NFL hopes historic game becomes Brits' cup of tea

The NFL had a passionate following in the U.K. in the 1980s but its appeal since has dwindled. The historic Giants-Dolphins' regular-season game in London could put the league back on the British sporting radar.

Originally Published: October 20, 2007
By Mark Woods | Special to ESPN.com

LONDON -- It's late afternoon Sunday. The myriad television screens are showing the big football game in this downtown bar, which should not be confused with a pub, you understand.

Pubs serve chips. Here it's fries on the menu, along with brownies for dessert.

The final whistle blows. Pain and ecstasy are divided along partisan lines. Then the satellite remote changes the channel and the floor begins to empty.

Why the hurry to depart? Another three games are coming up ...

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