I’ve always had a secret love for American Football, and yes, I know it’s a brutal game for a girl to love.

When I heard about Saturday’s game between our University’s American Football team, The Crows and Boğaziçi Sultans; who happen to be Turkey’s first American Football team,I couldn’t hide my excitement.

My Saturdays are sleep in days, but I couldn’t resist the piercing urge to jump out of bed and witness an American Football game live for the first time in my life. It wasn’t just like I had seen in the movies, but it was certainly worth my precious bedtime despite the scorching sun.

The game which was scheduled for the 18th of March began at 1:00 pm at the EMU stadium and it couldn’t have been less exciting, players were all geared up in their various team vests as they tackled for the ball and touchdowns. Cheers from their various supporters, EMU students and visitors made them determined to play their hearts out.

I had to pinch myself a couple of times to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, it was my first live American Football game and , it was also the first time to witness the best team in the business “The Crows” play and I wouldn’t have traded the experience for the chocolate.

The game came to an end at 3:00 pm with a win from the Boğaziçi Sultans, the total wins for the game was Boğaziçi Sultans 7- EMU Crows 0. Despite the loss, the Crows are known for finishing and emerging strong, though it wasn’t their best game, we still have confidence in them. Long live the Crows.