The 2015-2016 season of the National Football League kicks off tonight. It's solely a sport in the United States of America, hence, it's American football (NOT soccer; I know most countries call "Soccer" "Football.")
Tonight's game is between the Steelers and Patriots in New England. I'm a huge, die-hard Bengals fan. Tonight, I'll root for the Steelers are the lesser of the evils: I loathe the Patriots more than any other team in the NFL now (I used to hate the Steelers and Ravens more.) I hate cheaters and Tom Brady gets no credit from me, since he cheated to enhance his statistics.
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I have always watched it in the past, even though it meant staying up til 4am, because of the time difference.
Unfortunately, the NFL sold the broadcast rights to an expensive subscription-only channel, meaning there will be no NFL games shown on free-to-air TV in the UK for the next two seasons.
It's an incredibly stupid move by the NFL, as it will almost certainly kill all interest in the game, just as it was starting to gain popularity over here, with more Wembley games and even talk of a London franchise (you can insert your own pun about shooting oneself in the foot and Plaxico Burress).
As for tonight's game, you'd have to pick the Patriots to win. At full strength, the Steelers are much the better team, but without Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant, they don't have enough left on offense to make up for their defensive frailties.
The Jets are my pick to do sneakily well this season (and I can say that because Rex Ryan isn't there any more). It seems like everyone has it in for Ryan Fitzpatrick, but he's a good QB (a *huge* upgrade over Geno Smith), plus they have loads of talent elsewhere, and the AFC East is kind of weak as well.0