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Old 09-07-2016, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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London calling - Why Tottenham is building its new soccer stadium with NFL in mind

That is a big reason why Mark Waller, the NFL's executive vice president of international, told ESPN.com earlier this year that he could see the league putting a team in London by 2020 "if the ownership decided that was something we wanted to do."
The NFL has been building a fan base in England since it started its International Series there in 2007. The league has held 14 regular-season games in London -- all at Wembley Stadium -- and will hold three more there this season, including one at Twickenham Stadium, home of England's national rugby team.
Starting in 2018, the NFL will hold at least two games at Tottenham's as-yet-named stadium for a 10-year period, although Levy said, "We've encouraged them to engage with us in a wider way."

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Old 09-07-2016, 01:53 PM
 
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The new London Jaguar's logo:

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Old 09-07-2016, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Since the NFL has played games in London American football has become very popular. Soccer is still the #1 sport in Europe but I don't like it. Its VERY boring.
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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If the Packers ever got an opportunity to play in London, I would try to go, great city to visit, been there several times.

They tried to get Jags to agree for this year, I think but no dice. I'm pretty certain more Packer fans than Jag fans in the stadium Sunday.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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The new London Jaguar's logo:
Love it!
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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That's just dumb for anybody to play there. It's even worse if the NFL gets a franchise in London. If that happens the entire NFL is screwed because of Goodell.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:23 PM
 
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perhaps american football will become an olympic sport at some point?
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Look if the NFL wants to play preseason games in London, Mexico City, China, Africa, The North Pole, go for it. I for one can do w/o more international regular season games. It's gone overboard. Every NFL team has 8 home games a season. Having a team playing as the home team somewhere else takes away from businesses that rely on those NFL Sunday afternoons. I have yet to meet someone who likes the idea of giving up a home game to go play in London. No one in Charlotte for example is looking forward to the day the Panthers have to give up a home game to London. I hate it for Jacksonville fans that they have to endure this every year, that's the only major league team in that city and they get the "honor" of being the home team somewhere else once a year. I know those fans are mostly sick of it. I am aware the Jaguars agreed to it but that's not the point.

And again with the NFL team in London nonsense? I cannot believe the NFL thinks this is a good idea. It is going to be an absolute disaster if they go through with this. No one is going to want to be drafted by the London team, be traded to the London team, or be in the same division as the London team. I can see future headlines that include..

-Admit it NFL! London was and is a mistake
-#1 draft pick refuses to play for London, demands trade
-NFL GM's, we don't want to share division with London team
-NFL players 'Don't trade me to London'

Just ridiculous the NFL continues to pursue something that is going to do nothing but **** a lot of people off.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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perhaps american football will become an olympic sport at some point?
I doubt it. Gridiron football has never been an Olympic sport and will never will be.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:12 PM
 
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If the Packers ever got an opportunity to play in London, I would try to go, great city to visit, been there several times.

They tried to get Jags to agree for this year, I think but no dice. I'm pretty certain more Packer fans than Jag fans in the stadium Sunday.
Yep. No way the Jags will take away a home game that should see a sellout or close to it. Packers fans travel very well and you have a number of transplants down south.

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perhaps american football will become an olympic sport at some point?
I doubt we'll see that happen. Our football is not played all that much outside of the US and Canada. It would be nice, but not something we'll see anytime soon.



An NFL team in London would be a disaster from a logistical standpoint and something I hope we never see happen.
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