This entry is now closed for comments.
I have high hopes for the 49ers this year - after too long in the doldrums. Although they lost their opener, they ran a very good Vikings team, who will be there or there abouts this season, close (and it will take a very good to go to Minnesota and win this time round). Garoppolo will be a star this season, and prove to be well worth the massive contract.
"Can someone explain why a NFL takes four hours to complete when the actual game only lasts an hour? Anyone??" - Value for money.Footall is played for 90minutes, with ball in play for less then 46 minutes.
Also, for those complaining about padding etc. Yes it is 'softer' than Rugby with it, but without it, AF is far worse believe me, just research the number of deaths before the padding became compulsory!
Once again the Patriots 'Did Their Job' but I'm slightly worried that the 2nd half became a bit of a struggle - usually its the other way around! Still, in Bill & Tom we trust! Should be another great season, thanks for the coverage Beeb!
47. If you read properly, I didn't say cricket is a real sport compared to American football. It is however much more international, and played by a lot more people. But it is a real sport, as strategic as pretty much any other, if not more. I like both, and many other sports. I just don't feel the need to pee on the ones I'm not interested in.
Going to be a long season for the Bills, well done BBC for focusing on the Football action.
@44A few reasons .American footballl fits perfect with advertising and US tv. Lots of breaks and reports and analysis. Once you like NFL and get it the breaks and updates become part of it. Also it is like a mini chess match each play. Set a defense to second guess an offense and vice versa. Getting men off/on or correct team formation. The best intro to NFL is to watch Redzone on sky, no gaps
Why is the web full of people that judge and argue? Nobody is forcing anyone else to watch NFL or compare it to football.Game time, pads, squad size, celebrations. On and on some people.
Just seen someone say cricket is a realSport compared to American football lol guys I understand you don't like American football, but at least show some common sense and realize it's a very competitive and strategic sport. Can't say the same for most sports but at least in the NFL bad teams can usually get better and even get close to winning.
no one cares about hand egg
Rodgers is my favourite sportman right now. Its like watching Messi, Federer, Jordan etc. Also, it amazes me how English negativity, arrogance and ignorance finds its way onto every hys right now. Its like we feel we have to piss on everyone elses bonfires. Why is that?! I'm sick of it.
Can someone explain why a NFL takes four hours to complete when the actual game only lasts an hour? Anyone??
This comment was removed because it broke the house rules. Explain
32. Lol. 6 billion viewers. That's basically the entire population of the planet.In fact, the Super Bowl has pretty puny viewing figures. The Champion's League dwarfs it, as do other sports like the cricket World Cup final. Remember, NFL remains a niche sport outside of the USA. I watch it myself sometimes, but it can't compete with proper global sports.
35. Posted by yankee What you will never see in an American football game: some player falling down holding their ankle/acting like they are about to die because someone touched them____What you won't see in real football: players padded up to the eyeballs to come on the field to kick a ball then go back to the bench for a rest
We're having some problems displaying the comments at the moment. Sorry. We're doing our best to fix it.
You must sign in to rate comments