The most followed, the most popular and most viewed sport in the United States, American Football is embedded in American culture.
The pinnacle of the sport is Super Bowl Sunday, held on the first Sunday in February each year as teams battle it out to win the Vince Lombardi trophy.
We’ll be posting information about things happening in the NFL but also letting you know when some past legends of the game will be in the UK. Who better to hear from about how to make it in the game than from a Super Bowl winner!
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For Ravens fan Joe Walker, the date of the 24th September is a day he’s been waiting half his life to happen. Finally he will see his beloved birds, the Baltimore Ravens play a live game of American Football and it couldn’t come soon enough.
He’s seen them play loads of time, he’s even influenced the way they play. Well haven’t all Britball fans who’ve played Madden? Because that for Joe, like many other people in the game fell upon a team almost by chance, by being one of the first teams they both encountered, and liked. continue reading…
This year’s London Games is just over a week away and we know that with each NFL season that passes, especially with the games played in London, that a new wave of American Football fans come along.
For those who aren’t so close to the game or just taking their first steps we’ve got the perfect London Games preview for you courtesy of AFD’s Managing Director Gur Samuel. He gives us the lowdown on the teams, who to look out for, and how much has changed since the first game in 2007.
There is an old cliché that many sports contests are a game of two halves but for Super Bowl LI it really was. Well that and overtime.
Or more to the point the worlds media have descended in Texas as we build up to Super Bowl LI. And that’s certainly a phrase that’s been heard around the media circles this week.
Our Managing Director Gur Samuel is out in Houston reporting on the Super Bowl for Real Sport 101. We caught up with him in the frenzy of media week to get the inside story.
We realise that a lot of our followers are big American Football fans, but every day as we coach flag football and bring more people into the game we realise that for many, the Super Bowl offers them their first experience of our great sport.
With the UK boasting the biggest viewing figures for the Super Bowl outside of the US and Canada, we thought for new people coming in to the game that a few facts may be of use – especially if you need to explain why you’re so bleary eyed on Monday morning! continue reading…
It’s down to the final four and this weekend will see us know who will be the two teams to contest Super Bowl LI.
But before that we need to crown a winner of both the AFC and the NFC and the four teams left in the hunt have had a range of battles over the weekend to get to this spot. continue reading…
Wildcard round is over and for the Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders the season is gone. And for some they’ll be glad to see the back of the weekend’s games when their sides were not just beaten but horribly pulled apart.
The Steelers, Packers, Texans and the Seahawks all go into battle again this weekend but know that more challenging teams and locations all await. But in playoffs there’s no time to think about the past, just what lies ahead. continue reading…
So for 20 teams in the NFL the season has well and truly finished. Time to reflect, recruit and rebuild for the next one.
But for the final 12 teams standing we have reached the wild card stages of the playoffs. For the first and second seeds of both the AFC and NFC conferences they receive a bye for this week, which means the Patriots, Chiefs, Cowboys and Falcons all have a week to recover and prepare for the road to Super Bowl LI. continue reading…
It was the final game of this year’s NFL International Series but as the autumn leaves fell over London, news was already spreading about the line ups for next year’s games.
When most people think of the 1970 film M.A.S.H they recall the highs and lows of working in an American field hospital during the Korean war, but for Riki Samuel, Chairman of AFD Limited, it offered another insight into a world he had never seen before.
“During the film the doctors started playing this game, the like of which I had never seen before and I was fascinated by it. Not just because it was new but because it was being played by guys of all shapes and sizes and everyone had their job. The contact and aggression was also appealing, and although I couldn’t understand the stop/start elements, I admit something clicked with me.” continue reading…