Top 10 lessons football can learn from the NFL

Ollie Irish

26th, October 2009


1. More cheerleaders.

2. Er… Hmm… That’s all really. I say this having been royally ‘entertained’ by the cheerleaders of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, to cheer on their (rubbish) team. Not that it did much good – the Bucs were thumped 35-7 by Tom Brady’s merciless New England Patriots. Still, if you concentrate on the cheerleaders, defeat doesn’t taste so bad…


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Tampa Bay Buccaneers' cheerleaders before kick off

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  1. Jamie says:

    How about 85,000 fans at Wembley and not one policeman in sight… when else can you say that?

    Football can learn a lot from the NFL, rugby and pretty much any other sport in that respect.

  2. Joe says:

    @Jaime: This is mainly because the game was held several thousands of miles away from either team’s home field. If Liverpool were to play Man U in Singapore (as in Richard Scudamore’s wet dreams), you wouldn’t need police either. The sort of scum who still fight at matches, in any sport, usually don’t have the money to travel those distances. In rugby and cricket, you hardly get these primates at all.

  3. kritter says:

    You Brits wonder why everyone fights in (not american) football? It because your coppers don’t carry heat! Give the police some guns and the those meat heads from Milwall will shut right the hell up and get in line like sniveling school boys.

  4. kaya says:

    Interesting point about the police. I forgot the UK police don’t carry guns. I remember Barbara Walters doing a 20-20 special on it in the 80s about it. I guess I figured by now that would’ve changed.
    Anyway, what Joe says isn’t really accurate about american sports, anyway.
    We get the occasional riot after an NBA championship (don’t recall anything NFL related), but the violence is pretty general and directed at property for the most part. European clubs often carry a history of hatred for a specific group of fans, a political or religious affiliation. This doesn’t exist in the US…

  5. kaya says:

    And cheerleaders are still a dumb form of entertainment imo =P

  6. Quincy says:

    The cheerleaders are sluts!!!
    Uh, like this women will never learn to like football!!!
    Like this it´ll continue to be a toughies mansport….
    Please, if I were a man i´d rather have one girl next to me in the stands than 50 sluts on the field!!

  7. Hammerfan says:

    Is that a shadow or do the front two have some serious pubic hair?

  8. Joe says:

    Yeah Quincy, I’m from Tampa and a Bucs fan and our cheerleaders are docters and lawyers. Take a piss.

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