After I moved into a different home two months ago, it took my provider several weeks to install digital television, which would allow me to watch ESPNAmerica, the only American sports channel airing in Europe. I couldn’t wait: I wanted to see the play-offs in the MLB. I’m a big Yankees fan. Like many others like me, I had this strange feeling that the Yanks would win it all this season. And I was right. Luckily I got digital TV going around the start of the ALCS, so I could watch all the baseball I wanted to and didn’t have to miss a minute of the World Series, which the Yankees won, eventually.
What was more, though, ESPNAmerica also spends a whole lot of time to American Football. I had seen Football games in the past, and liked them, but never had the opportunity to watch it regularly. Now I did.
It only took me three weeks or so to become positively addicted. I’m looking forward to the weekend all week long. I’ve especially become fan of Brett Favre and his Minnesota Vikings – the best quarterback in the NFL, and possibly the best team. But other teams can also count on my sympathy. Do I even have to mention the undefeated Indianapolis Colts and the, also undefeated, New Orleans Saints? Two great teams, of course. The same goes, albeit to a slightly lesser degree, for the Dallas Cowboys, the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers. So many great teams, so many great players, so much action, so much awesome plays every single week, time and again.
Man, I’m hooked!
So, today is yet another Sunday Football day. ESPNAmerica will first air the Colts vs. Houston Texans, followed by the Vikings vs. Chicago Bears. Two great match-ups, although I expect both superteams to win.
And even if they don’t, I’m pretty sure I’ll see some fantastic football.
Here we go!