Another weekend another sporting event and this time it was the NFL at Wembley. Obviously it was slightly overshadowed at the beginning with the Trump vs Players shenanigans at the national anthem but luckily it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm from the 80,000 plus crowd. In fact during the anthem it was quite the spectacle
As a sport NFL is right up there as one for the fans. When watching it on the TV you can get bored at the breaks with the seemingly endless runs of TV commercials but in the stadium there is always something going on. If it’s not cheerleaders it’s massive beach balls in the crowd or T-shirt cannons firing T-shirts into the arm stretched supporters. It’s amazing how after a few beers how badly you want a T-shirt you’ve never seen before 😂
Also we played American Football bingo, essentially you cross off every team shirt you see in the crowd until every team has been covered. Nobody won so by that rationale I can only assume that the most unpopular side in London are the Buffalo Bills…… not a single shirt did we spot
The game was totally one sided ( despite experts saying the Ravens would win easily ) and the Jaguars or Jagwars in an American accent won 44-7 with the Jaguars Tight End Marcedes Lewis scoring 3 touchdowns.
All in all it’s a great day out and I would recommend it to everyone. It’s so American in every detail. You can buy Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the ground, you drink Bud outside the ground. The hot dogs were longer than my arms and the nachos had that disgusting tasteless melted cheese that is only popular in the US
I had to get an NFL shirt before I went and as a Redskins fan from 30 years ago I kept my loyalty, frankly the whole crowd wears an American football kit, cap or related apparel and failure to do so makes you look the the bloke who didn’t wear fancy dress to a party when everyone else did.
If you want one you need to shop for an official shirt, there are a lot of cheap alternatives that aren’t worth the risk so only shop here
On the way home I met a load of Ravens fans that had actually flown in from Baltimore and I said “you must be gutted?” They replied “noooo we’ve had a great time coming to London for the football”
It was that moment I realised that the overseas games are a great idea for the sport and allows Americans the chance of a holiday as well as following their heros in sport. What’s not to like?
Hurry as there are still tickets for Twickenham game available, I’d hate you to miss out ( avoid the Nachos )
It’s been emotional