South Florida feels just like England

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — I think it must now be official. It’s the Brit Bowl.

We already have the venerable Brit rockers The Who performing the halftime show (fresh from their headline gig at the launching of The Ark), and I arrived Monday afternoon to that quintessential English weather — rain, followed by more rain, and then a few showers, and finally a good old downpour to lighten the mood.

And then I hear that the usual fun and frolics of Media Day has been moved under cover to avoid even more rain.

What is this? ‘Let’s Give The Brits A Green Sun-Tan Week?’ Hopefully, we will still get our usual quotient of non-football-related lunacy when the two teams show up at whatever Joe Robbie Stadium is called this week (Sun Life Stadium). Otherwise, this has all the makings of a wet weekend in Margate, England. Lovely jubbly, as they say down the East End.

PS: I’m starting an over/under sweepstakes on how many times a player mentions that this is “just a business trip” this week. I’m setting the bar at 3,000 …

Simon Veness

(U.S.-based British writer Simon Veness has infiltrated the ranks of for Super Bowl week with his transatlantic take on events.)

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