Whether you like "handegg" or not, how much coverage does the NFL and the Super Bowl get in your country?
Is it small? Large considering it's a foreign sport?
Sky advertise the NFL a fair bit, but it' a premium service that not everyone has.
The SB itself is on BBC1 this year, which is availiable to everyone and they have barely mentioned it.
So in short, no it doesn't get much attention, I'll still check it out though as I like handegg
When I was at university a lot of people watched it and there were events I enjoyed going to every year for it. Was fun to go to a pub and have it on in the background and do the whole American thing for a day.
Now that I'm in work I know almost nobody who watches it purely because it's on so late and there's work on Monday morning. Am sure more people would care if that wasn't the case but as it is it's not really possible for there to be major interest.
It got rolling this year. They showed two sunday games each week.
ehr commercial wise it doesnt get a lot, bbc is supposed to be airing the thing but I havent seen a single commercial. Sky sports will obviously air it since well they have like 6 channels.
Here in Spain you can watch NFL games in a channel of paid television (idk what you guys call that), but they are almost always very late in the night even if they are not live. Superbowl gets aired too but I don't know anybody who watches it, and I have never watched American Football either for more than 15 minutes.
NBA does get a lot of coverage though. For the rest of the world, Basketball is the great American sport.
This is true, If for the reasons you stated, you happen to be awake at that hour it's sometimes nice to watch something live and relevant rather than repeats of Only Fools and Horses (as based as that program is)
BBC had a 20 minute interview with 2 niggers this morning who spent most of the time talking about 18-1 compared to the actual game tonight
It's shown free on TV but without commercials or anything. They just show the network logo when there is a commercial break in US.
Most people watching it are only interested about the hype that goes around it instead the actual game.
there is simply no tradition of Handegg in Europe. NBA has late gametimes and people watches it because everybody knows basketball, but as for Handegg I dont even know if there are even local leagues. Honestly most people here couldn't tell you the basic rules and on the top of my mind I could only tell you like 3 NFL teams. One of them being Denver Broncos that I know because of South Park.
One national tv channel shows the whole thing free. Of course it starts at 1:00 am and tomorrow is Monday, so not many people will watch it. It's talked, or at least mentioned, on news tomorrow at last.
Question: So the Super Bowl broadcast begins here on tv at 1:00 am (6:00 pm eastern), but I assume that there is a 30 minute opening ceremony, so if I set the alarm clock to 1:25 I will be able to still see the kickoff?
It will always be minuscule to what they make already
I'm pretty sure the only reason they want a NFL team is to open up another timeslot here
Besides, would you want the EPL to change their schedule for us?
Probably. Won't stop them trying, though, since the potential upside is too much. They've seen how has boosted EPL revenue.
At least they're not doing retarded shit like NFL Europa.
(Also, the NFL really needs a D-League equivalent operating in the off-season. It seems insane to me that it hasn't happened already)
>Besides, would you want the EPL to change their schedule for us?
They already have changed the schedule for TV and international broadcast, you just don't remember when almost all televised games aired on Saturday evening.
Nah, it's just laziness. It's not NFL Europa, there's a huge vacuum for football in the off-season. Just have low salaries and sign up Tebow.
Bet you could convince NBC to air it on Sundays (their programming after Sunday Night Football does utter shit anyway), ESPN to air it on Monday and then just air other shit on NFL Network.
Haven't heard anyone talk about it, it will begin at midnight, so nobody (besides me) will actually watch it. The news will probably have small segment saying: 'this is a thing in America, Coldplay was there'
non-existent. a few years ago one of our tv channels broadcasted it but they got very few viewers so they dropped it after one year.
I'm the only one I know who watches the super bowl or even knows the rules of the sport
It will be showed on MTV8 here, which is a small/medium channel (owne by Sky btw). Sports journals/programs give it like 5 minutes at the end with a clip of higlights from the teams in it saying " there's this thing tonight/tomorrow, it's pretty big in america".
I've watched it a few times, but even when you don't have a job the fucking ads start to kill you at 3am, and the fact you are wasting your life begins to really kick in.
