The NFL has cemented itself as a mainstay of the exciting and varied American sports scene. Founded over a century ago, it is one of the nation’s most exciting, lucrative and loved leagues. However, in recent years the league’s appeal has spread beyond the states and the NFL is fast becoming one of the biggest and most watched leagues in the world. So, we hear you ask, just what is it about the NFL that is capturing the world’s imagination and attention?
The NFL has staked its claim in the sporting world as well as the betting world, with fans betting with sites like USbettingleague and many more. In the UK, a country with a love affair with sports betting and home to over 7,000 shops dedicated to betting, the league is quickly developing a cult following amongst the younger generation. With games played at Tottenham Hotspur’s soccer stadium on a state of the art pitch, the excitement, and betting, around the league is constantly increasing as young Londoners flock to see games. Once seen as a ‘boring’ and ‘convoluted’ form of the Brit’s beloved sport of rugby, the charm of the NFL has captured a new generation across the pond and its popularity is increasing daily.
With over 6 million fans enjoying games, South Korea is one of the biggest fan bases for the game outside of America. Perhaps not surprising given the way in which much of South Korean life is modelled on the West and the culture of America. Baseball and basketball have long enjoyed popularity in South Korea, but it is only recently that football has started to capture the country’s attention.
Following behind the South Koreans are the Germans. Germany has its own well established American Football League which was established in 1979 and is still healthy today. Fans of the league undoubtedly look to the NFL as the superior league and many players dream of playing for American teams and in the coveted NFL. Players such as Sebastian Vollmer and Markus Kuhn, who have made it all the way to the NFL, have done a lot to raise the status of the sport and the NFL in Germany. They are considered to be national heroes when it comes to the game loved by the Germans and have raised the profile of the sport across Germany.
It is not difficult to see what the NFL is becoming one of the biggest leagues in the world. It is a league that offers something for everyone. Whether you enjoy the tactical element of the game, the betting opportunities that abound, or the glitz and glamour of Super Bowl Sunday, there is something to capture every imagination. The passion that Americans have for the league also helps to grow its status and popularity as the enthusiasm is infectious. Long one of the biggest leagues in America, the NFL is now set to make its mark on the world as one of the best, biggest and most exciting sporting leagues on the planet.