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5 November 2014 - 8:25pm

NFL in London

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Has anyone here been paying attention to the NFL games going on in London this year? I will admit that I got up early on Sunday after a loooong night of drinking in order to catch my Detroit Lions playing the Atlanta Falcons in Wembley.

There is a lot of talk here about an NFL team being in place in London by 2020. Do you think this is something that will happen, or is it all a pipe dream?

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6 November 2014 - 7:39am
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NFL in London sounds like surfing in Vegas. They might get a few people to go when its a novelty but I can't see a team that plays week in week out being very popular. You never know though with the franchise nature of American sports, someone is bound to give it a go sooner or later.

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6 November 2014 - 7:40pm
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I agree that it doesn't seem like a very likely proposition, but I am actually curious as to whether it would be viable out there.

On a related note, my Lions are heading back to play there again next year. I have heard that WOW airline has cheap tickets from Boston to London and back, so maybe I will attempt to get out there and see a game!

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23 July 2015 - 1:57am
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This was an successful idea in the end. The game is more popular in Europe now although I'm a long time NFL fan. But full stadiums in England and chance for us in Europe to see some NFL games in more appropriate time.

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23 July 2015 - 1:46pm
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My team is actually headed back to Wembley again this fall, and thankfully they are the "road" team again. This means we get 8 home games, 7 road games, and technically 1 neutral site game... I hope things end out well for them!

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