Thursday 4 September 2008
The New Football Season
The new NFL season kicks off tonight - and the opening game involves the Washington Redskins. As long term readers of this blog will know, I am a fan of American Football in general, and the Washington Redskins in particular (but not forgetting the Coventry Cassidy Jets - the British American Football Team who have had another superb unbeaten season - and on Sunday play in the Premier semi-final for this years Britbowl at Barkers' Butts Rugby Club, Bob Coward Memorial Ground, Pickford Grange Lane, Coventry CV5 9AR - starting at 2.30pm).
The Redskins began their life in Boston (as the Boston 'Braves') in 1932, but moved to the capital in 1937. They have had three bases - Griffith Stadium (1937-60); RFK Stadium (1961-1996 - orginally known as the DC Stadium)) and the current FedEx Field.
Tonight's game is against the New York Giants - winners of this years Superbowl. More details can be found at http://www.redskins.com/gen/games/gameday.jsp
Live radio coverage can be listened to online at http://www.espn980.com/. The bad news for British listeners is that kickoff is at midnight! [7pm EDT]