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Good old BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation-no money for BRITISH sport but plenty or so it seems for this drivel
With new American administration, it's a surprise that the game is sponsored by a Chinese guy, Super Bowl Li
I have only been watching American football for 18 months, and I cant believe how much I enjoy it. Its far more technical than rugby, Patriots are different, interchangeable, know when to mix it up, and they are just so exciting to watch, as you just don't know what they are going to do next. Brady is inspirational, Edleman is fierce, the defence team is one of the best in NFL Gronk we miss you.
Brady is right up there with the best QBs of all time. Love watching him play.
@, 36, Chris,Yeah Soccer dominates everything all the time for whatever reason!, Probably because of its roots, being the Working Class Sport for the masses at one time, now it is the greed Sport which is pricing most people out of watching it in the flesh!,The time zone is the reason for the lateness of it!, As for a game that goes on!OverherewehaveaSport/Gamethatcanlast5dayswithnoresult
While I mentioned (as I'm an American) how NFL is nosediving in popularity in the States, I was expecting some novel interest from overseas, but 35 comments in 30 hours, where a UK football story gets 1000s of comments. I think that says it all. PS I'm here to read about Arsenal/Chelsea. There's 100s of bars opening before breakfast to show it live here. There's your upsurge, UK footy in the US.
Level of interest indicated by HYS numbers in mid-30s for a piece that's been on here for 2 or 3 days. I'm not a hater, am half-US, and don't go in for all these rugby comparisons. But cultural adoption will always be crushed by length of show, start time and ad breaks; peeps here just won't adapt to that. Oh, and lady gaga is definitely a bloke :)
American football suffers from the same complaint that afflicts everything shown on TV in the US, numerous breaks so that as many ads as possible can be shown. The structure of the game aids that process, with its lack of flow, each play being separate from those before and after. That gives the chance for even more ads to be crammed in, making for a lot of boredom between the bits of action.
My big question is, when will it finish. I'd watch it if most of it wasn't mostly padding (3 hours for a 1 hour game?) and goes off only few hours before getting up Monday morning.
I would rather watch paint dry. It is rugby with padding. How the heck did the Americans decide to call it football? True football is a WORLDWIDE sport, not just some boring (full of adverts) game played in just a few countries.
I'll miss the weekly NFL Show.Osi, Jason and Mark Chapman have a really good dynamic, and they make the game easy to understand without taking it, or themselves, too seriously.As for Sunday, I really hope that the Falcons win. Their multi-talented offence has played superbly for most of the season and hopefully will be the difference between the teams.
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