Supported the Pats for 27 years and the game at Wembley was the first time I'd not only seen the Patriots live but it was the first NFL game I've ever seen in the flesh. Thought people might (or might not) be interested in how the day went Tailgate Unlike the ones you will see at Gillette and other NFL stadiums this was more of an "event/party" than a tailgate. There were no people roasting buffalo wings or firing up barbecues. There was beer, music, a Hall of Fame exhibition, merchandise and food. Was worth 30 minutes or so but after that it was time to head to the stadium. Wembley The people at Wembley had done a great job of setting the stadium up. It was a Tampa home game so you had to expect every seat to have a Bucs flag on it. Pitch looked in great condition and there wasn't a breath of wind. Lot's of Pats fans everywhere you looked and was great to be amongst friends !! Still look forward to the day when I attend Gillette and experience being part of a home crowd. Game Won't really discuss this as there are other threads on the game itself. My comments are more on what it was like for someone who'd never been at an NFL game before. Have to say it's difficult at times to be sure who has made a tackle or put pressure on the QB. However, the stadium announcer did a good job of keeping you up to date. For the Pats I was impressed by the defence and especially Tully Banta Cain whose name was called on several occasions. On offence Welker looked as good in real life as he does on TV. Was interesting to see that during TV breaks Brady and Hoyer threw the ball to each other to keep loose. This isn't the sort of thing we normally see. This could well be the only Pats game I ever see so I'm glad we won it. As for the talk of an NFL team in the UK I'd say FORGET IT. The 20,000+ Pats fans at Wembley would never start supporting a UK team ahead of the Patriots. I'm sure the same would go for the fans of all other teams. These games are good to have but we don't want a team. Paul.