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Would you travel to the UK if the Seahawks were chosen to play there?
Yes. Anywhere for my team! 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Yes. If the price was right. 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
No. I don't agree with the International Series. 31%  31%  [ 10 ]
No. Financially, it doesn't make sense. 16%  16%  [ 5 ]
No. 25%  25%  [ 8 ]
Perhaps. If everything fell into place. 19%  19%  [ 6 ]
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 Post subject: Wembley home teams announced
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So the NFL has announced who the home teams will be at Wembley in 2014.
http://www.bubblews.com/news/1295156-we ... -announced

My question to you guys is this,

Would you travel to the UK if the Seahawks were chosen to play there?


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Two teams with stadium issues and one that's a current eyesore. Well played, Rog.


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Ain't it the truth. Valuable ticket income that goes overseas. They'll need a pretty good compensation package.

The British fans are a savvy bunch. They'll expect something good for their cash.


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Two teams with stadium issues and one that's a current eyesore. Well played, Rog.


Atlanta just put through the bill for the new stadium. So it looks like they're in the clear. (Mentioned on MNF last night.)

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Wait, there's gonna be THREE games in London next year? Three??!! I missed the memo, I guess. One home game lost every 20 years isn't so bad, I guess, at least when you think about it that way. Still, it's going to suck when 12 gets taken out of the equation.

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Ah, I missed that Sarc, thanks for clarifying.

Then, it's curious, I guess. Maybe the decision was made a few weeks ago, and released today?


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They want to have less profitable home games replaced with London ones. Makes sense for everyone but Atlanta, I guess. Then again, Atlanta is sucking something fierce right now and will probably have less attendance next year.

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The good news is that it's very unlikely that Seattle will be forced to travel to London next year for an "away" game.

We don't play the Jags. We play the Raiders in Seattle. And the only way we play the Falcons is if they finish in the same spot in their division as we do (which is looking more and more unlikely).

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As a Brit who's now been to the CLink - there's nothing like it. Wembley games are fun (been to three), but not nearly on the same level.

Also, having needed the best part of a week to get over the jet lag from SeaTac to Gatwick via Iceland, I'd rather they weren't involved as an 'away' opponent, too.


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I'd love to go simply to visit England. Seeing Seattle there would be a side benefit.

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I can see it now. Pehawk's all like "Hey, a guy with an English accent! Are you Rob on Seahawks.net?", while standing outside of Wembley Stadium.

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I'm surprised at how many of you have voted no in some form.


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Any excuse to go to England. I'd seriously try to make my way out there.

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This is garbage.

No team no matter how bad or how dire their stadium situation/home crowd is should have to go play their 'home' game in ANOTHER FREAKING COUNTRY.

That is completely absurd.

This isn't baseball where there are 900 games a year. 16 games and every one of them counts for something however good or bad your team is.

I will be enraged if i have to miss out on going to a seahawks home game because it's in effing London.

big middle finger to the fans that support their franchises.


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Can anyone explain why we need three games over here?

One is enough.


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Can anyone explain why we need three games over here?

One is enough.

All part of the master plan to start NFL Europe in like 10-15 years. (Seriously.)

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Hawknballs wrote:
This is garbage.

No team no matter how bad or how dire their stadium situation/home crowd is should have to go play their 'home' game in ANOTHER FREAKING COUNTRY.

That is completely absurd.

This isn't baseball where there are 900 games a year. 16 games and every one of them counts for something however good or bad your team is.

I will be enraged if i have to miss out on going to a seahawks home game because it's in effing London.

big middle finger to the fans that support their franchises.



Cosign.

I can't believe every team in the league hasn't protested this.

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In a Madden connected franchise mode I'm playing, the Rams moved to Dublin and became the Shamrocks.

I imagine EA is getting these ideas from somewhere.

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I'm trying to find out how much compensation "home" teams get when they play overseas. Look out for an answer soon.


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Hawknballs wrote:
This is garbage.

No team no matter how bad or how dire their stadium situation/home crowd is should have to go play their 'home' game in ANOTHER FREAKING COUNTRY.

That is completely absurd.

This isn't baseball where there are 900 games a year. 16 games and every one of them counts for something however good or bad your team is.

I will be enraged if i have to miss out on going to a seahawks home game because it's in effing London.

big middle finger to the fans that support their franchises.



Cosign.

I can't believe every team in the league hasn't protested this.


Agreed. Screw roger. The guy seems to think his position should come with a throne. Just work on your poor officiating teams, ahole. You're doing plenty to dilute the brand in THIS country.

Then you have all that banana and bottle throwing going on over there. It's Candlestick.... but with singing. I wouldn't want our Hawks subjected to it.

Sorry EnglishSeahawk...I mean no offense to you. I know there are many great people over your way and my best bro was from South end. But a few bad apples do spoil the bunch. PLUS...I have had several altercations with soccer hooligans while abroad. Just try to sit down and watch American football in a bar full of these skinhead clowns. It gets ugly fast. All I've ever heard is how much "American football sux" and what a "p*ssy sport" it is. I'm sure you've heard this too. My wife literally begs me to not ask for American football to be televised when we travel. Yeah, right.


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theENGLISHseahawk wrote:
Can anyone explain why we need three games over here?

One is enough.

Because Rog is a flaming moron!

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Yeah I would be pretty pissed if they made one of our home games over there, especially if you're a season ticket holder.

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I dont think more than one game is a good idea. Personally I would have none. Hawkwow is talking out of his anus though. Bananas and bottles?


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Also whats the deal with going to seatac via iceland? I checked expedia and this was by far the fastest and cheapest way.


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