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  1. ironwasp

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    NFL International Series 2009

    The NFL is going to announce at 1pm ET the identity of the teams coming to London for next year's game.

    Educated best guess.... you're not going to like it...

    Pats-Bucs
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    Why is this an educated guess?
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    It's confirmed:

    Buccaneers.com | News

    Crap- I wanted to go to Tampa next year.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    How about in Feb, then? :D
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    Bucs have basically already put their hand up and practically begged for a gig life this. It is definitely AFC-NFC. (they already said that) Next year: AFCE vs NFC south. It won't e the Fins (done it already) and they have been bragging how excited they are about the teams that have agreed to come. Bills? (too busy in toronto). Jets? (anyone excited about Jets-Bucs?) Plus we know the Krafts have an interest in extending the brand.

    Take it to the bank.

    Personally, really really excitedm´, but I understand why many of you will not be. So let's pray it's a Bucs home game.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    worthless, who will loose a home game?
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    just heard on weei.

    sorry , just saw the other thread. mods please merge.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    Pats @ Bucs, thank God.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    considering we have never won in tampa , it maybe a break .also depends where we play the week before and how long is it to london from wherever that is.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    I heard the same rumour. Not sure who from... :confused:
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    Want to, not counting on it.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    Sounds cool to me. That means a good bye week (none of this week 4 crap).

    Also, if I am reading this correctly, we will be playing the AFC and NFC South this year, which means this will be our only real lengthy trip this year. No staying on the West Coast for two weeks again.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    My guess is the Pats have a home game the week before, and a bye the week after, and the annual Pats-Colts game is the week after the bye.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    That makes sense. It's about time for that series to come back to Foxboro, isn't it?
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    Just to put the icing on the cake, I really, really, really hate the Glazers who own the Buccs. Here's hoping I a) get to go and b) we absolutely destroy them. :mad:
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    Good point. One of the small mercies is that it is the weekend when British Summer Time ends, so the time difference is four hours for that week only.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    It's in Indy again, sadly.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    the glazers must be thrilled. they own manchester united too .
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    Nope. Blame the idiotic schedule makers who decided it'd be a good idea to let this series go @NE, @NE, @NE, @IND, @IND, @IND. I'd say it'd be in NE in 2010, but the current schedule only runs through next season, so I have no idea what will happen then.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    At least it didn't cost us a home game. Actually it will probably be more like a 9th home game. Thanks to our name, "New England", and recent winning history, we're the team of choice for most British fans of American football.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    gomezcat how many of us are you gonna let stay with you???
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    How does this help the team in it's quest to win it all in 2009?? Once again money rules and the fans suffer.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    On the bright side.... they get a Week 9 bye next year.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    Congrats gomez, ironwasp, Mike, and other British Pats fans. :eat3:

    From a competitive standpoint, I would rather play the Bucs on a neutral field than in their stadium. They are 12-2 at Raymond James Stadium in the past two seasons.
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    Re: NFL International Series 2009

    I don't really care, it just puts an away game on a neutral field. Tough to be too irritated by that.
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    Pats & Bucs To Play In London Oct 25, 2009

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/

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    Re: Pats & Bucs To Play In London Oct 25, 2009

    Wow jus theard the news on Sky Sports News over here and my eyes nearly popped out. After watching last nights hammering its definately a big pick me up. Cant wait. Just need to get the tickets. Please let Brady be fit
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    Re: Pats & Bucs To Play In London Oct 25, 2009

    Got something against Kevin O'Connell ??? :D

    Brady should be fine by then, that's about halfway through the season. We'll get a nice bye week out of this too.
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    Re: Pats & Bucs To Play In London Oct 25, 2009

    I don't know why they don't schedule this game the week after the bye (for both teams) and on a Thursday night. This way, neither team has to deal with jet lag issues. And the game is on National TV (assuming that either the NFL network finally settles with cable and/or sells the package to another network.

    OH wait a minute, that would be like a midnight start time, wouldn't it, nevermind.........
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