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WhoDat!656 01-20-2012 11:18 AM

Rams to host next 3 games in UK
 
The NFL announced Friday that the Rams will play the Patriots at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28, the first of three consecutive seasons in which St. Louis will host a regular-season game in the United Kingdom.

With the announcement, the Rams have become the first NFL team to commit to play regular-season games abroad on an annual basis. They will play one regular-season home game in the U.K. in 2012, 13 and 14.


ProFootballWeekly.com - Rams to host games in U.K. for next three seasons

halloween 65 01-20-2012 11:46 AM

To me, these games take away from the game of football, next the NFL will have teams overseas and this will be the end of the great American sport we know and love. Money talks.

SaintsBro 01-20-2012 03:38 PM

I don't know what the exact stats are, but I always feel like those UK games are the kiss of death for a team's season. I can't ever recall a team that played in one of those games, being in the post season that same year. Saints in 2008 being a prime example. I know some of the logic seems to be pitting one good team against another team with bad home stadium attendance (Tampa Bay seemed to be over there a lot, San Diego, now the Rams) but if I was a coach I would be royally pissed to have that on my schedule. The travel is just too much of a distraction and inconvenience. The Saints came back from their game in Wembley and lost to the Falcons, which was a MUCH more important game. And looked flat, tired, and not like themselves. I can't put it into words, it just screwed up the whole season somehow.

UK_WhoDat 01-20-2012 04:50 PM

The NFL really hate us UK dudes.

neugey 01-20-2012 07:16 PM

London games are stupid. NFL Europe was the good solution - they were stupid to get rid of it.

QBREES9 01-20-2012 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neugey (Post 372153)
London games are stupid. NFL Europe was the good solution - they were stupid to get rid of it.

I agree I miss NFL Europe.

SloMotion 01-21-2012 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UK_WhoDat (Post 372122)
The NFL really hate us UK dudes.

LoL! Could be worse, their opponent could be the Colts instead of the Patriots, eh? Then you'd know for sure they really have it out for you UK dudes ..... :mrgreen:

QBREES9 01-21-2012 12:40 PM

Will they play the Saints over there.

ScottF 01-21-2012 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by QBREES9 (Post 372265)
Will they play the Saints over there.

not for 3 years, anyway. We would play the Rams again in 2015, unless we finish in the same place in our division that they do

ScottF 01-21-2012 12:51 PM

This is actually a good move for the Rams. They don't sell out at home, so why not go with the money. The owner has a futbol team in London, so maybe he is working the cross-branding angle.
Better them than us


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