Americans do not want NFL games in London

30 Mar

For some odd reason the NFL is hell bent on sending valuable NFL games to London in an effort to expand the brand. Most recently citing a possibility of hosting a Super Bowl there.

While I understand the concept of expanding and trying to gain a more global popularity for our entertaining sport, it just isn’t feasible to do so in this fashion!

Its my opinion, and I believe I am not alone in this, it is a terrible idea. The only way this can work is if you set up a separate conference with at least 6 teams. That way you don’t get one or more teams flying all over the world. The fatigue involved would hinder any kind of competitiveness, which is the sole reason why this sport is so great. That’s one!
Two, even if you decide its worth it just to have one or two games over there, the true fans here in the U.S. of a particular team in a particular market lose out on a regular season game. For what, so that people that aren’t fans of a participle team can enjoy football? No this is unfair to the season ticket holders.

I propose this, if you absolutely can’t live without sending games over the Atlantic, them by all means play an inaugural PRE-SEASON game, a game that is meaningless and that no season ticket holder would be upset about losing.

The underlying fact here, is that it didn’t work with EuroNFL and it won’t work now. So stop pressing the issue!


In With Manning, Out With Tebow

21 Mar

In a week that should have been dominated by March Madness, the biggest story resided in the NFL.  Two weeks after the tearful goodbye and inevitible release of Peyton Manning from the Colts, Peyton Manning officially signed a 5yr/$96 miliion contract with the Denver Broncos. This turn of events, set of a domino effect that effected many frachises and players.

None were more effected by the signing than the beloved Tim Tebow! Many True Broncos fans rejoiced at the idea of having a QB of Mannings magnitude while The fans of Tebow scoffed at the idea; Leaving Many to criticize the Bronco organization. With the historic signing many questions about Tebows future were presented: Would the Broncos Keep him Or trade him? Would He be traded to Jacksonville? Would he become a backup or starter with another organization?

24 hours after Manning joined the Denver Broncos. Tebow has gotten Traded to the New York Jets! Thus arising a whole set of new questions.