Did you know that President Trump once compared Tom Brady to China? “Their leaders are much smarter than our leaders…. it’s like, take the New England Patriots and Tom Brady and have them play your high school football team,” said Trump.
Tom Brady is hoping to use some of those smarts to help promote the NFL. However, in the recent past the country has shown little interest.
The Patriots were supposed to play the Seattle Seahawks back in 2007 in what was dubbed the “China Bowl” but it never came into fruition. Unlike this…
Instead, basketball has become one of the most popular spectator sports in China. 690 million fans tuning in to watch the 2014-15 NBA season. The league has accumulated 108 million followers on Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo.
The NFL wants to harness some of that enthusiasm for its own benefit and the league wants to have a one-game-per-season arrangement starting in 2018.