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Super Bowl 51 Contenders: Carolina Panthers

Could it be third time lucky for the Carolina Panthers as they will enter the 2016 season as one of the favourites to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy. 2,744 more words


British American football growth

Grassroots American football continues to grow in Great Britain, according to the latest figures published by BAFA (British American Football Association).

All areas of amateur American football have grown in the past 12 months with the biggest rises coming in women’s football and youth flag, offering a promising future for a growing sport. 151 more words

American Football In The UK

Okoye joins the Cowboys

The teams of the NFL simply cannot resist the urge to find out what potential is waiting to be unlocked in Lawrence Okoye.

The former British Olympian who competed in the discus in London in 2012 has now spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys since switching sports in 2013. 59 more words


The Draft, 2016

Welcome to thelondonfranchise, an NFL blog based in the UK. What’s the point in reading this, you ask? A good question. The NFL is a game steeped in tradition and history, and hasn’t received a great deal of attention in the United Kingdom until recent drastic gains in popularity (linked, no doubt, to television coverage). 838 more words

American Football

Powerful owners support London team

Two of the most powerful owners in the NFL took last week’s league meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, as an opportunity to suggest a London franchise is a very real possibility in the future. 230 more words

American Football In The UK

NFL - a UK Franchise?

Over the last couple of years, the big suggestions in terms of where to expand the NFL in terms of franchise locations have been Los Angeles and the UK. 1,830 more words

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