Posts Tagged ‘International Series’

Londoners keen to make American football a hit

Football is America’s most popular sport, but does anyone care across the pond? Well, yes, writes Nick Szczepanik of The Times of London. Last year’s Giants-Dolphins matchup was a success and the International Series was extended into 2010. But the British organizers want the annual game to build long-term interest in the game of football, not just provide a spectacle for Londoners.

Up with foreign relations

The Saints play the Chargers at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, but they’ve been there before — in 1990.

A better gauge of England’s interest

Will a Chargers-Saints matchup be a better gauge for fan interest in England?

While last year’s International Series game featured the Dolphins and Giants — two teams from larger markets and with strong fan followings in England — this year’s game features two teams from smaller markets and less of a following overseas.

Wembley in for a real treat

Sky Sports may carry live NFL games on television in England, but Kevin Cable of Sky Sports writes that there is no substitute for real, live football — and real, live football that means something!

Chargers arrive in London, react to new surroundings

The San Diego Chargers have arrived in London to prepare for their game against the New Orleans Saints in the NFL’s continuation of its International Series in Week 8.

Here is what the team had to say about the much-anticipated game at Wembley Stadium.

England awaits Saints, Chargers

Following Sunday’s game, the Saints and Chargers each will be leaving for London, where they will arrive early Monday morning.

All-star lineup for Wembley

It’s not exactly the Super Bowl, but next week’s Chargers-Saints game in London is a big deal.

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