Hi Steve. I too am an American married to a Spaniard who is currently living in Madrid and I can understand your sentiments perfectly...Sometimes, it's nice to talk about an 'illegal forward lateral
' or a 'squeeze bunt
' and find yourself with somebody who understands what the heck you're talking about.
If I remember correctly, I recall seeing advertisements for an American Business Mens' club of sorts in the Broadsheet magazine. In-Madrid could conceivably mention them as well. You may want to try one of those free publications if that's what you're looking for.
I don't know how long you've been in Madrid, but I have to tell you that there are some bilingual type groups that get together for one reason or another. For example, my wife and I meet regularly with one such group for parents of English speaking kids. I also know of an English speaking 'comedy troupe' that gets together in Madrid frequently. Feel free to send me an email and I can try and give you any more specific info for one of these groups should either be of interest to you.
Mencey: Yes, you can get American Foot(less
)-ball on both Canal+
as well as SportMania
. To be honest though, I find their broadcasts a bit annoying if you already understand the sport because they spend most of the game explaining the rules to those who don't. (An absolutely NECESSARY
evil in the case of American Football unfortunately.) My buddies who have been at Torrejon and Rota tell me that there they have special decoders that let them watch stateside television. I'd name my next child after the person that gets me one of those! :p