Watching the NFL in in Tokyo…

November 04, 2007 | Nestor Aparicio

At least I THINK I will be watching in a few hours.

We landed in Tokyo around 2 p.m. this afternoon (it was Sunday here, late Saturday night in Baltimore) from Hong Kong, where we had a fabulous time. (Again, the wnsTV videos are coming soon…obviously, Tokyo is pretty wired for the internet so I’m working on it!)

I’m absolutely DYING to get these NFL games here in Tokyo and NO ONE IS SHOWING THEM!

We found one "American sports bar" in Roppongi that will be showing the Patriots-Colts game at 7 p.m. MONDAY night here (Tokyo is 13 hours AHEAD of Baltimore). And while that might work if we decide to stay offline — I have a feeling no one is going to walk up to us in Japanese and wreck the final score for us — both my wife and I really wanna watch the game live at 5 a.m.

Partly, just to say "we did it" but mostly because our lives literally REVOLVE around the NFL 365 days a year. As happy as I am to be in Tokyo, my heart will be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning and I don’t want to miss my first live Ravens game ever!

And especially those beating those creeps from Pittsburgh (ahem, it was a combined 58-7 final score last year!)!!!

So, lo and behold, I went onto the www.nfl.com website and found a teeny, tiny link that said: NFL GAME PASS. Turns out, as long as you’re not in the U.S. or anyplace else like Mexico or the islands where the games are screened live by Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN, etc., you qualify to buy an entire weekend of action for $24.99.

At this point, it sounds like a total freaking BARGAIN to be able to click my mouse, spend the $25 and watch the games in bed in my hotel room while we order room service eggs, bacon and sushi here.

So, that’s what we’re gonna do.

We’ll be filming the residue for wnsTV.

This ought be interesting, if not memorable.

So, my wife and I can watch some appetizer games at 2 a.m. and hate on Peyton Manning together for breakfast.

And, then go about our day in Tokyo and wake up on Tuesday before we fly home and watch the Ravens in live, living, breathing, color.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned for sure over the past week here in Asia, it’s THIS:

THE WORLD IS An INCREDIBLY MAGICAL, WEIRD PLACE…

And it’s a VERY, VERY, VERY big world!

More to come and more non-communist videos to load now that we’ve escaped China and their media/youtube ban!

Rock on…and GO RAVENS!!!!!

We’ll be home Tuesday!

P.S. I’ve been in Tokyo for about six hours and I’m completely in love with this place!

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