London 2018 Classic American Football in Europe #FWFEUROPE (Seahawks vs. Raiders) #Atlanta2019


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.

I had to come and check out what he was saying. It’s 100% True. There are so many people from all over the World here at Wembley Stadium. In my hotel, I met a Russian Family with Seahawks Jerseys on. That is so funny to me. Sports bring people together in so many ways. The @NFL is expanding their presence here in Europe. There will be Three games with six teams. First off is the Raiders and the Seahawks. The second game is the Chargers vs. The Titans and closing out the Classic is the Jaguars and the Eagles.

Starting in the 2007 season, the National Football League (NFL) has hosted regular season American football games outside the United States every year. Collectively officially known through 2016 as the NFL International Series, since 2017 the series has two sub-series: the NFL London Games in London, which has been in place since 2007, and the NFL Mexico Game in Mexico City, which began in 2016 with a predecessor game in 2005.

Initially, all games in the International Series were held in London. Wembley Stadium was the exclusive home stadium for International Series games from 2007 to 2015 and will continue to host NFL games through at least 2020; beginning in 2016, the series began expanding to more stadiums, first to Twickenham Stadium, London (2016–2017) and to Estadio Azteca, Mexico City (2016–2021) and eventually to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium also in London (2019–2027), with possible future plans to expand the series to Germany and/or Canada

Today, I had a really cool experience. Growing up in Los Angeles, we bleed silver and black. I ran into the Silver and Black Booster Club in London. They are going to create a Black hole in the Seahawks end Zone. When doing, “First Weekend February-Minneapolis,” We ran into a commentator from BBC London covering the Super Bowl from Europe. He explained how popular the NFL had been getting in the UK. I decided to check it out myself.

It seriously feels like A Super Bowl, but it’s just a regular game. It gives me a whole new appreciation for the National Football League. I can’t wait to see the game tomorrow. Of course, I want to see the Raiders win, but I’m not going to press my Luck.

My goal with this talkshow is to see the NFL favor and pick it up. It has so much potential. “First Weekend February” Explores the business impact of the Super Bowl and the NFL. To me, it’s a no brainer.

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