I was curious to see what would result from a google search of “我喜歡美式足球” (“I like American football”). Today, I learned that even though the sport isn’t too popular in Taiwan, there are fans who love the game so much that they started their own team. According to this TWReporter article, the Taipei Predators consists of the Taiwan Black Bears, the Taipei Freaks, Soochow Badgers*, and flag football players. The players, aged nineteen to thirty-five, come from diverse backgrounds — from students, engineers, resource managers, interpreters, entrepreneurs, insurance agents, to sushi chefs.
Though additional research did not turn up information about the aforementioned Black bears, Freaks, or Badgers, I did find Taiwan’s competitive flag football league, the Gridiron Kings. People who like American football in Hong Kong have an amateur team too — the War Hawks.
*I’m guessing that these “Badgers” are comprised of students from Soochow University.