sunday football

Sunday Football!

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!

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  1. Interested

    November 30th, 2009 at 15:25

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    It’s a wonderful sport. The NFL does everything possible to make sure it is a level playing field. That it all comes down to the player, the coach, the next snap of the ball.

    btw – Tom Brady is far superior.

  2. Michael van der Galien

    November 30th, 2009 at 23:30

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    It is, it really is. It’s awesome. Every moment could be the moment. Awe-some.

    Tom Brady is great, yeah, but I think Favre is bigger. For now, at least.

  3. fence sitter

    December 1st, 2009 at 00:59

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    Welcome to the church of the NFL!

    In my opinion there is nothing better than a close NFL game between 2 good teams.

    I love playoff hockey, international soccer (ie World Cup, European cup) and Rugby but none of those match up IMO to the NFL on a good day. To my Rugby playing brethren, actually wearing pads and helmets means they hit HARDER!

  4. Interested

    December 1st, 2009 at 03:18

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    Three Superbowl wins vs one. Besides Favre’s the NFL’s latest cry baby The latest NFL player who forgot the game is bigger than he is and that playing is a privilege.

    IMO the best of games was like Last nights Raven’s vs Steelers, or when Indy and New England played. The slugfests, the Blitz that was spotted and a screen run.

    damn it’s great.

  5. Michael van der Galien

    December 2nd, 2009 at 01:08

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    The NO NE game wasn’t that good imo. Well, that’s not correct; there was some GREAT football… but it wasn’t close enough to really be a game. NO was better, after the second quarter it was clear they would win. Still some great plays, of course.

    Three superbowl wins is, of course, amazing. But, man, look at how Favre throws that ball. Unbelievably accurate.

    @fence sitter: thank you very much! I agree completely with that, although you forgot to mention baseball, which is a shame. Baseball rocks too: every at bat could be decisive. You can’t afford to lose your concentration for even one second. That’s also a great sport, IMO.

    But man, football is AWE-SOME!

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