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    It's the NFL, not the IFL (International Football League)


    Another BS idea by the skunk Goodell. He has proven, over and over, that he couldnt care less about NFL fans and how they are the backbone of the NFL, without whom there would be no NFL.

    Goodell is the worst commissioner in the history of the NFL. Sure, maybe he has brought in a lot of money, but coming from his family background as the son of a former United States Senator is all one needs to know as to where his priorities are, and they are not with the fans of the NFL.

    Worst decision the owners ever made, letting that man be commissioner.
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    Woosh!!!
    That's the sound of the point of the article flying over your head.

    BOTH Krafts are on record wanting to expand into Europe. DUH!
    I'm not surprised that you Jet fans hate Goodell AND the Krafts.
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    I hate the way they talk about NFL expansion to Europe being an inevitability. And within 10 years no less. I'd think Los Angeles and Canada would make more sense.
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    Air travel speeds will have to improve to make this reasonably doable. We've been stagnant since the 1960s. Sucks for an idiot like me that goes to Europe and Asia 8-10 times per year total.
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    There used to be a fantastic plane that could travel the Atlantic in no time at all...concorde! So it wouldn't be impossible for Boeing or Air Bus to make another plane like that.

    I can't believe they retired it :bricks:
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    I hear you. I used to be a trans continental air warrior. My son in law flies to Malaysia frequently. Richard Branson needs an offshoot of his SpaceShip 2 that does suborbital hops. :)

    Folks are starting to notice that computers, electronics and bio-tech medicine are the only areas where we're radically advanced from the 60s. We don't build stuff anymore. :mad: Just look at construction in those Asian cities you visit. In the US the permitting process takes longer than to build and costs a fortune.
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    Earth Day moonbats hated it

    Oh, and it was uneconomical :)

    Time to build supersonic aircraft with 21st century tech
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    Why would I be a Jets fan? That is far more ridiculous than anything else ever posted here.

    And my comments were related to Goodell, not the Krafts. Just because THEY may want to expand into Europe doesnt make it a fan friendly idea.... My guess is that the vast majority of NFL fans would say NO, if asked. But, Goodell would never take the time to do the right thing, and ask.

    IMO, there are still several other cities in the US that could support an NFL franchise. Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, Boise, ID, .Why go overseas and deprive American football fans who love the NFL from seeing their favorite teams or players? Ludicrous, IMO.
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    NFL has no shot against soccer, rugby and cricket.
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    The main reason it's a bad idea:

    Do they expect fans of the sport who already follow teams to just drop them and start supporting the new teams?

    Sorry Roger but I wouldn't stop supporting the Pats, especially for a London team.
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    The Concorde was unfairly killed after that terrible accident when it hit some debris on the runway. I'd like to buy one of those Concordes.
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    Richard Branson tried buying British Airways fleet of them but they wouldn't sell.

    He wanted Virgin Atlantic use them for "years to come".
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    Correct as usual, PWP. Is this still the "jet age"?

    Costs in China are increasing as they're dropping here. Maybe Detroit will be the new China.

    I will say, though, that I trust buildings here to remain perpendicular to the ground than in many countries in Asia.
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    You mean like this?
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    Yes, that and many other examples. China is best for temporary skyscrapers. And bridges.
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    Exactly. As much as it has gained in popularity over across the pond, especially in the UK (Great Pats Fan Club there, and I have met several of them at one time or another) American football will never have a shot against those sports that you mentioned.

    In fact, if they did put an NFL team in a couple of the major cities in Europe the bulk of the fans in the buildings would probably be American servicemen stationed nearby and their families.

    IMO, if they did expand there, my guess is it would be a failure with teams giving away tickets just to get people into the seats.
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    Anyway, let's have some lighthearted fun with European team names.

    How about:

    The Paris Petites
    The Hamburg Buns
    Or
    The Frankfurt Buns
    The Madrid Matadors (That one is a gimmee)
    The Rome Bishops (We already have a Cardinals in the NFL)
    The Vienna Waltzes
    The Warsaw GhettoBusters (That might be a little over the top)

    Your turn...............
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    I can throw one in as a freeby if you will buy this ocean front property I have in Kansas.
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    Look, I'm not going to sit here and say that Goodell is doing an outstanding job, but what he is trying to do is understandable. Adding a team or two to Europe would bring in more revenue and at the end of the day any business is trying to do one thing and one thing only, increase cash flow. I believe it's only a matter of time before the NFL is in Europe, we're already playing games there and I'm pretty sure they've all been sold out or damn close to it.
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