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London Has To Go!

Posted by Chris On October - 24 - 2009

Others have written about it.  You are surely thinking it.

The NFL is kick-ass.  The NFL is KING of sports.  NFL tailgating is the best of the best.  The NFL can do little wrong.  Well, until they came up with this stupid idea of playing regular season games in London.

Tomorrow the Patriots and Buccaneers play is the now yearly London game.  News has it that the NFL is thinking about growing this stupid idea and playing 2 games in London next season or even having a franchise in London.  (On the positive side at least the Commissioner squashed the overly stupid idea of playing the Super Bowl overseas!)

Sure the Bucs may be having a down season but no fan base deserves to have a regular season home game taken away from them (well maybe the Detroit fans wouldn’t mind…sorry!).

Regular season NFL games are too precious to lose even a one.  8 Sundays (not including  playoffs) of the year…that’s it!  8 days for the best tailgating.  8 days for hitting, TDs, and going absolutely, lose your mind crazy!  Well Bucs fans, hopefully you can cram all of this fun into 7 Sundays!

Honestly what is the point of playing games in London?!?  The Europeans like American Football as much as we Americans like soccer.  I am sure Tom Brady is as thrilled to be playing overseas as David Beckham is to be playing in Los Angeles.

These London games have to stop.  If the NFL wants to play overseas make it exhibition games.  NFL fans are forced to pay regular season prices for meaningless preseason games, so there would be no argument in being able to save a few bucks in the summer.

I’ve said it a million times.  Life has too many damn stresses.  NFL football games and tailgating are a fan’s escape from reality.  NFL football games and tailgating are American.

Enough of investigating a Tom Cable fist fight.  Let’s have the commissioner spend resources on researching the London idea.  If he did he would realize that there are more important things than money….FANS!!!

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3 Responses to “London Has To Go!”

  1. Mason Dixon says:

    I agree–One of many things I enjoy about American football is that it’s simply that–American. It’s the only of the four major American sports where all of the teams are actually within the United States. Buffalo playing a game in Toronto or San Diego playing a game in TJ (has this happened?)? Sure. But jumping across the pond is unnecessary, and the thought of a team over there is ludicrous.

    But to the Bucs fans who lost a day of tailgating–never fear, you can pick up six more on the USF schedule.

  2. Lawrence Vos says:

    What kind of sh!t are you speaking. I was born in England in 1974 and have lived in England all my life. I fell in love with the NFL in 1985 as an 11 year old schoolboy. I went to NFL pre season games in London between 1988 and 1993 and they were in the most part full of rookies, walk-ons and practice squad fodder. I have been to see NFL regular season football in Miami, Tampa Bay, Washington, San Diego and San Francisco. I have been to all three London regular season NFL games and loved every minute. Each year we have packed in around 85,000 real NFL loving fans from across Europe. Your narrow and totally uneducated view is just plain old fashioned bullsh!t. I am ENglish and I know a hell of a lot about the NFL – a whole load more than you think. I know about guys like Marion Motley, Joe Perry, DOak Walker and Bobby Layne. I have a two page letter written to me from Johnny Unitas. I run two internet NFL Action PC Football leagues and I have an NFL blog – http://www.nflfaninengland.wordpress.com Before you write such crap again do some research. Look out I can see the NFL expanding to 18 regular season games and a London NFL franchise by 2020.

  3. Vos…you may be one of a few though. You use the word “I” a lot showing that you personally have a great deal of interest in the NFL, but how do you know that those 85,000 are going to continue to be fans. It is easy to get a lot of attention from a single event that is not the usual norm for any region. Example…a local band from a country, state, town, or what have you goes international for its first concert abroad. This has some truth to it. How do you compensate season ticket holders? They just lost out on one full game to attend.





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