Could rugby learn anything from Wembleys American Football freakshow?
From watching yesterday’s New York Badasses and Miami Dolphins trying to play their own daft version of egg chasing we’ve come to a few conclusions. 1) We don’t understand Amercian football. 2) NFL is the slowest God damned sport in the world -literally nothing happens 3) Americans don’t know how to handle English mud and, 4) Maybe rugby could learn a trick or two from the seemingly hideous, but hugely glitzy NFL corportate machine. During this post World Cup period with every Tom, Dick and Prince William firmly plonked on the rugby bandwagon, is it time to make sure they stay on it this time. Apparently 100,000 people applied for Wembley tickets to watch a game most of them probably didn’t know all the rules for. That’s pretty remarkable figures. These are the kind of people who like their sport to include big foam hands they can spend £50 on, team coloured hotdogs that they’ll eat even if their team plays in blue / lime green, and cheerleaders, hot and glorious cheerleaders dancing a