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Fri, Jan 30, 2015 10:20pm

Not that it has much of anything to do with this ad, but I’d just like to leave this link here:

Two great NFL players speaking their minds about the NCAA system.

Fri, Jan 30, 2015 11:14pm

I’m in no way a sports fan, but the blokes at my local who talk endlessly about football and cricket and rugby and motor racing have never mentioned the NFL to my knowledge. Apparently it’s been happening at Wembley since 2007.

reply to  RogerBW
Sun, Feb 01, 2015 9:36pm

i was just going to enquire as to whether this sport is really gaining the popularity the NFL says (and/or wishes) it is. i don’t think you can just throw a sport from one culture to another. there are some people in the US who like cricket and soccer, and maybe even curling, but they have hardly become a mainstream obsession.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  bronxbee
Mon, Feb 02, 2015 4:03pm

I’m 99 percent certain this is nothing more than advertising hyperbole. Or maybe even the literal (but misleading) truth. Maybe no other sports are actually growing in popularity… since the other ones are so wildly popular that they couldn’t get any more so. So American football *could* be the fastest growing sport in the UK, even if it’s growing at only 0.000001 percent per year in popularity.

reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Mon, Feb 02, 2015 6:28pm

Fun With Stats!

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  LaSargenta
Mon, Feb 02, 2015 10:16pm

Well, it’s a guess, anyway.