Re: NFL in UK stronger than ever
Originally Posted by revefsreleets
Ironically, the NFL Europa or whatever they called it is kaput.
Yup. Europa is dead.
People over here won't buy into a second rate version of a pro-game, just because the teams are based in European cities.
I think they could definitely sell more football to Europe with proper match-ups like the Dolphins/Giants, though.
I always thought Ice Hockey should do well here too (as a viewer sport - we suck at playing it)
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.