Following my Top 10 American Footballers’ Names, Pete from Sheffield writes to say that this is his favourite topic of all time. He supplies his top 10 names:
Craphonso Thorpe (pictured)
Two of those were on my list: the rest are of exceptional quality. And Pete adds an [...]
The last week in the NFL has been terrible but not because of the product produced on the pitch.
On Sunday the NFL witnessed the first drawn game since 2008, when the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cincinnati Bengals failed to score in overtime. The San Francisco 49ers hosted the St Louis Rams in a divisional clash that ended 24 points apiece. The concept of a draw is alien to the American sports fan, “we have winners and we have losers, by God, and ties are for losers,” (Jeff Otte, New York Times).
The NFL draft is an interesting concept. At the end of the season the worst teams in the league have the opportunity to hire the best young talent in College Football.
As Boris Johnson donned a helmet for photos with the Patriots owner Robert Kraft, amid a promise to the watching 84,000 to bring more American Football to London, would it be plausible for London to host an NFL Franchise?
Staging the NFL at Wembley is a start, but the future of American Football in the UK lies with the kids
Unlike bubblegum, Jimi Hendrix and the Geller siblings and co, American sport has not enjoyed a sustained level of success in Britain.
The American football season starts in 16 days’ time (Cowboys at the Giants, 5 September). Meanwhile, Alex Massie, who shares my fascination with the names of NFL players, reports that the class of 2014 is beginning to take shape.
Broncos legend Floyd Little offers his views on Peyton Manning’s arrival and the departure of Tim Tebow
With so much going on in the sports world involving the Broncos, who better to ask about Peyton Manning’s arrival and Tim Tebow’s related departure than “The Franchise”?
I am deeply grateful to Alex Massie, a fellow admirer of American footballers’ names, who sent me this list of wonders culled from the Rivals.com list of this coming year’s top 250 high school players in America…
ESPN America’s Michael Kim asks how Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin measure up against gridiron greats following the Giants’ Super Bowl win.
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