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“It’s Football Jim...but not as we know it!” - The NFL Thread

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Just wondering, with the new NFL season upcoming in the next week, how many of us on here have an interest in American Football?

Either a passionate or passing interest?

Feels like the game is having a real renaissance, in the UK, at the moment, after its initial popularity in the 1980s...

Who’s your team and why?

(I’ll hang fire on my team for the time being...you’ll see why!)

Edited by rog of the rovers

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I’m not replying purely because the game is an over hyped load of American crap.....

oh hang on I just did 😳

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11 hours ago, rog of the rovers said:

Just me then!! 😂

As you were

 

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I watch. However, I live in the USA where there's constant coverage so it's very easy to do.

I don't have an affiliation to any team. Until Tom Brady and his coach are no longer together I can't look past the Patriots to win it all.

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As a nipper I remember going to watch Fylde Falcons back in the day.

From memory I think they lost 20 something nil to some kind of American college team.

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I'm a big fan of the NFL, and particularly follow the Jets - I think it's in my DNA to follow a team that consistently underperforms and finds new and imaginative ways to let me down!!

In fact this year I'm off to NY to see the game against the Patriots - I can't wait!!! (Although I imagine I will leave disappointed by the result)

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Woah replies!!!

I do see plenty of NFL apparel at Ewood on a match day, so there must be a decent Rovers following out there.

For the record, I support the Buffalo Bills. Reasons why? Because they’re a hard working northern town, who play in Blue and White, with a small but passionate fan base and lets be honest....the hate the Patriots!!!

I can also probably confidently say, if you’ve seen someone at Ewood in Bills apparel that was probably me! 

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I would consider myself as a fan of most sports but I’ve never really liked American sports. But in the past 12 months I’ve been to an NFL game in London and a baseball game at Yankee stadium. 

Maybe it was partly because didn’t know what was going on at either game and even as a fan of the traditionally boring domestic sports like cricket, golf, f1 I found them both terribly dull. 

The NFL was Seattle vs Oakland I think. We were in there for 4 hours and I’d wager there wasn’t 10 minutes of game play in all that time.

The baseball was yankees vs Red Sox. Apparently their Man Utd vs Liverpool/Lancashire vs Yorkshire derby grudge match. All I’ll say is there was more atmosphere at a bog standard t20 match in Worcester. Perhaps it’s the fact they play 200 games a season but it was a snooze fest. 

As for the Americans themselves they confirmed what I’ve always thought. They have bags of enthusiasm without any passion. They’re all donned head to toe in official merc, from various teams, but I suspect a negative result doesn’t impact on their day whatsoever. 

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