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    Re: NFL returning to London in 2008

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I wonder how the attendance sits with Miami and Carolina as well.
    It won't be Miami again.

    The Vikings play an away game at Jacksonville.
    It's possible...
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: NFL returning to London in 2008

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    In 2006 they voted to have one game in a city outside the US each year for five years.
    They never specified that the city would change, but I think it was implied.

    I am surprised that they are not having it in Germany this year.
    thats what i thought since they did name a number of potential cities..toronto, mexico city (only got one game), london... cant remember the others

    i thought for sure that buffalo would be playing in toronto because that been talked about for awhile now, even tho it would just be alike a home game for them anyways since around 50% of their fans drive down for their games anyways
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    Re: NFL returning to London in 2008

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I wonder how the attendance sits with Miami and Carolina as well.
    It won't be Miami again.

    The Vikings play an away game at Jacksonville.
    It's possible...
    im thinking jacksonville too..as good as they are, their attendance figures are pathetic..my dad lives about a half hour away from jacksonville and he says it doesnt hardly cost a thing to go to a game, and when he goes, they have about 1/4 of the stadium blocked off beacuse they just cant sell the tickets
    People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.

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    Re: NFL returning to London in 2008

    Dissappointed,The didn´t even listen to me
    :'(

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    Re: NFL returning to London in 2008

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    Dissappointed,The didn´t even listen to me
    :'(

    too small

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    Re: NFL returning to London in 2008

    "olson_10" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I wonder how the attendance sits with Miami and Carolina as well.
    It won't be Miami again.

    The Vikings play an away game at Jacksonville.
    It's possible...
    im thinking jacksonville too..as good as they are, their attendance figures are pathetic..my dad lives about a half hour away from jacksonville and he says it doesnt hardly cost a thing to go to a game, and when he goes, they have about 1/4 of the stadium blocked off beacuse they just cant sell the tickets
    Yup, and they still had blackouts for half of the season this year.
    They have tarps that cover seven sections in the upper north endzone and four more sections in the upper deck corners.
    It takes about 10,000 seats out of commission for the game.
    It has to remain this way for the entire season, including the playoffs.

    Edit: Hey olson, you should try to go to the Jags-Vikings game this year (assuming it isn't in London) since your dad lives so close...
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: NFL returning to London in 2008

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "El" wrote:
    Dissappointed,The didn´t even listen to me
    :'(

    too small
    Not if the Vikes play there.
    It would take at least 6 passes to get from one end to the other.

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    Re: NFL returning to London in 2008

    I posted the below in a thread that Zeus started on the same subject. One thing to note is that London isn't the confirmed venue. There is also the Millenium Stadium at Cardiff that would be capable of hosting the game there as well.



    NFL returning to UK

    The National Football League is coming back across the pond. After playing a highly-successful game in London last October, the NFL announced today it will return to the United Kingdom for a competitive game in 2008 as part of the league�s International Series of regular-season games.


    http://www.nfluk.com/news-display.php?id=2867

    I must admit I was surprised at the UK getting a game in successive years. It was a sell-out and quickly and no doubt about it but the feedback I got was the impression that the crowd wasn't 'into' the game as much as a US crowd would. In fact Nick Halling - who is one of the co-presenters of Sky Sports NFL coverage - was less than pleased with the way that the crowd was in terms of supporting the game.
    Maybe the fact that one of the teams in the game made it through to the playoffs convinced the NFL that such a game doesn't affect a teams ability to make the post season.
    I seriously expected somewhere like Germany to get a game to host as they had such strong support shown when NFL Europe was being played.

    So now to see who gets selected and which team has to give a home game for this. I don't know why but I just have a feeling that the Vikes might be considered on this. Firstly because it was an AFC team that forfeited the home game last year so it is the NFC's turn. Secondly I can just see the league loving the idea of parading AP as part of the promotion of the sport - the single game rushing record holder and one of the most exciting prospects to be drafted in recent years.

    We shall see..
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    Re: NFL returning to London in 2008

    There is already a thread started for this subject.......

    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=41553.0

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    Re: NFL returning to London in 2008

    "singersp" wrote:
    There is already a thread started for this subject.......

    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=41576.10
    Uh, that's a link to this thread.

    If there was another one started, I searched as well as checked the first four pages of the General NFL forum and didn't see anything...

    EDIT:
    I take it back - I found it with Britain in the headline - I was skimming for London.
    Still doesn't come up under the search though...

    Sorry for the dup post
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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