RI
    Juventus FC
    hi my name is jack and im an alchoh...... oh wait... heh yea im not a Barca fan but i have come bc mario is a good guy, and that i like many of the players on the team. ex- rustu(who should be starting) and most of the dutch boys. Anyway, im hheh single- HEY what do you expect from a 17 yr old trying to get into college, no time lol. so good talkin to you guys. ill check up on the board later. PS i like barca more the real madrid... wait a sec, i like all teams more than real.... so thats a reason i follow them.. if you call this following.
  23. Pmoliu

    Pmoliu New Member

    Jun 7, 1999
    Princeton, NJ

    Paul here, 35 years old. Just had a son 5 months ago. Married to Heidi and live in Princeton, where I am condemned to life working for Merrill Lynch. Also am an assistant coach for the Men's team at Princeton University.

    I stand to be in a long line of cule's in my family. My dad, grandfather, countless relatives. Lived in Barcelona where I played for their youth teams and was a card carrying member. Now, I a "Gent del Barca" card holder. While I lived in Spain, ironically enough, I also became of a fan of Real Sociedad because of their goalkeeper, Luis Maria Arkonada, probably one of the best keepers in the world at the time.

    For the record, I despise Real Madrid. Period.

  24. Mario

    Mario New Member

    Mar 11, 2000
    San Salvador, El Sal
    congrats about your baby boy Pablo! ;) what's his name? please tell me its not Joan!
  25. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York

    What's there to forgive, Chris?

    You're surely not ashamed of your WNY roots are you?

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