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Old 01-19-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: New England
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Anyone else completely despise this?

I'm fine with preseason, but multiple regular season games is a slap in the face of all the fans of the "home team" who lose one of only eight regular season games a year!

What would happen if the English Premier League started playing a few matches in the USA during their regular season?

There would be an absolute UPROAR, and rightfully so. It's THEIR league, not ours.

And to think they are actually considering putting a franchise there...makes my head explode. NFL Europe failed for a reason.

The NFL is OUR league. If British fans of the NFL want to see live games, let them buy tickets and fly over here. I know many of them already do.

You'd think getting a team back in L.A. would be a bigger priority than creating a new one in fooking LONDON!

Goodell is a total idiot.

Go Pats
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: The City
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yes agree with all but the go pats part and maybe the ours aspect while yes my issue i logitics and is bad for the teams and the home team moreso
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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NFL Europe failed for a reason.
If it were called "NFL London" and had top shelf talent, this would matter.
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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I think it's lame. But if they move the London games to 9 or 10 AM (EST) or whatever it was that one week, it's OK. A slightly stronger chance my team will actually be on TV then. Plus it's usually better to watch than the ESPN or NFLN guys talking about nonsense all morning (unless I'm actually doing something with my day).
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:06 PM
 
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It seems to always be a lopsided game. And one team misses a home game. The players seem to universally hate it. Why not play the Pro Bowl over there instead?
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:15 PM
 
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So is it a problem to have NYG-NYJ games and have the Jets miss a home game? Or the Cowboys miss a home game when more Niners fans show up in Dallas?
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I don't mind a regular season game as long as it isn't a division game. Rams vs. Pats, Dolphins vs. Raiders, Jags vs. Cowboys is fine because those are out of division games (and 2 of the 3 out of conference) HOWVER this year I have a big problem with 1 of the games going over there.....


....Dolphins giving up a home game to London vs. the Jets. You CANNOT under ANY circumstances export a divisional game. As I said in the last thread about this the Jets are at a major advantage over the rest of the division and the AFC in general as they only play 7 true road games now (2 in the division) while the Dolphins are at a big disadvantage in the division and conference as they only play 7 true home game (and only 2 in the division). And this is totally different than an out of division game too since divisional games are worth a 2 game swing in the standings. I know that game only takes place in week 4, but if the Jets & Dolphins finish tied at the end of the season, with the Jets beating the Dolphins in London I hope there's a serious outcry but because it's a New York, you know there won't be which is a complete sham.
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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It's a horrible idea but it's Goodell. He's a bigger joke than playing regular season games in London. I'm sure it's a great treat for Americans living in Europe but any season ticket holder for the "home" teams should be livid.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I'm in favor because of I enjoy seeing people get wigged out about stuff that doesn't matter, whatever games they play all show up in the same place anyways...my TV.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well. I am not a fan of Regular Season games in Europe but I do have some insight. The Falcons played a home game vs the Lions this year in London.. I have several Falcon season tix holding friends and I asked them about this and the consensus was, no big deal. It was a low interest game vs the Lions and they didn't have to PAY for that game so, they saved a little money and missed a home game which happens to them at least once a year anyway. Now if they had moved the Saints game to London, different story.

They also noted that it was nice to get up and watch the game Sunday morning at 9am..

I wish every game in London was on at that time.
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