Brees to face Brady in NFL play-offs
11/01/2021 | sport | other | 140
Drew Brees will face Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the divisional round of the NFL play-offs after the New Orleans Saints advance from the super wildcard weekend.
To be fair, it's a fairly complex game with bizarre rules compared to european sports and not particularly engaging or understandable to those tuning in for the first time. Watching football/hockey/ball-goal type games are easy to follow if you've been brought up with it. American football is very alien to most & it's reputation for being stop/start and full of filler doesn't help.
I don't understand this either. I don't watch "Strictly come Dancing" therefore I don't read anything about it and therefore don't post any negative comments about it. If the BBC was spending a fortune for coverage rights to NFL then I could understand it. But they don't. NFL is a truly awesome sport - it's just that people don't understand it. People fear what they don't understand.
I used to hate it, because it looks like a bunch of guys just running into each other. In actuality, it's a sport of unbelievable athleticism, speed, skill and tactics, and requires great intelligence from all the players, even the big guys who "just block".