How German fans are celebrated in the United States
The NFL game in Munich is remembered, mainly because of the German fans. Singing spectators are celebrated in the USA, and one expert calls for more “big” games in Germany. The NFL is a fan, says Sebastian Vollmer.
DrThe NFL game in Munich made an impression, especially in the United States, home of the National Football League (NFL). Pat McAfee, the former pro and current commentator on ‘ESPN’, barely earned his own talk show of the same name.
That was unusual. They need to bring more games to Germany. “Germany should be the home of the big games,” McAfee demanded the hymn of praise be cut over and over to say thanks in broken German. “Everyone always talks about football fans, about hooligans. But the fans were amazing, the energy, the volume, the way they sang throughout the game. They delivered.”
The first match of Germany’s national football league was played at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Sunday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers around superstar Tom Brady defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21:16. In America, it was German fans in particular who sang songs like “Sweet Caroline” and “Country Roads” together in the fourth quarter and after the game, causing an uproar.
Also impressed was Sarah Walsh, who did interviews on the sidelines as a field reporter for “The NFL Network” in Munich. “I’ve never seen anything like it. Late in the game. Score decided. Everyone stayed, confessed, and raised their voices to John Denver. Crazy. And awesome,” Walsh wrote on Twitter.
Brady raves about the Germany match
After the match, players and coaches from both teams commented on the fans singing in the stadium. Pete Carroll, yes 71, he asserted that he had never seen such an audience in Munich. The Seattle Seahawks coach called the cheers “an exciting sight”. He definitely wants to go back to Germany with his team.
“I can only say that the league was very impressed with the way football was celebrated here in Germany, with the enthusiasm for the sport here,” Sebastian Vollmer said in an interview with the Abendzeitung. The 38-year-old, who was once a protege for Tom Brady on the field, now serves as an ambassador for the biggest football league in the world.
Brady himself was not spared in his praise after the Pirates’ win. “One of the greatest football experiences I’ve had in my 23 years in the league,” said the quarterback. “They also ended up singing ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Country Roads’ was pretty epic.”
After the NFL scene in Munich, former teammate Vollmer was excited to see how the sport would develop in this country. “We are only at the beginning of this development here in Germany. If you think about how London started in Europe 15 years ago and how the NFL is doing there now, you can see what is possible. When I think about what it was like when I started playing football 25 years ago and where the sport is here now, it’s incredible,” Vollmer said.
According to reports, in addition to the match scheduled for Frankfurt next year, there will be another match in Germany.
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