Football, Football, Football

@nanette64 (13126)
Fairfield, Texas
November 2, 2015 9:59am CST
I hadn't realized that the games being held at Wembley Stadium in London were so popular. Yesterday's game had over 83,000 fans dressed in multiple jersey outfits from almost every team in the USA. That either means that there are at lest 83,000 Americans living in London or Londoners like American football or both. The game between the Chiefs (2-5) and the Lions (1-6) turned out to be a stunning game for the Chiefs who won the game 45-10.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
2 Nov 15
Yes in recent years the football has become popular in England. It is amazing to me what with the soccer over there that anyone would be interested, but they do seem to get a great crowd.
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@nanette64 (13126)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Nov 15
I think because there are some similarities between soccer and football, that's what bridges the gap @TiarasOceanView .
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• Lakewood, Colorado
2 Nov 15
@nanette64 I compare our American football more with the game of rugby.
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@nanette64 (13126)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Nov 15
@TiarasOceanView Now there ya go. I was mentioning to @WorDazza that I thought football may have gotten it's start as soccer, but you could be right that it is an offshoot of Rugby.
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@WorDazza (8451)
• Manchester, England
2 Nov 15
I think American Football has got a small but quite loyal following in the UK. A lot of people began to watch it in the 1980s when one of the channels (Channel 4 I think) used to televise a live game every Sunday. Despite its physicality I actually think it's an extremely cerebral game and while, for me, it lacks the flow of proper football (soccer!!) there is still plenty in it to appreciate.
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@nanette64 (13126)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Nov 15
Very true @WorDazza , soccer is extremely physical in the sense of constant movement; I don't know how those guys do it. I think American football is based on the English Soccer anyway, isn't it?
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@WorDazza (8451)
• Manchester, England
2 Nov 15
@nanette64 I don't think so. More likely it's based on English rugby I reckon.
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@just4him (89176)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 15
It might be a little of both if 83K fans showed up in all the different jerseys of the US
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@Rollo1 (16688)
• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Nov 15
My husband and his son are Brits, and they both became Packers fans. There is a growing fan base in the UK.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 15
Do you mean American football? I believe that most supporters are Americans.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
2 Nov 15
I think most of them were American.
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