Two American football posts in a week…….crazy!
Well, we found out today that an American bar ‘Hanks Bar and Grill’ just down the road is playing the Superbowl. It kicks off at 7.30am here in China so the bar opens at 5.30am. That will be 6 hours of drinking before mid-day. What is the worst that could happen?
Further more to that discovery, we also had a delivery today!
For the 4 years we have been together, one thing has always been awkward when visiting America. SPORT! I have never really bought into US sports and dread the moment in a conversation when people talk about ‘real football’. My defence mechanisms appear and I end up reeling off every reason I know why English football is better. How dare somebody tell me that watching an NFL game is better than watching West Ham away at Stoke on a cold December afternoon.
Well anyway we were given the opportunity to watch an NFL game over Christmas and all I can say is WOW! The atmosphere in Seattle was electric and for the few hours I was there I could see the appeal of following a team and worshiping the players that put their bodies on the line for them. I enjoyed the game so much that since I have been back in China I have looked at buying Seahawks gear and even got up early last Saturday to watch the playoff game. Now all I am thinking about is a potential SUPERBOWL game during our Chinese New Year holiday!
So, to me American football is not ‘real football’, but it is still one hell of a sport all the same!