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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Regardless of how the NFL resolves the question of whether to proceed with Monday night’s game of the year in Mexico City, the league has yet another mess of its own making. Here we are, six days before the Chiefs ...

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Old 11-13-2018, 01:44 PM   #1
 
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NFL has a mess on its hands in Mexico

Regardless of how the NFL resolves the question of whether to proceed with Monday night’s game of the year in Mexico City, the league has yet another mess of its own making.

Here we are, six days before the Chiefs and Rams will meet in Mexico, and the league engaged in no obvious proactive effort to solve the problem until the pot reached a full, raging boil.

The turf at Aztec Stadium remains a “mess,” but the NFL is “determined” to play the game, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

It’s easy to envision a series of hectic meetings and frazzled conference calls during which a variety of arguments are made and considerations are balanced. Here’s hoping that the only factors that ultimately matters are: (1) the safety of the players; and (2) the integrity of the game.



Remember the second one? That was the cover the NFL used to justify whacking the Patriots over a trivial football-inflation issue under a standard that had been on the books for so long that no one knew why it was even there. Taking a little air out of the ball to make it easier to throw (the NFL failed to prove that this ever happened) and thus making the game better is a far cry from forcing two of the best offenses in the NFL to play on a field that looks like the vacant lot in every neighborhood where a house was torn down and a smattering of grass, weeds, rocks, and dirt is now in its place.

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They don't care about American Football. Stop shoving it in markets people really could care less.
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They don't care about American Football. Stop shoving it in markets people really could care less.
Totally agree. They're all about the kwan (coin).
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Mexico loves their Soccer (Futbol). When you mention Football they are thinking Soccer.
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Originally Posted by Halo View Post
They don't care about American Football. Stop shoving it in markets people really could care less.
cheapest ticket is $110 in the 600's
someone, or 80,000 someones, must care
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Player safety is paramount here.

Postpone if necessary.
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The players should tell Mexico to Pound Sand... I mean Sod?

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...n-mexico-city/
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The players should tell Mexico to Pound Sand... I mean Sod?

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...n-mexico-city/
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Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to L.A. - NFL.com

In L.A. now...
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