Buccaneers Upset Patriots In London

By pfog Last edited 114 months ago
Buccaneers Upset Patriots In London
Even though it's a Buccaneer's home game today, for the final match they were outnumbered by Pats fans, leading to sideline chants of "You're supposed to be at home!" and "You've only got two subs!"
Like last year's International Series game, there were a lot of decisions on the field based on obscure rules. Patriot Pat wasn't happy with this flag.
The Patriots cheerleaders seem to be everywhere: London Eye, Buckingham Palace, signings, radio interviews... and they even came down to Richmond Park on a grey Saturday, although they happily admit the weather was nicer than the snow-bound game last week at Foxborough.
The Buccaneers fans' shallow roster meant they had to field some underage players, who were wise to Patriot Pat's tricks.
Despite having the smaller team, the Bucs were more efficient when it came to getting the ball in the endzone, including this TD reception. The Buccaneers ran out winners, taking the game 26-6.
What? It's been nearly a week since we had a picture of cupcakes? That won't do. Here's a gratuitous shot of Pat and the cheerleaders enjoying a few.

OK, so the real match doesn't kick off until tonight, but even the folks in Tampa suspect the result is a foregone conclusion. Yesterday the UK's oldest NFL fan club (Buccaneers) took on the UK's largest (Patriots) in a flag football match in Richmond Park for pre-game bragging rights.

The Buccaneers host the Patriots at Wembley today, kicking off at 5pm with live coverage on Sky Sports and BBC Five Live radio with highlights later in the evening on BBC television. (All images authors own)

Last Updated 25 October 2009