Regular Season game in London

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by LazyManJackson, Feb 19, 2006.

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  1. maximus

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    I would love for the NFL to air more NFLE games.
    As for London never having a team, they had the Monarchs before they moved or folded
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  3. LazyManJackson

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    The Monarchs folded as they didn't get enough money to keep playing.
    Bankrupt.
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  4. maximus

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    I guess by now I should be used to you being sarcastic
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  5. LazyManJackson

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    We get 1 game of NFL Europe a week plus a weekly magazine show, it is increasing in poularity in college and their thinking of setting up the Scottish Claymores again.

    Bring On Wembely
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    So how exactly is 1 regular game going to make Brits go gaga over the NFL when it failed to take hold after multiple seasons of NFL Europe/WLAF?
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  7. Vigsted

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    Well I'll kill a couple of birds with one stone here.

    Bringing an NFL game to Europe will NOT help American football become more widespread. Just like the NFLE it will be a very exclusive showcase of American talent and nothing more.

    What needs to be done is create and support national football leagues in the European countries. The German's already have a really good league and they draw more spectators than most NFLE games. I don't know about the Austrian league, but I know Vienna Viking's have a huge fanbase considering how small the sport is.

    Eventually these leagues will be strong enough that international competitions can be formed, World Cups and whatnot.

    However brining an NFL regular season game to Europe does nothing, other than potentially pad the NFL owners pocketbooks. Not exactly a "worthy cause".
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  8. LazyManJackson

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    The Monarchs were replaced by the Berlin Thunder as they could not find a suitable venue to play and have a good enough attendence.

    I have asked a lot of Brits if they liked the fact that a regular season game being played. They'd love to check out all the hype players and see how it's played. Sky Sports have already announced that the deal for the game is being finalised, and that in the coming months, we will find out more about it. As for Not exactly a "worthy cause", many famous NFL players have loved playing at Wembly such as the 'Fridge', and he said it would be great for the sport if a game is played at Wembely. The players would love to come over to London and see how historic the city is and how much of a fan base there is in London for the NFL.

    I say Bring On Wembely
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  9. Michi40

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    I would definitely travel to London... The nfl europe sucked so bad... and I personally hated the "nationals" policy is this league. There should have been more european players in order to become european. It was too alienated, it seemed like prospects on vacation over europe doing scrimmages to se if the could get their feet in the "real" nfl
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    Vienna Vikings, just like Palermo are the other teams big in europe but just in their city , their national leagues suck as much as (well, maybe a little less) the Spanish one.

    By the way, my team made it to the first division Spanish league, and we are the newcomer ready to have no victory but fun. Maybe next year, we are now 0-2.
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