Football fans in Germany have developed a unique tradition during the NFL's International Series games in the country.
Recently, during the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins, fans in Frankfurt broke out into song. But it wasn't just any song – they chose to sing John Denver's famous hit, "Take Me Home, Country Roads." This isn't the first time that German football fans have shown their love for the song. At last year's inaugural International Series game in Germany, fans at the Allianz Arena in Munich also joined together in singing Denver's tribute to West Virginia.
The tradition started last year and has now become a regular occurrence during NFL games in Germany. During the recent Week 9 game between the Chiefs and the Dolphins in Frankfurt, the fans once again sang "Take Me Home, Country Roads" with enthusiasm. The NFL's International Series is gaining popularity each year, with this season featuring five games in total. The final game of the series will take place in Week 10 when the Indianapolis Colts face off against the New England Patriots at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany.
Not only are German football fans known for their love of American football, but they also have a deep appreciation for the traditions and culture that go along with it. Singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is just one example of how they embrace and show their enthusiasm for the sport. It's remarkable to see tens of thousands of fans outside of the United States come together and sing a song that holds such significance for American football fans. It serves as a testament to the power of music in unifying people from different cultures and backgrounds. As the NFL continues to expand its reach globally, it's heartwarming to witness the impact it has on fans around the world.
The International Series games in Germany have become a platform for fans to express their love for American football and create their own unique traditions. So, if you ever find yourself at an NFL game in Germany, don't be surprised if you hear the familiar melody of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" echoing from the stands. It's not just a song – it's a symbol of the connection between American football fans across the globe.