Articles Tagged 'American Football'

Interview: Menelik Watson, A Brit Playing American Football

With the NFL season about to start, fans across the U.S.A. are gearing up for the road to the Super Bowl. Among all the razzmatazz, there will be something unusual: British players who will be pulling on a helmet and getting ready for the first down. Menelik Watson, 26, is one of a handful of […]


Which NFL Team Should Brits Root For?

Since 2007, the NFL has exported regular season games to London where quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends have thrilled Brits at a packed Wembley Stadium. So it’s time for those of you who haven’t yet picked a team to pledge your allegiance. First ask yourself a couple of important questions: Are you a glory-hunting, […]


Brits in America: Which U.S. Sport Is For You?

Small talk in America is a lot like small talk in Britain; it tends to center around sports and weather. So if you’re a sports fan moving to the U.S., you may want to take at least a passing interest in one of America’s favorite pastimes. Otherwise, all you’ve got is cloud forms. Here’s our […]


Touchdown in the U.K.: Britain’s Long-Distance Affair with the NFL

In the mid-1980s, before phones were smart and Nintendos were super, American football was surprisingly popular in the U.K.  At its peak in 1986, over 4 million Britons tuned in to watch Channel 4’s coverage of the Super Bowl game between the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots. Remarkably, when you consider the world of […]


Downs and Tight Ends: A Confused Brit’s View Of American Football

Since moving to the U.S. in 2007, I have found myself on more than a handful of occasions engaged in lively debate with American sports fans over which of our respective nations plays the better version of football. My argument is always anchored by this fact: “soccer” is by far the most popular game on […]


A British Soccer Fan on the Unique Appeal of the NFL

As an avid fanatic of what other British expatriates are quick to call “real football,” I have grown more and more intrigued by that other sport of the same name (or, as we Brits like to call it, American football). Actually, in recent years, some Brits have become more than just “intrigued,” with an estimated […]


10 Signs That You’ll Never Move Back to Britain

Have you always assumed you’d return to the homeland when the timing was right? Take note: many expats love their new American life so much they decide to stay put. Read on to find out if you’re one of them. 1. Americans are your new best friends You rarely call the few Brits whose faded […]