Last Sunday, a group of EC Miami English center students watched the Miami Dolphins vs the Houston Texans game. The home game was located at Sun Life Stadium, and some of the students partake in an all-American tailgating experience. The students witnessed a group of cancer survivors singers singing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ song to start the game. It was exciting to watch the Miami Dolphins game, as we scored 5 touchdowns during the first 2nd half of the game. The excitement of gaining yards and getting touchdowns were not as exciting as watching our students braving through the rain to watch their first football game, as well as interacting with the locals to teach them about the game. This experience is extremely unique and more amazing games to come in the future.
While many sports are popular in the USA, the most popular league is by far the NFL (National Football League). The basic idea of the sport is pretty simple, concentrating on distance — in fact, it is often called a “game of inches”. Football season officially started on September 5th, but the Miami Dolphins didn’t play at home until their third game of the season, on September 22 vs. the Atlanta Falcons. A group of students went to their first-ever NFL game (on their own, not with the school!) and had a great time! The Dolphins won and are having their best start in a decade, and many more students are planning to go in the coming weeks. Thanks to FCE student Katia Delseth for the pictures!