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Re: The London Jaguars
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:47 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:I support Goodell in almost every thing he does. But I think this is a horrible idea. I hate it.

    A few years back if you had asked me about the likelihood of an NFL franchise in London, I'd have said, sometime in my lifetime, maybe in the next 25 years. Ask me now, and I'd say we'll see football -- American football -- being played on Sundays at Wembley Stadium within the next 10 years (possibly 5 to 7), and, yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars are the team numerous well-connected NFL people have tabbed as the most likely to land there.


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Re: The London Jaguars
Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:33 pm
  • I'd rather Tebow start somewhere, honestly. I mean, if Rog's into forcing things for the NFL, that's my preference.
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Re: The London Jaguars
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:05 pm
  • I wonder how the people of London would feel about the English Premier League putting a team in New York City.
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Re: The London Jaguars
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:11 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:I wonder how the people of London would feel about the English Premier League putting a team in New York City.


    A lot more strongly than they would about acquiring an NFL team.

    There are countless cities in the US where the NFL would have a better chance of success and whose residents would fell more excited about acquiring a team.

    As a UK NFL fan, I believe that the NFL must stay in America. It seems so gimicky to have the league expanding to another continent. I don't think the travel is as big a deal as some do, for the other 31 teams anyway. The Super XV and Tri-Nations rugby tournaments are made up of teams from literally the whole way across the Southern Hemisphere (NZ, Australia, South Africa and Argentina), but that's not the point; the NFL should not move overseas.
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Re: The London Jaguars
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:45 am
  • Too many references to the word 'soccer' in this thread. It's football.

    No way would I switch allegiance to a London team and most people would feel the same, don't think it would be a great success and don't want it
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Re: The London Jaguars
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:09 am
  • I HATE, HATE, HATE the idea of a team being in Europe. That being said, if my team was playing there I'd be watching it. But really, the bottom line is travel. If the NFL makes amends for teams that have to travel over there, say having the bye week after the game, maybe I'd be okay with it. But it would SUCK big time for team in Europe to have to always travel so far for their away games.
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Re: The London Jaguars
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:00 pm
  • Players don't want to be on a team I'm London aNymore than a good basketball player wants to be in Toronto. Maybe less.
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Re: The London Jaguars
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:56 pm
  • My worry would be that if expansion into Europe was a success and other nations wanted NFL teams of their own, that would make non-major market NFL teams like ours more vulnerable to relocation in the short term, though I think in the long term you'd eventually see major expansion of the league (a European conference, an Asian Conference, etc. etc. to join the AFC and NFC). If it ever got that far.
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Re: The London Jaguars
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:14 am
  • kearly wrote:My worry would be that if expansion into Europe was a success and other nations wanted NFL teams of their own, that would make non-major market NFL teams like ours more vulnerable to relocation in the short term, though I think in the long term you'd eventually see major expansion of the league (a European conference, an Asian Conference, etc. etc. to join the AFC and NFC). If it ever got that far.

    From the British fans of the NFL that I know they say it would never fly. A couple of games in London viewed as a curiousity and kind of a destination during a vacation is one thing but having a team with 8 dates a year is quite another deal. Not factoring in things like language barriers and exchange rates among just a few issues.

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Re: The London Jaguars
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:11 am
  • Storts wrote:Too many references to the word 'soccer' in this thread. It's football.


    While I understand your gripe, you're also on an American football message board, and as such, football references the NFL here so we'll use the American vernacular to describe the Beautiful Game, OK?
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Re: The London Jaguars
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:58 am
  • The actual name of the sport is Association Football, as it is played to rules written by the Football Assocation.

    Rugby Football can be either Union or League, depending on whether the rules being played to were codified by the Rugby Football League or Rugby Football Union.
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Re: The London Jaguars
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:50 pm
  • Hey Rog,
    Instead of talking about something as logistically difficult as a team in London, why don't you do something besides the lawyer lip service thing when it comes to player safety and make that POS Snyder put field turf at FedEx. While your at it, do the same at Soldier Field and any other stadium with a sub-standard playing surface.
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Re: The London Jaguars
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:29 am
  • JSeahawks wrote:I support Goodell in almost every thing he does.


    At this point, I stopped listening to what you had to say.
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