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joey11
Post #16
Tuesday October 29, 2013 7:31pm

Joined Oct 2012
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Original post from Riggity

Joey11- Besides, what NFL player is going to want to be based in London and travel so far?

Ummm, any player that is getting an opportunity to play in the NFL would jump at the chance to play on any team, including one in London. It might be a slight disadvantage in free agency but that can't be said until we have seen for sure. As far as anyone saying it will be a failure, that may be the case but the NFL has shown they are pretty smart, I just don't see them sticking their necks out to get embarrassed.
Trying to find an article I had seen where they asked some current players who said they wouldn't want based in London.

recycledhumans
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Post #17
Tuesday October 29, 2013 7:57pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
I'm sure that you can find more than enough players that wouldn't mind being based over there to make a couple of teams, not to mention the free agents that would jump at the chance to play for any NFL team no matter where they played.

Hunt Daddy
VA
Post #18
Tuesday October 29, 2013 10:59pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 48
Original post from recycledhumans

The travel issue is something else entirely, and one that I'm inclined to side with those who say that it's infeasible. However, footballers are doing this sort of thing any time that international matches are on the calendar, and they have a much more physically tiring job than an American football player.


I agree with you on all the important stuff. But I think your last sentence is off the mark. There's a reason why NFL teams only play a max of 20 games in a season, but most professional soccer clubs compete in as many as 3 domestic competitions in addition to continental and sometimes international tournaments. Fixtures pile up to the point where teams are playing multiple games in a week quite often, but only one NFL team (SD) will have more than 1 Thursday night game this year. It's much harder to play football on just a few days rest than it is to play soccer. That's why the quality of Thursday night NFL games is usually so poor and most players wish the league would do away with them.

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