October 31, 2016

Soaking Up the NFL International Series Experience

Dating back to the 2007 season, the National Football League has been playing at least one regular season game abroad each year. Beginning as an annual event, the NFL International Series expanded to multiple contests in 2013 and now features four regular season games every

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July 21, 2016

An interview with Travis Brody on the NFL’s future in Europe

  As part of my dissertation on the NFL’s future in Europe, I reached out to The Growth of a Game founder Travis Brody to discuss the topic. The interview gave me further insight into the NFL’s long-term strategies in Europe regarding brand extension, consumer

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January 4, 2016

Kyle Newhall-Caballero: From the NFL to Prague and Back Again

  You might think that a dairy farm is not the traditional launching pad for a professional football career, but then you might not know Kyle Newhall-Caballero. And yet, after stops with the Ivy League, the Oakland Raiders, and Prague, growing up on a farm

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December 1, 2015

The Complete List of European NCAA College Football Players

Through extensive research and the assistance of The Growth of a Game community, we’ve compiled a list of European NCAA football players. One of our stated goals is to increase the public awareness of American football in Europe, and one of the ways in which

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September 10, 2015

What is the Likelihood of an NFL Franchise in London?

  The potential of a move to London by an NFL team has not gone without its doubters. Since the National Football League first brought the NFL International Series to the U.K. in 2007, many claimed that the league had some fairly unrealistic expectations about

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March 31, 2015

The Complete List of European NFL Players

For almost a full year, we’ve been compiling a list of European NFL players through extensive research and with the assistance of The Growth of a Game community. One of our stated goals is to increase the public awareness of American football in Europe, and

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February 20, 2015

From Finland to the NFL: Seppo Evwaraye’s Rise to Prominence

  Every football player in the United States grows up dreaming what it would be like to play in the National Football League. While it’s a pleasant thought, few Americans ever have the chance to experience it due to the highly competitive nature of the

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December 19, 2014

An American Running Back in Europe: The Larry Croom Story

  You don’t find many guys who have played in Division 1 college football, the NFL, NFL Europe, and the German Football League. Larry Croom did just that. That he came from a city like Long Beach, California – home to legendary hip hop artists

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November 25, 2014

Through the Eyes of a Signal-Caller: What Makes a Quarterback Great

  Former Colts and Rams general manager and personnel legend Don Klosterman may have put it best when he told former Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi, “Do not evaluate a quarterback the way you evaluate the other 21 positions. They’re playing a different sport. With

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November 20, 2014

The History of the NFL International Series in London

  When the National Football League announced that it was shutting down NFL Europe in 2007, the league was quick to state that they would be returning to Europe with an NFL regular season game in London later that year. They’ve since followed up on

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Meet Travis

Travis is the founder and main contributor of The Growth of a Game.

A former quarterback from Southern California and current sports executive, Travis developed a passion for advancing the game of American football in Europe during his three seasons as a player and coach for the Brussels Bulls. He's now the President of Premier Class Consulting, a consulting firm that specializes in strengthening sports teams and organizations of all levels.

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About this site

We believe in the exponential growth and future of American football in Europe. In everything we do, we strive to create an environment where this is not only likely, it's inevitable.

By connecting American football advocates across Europe and around the world, we're creating a community of enthusiasts who want to see this great game reach new heights. This website and book serve as a beacon for people to assemble on the path to a destination where European teams can compete against any team in the world. The road to getting there starts with you.

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