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RealMarchHare

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NFL London
« on: September 26, 2013, 04:30:51 PM »
So more talks about putting a team in London are going on apparently.  Horrible idea if you ask me and just about anybody other than the NFL Exec's.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/nfl-try-force-team-london-players-always-hate-133324012--nfl.html

I don't even know why they go to London for a few games every year.  Do they actually draw decent crowds for those games?

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Re: NFL London
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 05:06:28 PM »
So more talks about putting a team in London are going on apparently.  Horrible idea if you ask me and just about anybody other than the NFL Exec's.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/nfl-try-force-team-london-players-always-hate-133324012--nfl.html

I don't even know why they go to London for a few games every year.  Do they actually draw decent crowds for those games?

They do draw good crowds, but someone on Grantland (maybe Bill Barnwell) made an interesting point before the season. When you go to these game in London, tons of people in the crowd are from places other than London. These were hardcore NFL fans from all over Europe, who didn't think twice about flying to Great Britain to catch an actual, live, regular season NFL gameOMG. Also, if you look around the stadium, tons of fans are wearing jerseys for teams that aren't playing the game.

So would these same fans pony up the travel and ticket expenses to attend an NFL game in London 8 times per year, in support of a team other than the one that actually holds their allegiances? Am I going to stop rooting for the Giants if and when Los Angeles gets its NFL team? I'm more likely to stop watching football altogether.