Since it was founded in 1920 the NFL has long been one of America’s hottest followed leagues, with alliances uniting fans just as much as they can drive opposing supporters apart. But why do we choose our teams, and what rituals come with it? This new infographic from StubHub explores the science behind fandom with some interesting results. For one thing, it turns out it’s normal to scream at the TV – perhaps they can hear us!
As NFL fever spreads, it seems our friends the other side of the Atlantic are getting in on the action too. At present fans in the UK are eagerly awaiting the annual London game, where the St Louis Rams will take on the New England Patriots. Taking place on Sunday 28th October, fans can get tickets – with no hidden fees – via StubHub (www.stubhub.co.uk).