Yuro recently moved to the UK here
Is right, people getting upset because it's the truth need to face reality
This is as bad as Mavs fans thinking some lonely group who watched Nowitzki win the title somehow means Germans give a shit about the NBA and the NBA is faaaaaaaar more relevant than handegg
They broadcast the games free everywhere but no one watches
Saturday evenings would be better for us than what they are right now
But it would run against everything else
Plus people are too entrenched to their college teams to care
The result will probably be mentioned on the news tomorrow. Maybe a couple of small articles down the side column of the papers.
Sky Sports are shilling it hard because they show all NFL games. So they've been talking about it every day for the last few weeks.
It will probably be the 5th most popular sporting event shown here this weekend.
Listening to the radio in the car this morning summed up the SB. Everyone only watches it for the half time show. Other than that unless you really really like the NFL no one watches it as it is on too late and we all have work monday.
The premiership is far more followed in the USA than NFL is in the UK
Going to an owl party tonight, will be the 10th owl ive stopped up to watch live. also happen to be a panthers fan, been to at least 2 regular season games per season since 2011 (b4 muh bandwagon)
Nobody gives a shit, only some american expats hype it on fb and some american owned restaurants/bars may host a special event for it.
I don't think most people even know about it, besides the odd faggots that pretend to be big sports fans by mentioning it once year. But really they just watched the halftime show tomorrow and a short highlights video.
I tried to watch it a few years back, it is too goddamn boring and I don't understand how anyone can follow this shit sport. Even divegrass is more eventful and that too is boring as shit.
Tbph hockey is like the only constantly exciting and interesting sport.
An average NFL game shown on UK TV will get no where near 400k viewers.
The premiership is far more followed in the USA than the NFL is in the UK
There is no trolling and no need to get upset that is just a cold hard fact. You don't see Aussie getting upset over the fact no one watching Aussie rules football, yet they get up at silly times in the morning to watch the premiership
Nope as its only 15minutes long and what is the point in staying up till 3am for that when it will be on youtube on Monday morning
Absolutely zero, our main sports channel was planned to show the owl, but they decided not to in the end because it's in the middle of the night before Monday so the ratings would be as low as the Mariana trench. There is an owl party every year in Moscow and Petersburg, but only people from a couple NFL internet communities attend it, in general very few people follow the sport here, and it's a damn shame.
You've got to out it in context
We've got almost 5 times the people
So 400k here would be the equivalent of like 80k there
I remember seeing that like 5 million Brits watched the Super Bowl and 8 million Americans watched the EPL
Per capita British NFL viewers are larger
Not trolling or anything
There is no context more Americans care about the premiership than brits care about the NFL. And that 5million figure for Brits watching the SB sounds like bullshit
>muh per capita
I fucking hate this bullshit and it's the reason why I'll never go to a superbowl party ever again. People only shut up during commercials and half time and talk through the entire game.
Probably NFL charging 10 billion for the right to broadcast a niche game in the middle of the night lel what you think?
Because it cost more money than it is worth to show it. Why would a business opt to lose money spending millions to show a game that very few people will watch anyway losing them money?
Those numbers sound like complete bullshit to me, 5m sounds way too high (and 8m sounds *way* too high for US EPL broadcasts)
Women who don't give about sports tune in for it and everyone else is watching anyway.
Probably because buying rights for it is too expensive and they'd lose money if they showed it. IIRC they'll be showing Man United-Chelsea replay at that time and they have bought EPL rights ages ago, also it might be useful for the people in the Far East who will be able to watch it in the morning, because right now this game is being played and it's like 3am in Vladivostok, and when they'll be showing the replay it will be 9am.
Fun fact: The NFL actually paid Channel 4 to air Sunday Night Football in the UK and they still dropped it.
The NFL put a lot of money into promoting the sport. Like, ever seen a banner or TV adverts promoting a sport before? It's weird.
because it isn't and that 5million figure sounds bullshit
Why do Americans get so upset by the idea that very few people outside their bubble watch and care about the SB?
Like Brits couldn't care less if you followed the premiership or not in fact most British football fans hate Americans who jump on the bandwagon of a premiership club
It's kind of fun that household names in the US are basically unknown in the UK. Barely anyone knows who Payton Manning or Tom Brady is.
