Discussion in 'Browns Talk' started by Pyro, Nov 1, 2012.
Let's do it.
No. That would be the dumbest thing ever. Nobody would want to play there.
EDIT: Thought this was about getting a team there, either way it is stupid to play games there.
The NFL should put a team in England the day that the EPL allows MLS teams to qualify for their league.
There's obviously a demand for it over there. Why not? I think it would be kind of cool actually. Great for the fans overseas.
The Browns to Australia
Get it done Jimmy
Then they should have their own league. We didn't ask for Manchester United to play over here when soccer started getting big in the US.
It is about getting a team there. I see a lot of people saying it's stupid because "nobody would want to play there" or "nobody would show up" but you've all been proven wrong time and time again with record attendance, etc.
Instead of having a team over there, they should just have a match up over there every other week or so.
Why, just move a team there, that's the same as playing there every other week. I wonder if you would need 2 though. Otherwise what a shitty travel schdule.
Seriously, even when they have to play division opponents the travel time would blow. The logistics would be a nightmare.
Out of curiosity...whats the general opinion of Americans in Britain? I know we generally like them and I get the impression that they embrace our culture.
They think we are all fat, eat mcdonalds all day everyday, and wear cowboy boots. We think they sit around with the queen eating crumpets, sipping on tea, and never brushing their teeth.
I don't get the "this is ours and you can't have any" attitude, but OK. It wouldn't make a difference to you as a fan.
Did you forget how bad it hurt when the Browns got moved to Baltimore?
Put yourself in the shoes of a die hard fan who lives within 50 miles of his favorite teams stadium and has season tickets. Now imagine how bad it would suck to have your team moved out of the country where it would cost about $2000+ to travel their and back including the price of a hotel room.
I never said anything about moving a team over there. I'm talking about playing a few games over there a year(different teams each time). As a Browns fan, I wouldn't wish any city to lose their home team(maybe Shittsburgh). Even losing teams.
I was commenting on the part of the article that was talking about the olympic stadium needing a full time tenant and I thought you were commenting on that also.
I don't mind teams playing games over there every once in a while but if the English are such big fans of American football then they should make their own league and we can play them in the preseason.
GTFO, especially since the Steelers were huge opponents of the move to Baltimore. If any team would move, and I say the same thing about when it comes up with LA or San Antonio, it would be the Jaguars. Honestly, I don't think the players would care about it as much as you think. They would get paid millions of pounds (which are actually worth more than USD) and would be in the US during 8 road games (plus playoffs) and the bye. For the US, it would be huge because it would bring even more notoriety and money to the NFL. For London, they would have another billion dollar industry that would help bring people from other parts of England down to see an American Football game. My question would be: how would you rearrange the divisions? Here's how I think the NFL divisions will shape up to be by 2020:
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints
Green Bay Packers
St. Louis Rams
San Francisco 49ers
New York Giants
San Diego's fans are becoming porous and Jacksonville never sells out. Those two would be the first two to move.
I guess I should have put a chuckling smiley next to Shittsburgh... It was a joke, Jesus. I don't even have a rabid hate for the Steelers like most Browns fans(they have a well run organization). I just think its funny to take shots at Pittsburgh anytime I can work them in(never thought I'd have to defend any of them...On a Cavs site no less). I wouldn't want any current team to move overseas.
It's all good man. I know that this shall happen from time to time. But yeah, I do see Jacksonville relocating by the end of the decade.
The weekly traveling would put teams at a huge disadvantage. They could do like three parts of scheduling... Play 4 away games in the states.. then 8 home games in London where the US team is coming off of a bye, then finish the season in the US with 4 more away games.