Re: NFL in UK stronger than ever
Originally Posted by Preacher
Interesting, I actually used to wonder if the NHL would ever expand to Europe, with the Stanley Cup being played between the N. American and European champion.
I don't get any access to hockey games but I think they would be the most accessible to European fans - baseball and basketball are personal turns offs for different reasons (too much scoring and way too many games).
Ice hockey though - just the right amount of scoring (similar to soccer), plenty of legal violence and a high skill factor.
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.