The most famous NFL figure is probably John Madden, thanks to the games.
>It's kind of fun that household names in the US are basically unknown in the UK
It's the same way for soccer players in the US. Nobody aside from hipsters knows anything about it. Americans only get excited for soccer when our national team is doing well.
It's rough guesstimation
You've got 2 broadcasters
One gets 2.5 million unique viewers
I'm just assuming the other channel gets as much
And I don't. Just your sports are just as relevant here as the NFL is there. Remember Liga MX ratings dwarf every other soccer league here
>I'm just assuming the other channel gets as much
That's a really, really bad assumption. One is in a fraction of the households as the other.
It's like assuming NFL Network gets ratings as good as CBS for Thursday Night Football games. Except more extreme, as NFL Network is in 61% of households, whereas Sky Sports is in like 25%.
>Only USA could make watching commercials a hyped national event
dutch Fox sports will host it on two channels, one with dutch commentary and the other american commentary i believe. Mainly, it's more popular amongst college students. Seems to be a viewing party in Groningen, city with 50k students or something, wich sold 1500 tickets
One channel is a free to air the other is a pay channel so it will get no where near the same figure.
And that doesn't take into account the number of people just looking at what all the noise is about.
The NFL is the 7th most watched sport on sky sports. Now most premiership games get between 3million-400k depending on who is playing. Which would put a typical Sunday evening NFL game at around 100k viewers
world wide the SB is only watched by about 250million people with 170million coming from the USA
I dunno. they really should have bought some 1pm Sunday games first, they start at 9pm here (8pm in September when you guys still have DST), if people liked them, they could have bought the SB and the ratings wouldn't have been so shitty. It was actually announced in August that our main satellite broadcaster bought NFl rights and was going to show 2 reg season games a week + the entire playoffs on their network, but they didn't show a single game all year, that was weird.
doesn't help that they always play it on a day with work the following morning
i wouldn't watch the super bowl if i wasn't from the us.
>stupid half time shows
>corporate "plastic" crowds
it's like 20 minutes of sport action spread across 4 hours
but it is an excuse to meet up with friends and drink.
also, i'm a bitter jets fan.
live on the bbc2 later
which means no adverts for the whole thing
Honestly, I'd say the regular season is probably about equal on a per capita basis. The highest-rated EPL game ever got 1.4 million on NBC.
The Super Bowl is an anomaly as it's an event, a bit like the World Cup Final.
nobody watches handegg here except for autist unilads and accountants.
What about if we sent 2 3-9 college teams over there?
The following people watch the halftime show almost exclusively
-spergs who don't like sports
-women who don't like sports
-teenaged girls and boys who don't like sports
So of course it gets higher ratings because "xD I luv Bruno Mars"
Final/Championship finals rankings?
>World Cup Final
>Champions League Final
>Copa America Final
>Copa Libertadores Final
>Women's World Cup Final
>Concacaf Gold Cup Final
yfw bc almost beat Notre gayme this year
No. The only all-day sports thing I can think of is the transfer window.
Pretty sure Sky Sports did an all-day thing for the Super Bowl last year (dunno if they're doing it this year) but they're a niche channel trying to stand out.
id sit through the american adverts every 4 mins if i meant i got to see the big man
I am actually surprised that americans are the ones who go overboard on talking about sports instead of england doing that with soccer. The english/yuros love their soccer more than americans love football. plus its the most popular sport by a huge margin where americans divide their love more evenly among different sports
why are burgers triggered that none cares about their shitty sport packed with niggers and fat asses
its not even a sport
>pic releated murican athlete vs average real football player
haven't seen a single commercial for it yet, but I suppose it's on a paid service that I don't have. Might pull up a stream late night, because I don't have anything else to do. Nobody cares or knows about it here.
watch inside the nba seriously. its him and charles barkley joking around
Run by an Australian American jew, who wants to promote it for extra money cause the old coffin dodging cunt is getting paid off.
I will watch it as there is nothing else to watch at 3am.
