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Old 11-05-2019, 12:41 AM   #1
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High tea for the Chargers? NFL Discusses Chargers To London Amid Disappointing LA Relocation

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Old 11-05-2019, 03:35 AM   #2
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Re: High tea for the Chargers? NFL Discusses Chargers To London Amid Disappointing LA Relocation

I've said it many times that this would be the worst idea in the history of the NFL. I don't care how important it is to the NFL to grow the game internationally. People watch overseas, already. Just like people here in America follow the European soccer leagues. But that's as far as it can afford to go. You cannot ask a team to have to travel back and forth across the ocean, all season long, dealing with jet lag and just general fatigue from all of the extra travel, as well as less practice time, while no other team would be subjected to this.

You can get away with these few showcase games in London that they're doing now, because they always schedule bye weeks for the teams playing in them, immediately after, and they don't have to go back there the rest of the season. To put a team there permanently would be a disastrous idea, for all the reasons I've mentioned, and those are just the one's off the top of my head.

The ONLY way to ever make something like this work, would be for there to be a split number of teams in Europe and America, and schedule it to where every team has to travel overseas the same number of times per season. In other words, all of your home games would be in your country, of course, but all of your road games would be overseas. You couldn't play a road game against another team in your country. You'd probably have to try to make it where every team spends two weeks at home and two weeks on the road, at a time, that way the teams wouldn't have to travel every week. That's the only way the logistics would be "fair". But it would still be a ridiculous idea, not to mention there is no way there would ever be an even number of teams in both America and Europe.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:28 AM   #3
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Re: High tea for the Chargers? NFL Discusses Chargers To London Amid Disappointing LA Relocation

They should've never moved to L.A. to begin with. It should've always been the Raiders going there alongside the Rams.

This is all on Spanos not wanting to pay for his own stadium. He could've financed it, or done like owners in Europe do by going to a bank and taking out a loan. But no. He wanted it to be paid by tax payer money and the people in S.D. put their foot down and said no. These owners are billionaires and should be paying for their own stadiums, not asking for tax payer money to do it.
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