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UK Giants Fan : 1/11/2018 8:28 am
Not anticipating the Giants coming over again. Obviously we are getting the Jags over here again, heard alot of rumblings regarding Rams, Raiders, Chargers and Packers. Nothing official though

I would not want the Giants to surrender a home game, but it is a huge advantage to play a road game over here
I really  
cokeduplt : 1/11/2018 8:34 am : link
Wish this wasnít a thing anymore.
UK Giant -  
DC Gmen Fan : 1/11/2018 8:40 am : link
is the interest in these games over there mostly by ex-pats or are the natives into it as well?
The game  
UK Giants Fan : 1/11/2018 8:57 am : link
has grown so much over the past decade, every single game always sells out over here and 90 percent of the games are terrible.

I think if any of you came over here for a game, you would be very surprised at its popularity over here and the knowledge of our fans. It seems the NFL can't really get much bigger in the States, but there is a fastly growing market over here
Also  
UK Giants Fan : 1/11/2018 8:58 am : link
A UK betting site has The Eagles hosting the Jags on Sunday 23rd of September (2.30PM KO Local Time), be great if the Eagles gave up a home game
Leaks  
moaltch : 1/11/2018 8:58 am : link
- Eagles vs Jaguars
- Seahawks vs Raiders
- Chargers vs Titans
It's been fun to see  
Metnut : 1/11/2018 9:12 am : link
the game grow over the pond. You see a lot of empty seats in US stadiums but these London games seems to be drawing well. I wonder how long until a team is relocated there or a super bowl is played there.
RE: It's been fun to see  
Greg from LI : 1/11/2018 9:12 am : link
In comment 13782551 Metnut said:
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I wonder how long until a team is relocated there or a super bowl is played there.


The latter may happen someday, but the former never will.
i went to the rams game at the twick in 2016  
Gordo : 1/11/2018 9:15 am : link
awesome experience, you are right about the crowd, everybody was in NFL garb. I went to the NFL experience in downtown London and it was packed as well. Got to see Osi and a few other players. However, I sat next to a nice chap from Ireland who didn't understand the game one bit and still had blast being there.
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Scyber : 1/11/2018 9:27 am : link
In comment 13782554 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 13782551 Metnut said:


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I wonder how long until a team is relocated there or a super bowl is played there.



The latter may happen someday, but the former never will.


Never say never. London would likely be a lot more profitable for a team in a smaller market. And owners will follow the money. With some newer supersonic jets in development, the transport time could be cut significantly in 5-10 years.
The issue with a UK team  
UK Giants Fan : 1/11/2018 9:30 am : link
is everyone over here already supports a team. No way would I give up on the Giants because there is a London franchise. I think the road team would always have more fans at games if we had a team. certainly for the first 5-10 seasons.
Brits find it boring.  
Mr. Bungle : 1/11/2018 9:35 am : link
But you keep doin' you, Roger.
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sucks. I hope they never have to go.  
Victor in CT : 1/11/2018 9:39 am : link
Goddell is a dolt.
there are significant obstacles  
Greg from LI : 1/11/2018 9:48 am : link
First of all, supporting a team. Showing up to a few games featuring a variety of teams a year is one thing. It's a big event that is attended by fans of all teams over there. Are they still going to be able to put a lot of butts in seats when it's the same team for 8 games a year?

Is London going to be able to attract free agents? I know a lot of people here thing "Well who wouldn't want to live in London?" but it's far from home and would pose a significant culture shock, particularly for players from rural small towns. There's also a significant tax burden.

And West Coast teams already bitch about the travel to the East Coast - how much are they going to bitch about transatlantic travel?
I don't get the hate for the London game  
OBJXIII : 1/11/2018 9:50 am : link
From some people. It is very popular and just further expands the sport. Think of the young kid over there first discovering American football and loving it...that's priceless.

RE: The issue with a UK team  
Victor in CT : 1/11/2018 9:52 am : link
In comment 13782591 UK Giants Fan said:
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is everyone over here already supports a team. No way would I give up on the Giants because there is a London franchise. I think the road team would always have more fans at games if we had a team. certainly for the first 5-10 seasons.


just like Vegas. another great NFL idea.
Meh..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/11/2018 9:53 am : link
I don't know if I would trust the Brits idea of exciting sports:

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Brits find it boring.
Mr. Bungle : 9:35 am : link : reply
But you keep doin' you, Roger.


The three they think are most "exciting" are
1) Athletics (Track and Field)
2) Tennis
3) Gymnastics
RE: I don't get the hate for the London game  
Greg from LI : 1/11/2018 9:55 am : link
In comment 13782643 OBJXIII said:
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From some people. It is very popular and just further expands the sport. Think of the young kid over there first discovering American football and loving it...that's priceless.


