British Jaguars fans excited about 'home' game
LONDON – Some fans from northeast Florida traveled 4,000 miles to see the their team take on the San Francisco 49ers. Others are making a much shorter trip, because they're Jaguars fans who live in the United Kingdom.
"Carolina and Jacksonville both had a team, and I thought it'd be cool to pick one and follow them," said Nick Goff. "I just thought Florida would be a better place to vacation to see the games, so I've been a Jags fan since day one."
While many Londoners are American football fans, Goff one of a few devoted to one team. He even flies to Jacksonville once a year to root on the Jags.
"For the past six or seven years, I've been coming across for each home game," Goff said. "And this year I get to see my team in my hometown, which is a bit of a dream, actually."
Goff says there are actually more than 100 Jaguars fans in a booster club called Union Jax. They've been with the team through thick and thin, and now are beyond excited about Jacksonville's first game overseas -- which happens to be right in their backyard.
"Sort of hit home yesterday, with the Jaguars landing here at the airport," Goff said. "In the 1990s and 2000s, it's something I never thought would happen."
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