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Pats’ Robert Kraft wants NFL team in London: “We’re starting to tap out in the U.S.”

this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Originally Posted by Crusader It was a minor leauge and should be a minor leauge. No need to mix it up with the big boys. I just have to agree with Burn and Tobias on this. The NFL wants a ...

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Old 06-30-2012, 07:06 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
It was a minor leauge and should be a minor leauge. No need to mix it up with the big boys.
I just have to agree with Burn and Tobias on this. The NFL wants a large cash cow foot print and to eventually be the #1 or #2 sport where they decide to go.
They want 60,000- 120,000 seat stadiums filled with fans , and merchandise flying off the shelves.

For this to happen the culture of europe and canada has to buy into the traditions, legions, and history of the NFL. Passing teams down from father to son and daughter. I don't think football being 2nd to soccer is bad. Their is plenty of money to support football and a secondary sport, and soccer stadiums can be used as football stadiums, they are huge,lol.

I just don't see this happening until Germans, french, Italians, and British are packed in a pub or Wirtshaus on draft day waiting for their favorite player from Oxford, Freie Universität Berlin, to come up for draft.

Football is as much as cultural thing as a sport in america. Thanksgiving day traditions and so forth. It just can't be shrink wrapped , like so many american products, and shipped to other countries.
ITs also one of the most complicated and technical sports created. You might be right on this , but I just think a minor league won't fly over there, with only american boys.

I think Burn is right to this probably should be started on the high school level, have the NFL fund European colleges to start programs. Then is 10-20 years try to start some Pro teams. Until then only canada has the culture to support a money cash cow immediately.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:14 AM   #32
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Yeah that would probably be the best way to go about it if they seriously want NFL teams over there. Don't know how feasible that would be, but it would be necessary.
Its going to take a real commitment, and years of building and supporting school programs. But, Im with you, I think this is the only way for the NFL to be a solid sport over there that will grow every season, and became part of the culture.
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Never happen... The Euro is about to spin, crash, and burn!
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