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dizzle88 10-27-2013 06:25 AM

What does everyone think of NFL international games?
 
Just wanted to get peoples perspective and opinions on what they think about the NFL games being played in london.

I grew up and have lived in the UK all my life, I can honestly tell you all the NFL fans here love the opportunity to see their favourite teams (apart from the idiot fans of soccer teams that question why me, an english person, likes American Football)

Every person that loves the game like I do go crazy to get tickets for wembley, it's garnering more interest from people every week, which sometimes can be a bad thing when you have people you work with that think they know everything about every sport.

The only thing I think the NFL is going too far with is when they talk about adding an english franchise, that is a step in the wrong direction if you ask me. Why not just bring in a chinese team while their at it.

I know for a fact that when the saints came over in 2008, Sean Payton did not like the experience because he felt the team suffered due to their schedule being mixed up. I can understand that from a head coaches point of view, I'd rather not see the saints come over to england again if it was to end up with multiple losses like in 2008.

Does everyone like the idea of international games?

jlouhill 10-27-2013 07:15 AM

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I think it's too hard on the players and teams. But if there's interest over there then a game or two is ok I guess. As far as putting a franchise over there, absolutely not. I just don't see how that could work.

SloMotion 10-27-2013 08:48 AM

Re: What does everyone think of NFL international games?
 
I think it's good PR and wouldn't mind seeing international games in several different venues every year. It's no different than playing the ProBowl in Hawaii, IMO. I don't like the concept of a European League and/or franchises there until it can be self-sustaining, though. A few games a year to give those fans a taste and to give NFL teams the chance to play overseas is not a bad idea at all, :mrgreen:.

UK_WhoDat 10-27-2013 09:25 AM

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I do not like the idea.
Sure it is "good PR" but basically the NFL are using their smarts to get more money.

onebyone 10-27-2013 09:36 AM

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It's an interesting idea, if kept in small doses.

But of course the NFL is never going to keep things in small, measured doses. They will screw it up. Best to nip it in the bud.

gulfgambler 10-27-2013 09:37 AM

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DISPLACEDFAN 10-27-2013 09:43 AM

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I don't like it at all. I think its unfair to ask teams to travel half way across the world for the sake of money which in my opinion that's what its all about. The nfl could expand to US cities that don't have teams or Mexico city or Canada before going across the big pond. As for allowing the super bowl to be played in England. Its a total disrespect to the fans than have supported this league forever. I don't see any reason to be over there at all.

How would the people over there feel about bringing their beloved game of soccer or football over here on a regular basis?

ScottF 10-27-2013 10:31 AM

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Franchise is ridiculous; Super Bowl even worse.

My grand plan has always been go to a 17 game schedule and make the 'odd' game at a neutral site that will sell well: Toronto, 3-4 in London, San Antonio, Okla City, LA, Hawaii, Mexico City (except altitude issues).

Tobias-Reiper 10-27-2013 01:47 PM

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lee909 10-27-2013 02:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DISPLACEDFAN (Post 541267)
I don't like it at all. I think its unfair to ask teams to travel half way across the world for the sake of money which in my opinion that's what its all about. The nfl could expand to US cities that don't have teams or Mexico city or Canada before going across the big pond. As for allowing the super bowl to be played in England. Its a total disrespect to the fans than have supported this league forever. I don't see any reason to be over there at all.

How would the people over there feel about bringing their beloved game of soccer or football over here on a regular basis?

Is the correct answer and im live 20 miles from the stadium thst hists the game


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