Thursday, October 25, 2007

Football Goes to London!

Football, or Gridiron as its known to many in the UK is making an appearance this weekend at London's famous Wembely Stadium.  The showdown between the winless Miami Dolphins (0-7) and the Manning-toting New York Giants (5-2) will the first ever regular season NFL game played outside North America.  Fresh off a loss to South Africa in the finals of the Rugby World Cup, demand for tickets to the game in London has been strong.

Look Kids!  Big Ben, and a Big Dolphin!

I had the pleasure of being in London last week, and grabbed this picture out front of London's National Gallery.  It was my first trip to the famed Trafalgar Square and needless to say I was surprised to see a 30 foot high inflatable football player right in the middle, with Big Ben in the background.  I was reminded of that classic scene from National Lampoon's European Vacation: Look Kids, Big Ben, Parliament. Ha!

Good on 'ya Football - I hope you can make it big in old London town... but I wouldn't hold my breath when it comes to winning over fans of the English Premiership.

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