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How do you feel about the Panthers playing in merry old England?


Best Answer OriginalPantherDan, 28 September 2013 - 10:38 PM

I make it to one Panthers game a year (dammit, I live in Richmond, VA) so it's not like I'm missing attending a game by sending the Panthers to England, but I still don't like the idea of it.  Not a bit.  Goodell should die for pushing this crap.  If the NFL is so hell-bent on expanding the NFL fan base, it needs to begin with a league BASED in Europe, not pushing teams around the globe…a global league is impossibly complex and unworkable unless we also implement the as-yet-uninvented teleportation device to alleviate transportation nightmares.  And as I recall, there WAS an NFL Europe aka World League of American Football, and it went belly-up. So no, it's a bad idea, as is European football (and dentition).

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#11 JawnyBlaze

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:35 PM

My question is how would this affect PSL owners?  Would you guys still have to buy the ticket even though they can't reasonably expect you to fly all the way over there to see the game?  That would suck.  That'd make 3 worthless tickets instead of 2 that PSL owners would have to buy that year.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:37 PM

I don't like change.

 

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:38 PM

I don't know why everyone assumes England has no interest in the NFL. ProFootballFocus is based there, and the number of British fans have risen steadily with no ebbs over the last decade. Almost 10% of the fantasy leagues my fantasy toolkit is utilized by comes from users from overseas.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:39 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the attendance and revenue from the NFL games in England over the past couple of years been slipping?



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:40 PM

All about the bottom line, plus England does actually have a decent NFL fan base, if I'm not mistaken.

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:40 PM

Would both teams have to sing "Shipoopi" & do the dance after a TD?



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:44 PM

Two things. One, the games in London have sold out each time. So they do support at least one game a year over there. Whether they would support a full season of games is another thing.

Two, I have relatives in England. Don't like em', but it would be a reason to talk to them. "Hey, you going to the Panthers game? If you do, say hi to Cam for me?"

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:46 PM

I can no longer look you in the eye.


I meant decent as in "decently sized" lol

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:48 PM

I don't know why everyone assumes England has no interest in the NFL. ProFootballFocus is based there, and the number of British fans have risen steadily with no ebbs over the last decade. Almost 10% of the fantasy leagues my fantasy toolkit is utilized by comes from users from overseas.

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:55 PM

I love you like a brother FP, but the same can be said for Miley Cyrus fans.


Er. . .so the NFL = Miley Cyrus?


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