Posts Tagged ‘NFL in London pictures’

Rich Grove and his fiance Natasha Machtus were at Wembley - pic by Natasha

I had to watch the Bears v Buccs at home last weekend as we have a new arrival in the Vos household.

Normally when the NFL is playing a regular season game in London at Wembley Stadium my wife and I are there, but this year I wanted to be a dedicated father and mum wasn’t going anywhere that wasn’t warm.

Thank goodness I had a very kind NFL FAN IN ENGLAND blog reader Rich Grove who managed to persuade his fiance to take pictures at the game.

Rich send the pics through which can be found on THIS FLICKER LINK. The pictures are great and well worth a look, especially the flag waving pictures depicting the electric atmosphere at Wembley.

Thanks very much Rich and Natasha – great job capturing the essence of NFL fun in England. Roll on 2012 with hopefully TWO NFL games in England.

On slightly sad note to leave this post on was the injury to Tampa Bay RB Earnest Graham who is now out for the season. I predicted him to be the game MVP last week, lets hope I didn’t curse the guy.

This was as near as me and my beautiful daughter got to Brian Urlacher and Da Bearz

 

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With seats purchased in section 522 at Wembley Stadium, and my personal but irrational fear of heights, I had to stare at some random blokes arse in front of me as I ascended escalator after escalator before arriving at the entrance to the seated area.

Arriving and finding that I was 24 rows up from the small window into the Stadium I decided that I would do the typical tourist thing and just gawp in awe of the 85,000 seats in front of me, the holy Wembley Stadium grass resplendent in its new gridiron shaped map, complete with two stunning painted end zones, depicting the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers official NFL typeface. I love seeing the NFL logo on the 50 yard  line.

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There is nothing like Wembley Stadium after an NFL makeover

 

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Each endzone at Wembley had huge inflatable helmets - I was nearest the Tampa Bay side of the field

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Unfortunately I had to wear a Jason Campbell top at Wembley - thanks to the security man for taking my pic