Honestly, why would I care?
RE: i went to the rams game at the twick in 2016  
PatersonPlank : 1/11/2018 10:48 am : link
In comment 13782561 Gordo said:
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awesome experience, you are right about the crowd, everybody was in NFL garb. I went to the NFL experience in downtown London and it was packed as well. Got to see Osi and a few other players. However, I sat next to a nice chap from Ireland who didn't understand the game one bit and still had blast being there.


I went to both of these also. It was fun because I love London and this was a great excuse to go. You're right about the Europeans, they were there to see football not specifically the Giants/Rams. Lots of different jerseys, and lots of people from Europe not just London.
Games  
jeff57 : 1/11/2018 11:03 am : link
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RE: Meh..  
Beezer : 1/11/2018 11:04 am : link
In comment 13782657 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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I don't know if I would trust the Brits idea of exciting sports:



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Brits find it boring.
Mr. Bungle : 9:35 am : link : reply
But you keep doin' you, Roger.



The three they think are most "exciting" are
1) Athletics (Track and Field)
2) Tennis
3) Gymnastics


Where's soccer in the mix?
Soccer was 5th...  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/11/2018 11:07 am : link
right behind Rugby. And just in front of swimming!!
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regulator : 1/11/2018 11:11 am : link
In comment 13782586 Scyber said:
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I wonder how long until a team is relocated there or a super bowl is played there.



The latter may happen someday, but the former never will.



Never say never. London would likely be a lot more profitable for a team in a smaller market. And owners will follow the money. With some newer supersonic jets in development, the transport time could be cut significantly in 5-10 years.


I agree with your other points, but Iím in the aviation industry and nobody seriously believes we will see a return to civilian supersonic flight in the 5 year timeframe, and even then, the tech under development wonít be for the mass market nor will it be for overland supersonic flying, which is the same thing that kept Concorde from growing beyond its niche.
send the jets  
spike : 1/11/2018 11:19 am : link
plz
RE: Meh..  
Mr. Bungle : 1/11/2018 11:21 am : link
In comment 13782657 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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I don't know if I would trust the Brits idea of exciting sports:



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Brits find it boring.
Mr. Bungle : 9:35 am : link : reply
But you keep doin' you, Roger.



The three they think are most "exciting" are
1) Athletics (Track and Field)
2) Tennis
3) Gymnastics

The point is they're sending teams overseas to play in a country that finds the sport boring.
NFL interest overseas  
weeg in the bronx : 1/11/2018 11:34 am : link
My understanding is that there is significant interest in gambling on the NFL within the UK.
There will never be a franchise but much like the EPL friendlies that are played across America, these games spur interest in the sport on TV and Paddypower. I don;t care but I see why owners do.
They play the games when EPL games are being played  
moespree : 1/11/2018 12:28 pm : link
Which is stupid. Who do you think the Brits would rather watch? That would be like if the EPL sent over two teams to the United States and scheduled the game for 1 EST on a Sunday afternoon.

But it's not going away. Because the NFL is partnered in with one of the EPL teams new stadium. So, these games will continue in England for quite some time.
The official schedule...  
BamaBlue : 1/11/2018 12:43 pm : link
Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders, Tottenham stadium, Oct. 14.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Wembley Stadium, Oct. 21 or 28.

Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Wembley Stadium, Oct. 21 or 28.

None of these match-ups look interesting...
RE: The official schedule...  
Metnut : 1/11/2018 1:07 pm : link
In comment 13783040 BamaBlue said:
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Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders, Tottenham stadium, Oct. 14.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Wembley Stadium, Oct. 21 or 28.

Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Wembley Stadium, Oct. 21 or 28.

None of these match-ups look interesting...


The Eagles vs the Jags doesn't look interesting?
^^^  
BamaBlue : 1/11/2018 1:18 pm : link
Not in the least... Giants play the Eagles 2x during the season. Jacksonville is a team looking for an identity. That playoff game against Buffalo was an example of the duplicity of the Jaguars team... great or horrible.
Definitely go if you have the chance...  
hitchchops2 : 1/11/2018 4:25 pm : link
...it is really a great and fun experience. The lack of rabid fans for specific teams mitigates the angry, violent asshole one typically encounters at an NFL game. Plus the after parties are phenomenal. As for a team in London, I was under the impression it would be more like 8 games per season there, similar to having a team but with the actual teams continuing to rotate. There has also been rumors of a game in Germany for years; that would be a must-see in my opinion.
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