What do you think of the NFL across the pond?


  

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Alladaskill17

With the NFL sending 4 teams over there and have been having games for a few years, has interest by you guys and gals increased? Do you care to go to games, know people who are gaining interest or have a team they follow? I am just curious if the NFL is winning you over any of you (I'm sure less commercial breaks and a bit more regulated speed of play to make it a bit more like viewing soccer would help ;) ).

London to get team if trend continues.

(speculation, but interesting)

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Singh400

I'm not that interested in normal football - why would I be interested in a more *****-fied version of it? :D

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Sethos

You mean HEP HEP HEP run 2 meters, game stops for a minute and then HEP HEP HEP, runs 2 meters? And men using more pads in one game than 100 women do in a year? It's worse than football ( Soccer for the yanks ).

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Lee G.

I'm interested in the NFL, and developed an interest in it a few years ago. I prefer it to soccer and rugby. I went to the New England Patriots V. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in London last year.

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Androidslave

US sports tend to take way too long to pan out.

Rugby is my game of choice.

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acnpt

It is actually quite popular as a "second sport", much more than american baseball and basketball.

Most universities have an amateur team, about 3 games a week get televised, and the wembley games are always sell-outs. (My last boss went to all I think).

I doubt a European league would work. A London team could work, but not sure what the crowd numbers would be like, as the Wembley games are special events. I'd go to a few games though.

Check out Nfluk.com for more info.

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Alladaskill17

I'm interested in the NFL, and developed an interest in it a few years ago. I prefer it to soccer and rugby. I went to the New England Patriots V. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in London last year.

This is what I was looking for, you've attended and had feedback. Thank you.

It is actually quite popular as a "second sport", much more than american baseball and basketball.

Most universities have an amateur team, about 3 games a week get televised, and the wembley games are always sell-outs. (My last boss went to all I think).

I doubt a European league would work. A London team could work, but not sure what the crowd numbers would be like, as the Wembley games are special events. I'd go to a few games though.

Check out Nfluk.com for more info.

Thanks, and yes I don't think a Euro league would ever work, but just one team in London would be interesting; I also figured those NFL games were popular since they were a 'new' thing, an event really rather than a weekly sport match. Having a loyal fanbase for a new team is far different than ''lets go the American Football teams are in town'' and it only happening once or twice per year so its like a special event. Sorry if I was redundant, not 'sober'.

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Alladaskill17

Any other opinions / votes?

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dancedar

I like my footy (soccer) but NFL stuff bored the hell out of me, sorry. Being blunt, it's (my stereotypical view only) way too OTT, over-hyped and too much an industry than a sporting league. Just my uk-?0.01 :)

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|Rapture|

I'd probably watch and enjoy a live game but I don't think I could sit and watch one on TV. As the sport is not played here and I have no connection with the teams that play I can't claim to have an interest in it.

It's not that I dislike the sport, it's just not part of everyday life here in the same way (association)football is.

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djdanster

I like American Football. It's my second best sport (first being football [soccer]).

I really enjoy watching the Super-Bowl and the game(s) that are played at Wembley, there is such a good atmosphere in and around the stadium :). I have been trying to get tickets to the ones at Wembley for a while now but all the Americans seem to grab them before anybody else has a chance! :(

One thing that really p**ses me off, is all the bloody commercial breaks! ARGH! it's a shame that big f**king greedy corporations have to ruin a great game! It's like that with every program over there though... Fox and companies alike should be ashamed of themselves realmad.gif

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Lee G.

I like American Football. It's my second best sport (first being football [soccer]).

I really enjoy watching the Super-Bowl and the game(s) that are played at Wembley, there is such a good atmosphere in and around the stadium :). I have been trying to get tickets to the ones at Wembley for a while now but all the Americans seem to grab them before anybody else has a chance! :(

One thing that really p**ses me off, is all the bloody commercial breaks! ARGH! it's a shame that big f**king greedy corporations have to ruin a great game! It's like that with every program over there though... Fox and companies alike should be ashamed of themselves realmad.gif

More tickets for the game will be released tomorrow at 10am on Ticketmaster.

More information: http://www.nfluk.com/series/international-series-ticket-sale-IS-020910.html

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Astra.Xtreme

You mean HEP HEP HEP run 2 meters, game stops for a minute and then HEP HEP HEP, runs 2 meters? And men using more pads in one game than 100 women do in a year? It's worse than football ( Soccer for the yanks ).

Yeah I dare you to go up against a 350lb. linebacker with no pads...

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Sethos

Yeah I dare you to go up against a 350lb. linebacker with no pads...

And they are quite small and skinny in Rugby, right?

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Lant

I've never bothered with it, as I assumed that it was just a tamer version of rugby with players who need to be padded up in case of injury that led to lawsuits.

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jakem1

Is The Sporting Arena the right forum for a discussion about American Football? :laugh:

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limok

Tried watching it without bias but waaaay too many stoppages, not enough action maybe an odd run here and there but the trailers to matches make the game look way better than it really is.

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PixilEyes

You mean HEP HEP HEP run 2 meters, game stops for a minute and then HEP HEP HEP, runs 2 meters? And men using more pads in one game than 100 women do in a year? It's worse than football ( Soccer for the yanks ).

:rolleyes:

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Growled

One thing that really p**ses me off, is all the bloody commercial breaks! ARGH! it's a shame that big f**king greedy corporations have to ruin a great game! It's like that with every program over there though... Fox and companies alike should be ashamed of themselves realmad.gif

That annoys us over here too but someone has got to pay all those overweight guys their millions. :p

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Knife Party

Yeah I dare you to go up against a 350lb. linebacker with no pads...

pads? bahahaha, what nonsense. Man, watch some rugby, especially the NZ and RSA packs, these guys are built for the game

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COKid

You mean HEP HEP HEP run 2 meters, game stops for a minute and then HEP HEP HEP, runs 2 meters? And men using more pads in one game than 100 women do in a year? It's worse than football ( Soccer for the yanks ).

Soccer? Oh yeah, I remember that game. You know, where they kick a ball back and forth for 90 minutes and occasionally something interesting happens. I especially like it when the players collapse in agony whenever someone happens to barely touch them.

Yep, real tough-guy sport. :laugh:

Give me some Australian Rules Football any day.

One thing I will say is that the 'make-out' sessions are MUCH better in soccer!

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Yorak

And they are quite small and skinny in Rugby, right?

Yeah, fairly scrawny. Probably shaped like you. :D

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XerXis

i've watched rugby a few times on the tele, and some time later I watched american football. All I could think was: well this looks like rugby to me, only much more boring and with more show.

So no, didn't like it :). But to be fair, I'm not really someone who likes watching other guys sport, I much prefer doing it myself or looking at beach volleybal :p

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Klenje

I find it quite boring and with too many interruptions. And here it isn't very popular

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Sethos

Soccer? Oh yeah, I remember that game. You know, where they kick a ball back and forth for 90 minutes and occasionally something interesting happens. I especially like it when the players collapse in agony whenever someone happens to barely touch them.

Yep, real tough-guy sport. :laugh:

Give me some Australian Rules Football any day.

One thing I will say is that the 'make-out' sessions are MUCH better in soccer!

soccer-players-kissing.jpg

Yeah, fairly scrawny. Probably shaped like you. :D

Hahaha, I upset the Americans.

"Mission Accomplished"

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