The NFL started the London Games in 2007 to broaden its horizons and attract fans across the pond. Since then, the league has played nearly 30 games abroad, as the Jets and the Falcons turned in their 29th game on Sunday.
Even with the NFL’s best efforts, there are still quite a few London football fans relatively unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the sport. Most fans know enough about American football to enjoy the game when two teams come to the country, but they don’t keep up with the nuances that make soccer the most popular sport in the United States.
On Friday, CJ Mosley gave advice to fans who don’t fully understand American football and asked them to buy a copy of Madden to learn the game.
“I think it depends on how well they know football,” Mosley said. “You have to know a few rules to understand what’s going on. When I first heard about [soccer] Here it was through FIFA. I didn’t know the rules of football until I started playing the video game. This is how I got in a little bit.
“My advice to people who don’t know this: download Madden. Go play Madden and find out soon.”
Madden has always helped American fans of all ages fall in love with football, which made Moseley’s suggestion well. It may have the same effect on fans in London because of Gates’ run to Tottenham Hotspur.
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