Dear All, As a British fan of American Football (and the Pats of course) I think that the IS, and Goodell's apparant desire to expand the NFL's footprint into the UK is a great thing. Quite a big deal is made about it over here, and it is apparant that the game is becoming more popular as more people begin to understand the rules, tactics etc. and get the opportunity to see a game live. It is well set in the UK sporting calender, and in those regards i think the IS has been a sucess. For obvious reasons Goodell thinks it has been a sucess, and the US media that we get over here are non-commital (aside from saying how much they like London, the people blah blah blah). It is therefore difficult to get an idea of how the IS, and the expansion policy, is generally viewed back in the US. I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this, in particular if any of you came across in 2009, and where you see this heading in the future.