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10 Ways to Become a Better Football Coach

  One of the things that separates an average coach and a great coach is the desire to constantly improve their abilities. American football is a sport that is rich in strategy and technique, meaning that the ways to improve our understanding of the game are endless. Coaches, too, have countless ways to improve the […]

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Why You Should Sponsor American Football

As a rising sport in Europe, American football has attracted interest and sponsorship from countless companies across the continent. These brands are beginning to acknowledge the untapped potential of sponsoring American football teams and organizations, as the sport not only has a diverse and loyal following, it is also growing exponentially by the day. Sponsoring […]

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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 a quarterback, it’s the things you can’t put down on […]

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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 that promise, and then some. What started out as one […]

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Are We Doing Enough to Help American Football Grow?

  Last week I was in Giessen, Germany visiting a former teammate who now plays for the Gießen Golden Dragons, and we spoke about the growth of American football in Germany as well as the rest of Europe. We were both encouraged by the number of teams that have been popping up all around the […]

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How You Can Help

  Since The Growth of a Game launched in November 2014, we’ve had several people ask how they can get involved to help increase the awareness of American Football in Europe. The great thing is that everyone can get involved in their own way. Whether it’s in person, via social media, or otherwise, spreading the […]

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Top 10 Most Famous NFL Europe Players

  NFL Europe was intended to be a proving ground for NFL hopefuls while simultaneously building interest in football throughout Europe. Though the league folded after less than two decades of existence, the NFL achieved both of those objectives to varying degrees. Just like any developmental league, NFL Europe had some hits as well as […]

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What is the Appeal of American Football?

  In 2014 Jarryd Hayne, one of the greatest rugby players in the world, announced that he was forgoing his future in Australia’s National Rugby League to try to break into the NFL. Hayne not only turned down guaranteed money and a potential multi-million dollar contract extension with the NRL’s Parramatta Eels, he did it […]

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Was Closing NFL Europe a Good Move?

  By the time I arrived in Europe to play my first season for the Brussels Bulls in 2008, NFL Europe had been closed only a few months. The National Football League, under the guidance of newly elected commissioner Roger Goodell, officially disbanded its NFL Europe league on June 29th, 2007. In doing so, hundreds […]

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Where to Buy American Football Equipment

  Wherever you are in Europe, getting the best American football equipment without paying exceptionally high shipping fees can be a challenging prospect. We’re building the most comprehensive list of American football retailers in Europe ever created. If there’s a shop or online store that we’ve left out, please mention it in the comments section […]

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10 Ways to Become a Better Football Player

  As an athlete, you never feel like you’ve reached your full potential, regardless of your skill level. That’s the great thing about not only American football, but all sports: you can always push yourself further than you’ve ever been. The human body and mind are capable of extraordinary feats, and sports offer us a […]

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Where We’re Going

  If you’ve ever wanted to track the progress of American football in Europe or join with others just like you in helping to grow and strengthen the game, this is where you belong. The Growth of a Game is now live! We’ve spent the last several months developing a website worthy of our objectives. […]

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