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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This year’s Super Bowl is one we will not forget for a long time. With the Patriots and Tom Brady looking for their sixth ring and Philadelphia searching for their first ever, the match-up almost couldn’t have been better.
It is almost the end of this year’s NFL season which must mean the Super Bowl is close. For some people it’s the chance of a lifetime, the one shot of taking home the Vince Lombardi trophy. We say for some, for the New England Patriots Super Bowl Sunday is all too familiar. We speak to Gur Samuel, AFD’s Vice Chairman to give us his thoughts about this weekend’s game.
After all the drama surrounding the NFL season, the Super Bowl will be played by the two 1st ranked seeds in the playoffs. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have another AFC title and are off to the Super Bowl again, facing yet another different NFC team. continue reading…
Just as we started to get used to the crazy games this season, the divisional round of the playoffs shocks us all over again!
The wildcard weekend on the road to this year’s Super Bowl took place this weekend and the cast of twelve has been reduced to eight. Four different games took place and while four teams start their preparation for next season, for other teams, they live for another round. We take a look at the four games and what lies ahead. continue reading…
After one of the most exciting NFL seasons to date, week 17, the last week of the regular season provided us with non-stop, play-off dream making or dream crushing for far more than the eventual 12 teams whose seasons continue.
Of the teams that made it through to the playoffs in the NFC, half actually come from the same division, the NFC south, being the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons. The playoff teams in this division, where the only team that did not make the playoffs were Tampa Bay Buccaneers, all have at least 10 wins this season. It must be noted that three years prior to this impressive feat, the team with the most wins in the division had 7, losing 9 and having a negative win/loss ratio. continue reading…
Ever thought you had a busy footballing life? Then spare a thought for Phoebe Schecter who this year has been a real trailblazer for women in the sport.
After leading the GB Women’s team to a 4th place at the World Championships, she took up a coaching intern position at the Buffalo Bills, returned to be part of the Women’s GB Flag Football squad which gained a bronze medal at this year’s European champs before heading out to a coaching role with Bryant University. And the year hasn’t even finished yet!
Like many people who will be coming into American Football this season, they may well pick their team based on the strength of who they see performing on TV in the London series.
That’s certainly something that a young Adam Chapman would be able to relate to as it was a chance football game, not long after he started playing the sport itself, that led him towards the Vikings. continue reading…
Paul McFadyen doesn’t mince his words when it comes to talking about his favourite NFL team. And for many people reading this blog who are strong followers of the NFL, they would think nor should he.
For being a fan of the Cleveland Browns, for thirty years (no really) he has seen plenty of lows and lows and plenty of opportunities that got away. In fact that was the start of his love affair with the sport, when the Browns were in their hey-day but just weren’t able to get over the line. Literally. continue reading…
David Stead’s love for the LA Rams started back in the mid eighties when he made a conscious decision to not follow the herd and go with a completely different team. The Chicago Bears were the hot favourite at David’s school fielding legends of the game such as Walter Payton, Jim McMahon and William ‘The Fridge’ Perry, but David decided to be a little less fashionable.
“Everyone at school became a Bears fan because they were such a great team then. But I decided to go with the Rams as they had a great running back in Eric Dickerson. Typically they were shut out of the NFC Championship Game by the Bears which was disappointing but I’ve stuck with them ever since.”