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21 signs you're an Irish NFL fan

From an addiction to coffee and learning the rules thorough Madden.

1. You’ve at least one friend who supports the Pittsburgh Steelers because they’re owned by the Rooney family

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2. This is how you feel every Tuesday for 17 weeks after staying up for the late Sunday and Monday night games

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3. You tweet @SkySportsNFL every Sunday to complain about Cecil and/or Neil Reynolds

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4. You get ridiculously happy when you meet any other NFL fan here

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5. You’ve genuinely considered how good Colin Corkery would have been as a kicker

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6. When you go to a game you wear your team’s jersey whether they’re playing or not

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7. Coffee is a food group

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8. You know that speech from Any Given Sunday off by heart

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9. You learned all the rules of the game by playing Madden

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10. You knew Tyler Eifert was made for the NFL when you saw him in Lansdowne last year

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11. You’ve accidentally made the touchdown signal while watching your team score in another sport

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12. You’ve made Thanksgiving dinner for your mates because of the sheer joy of being able to watch Thursday football at a reasonable hour

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13. You’re sick and tired of rugby fans claiming it’s not a real sport because of the padding

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14. You hoped JJ Watt was serious when he said he wanted to take Jamie Heaslip’s spot on the Irish rugby team

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15. In quieter moments you’ve wondered what an Irish NFL franchise might be called. The Irish Rain anyone?

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16. You chose to support a team based on the city you spent your J1 summer in

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17. You’ve spent more Sunday evenings than you care to remember in sports bars

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18. You’ve played Junior B with at least one guy who reminded you of the Fridge

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19. You’ve been tempted to do this in your mate’s house while watching a game

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20. You’ve an irrational affinity for players like Joey Harrington who’ve any sort of connection to Ireland

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21. And because of that you’re going to keep a close eye on the progress of Sean Galvin in the coming years

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