I got the opportunity to speak with Neil Edwards. He is the Head Coach of the London Olympians. The London Olympians are an amateur-based American Football team in London, England. They are in the Premier League of American Football in Europe. This League consists of 10 Teams throughout the greater region of the United Kingdom.
Today was Game Day. There were hundreds of fans that traveled thousands of miles to watch their RAIDERS or SEAHAWKS get down. People were drinking, eating, and having a party.
When I was in Minneapolis covering, “First Weekend February-Minneapolis” I had the pleasure of interviewing a BBC Commentator from London who had traveled to the U.S. to cover the Super Bowl. We discussed the impact that the NFL is having in Europe. He told me about super fans from all over the EU being fanatics over American Football. He talked about teams like the Cleveland Browns going to London and minutes after the tickets were at the box office, games would sell out.
We had a screening of, “First Weekend February” on October 2. It was a blast. Pulling out all the stops, we had a dj, red carpet, bartender, and a good size crowd. We rented out a screening room in SOHO, New York, put up some lights and made a cool space.