>Super Bowl parties in England
Of which the attendees are all American immigrants.
fuckin lol, i wonder how much of a shit show this was
No need to act like the eagle fell off
which ones that? all i know is when they were presenting katy perry last time the one on the right was like
KATY PEEEEEERRY whilst pretending to jiggle his imaginary boobs
which was probably the highlight of the whole show
Its on television here but the idea that you would stay up to actually watch it is one that will get you put in a mental hospital.
As in, if people asked what you did on a sunday night and you said "I watched the Super Bowl" they would think less of you as a person and probably avoid contact with you for the future.
There was a large interest to play in the respective international teams and during the trials in the UK over 300 players tried out for the team. In the Swedish team, there were several players with experience from the Swedish national team. Bith teams proved to be equal in strength and tactics, however, the British team showed more efficiency and won with 41-21.
>losing to the sillynannies
WHO THE FUCK R THEY DOE??
yanks, who should i support this year?
last time i backed england but since they aren't in it who do you recommend?
know next to nothing about either of the teams apart from peyton manning and the black guy
>At least they're not doing retarded shit like NFL Europa.
>(Also, the NFL really needs a D-League equivalent operating in the off-season. It seems insane to me that it hasn't happened already)
Ya mean NFL Europa?
It doesn't really fit the sports profile at all though.
>tough hard hitting action
Metallica are quite clean cut by metal standards too. At least now anyway.
They should put Idolm@ster or hatsune Miku as halftime act. No risk of any nipslips or whatever amerifats triggers thes days.
He's the mascot of the panthers. He dances when the team scores a touchdown (or anything else).
Two years ago it was first aired in the Netherlands.
Only FOX advertises with it as they are broadcasting it. Doesn't get any mentions in the news the day after nor is it ever reshown on any other channel.
But I can watch it, so I'm gewd.
I never got what belongs to what genre/sub-genre/niche-underground-sub-genre in music.
It's all kinda confusing and no matter what someone calls something there always seem to be people who proclaim he's wrong and knows nothing about music.
>that feel when I was absolutely smashed for that game and celebrated for a good 30 seconds and thought 'wow we could actually do ok in this tourney' when sterling hit that long shot
Generations of men who eat field fairy manlets over here, you don't need testosterone to play soccer ya fairy cunt
When does the superbowl start in +1 UTC? Like Copenhagen, berlin kind of time.
but we were
Russia was getting its shit pushed in until the western allies intervened, and even before then, the USSR was entirely reliant on western supplies, munitions and armor
It was mentioned on Sky Sports today after the Man Utd game as part of the schedule in the next few days.
My gf was aware of it because she read beyonce is doing the half time show on facebook.
Someone literally just mentioned it on The Jump (winter sports game show) this second.
That's all I've heard about it outside of /sp/. I don't think many of us could tell you where the teams are from or point it out on a map.
kek, we don't even have mosquitoes here you fat mess
meanwhile in Puerto Rico, which is literally part of the USA and full of US citizens, there's a state of emergency due to Zika virus
>asks an honest question
>can't accept the honest answer
I said prone bitch it will spread we got money and beautiful amonts of varying strengthed medicine and you have your mud hut that somehow has internet nicely don't you guys got potential over there in what ever you call your country
Chilean on vacation here, no one gives a flying fuck.
Wait, wait... you weren't really plannning on watching it on Viasat 4, right? I mean, that shitshow is fucking cancer with their "super bowl studio" and complete lack of excitement.
I don't know. I think I would still watch it on stream. I was also gonna watch the LCS :O)
If it was on during waking hours or at least not the night before a working day then more people might casually tune in to see how different it is but no one will stay up until 3am on a Monday morning.
It's not marketed to us whatsoever so the audience is tiny and there's not much point covering it in the media if you can't watch it.
what about sopcast?
i guess i could run it on a ubuntu-live i guess..
whats the alternative?
this ultra-shitty perspective from the edge of the stadium every few minutes during the ad-times at sat-fucking-1?
Really? I thought wood was the most popular building material for houses and even appartment buildings there? McMansions are made of chipboard like western set, how I imagine America: all front no dept.
This pic is more fitting
No one watch the game, only the halftime show