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    Superbowl in London?

    Goodell said he'd entertain the idea. To me, the superbowl is one of my favorite things about America. I understand why he's thinking about the idea. I have no problem playing a game over there, but the super bowl?!? Football is an American sport! The biggest sporting event in the country would be out of the country. I bet their are lots of US cities that would want the superbowl.

    The biggest issue would be the time zone issue. We'd either have watch the game in the afternoon or late at night.


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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    While we're at it, let's have the World Series in France.

    This may be one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.



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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    Yuck bad idea. It is like having the world cup in the US, no one cares!

    Yeah yeah I know, lots of people went.


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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    this wouldpiss me off.. its so dumb, i can see a reg season game or pre season game but no super bowl..


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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    Yeah but a regular season game? That is not fair to the home team since they would not have their crowd. Every game is too important in the NFL. Do a preseason there.


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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    I agree. I think preseason is as far as it should go. The home team would lose millions for even one game lost.


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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Yeah but a regular season game? That is not fair to the home team since they would not have their crowd. Every game is too important in the NFL. Do a preseason there.
    They are playing a game between NYG and Miami in London on October 28th....so it's already happening.

    I understand why they want to play NBA games in Europe, since basketball is pretty big over there, and since, relatively speaking, the NBA is struggling here. But the NFL? Just about every city with a team is making boatloads of money right now.....and the majority of Europe doesn't give a crap about football. If they want to expand the NFL, why not start with cities in the US......like LA for example.....our second largest city.



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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone9 View Post
    They are playing a game between NYG and Miami in London on October 28th....so it's already happening.

    I understand why they want to play NBA games in Europe, since basketball is pretty big over there, and since, relatively speaking, the NBA is struggling here. But the NFL? Just about every city with a team is making boatloads of money right now.....and the majority of Europe doesn't give a crap about football. If they want to expand the NFL, why not start with cities in the US......like LA for example.....our second largest city.
    You beat me to it, they already are playing a regular season game there - just like the one in Mexico City last year.

    LA!?!? They've been given 3 tries to hold onto teams, they just can't do it. Chargers, Rams, Raiders how many more do they get?



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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    Considering London couldn't even support a World League/NFL Europe team for very long? The London Monarchs were one of the very first teams to fold, and they had one of the best teams (what can I say - when I was a kid I was a World League junkie).



    I mean, if they were to say Frankfurt, Berlin, Dusseldorf (Rhein), or Cologne, where there are all the American Army bases in the area and actually showed interest in their teams while they were there, that would be another thing, but even then I'd still be opposed.


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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    This is about as dumb as having the World Cup in the United States.



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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    LA!?!? They've been given 3 tries to hold onto teams, they just can't do it. Chargers, Rams, Raiders how many more do they get?
    Fair point about LA, but do you think London would do any better? I don't.

    Sure they sold all of the tickets (or at least most, not sure if its sold out) very quickly, but for one game it's more of a novelty than actually caring about the football. This is like when the circus comes to town......of course you're gonna go once, but I'm sure as hell not gonna go every Sunday.



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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    I just love how TV commentators keep saying the NFL will never meet its potential and truly succeed until they get a team back in the LA market.

    Seems to me the NFL's done quite well for itself over the last decade without a team there...


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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post

    The biggest issue would be the time zone issue. We'd either have watch the game in the afternoon or late at night.
    Agreed. I can remember drowsily watching a Super Bowl with some Brit football (soccer) friends in the wee hours of the morning. They think American football is crazy.


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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Agreed. I can remember drowsily watching a Super Bowl with some Brit football (soccer) friends in the wee hours of the morning. They think American football is crazy.
    And yet they're okay with rugby...


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    Re: Superbowl in London?

    Does anyone know if there's going to be some kind of compensation to either the phins or giants for missing a home game?


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