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View Poll Results: Should the NFL stop playing games outside the USA?
Yes 28 77.78%
No 8 22.22%
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Your right, Susan, Colt's picture is very cute.

As for the London games, get rid of them. The NFL is not the only ones that are being greedy about this, because they want to make the NFL worldwide popular as soccer, but the owners are getting greedy too. It would be an absolute disaster if London gets an NFL team.

 
Old 12-21-2016, 10:30 AM
 
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I just found out that games in China is not likely to occur but games in Germany and Canada are still probable. I'm personally fine with games being played in Canada even though Canadian football is not the same as American football. I just don't understand why the NFL wants to make American football a worldwide sport and I know it's all about money. NFL game in China not likely to happen; Germany, Canada still in play - CBSSports.com
 
Old 01-11-2017, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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2017 London games: NFL announces which teams will be playing - NFL.com

This isn't going away, NFL has announced the teams that will be playing the 4 games. No Packers, I keep hoping but with their popularity for those away games, not really likely.
Plus, there will be another Mexico City game next season but we don't know who will play in it until the league confirms it. I think the first time a regular season game was played in Mexico City was 2005 between the 49ers and Cardinals. Quite frankly, I'm not so sure if that's a good idea because Mexico's top popular sports are soccer and boxing though I guess it's all about money just like London Games. Plus I am convinced that the Packers will never play in London.

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Old 02-02-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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It has been announced that the Patriots will play the Raiders in Mexico City but times and dates are to be determined later.
 
Old 04-29-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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Bringing this thread up to date. Patriots will play the Raiders in Mexico City on November 19.
 
Old 04-29-2017, 07:18 PM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Bringing this thread up to date. Patriots will play the Raiders in Mexico City on November 19.

At least the game is at a decent hour, 4:25PM EST, and not at 9:30AM or at night.

Still, personally I do not agree with international expansion of NFL, though obviously NFL sees marginal value in it - for every customer it loses in the US, it gains ten abroad, for example - so I can understand why the keep pursuing it.
 
Old 04-29-2017, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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At least the game is at a decent hour, 4:25PM EST, and not at 9:30AM or at night.

Still, personally I do not agree with international expansion of NFL, though obviously NFL sees marginal value in it - for every customer it loses in the US, it gains ten abroad, for example - so I can understand why the keep pursuing it.
Bale, I'm with you for the most night. Personally 9:30 is too early.
 
Old 04-29-2017, 10:53 PM
 
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its called expanding the brand. american football is growing in popularity around the world. the NFL playing games outside the US are baby steps to getting more interest in american football. perhaps one day it will even become an olympic sport.
 
Old 05-25-2017, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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For those thinking the NFL might give up on the International games idea, think again. Look what I saw this a.m.!

https://twitter.com/BenVolin

Interesting: NFL announces that each NFC South team gets an extra 11th practice squad spot for an international player who cant be activated

Apparently there was a random draw and 4 players (3 UK, 1 Germany) will be added to the NFC South teams, not eligible to roster addition during the season.

This to me says the NFL is not giving up on the overseas connection anytime soon.

Brady is going to Asia, via Under Armour to talk football, etc., expansion won't go away.
 
Old 05-25-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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For those thinking the NFL might give up on the International games idea, think again.

I don't think anyone is thinking the NFL might give up on international expansion.


The calculus is clear: for every traditional domestic US fan it irks because of international games, it gains ten abroad. And it will not even lose the irked ones, maybe they'll watch less of the ever expanding programming.

I know I am irked, I watch less of it than years ago, but I'm still a part of it, along with ten fans in London, ten in Mexico City, ten elsewhere.

So, overall, no real loss for me, besides being a bit irked when my home team plays abroad (or at night), and only gain for the NFL.

They'll give up on it if it proves not to be consistently profitable. We'll see.
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