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    Re: Goodell says Super Bowl may someday be held in London

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    I would be in favor of it.
    I would even go to the game if I could get a ticket.
    It would be quite an experience to see the game in Europe
    , and imagine what that would do for the popularity of the league worldwide?
    There would be bidding wars by country (which is what Goodell would be counting on).

    Besides, I don't like it that there's a chance of one of the opponents having a home field advantage.
    If somehow a team had it in their home stadium it would be an advantage, even if not all the fans were theirs.
    The home fans would pay huge scalping prices to see their team.

    Really? For God's sake man! They kill each other, riot & fight at soccer games as it is. Imagine what would happen if the Super Bowl was played there?
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    Re: Goodell says Super Bowl may someday be held in London

    I think it would fail miserably if it was held in France. One of the teams would feel compelled to wave the white flag & surrender before the end of the 4th quarter.
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    Re: Goodell says Super Bowl may someday be held in London

    Would the NFL stand to make more or less selling commercial advertisement spots if it were held in Europe?

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    Re: Goodell says Super Bowl may someday be held in London

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    I can't believe he's serious about this.
    :-\
    I would have to think that would be professional suicide.
    I cannot believe he would even be considering it.
    Why would it be professional suicide?

    I'm not sure it's a great idea, but I don't see anything particularly wrong with it.
    Who goes to the Super Bowl anyways?
    Mostly rich folks, people that have corporate connections, and a few loyal fans that shell out big cash.

    I don't think that crowd would change that much if it were in London.
    You're already paying about $5,000 per ticket to go to the game.
    What's another $500-1,000 to watch it overseas?
    Probably not even that much of a difference in traveling costs if you're going from Boston to London, as compared to Boston to San Diego or New Orleans.


    Maybe there would actually be more real fans.
    How many people in London would be willing to pay that much for tickets, considering they probably barely watch the games?


    For the rest of us, it would be the same over-blown TV production.
    Who really cares?
    Screw the travel cost from Bahston to ANYWHERE....I'm more interested in the travel costs from Minny to London!!!!
    Sorry, I was just trying to think of where local fans would be coming from.
    Unfortunately, that's not likely to be Minneapolis for the next few years.

    Actually, I was just thinking of a northeast city, since it's closer to London and further from common Super Bowl sites than other cities.

    But I think it wouldn't be too bad to travel from Minneapolis either.
    It's about $700 round-trip, but you'll pay about 2/3 of that to fly to SD or New Orleans anyway.
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    Re: Goodell says Super Bowl may someday be held in London

    I think Super Bowls should be put up as a bone to encourage teams to build a new stadium.
    Wasn't that how we got to host the super bowl in the mid 80's?
    But, to hold it in a foreign country, that is un-american.

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