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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 globeā€¦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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#16 BBQ&Beer

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:40 PM

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



#17 iamhubby1

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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?"

#18 Gabeking

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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

#19 SIGCHI222

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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.

 

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

 

 



#20 fieryprophet

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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?

#21 SIGCHI222

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:59 PM

Er. . .so the NFL = Miley Cyrus?

 

European NFL fans = Miley Cyrus fans. 

 

 

 

I can live with that.
 



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:01 AM

European NFL fans = Miley Cyrus fans.



I can live with that.


Isn't that a bit prejudiced? You think that they don't crave physical, elite athletic sport after having to watch flops all over the pitch?

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:07 AM

Isn't that a bit prejudiced? You think that they don't crave physical, elite athletic sport after having to watch flops all over the pitch?

 

After growing up next to one of those limey bastards from 1980 to 1985 I can say unequivocally that they crave no such elite, athletic sport....or insurance that covers dental.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:16 AM

Let's just have the Pro Bowl over there or something.  Maybe they could be fooled into thinking they were watching quality entertainment.



#25 SIGCHI222

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:20 AM

Let's just have the Pro Bowl over there or something.  Maybe they could be fooled into thinking they were watching quality entertainment.

 

This I like.  You are a man of vision Pro....and have unscrupulous plan to make money. 

 

Depending upon your current age, you will probably go far. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#26 Growl

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:20 AM

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#27 teeray

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:47 AM

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Did somebody tell someone to sit down?

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:24 AM

I'd fly over to watch it.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:59 AM

1st of all calling London / Brits "tossers" is ironic, but regardless I agree. Their teeth are bad and they are strange.

I also think this was a drunk post. Nice Mexico addition at the end. ( Whole different discussion.)

Losing a home game to London would suck. To anyone who is worried about psls is not thinking. JR would be the angriest about this. He old only be able to sell 9 home games in BOA. Psls aren't world wide, they are BOA and seat specific. This isn't transferable. We can't go to Wembley, or Clemson or wherever and think our seats slide over.

London is a cool city. It actually is a direct flight from clt but it isn't worth losing a home game over.

Oh btw London can sell 60-80k seats to every home nfl game 10+ times a year. (Granted a ton of fans are transplant Americans or traveling Americans). London will never "sell" an nfl team to locals. This immediately makes London a better market than 3-4 current nfl squads.

I lived there for 4 years and went to 2 nfl games in Wembley. But if it makes y'all feel better a lot of them like Carolina's colors....

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:42 AM

Fidel? Does anyone really think Roger is anything less than a toadie for the owners?


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