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Do Any Non-Americans Watch The Super Bowl?  
User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

On a related super bowl post I noticed that all the posts were American. The super bowl being such a huge event, do any other countries (other than Canada with their half-assed Grey Cup equivalent-and yes I watched the Grey Cup this year in Calgary) have any interest in the super bowl, especially considering most are asleep in Europe when the Super Bowl's on.

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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7209 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

No - It barely gets a 30sec segment on the sports news. Not surprising really - we are a rugby/cricket/anything else that isn't American football nation. Cricket is one game you actually wear helmets and padding, but Football? come on..

User currently offlineNorskMan From Norway, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

(other than Canada with their half-assed Grey Cup equivalent-and yes I watched the Grey Cup this year in Calgary)

Don't like it, don't watch it.




yeah i know
User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

wow-barely 30 seconds on the sports news, that amazes me considering that companies spend millions and millions for a 15 second spot on what probably about 90% of americans are watching. I'd bet we get at least 2 minutes of soccer coverage, though I've never seen cricket.

my favorite sports to watch are still tennis and hockey.

[Edited 2005-02-06 11:11:50]

User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

No, we get something like a 10 second spot about it, and I think that's only on Sundays. Like Aerorobnz said, we are crazy about cricket/tennis/golf/AUSTRALIAN FOOTY/rugby/anything else that's not American football.

It's cricket season right now, and the sports news is just cricket...nothing else.



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User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

I do I love my football, the Superbowl is going to be shown live on Sky and ITV tonight and Sky show two live games every week of the regular season in the UK.


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User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

Gman94

Do you actively participate in the local game in the UK in any way, go and see the local team, coach, play, referee?

Or are you like most of the lard arses that profess to be football lovers and just sit on the couch and watch NFL

Its more fun live!!!


Ron


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14030 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

Not on German TV, except maybe on dedicated pay-per-view sports channels, which I don´t subscribe to (and which are not very populat anyway).

Jan


User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

I'll be watching it myself, after seeing last years show (think it was last year..well the last time it was on) definitely more livelier than Rugby for sure, plus all the build-up beforehand is pretty cool to watch.
Also watch NASCAR whenever I can too..


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3369 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

not on dutch TV either


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User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4075 times:

there is a new channel on our Satellite TV called Kanal turk, and it will be showing the game!

GO PATS!



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

Danish Tv2 & it's spinoff Tv2 Zulu has been showing the entire season, along with all the playoff games (2on saturday & 2 on sunday) - so you can bet that they're airing the Super Bowl tonight. I'll go ahead & sacrifice a good nights sleep for this one. They even have Morten Andersen on to comment for them Big grin

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7209 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

"It's cricket season right now, and the sports news is just cricket...nothing else."
Gotta love Ritchie Benaud,Tony Greig & Bill Lawry and all the boys from channel 9.


User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4057 times:

I'm gonna watch the game. That is for sure.

Even if my favorite team lost in the playoffs I will see it. There is no bigger single sports event than Superbowl!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4053 times:

good to see that the danes follow american sports, even if I don't.

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

OYRJA If you watch it on Danish TV you will hear Morten Andersen announcing it. He is one of the highest scorers in NFL history and played for the Falcons for several years.

One of the most accurate and reliable kickers in our game. Under pressure you could not ask for someone better.



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User currently offlineTokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

I see that the Dutch TV channel SBS6 will broadcast the Superbowl live, though I doubt many will watch it (besides US expats?). Few people here understand American Football here.


Did the chicken or the egg get laid first?
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

Unfortunately you need pay-TV to watch it here in Germany, in the past I always saw it because they showed it on a free-TV channel.

Patrick


User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Gman94

Do you actively participate in the local game in the UK in any way, go and see the local team, coach, play, referee?

Or are you like most of the lard arses that profess to be football lovers and just sit on the couch and watch NFL

Its more fun live!!!


Ron


I used to play in my teens as an offensive lineman in a local youth team and later was involved in a bit of coaching in the youth flag football scene, but now I'm just one of the lard arses that enjoys watching Sky on Sunday night's with a beer.



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

I'm not surprised that a lot of the overseas markets don't watch the Super Bowl. Over here in the states, there is zero coverage of European sports, mainly because of lack of interest. I have actually never seen cricket on TV in the US. Unless the US is playing, the World Cup gets the 10 second overview on the evening news. The fact is, if the viewers aren't interested, it's not going to get played.

Harry



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

What, Newark777??? They played every game of the world cup here in the USA... both the women's and men's versions.

