- I’m a Brit who just went to my first NFL game.
- After watching the Carolina Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-26 at Tottenham Hotspur’s new state of the art stadium — I left with a case of football fever.
- The fans, the food, and of course the match all made for one of the best sporting days out ever.
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I’ve always thought of American football as a poor man’s version of rugby.
Too many pads. Too much posing. Too many timeouts.
That was until Sunday when I went to watch the Carolina Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-26 in the second of this year’s four NFL London Games.
I had expected to leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the weekend with my previous assumptions proven right. I like my players padless and my breaks minimal — just like in rugby.
Instead, I left the stadium as a converted fan with a serious case of football fever.