The NFL’s game in Germany recently made history since it was the first regular NFL season in the country. This brought Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Munich to take on the Seattle Seahawks.
The atmosphere is absolutely electric at the Allianz Stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-16 in front of a packed crowd at the stadium. Brady enjoys this win for more than one reason.
In an interview later on, Brady says, “That was one of the [greatest] football/soccer experiences I’ve ever had,” he also spoke to the press conference after the game, “It says a lot for 23 years in the league and for a regular season game. I think the fan turnout was incredible. It felt very electric from the time we took the field.”
German fans are always known for their supportive nature towards their favorite athlete. So they also supported Brady when they serenaded him with a John Denver’s hit, “Take me Home, Country Roads.”
Brady says, “The end of the game, with them singing ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Country Roads,’ was pretty epic. So, I think everyone, who’s a part of that experience, got to have something. Pretty amazing memory for the rest of their lives. So, thank you for hosting us. We appreciate it. Thank you.”
The songs played on the PA system, and everyone sang along. The crowd singing each word of the 1971 classic hit sounds magical. Rodger Sherman wrote on his social media profile, “The stadium turning off the audio and the crowd continuing to sing loud enough to drown out the game is just not something you see at NFL games.”
Clay Travis wrote on his social media page, “The entire NFL crowd in Germany singing along to ‘Country Roads’ just now was absolutely amazing.” This beautiful moment captures the overlap of two cultures coming together with one common interest: Soccer/Football.