User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

Although my favourite sport is what americans call "soccer" (what the hell does that mean anyway?), I really like American Football, both NFL and College (That's the other question, why do you call it football when the foot is what you use less in the game?). Here in Argentina, and I think in most of the cable operators of South America, we get live on ESPN monday night football, and depending on other programming, we get 1 or 2 games on Sunday (sometimes it's live). We also get 1 game on Fox sports, but rarely live. It's usually late at night, after all "our" football is finished  Big grin. Fox Sports Latin America will be showing the Superbowl and there is no way I'm going to miss it! I also like the whole Superbowl mentality and I have been preparing for it ... I filled the fridge with beer and will be ordering some chicken wings from hooters!! By the way, I'm a bears fan (no one laugh please!) and it's funny cause I've never been near Chicago!

regards



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Of course they're gonna watch, it's only the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in football.

I think that Americans sometimes have a diva complex. If the world doesn't revolve around us, then we pout. Why can't we call the Super Bowl what it is, the American national championship game?



Personally, I only bother to watch if I'm with friends, and then only for the halftime and the commercials. I don't really care for any NFL/AFC or NBA pro team.


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

"yes I watched the Grey Cup this year in Calgary"

You mean you watched it on TV in Calgary, right? Because last time I checked the game was in Ottawa.


LY744.



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User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

How big is that bowl by the way ?

25 Post contains images Pilotaydin : they come in small medium or large....id get the small and just refill for free
26 SFOMEX : In Mexico is a big deal. This year the two biggest Mexican networks (TV Azteca and Televisa) are broadcasting live the game. The American football (as
27 Newark777 : What, Newark777??? They played every game of the world cup here in the USA... both the women's and men's versions. But it didn't get nearly the airtim
28 DL021 : WHen is Mexico City going to get a team? We know that there'll be no problem filling a stadium, and there's a huge TV market, so why no team yet?
29 Post contains images Pilotaydin : i cant believe im gonna be up till like 4 am when i should be studying for my ATPL exams.....shall i hold the USA responsible just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!
30 Post contains links JCS17 : http://www.nfl.com/international/intl-program Here's the list of networks that have NFL broadcast rights in each country. I doubt all these networks w
31 SFOMEX : DL021: I guess it's a matter of time. Nonetheless, I know many American cities are waiting for a chance to get a team. It'd be difficult to explain th
32 DL021 : I think that as a business opportunity for the NFL they should go for it. LA and Mexico are the two largest markets with no team, and both could well
33 Post contains images Chris78cpr : Paul McCartney is currently rocking the half time show! I watch the superbowl and as much NFL as i can throughout the year! I have followed the NFL fo
34 SLC1 : yes, I meant I watched it on TV in Calgary.
35 Post contains images Ps76 : I normally watch it most years (& these days they have pretty good coverage of general NFL / NBA / baseball on a channel here called 'channel 5' too )
36 USAIRWAYS321 : As long as LA doesn't have a franchise, there's no way Mexico will get one. Once LA does, though (and Taglabue has said it will within 8 or so years),
37 RootsAir : Rugby is far better !!!!! WATCH THE SIX NATIONS
38 HL7460 : It is quite hard to watch these events due to the time difference.
39 707CMF : Superbowl... is that a bowl to eat your extra large Corn Flakes in ? Cheers, 707
40 Post contains images OYRJA : DL021 OYRJA If you watch it on Danish TV you will hear Morten Andersen announcing it. He is one of the highest scorers in NFL history and played for t
41 Post contains images PerthGloryFan : Yes I watched it, as I do every year. In Australia it's live on free-to-air on the public SBS network. Here in Western Australia it's at 7am Monday mo
42 Post contains images Thom@s : Nope, don't watch it. The news here focused more on Paul McCartney than the game... They also showed an interview with a guy who claimed Super Bowl is
43 CLEfan : Newark777 said: "I'm not surprised that a lot of the overseas markets don't watch the Super Bowl. Over here in the states, there is zero coverage of E
44 USAFHummer : "How big is that bowl by the way ?" If you mean capacity-wise, Alltel Stadium in JAX usually sits around 76,000 or so, though it was expanded to aroun
45 AM744 : As SFOMEX has said, in Mexico it is important, also there are college teams with ever increasing level (nowhere near US college top teams yet), so the
46 FRAspotter : Yes the time difference is different for all of us. Over here in Germany it was aired live on AFN (American Forces Network) but without the commercial
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