American Football has been on British TV since the early 1980's, the games basics was helpfully explained on Channel 4 by a Brit. Mick Lucknurst who had been the kicker for the Atlanta Falcons.
Back then it all seemed to be about the Chicago Bears and characters like William 'The Refrigerator' Perry, and Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins.
I found it interesting but the games featured too many ad breaks, meaningless statistics, and analysis by ex players pointing out stuff we Brits obviously missed as novice viewers.
Back then living and working in Rugby League mad West Cumbria, the game was generally rubbished because of all the padding and protective gear worn unlike rugby players, having different teams for Offense and Defence, and a special lad who comes on just to kick at goal.
It was also amusing calling a game where everyone handle the ball football, and irritating to here our proper football called soccer.
Now nearly forty years later we're more educated, it's still on TV on satellite channels, there are British and European teams playing in a fairly obscure league, and when visiting NFL teams play at Wembley Stadium they're well attended, Mrs M's been to them a couple of times.
She occasionally also stays up half the night watching the Super Bowl, me I just fall asleep early in the game.
But to be honest I don't have more than a modicum of interest in any ball game whatever it's shape or team sports generally, I never have.
Although I have to say if I had a favourite NFL team it would have to be the Buffalo Bills. I once bought a Bills cap which I had for years until it was lost it somewhere at Disney World on a family visit.