Football On The North Slope Of Alaska

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    Football On The North Slope Of Alaska

    Hope nobody minds if I put this here. It's not OU Football related, but it is about football. It just didn't seem to fit in OC so I thought I would put it here. If the powers that be think it needs to be moved, then by all means move it. Thanks!

    I just found this cool video a few weeks ago and wanted to share it. The audio doesn't seem to match up real well but I think part of that may be because some of it is being translated, not sure. Anyway, these guys are playing because of their true love of the game! I saw another video about high school football in Barrow AK a couple of years ago but I can't find it now......or heck, I guess I could have seen it on TV, don't really remember. But in the other video they showed where they had a few sharpshooters (dad's of the players) stationed around the field with high powered rifles during the game. You guessed it, they were on polar bear watch. High School Football on the North Slope...it doesn't get much more hard-core than that. Hope y'all enjoy!


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    Football On The North Slope Of Alaska

    First of all you posted in the right place. I saw something on tv a few years ago about football in Alaska. Guys on bear watch, etc.
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    This is what's sports is really all about. No bullshit, no recruiting, nothing negative. Go Whalers.
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    Thanks for sharing.
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    Great post Crispy.
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    Cool, thanks for sharing! They're no Ryan Potter however.
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    Great post Kids and family's enjoying a sporting event. It does not get any better.
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    Football On The North Slope Of Alaska

    They started playing football in Barrow in 2006, I believe. They now have a nice turf field.




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    This is what is found on Google Earth. The water to the north of the field is part of the Arctic Ocean. I work 180 miles to the southeast from here.
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    Football On The North Slope Of Alaska

    Originally Posted by e-town View Post


    This is what is found on Google Earth. The water to the north of the field is part of the Arctic Ocean. I work 180 miles to the southeast from here.
    Prudhoe? Deadhorse?


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    Originally Posted by fdubzou View Post
    Prudhoe? Deadhorse?


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    Kuparuk

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    Football On The North Slope Of Alaska

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    Kuparuk
    If you ever find yourself with a layover in Juneau, hit me up and I'll buy you a beer.


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    I bet they could beat Tulsa Union by double digits at home.

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    Be nice if OU had some old equipment they could send them.

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    I'm shivering just looking at that picture.

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    Originally Posted by fdubzou View Post
    They started playing football in Barrow in 2006, I believe. They now have a nice turf field.


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    Originally Posted by e-town View Post
    Kuparuk
    my Dad works at Pump 1. You?

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    Originally Posted by cosmoxl View Post
    my Dad works at Pump 1. You?
    Pump 1 at Prudhoe Bay? Or CPF1 at Kuparuk?

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    Originally Posted by e-town View Post
    Pump 1 at Prudhoe Bay? Or CPF1 at Kuparuk?
    not sure what CPF1 is. It's all the same place to me, but he's specified Kaparuk as where he flies in to. He works for Alyeska, at Pump Station 1.

    edit: maybe I'm getting Kaparuk mixed up with another name??

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