April 24, 2009
Being a Brit I didn't have the easiest of routes into understanding the NFL. The first game I ever saw was Superbowl 23 between the 49ers and the Bengals and after the 49ers' 4th quarter drive to win the game I was hooked. I subscribed to a British NFL magazine and learned a lot through the Madden NFL series. I became an Eagles fan thanks to Mr. Rocky Balboa - my biggest boyhood idol. Now it's 20 years later and I'm still a huge fan. Interestingly my other sporting loves, English football and cricket are now in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Goes to show what a great product the NFL is. The Premier League is so boring. Long live parity.