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Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Ian, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. JarOfMayo51

    JarOfMayo51 In the Starting Line-Up

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    TAM= television advertising money?
     
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    I don't think that's true. It's definitely smaller than Rhode Island.
     
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    What's a good name for a London team? I'll take the low hanging fruit and suggest London Limeys.
     
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    TinhWoodhead In the Starting Line-Up

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    they’d have to change the NFL to IFL
     
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    1) You seriously wonder if Brady would retire because he might have to fly to London every few years?
    Why would a star who has has been building his brand internationally for 2 decades end his career because he might have to go the most important international city in the world.
    Flights to China, Brazil, Costa Rica, Monaco, Wyoming, Cali, etc etc etc yearly.... no problem for TB......but London?.... “I’m done!”

    2) Potential diluted product?
    Can it get any worse?
    8 game extended preseason turns into 9.... as long as the expansion team doesn’t have a running QB......Pats will be OK.
     
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    Total Addressable Market...

    But what you said is also true
     
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    The kid in me thinks this would be really cool for some reason. However, it's clearly fraught with all kinds of logical problems and the possibility for unintended consequences. If international influence starts to change the game in meaningful ways, we American fans aren't going to like it. I know that would be way down the road, but going to London is the first step on that path.
     
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    Curious: what percentage of the UK roster would still be from the USA? Probably all/most.
     
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    Vacation destinations have no relation to an NFL season of travel unless you take vacations that last about 3 days including travel. Do you actually believe that its easy to fly across the Atlantic ocean and play a game of football? NFL expansion makes an already difficult season more challenging. A 43 year old QB might not want to take on that challenge at this juncture of his career. Most important international city. Who cares?

    The 32 team franchise structure now is about perfect. The NFL is hell bent of more franchises and thats going to ruin the product.
     
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    The London team is going to need to have like 8 straight home games followed by 8 straight road games. Or at the very least 4/4/4/4.
     
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    Hopefully I didn't miss it in the thread already.

     
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    Winston Churchill would have made a damn good NFL Head Coach.
     
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    A second team could be placed in manchester or Liverpool or even in Dublin.

     
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    PatsFanInLondon On the Game Day Roster

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    It would have to be 4 road, 8 home, 4 road to keep the bye weeks reasonable.

    I enjoy the games in London (Tottenham’s new stadium is a phenomenal venue), but I’ve stated many times on here that I’m against a franchise here full time. It just ruins the integrity of the league.

    The players wouldn’t relocate here - pre season training would be in the US and they’d probably only stay here for a couple of months for the home games.

    I think UK based fans would adopt a London team as their second team. The games here do sell out (the only one that hasn’t was the Rams v Bengals snoozefest a couple of weeks ago), so I don’t think selling tickets would be a problem.

    But overall? It shouldn’t happen. We’re lucky enough to get the games we get already.
     
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    How about a second team in Liverpool or Manchester?

     
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    If any other city in Western Europe should get a franchise, it should be Frankfurt.
     
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    True. We’re bigger than we look.
     
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    We've established it'll be the JETE move to Liverpool, so I'm going with the Scousers. No "Liverpool," just "Scousers NFLFC" (on accounta redundancy)

    But since there are those who will disagree, and/or post mocking GIFs, let me offer some additional choices:

    Football Actually
    Third and 1066
    The Old England Patriarchs
    Richard the Lions Cut Me
    The Bloomsbury Group
    Herman's Helmets
    Field Gaol
    The Spotted Dick
    We Have National Health and I Don't Care What Propaganda You Read it Works Yanktard
     
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    It's not the size of the state, it's the magic that's in it.
     
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