Faces of the game: NFL China

In the riveting drama that is the National Football League, everyone has a role to play

Updated: August 25, 2010, 12:27 PM ET
By Eddie Matz
Portfolio by Ture Lillegraven
| ESPN The Magazine


The Converted
NFL China

In a nation where football is known as "American olive ball," Zhang Nan, the voice of China's "Monday Night Football" broadcasts, is trying to create a generation of pigskin freaks, and helps market the NFL's youth flag-football program in Beijing.