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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Well, judging by our record at home the last 5 season and I won't include 2005 we are 20-21 including the Eagle playoff game. I'm a season ticket holder and this doesn't really break my heart. Maybe make the roadtrip ...

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Old 01-28-2008, 10:13 AM   #31
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Re: The Saints are the HOME team in the UK game

Well, judging by our record at home the last 5 season and I won't include 2005 we are 20-21 including the Eagle playoff game. I'm a season ticket holder and this doesn't really break my heart. Maybe make the roadtrip to Atlanta can fill the void.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:15 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by WHODATNJ View Post
I say no to playing games overseas no reason for it....... Europe is all about soccer and not football. Why should any team especiallly a team like ours give up home games to play across the pond. No way I say.......and cut the crap Goodal we need our teams to play at home. It is our National Sport so why we trying to sell ice cubes to eskimos.
Well thats not entirely true. You got amateur leauges in almost every countryu in western europe and some in eastern. I Germany people are starting to get paid to play, same thing in Austria. In Sweden we only pay the "import" players (mainly americans). the sport is growing and attracting bigger and bigger crowds.

The Saints are one of the most popular NFL teams in Europe and have been for quite some time. Can't find the link to that article so ya'll just have to believe me on that one. ME on the other hand, I will be coming to New orleans again in October. Love the people, love the city, love the team.

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Old 01-28-2008, 02:59 PM   #33
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Well thats not entirely true. You got amateur leauges in almost every countryu in western europe and some in eastern. I Germany people are starting to get paid to play, same thing in Austria. In Sweden we only pay the "import" players (mainly americans). the sport is growing and attracting bigger and bigger crowds.

The Saints are one of the most popular NFL teams in Europe and have been for quite some time. Can't find the link to that article so ya'll just have to believe me on that one. ME on the other hand, I will be coming to New orleans again in October. Love the people, love the city, love the team.
Out of curiosity, are you Swedish or an American ex-pat?

If you are a Swede, how did you pick the Saints?

Why so the Saints enjoy so much European popularity?
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:46 PM   #34
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I'm all swedish. I spent a year in Louisiana (Deville, Buckeye HS) as an exchange student 99-00. I started playing football and started watching the Saints. I don't know really why the Saints are popular over here. been on TV more than other teams i would guess.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:26 PM   #35
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I'm all swedish. I spent a year in Louisiana (Deville, Buckeye HS) as an exchange student 99-00. I started playing football and started watching the Saints. I don't know really why the Saints are popular over here. been on TV more than other teams i would guess.
Cool. Personally, I'm glad the NFL is taking games abroad. If the sport catches on in other countries, it will only progress the game. The talent pool will get deeper and the fan bases will get larger. I'm also glad that the Saints will be ambasadors of the game, in a sense.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:08 PM   #36
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i'm bitter!!......BUT.......just think, in oct 09 when the next nfc team is chosen, they will be talking about how the last 2 nfc teams that played in this game went to the SUPERBOWL!!!
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:09 PM   #37
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Again, I don't mind the Saints playing in London. All that I mind is that we're losing (yet another) home game to do it. When others teams here have -never- had to give up a home game. If the NFL would just be a little more fair about it, I wouldn't mind at all.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:55 PM   #38
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Im ignorant to this situation... How does everyone know its a home game?? Is the new schedule out already??
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:26 PM   #39
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It's being posted all over the web, but it's not official yet. I posted a link from KFFL in this or some other thread. Below is another link from SI. Looks like they talking about Oct 26th, after which both us and San Diego will have bye weeks.

SI.com - NFL - Chargers, Saints expecting London invites - Monday January 28, 2008 7:53PM
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:45 PM   #40
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Im ignorant to this situation... How does everyone know its a home game?? Is the new schedule out already??
Dates and times aren't out yet but the teams we play and whether home or away is out. Here is 2008 teams and 2009 teams. The ones not listed are the ones you play that finish in the same position as you do in their respected division. For instance in 2008 we play NFC W which will be 49ers since we both finished 3rd in our respected divisions and the NFC E will be Redskins.

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