Now that LA is getting a team again. London is next with out question. Probably sooner than latter.
Question now is will it be an expansion or will a team relocate?
You can't get a team in the premier league. If you start one you have to work your way up the leagues and also there is a risk of relegation which abhorrs any american who's used to the protectist safe-zone for their team.
They're owned by businessmen. You as an american gain absolutely nothing from it. Owners are there to make money for themselves, yet you delusional are trying to associate yourselves with another mans wealth and property. Do you do this with rich people in the US?
It's not a good idea, and I don't even think it'll be possible. The difference in work laws especially will be something that can throw up hurdles that people are not even considering.
Unless it will be a US-based team that just happens to play at home in London - probably the best working solution - in which case, I'm not sure of the point of that.
>No one there is remotely interested in that shit
Brazil has more football fans than Mexico.
sure,because of a bigger population,but still,it's growing and people surely are "remotely interested"
> NFL team in London
Just make a half decent handegg league in the UK for fuck's sake
>The first game of the Wembley series was in 2007. It was hatched as a 15-year project with the endgame resulting in London getting a franchise of its own. So based on that timeline,we're more than halfway home. Those running the show in the U.K. still see 2022 as the target. Friday's summit is more proof of that
>"It's a realistic time frame," NFL Executive Vice President for International Mark Waller said Wednesday. "But there are still things we need to test for, so we have to be able to build a lot of things into the next few years. We don't need to prove as much on the fan-demand side. We feel comfortable that, in a few years, we'll be where we need to be there. The real focus is doing things to keep testing. We're really focusing on the logistical and operational side."
REASONS IT WON'T HAPPEN:
>NFLPA polled the players and something like 90% of the players said they wouldn't move to London under any circumstances
>Too stressful of a travel schedule for players, teams and schedule makers
>London team would be cheated out of practice days
>No franchises with a significant fanbase there except the Jaguars and they're probably never leaving Jacksonville
>No franchises with a significant fanbase there except the Jaguars and they're probably never leaving Jacksonville
You put it a few too many words there. No team has a fanbase here, sending a team over doesn't instantly give them fans like it does over there when you move a team across the country
No club team that plays any of the 4 major pro sports in the US could be beaten by a club team from any other country. So yes, they effectively are world champions in that case.
This isn't like pro club soccer where there are a bunch of leagues that are on roughly the same level as each other.
The NFL is by far the best football league in the world.
The NHL is by far the best hockey league.
The NBA is by far the best basketball league.
MLB is by far the best baseball league.
>WE ARE UNDER BRAZIL AND MEXICO
TELL ME WHY
Obviously not the same guy, but he Jaguars don't have a fanbase here just because they play here every year.
I do disagree with what that britposter has said though. An NFL franchise here would automatically get a fanbase because every NFL fan in the UK would be drawn to it. I'm in Scuckland and I'd get behind a London franchise.
Except you don't put your money where your mouth is and prove that they really are world champions.
Sports that compete openly worldwide do not have many US based champions, like in Formula 1, Soccer and Rugby.
I'm an NFL fan but the label "world champions" is clearly false regardless of you argument.
If a team ever moves to Mexico it would have to be Monterrey. Mexico City is huge and where most fans are but they're used to pay the least for concerts and aporta eventos. Chilangos are too fucking cheap. Also Monterrey is within safe distance from Texas. Players can live there.
No, you're just ignoring foregone conclusions as well as the basic fact that nobody else has ever asked to form a global club playoff system for any of the sports I mentioned.
This isn't a case of even slight parity. Each of those leagues blows their nearest international competitors out of the water. That's not the case in global soccer.
Really not a hard concept to understand and it's pretty easy to grasp the single nuance of this situation.
The burden of proof is on the party making the contested claim i.e. "American teams are essentially world champions." There is literally no proof to this, so your assertion must be treated as unproven and essentially false.
The facts that there is an American Football World Cup where the USA sends their D team, that they couldn't send NBA players to the Olympics for decades, and that every single good player from Venezuela, Mexico and Japan go to the MLB instead of staying in their country, etc.
>No, you're just ignoring foregone conclusions as well as the basic fact that nobody else has ever asked to form a global club playoff system for any of the sports I mentioned.
Pretty sure your wrong there as there was a push in the UK during the 80's but it was ignored.
What? That makes no sense. All football teams have the same opportunity to challenge at the highest spot if they make it there through promotion. If the leagues were static then you would have a point.
They still don't compete globally. Without actual competitive results to compare there is still no proof of this claim. Cute to see a Mexicuck sticking up for big brother btw.
Canada for nfl i guess, although it has different rules doesnt it.
I love america desu. As a nation you have singular collective grandiose delusion if being galactic fucking champions. Makes me crack up every time a jet flys over one of your obscene bowl stadiums to the sound of stars and stripes. Self awareness of a fucking daffodil.
And that's just a college game, with 94,268 people in attendance.
This kind of. Part of the enjoyment of watching NFL comes from the mindset of Americans.
>That time the halftime show was presented from a fucking Aircraft Carrier
Great bants lads.
What's that about an aircraft carrier?
>that time Mr. Bean saved your Olympic opening ceremony.
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My camel riding desert cousin taught me the rules of football back in the day. albeit, it was college football because his local station broadcasted BCS college playoffs.
In case if you're wondering, I'm an immigrant
FUCK OFF ENGLISH FOOTBALLERS ARE SHIT ALREADY WITHOUT HANDEGG NICKING DECENT THE ATHLETES
No one in Mexico is interested in NFL bucko. And Toronto is too much into the Blue Jays, Leafs, and CFL to give a fuck about the NFL. London will be the next city to get an NFL team. Question you should be asking is if the Raiders or the Chargers will be the ones that move there.
the only NFL 'fans' over here are yank expats or fuccbois who think handegg shirts are cool because their favourite tumblr blog tells them so, the rest of the population couldn't give a fuck despite how hard they're pushing the superbowl
you know you love it
where the fuck were you educated if you think that? everyone knows what redcoats were its not like they were some niche military force unique to the american campaign, all our troops wore red in those times,
and frankly if your school isn't teaching you about the empire and the Napoleonic wars then you are simply gutter trash in a shit part of the country
>this mad yankaboo
London already has an NFL approved team. It is the Jaguars. That is why the Jaguars are giving up a home game every year to play over there.
I wouldn't be surprised if the NFL explores this with other franchises, like the Bills and Toronto. Might even give them a name split, or change the name during the week. It would be an interesting way to grow the game, since the market in the U.S. is at capacity.
>Put them in the AFC East. London Redcoats vs New England Patriots would be fucking glorious. And it makes sense geographically too.
And for the stadium, Tottenham Hotspur already signed a deal with the NFL that allows football games to be played in their new stadium (opening in 2018). It has a retractable field that goes over the normal one, so the stadium could support two teams without much of a problem. It's a bit on the small side (only 61,000 people), but it's big enough for the NFL imo.
Funny way of saying "all of"
From which part of New England are you my "diehard patriots fan" friend?
Dissing yuro bandwagoners when you're a NFL bandwagoner yourself is incredibly retarded
The Royal Horse Guards still wear it. They could open every home game.
we have a league
no one cares about it
hipsters just like watching NFL to pretend they're superior to the sheeple watching "soccer", they don't give a fuck about the sport and the local teams, they just want to use handegg shirts
Would be perfect, I'm sure if and when they expand to the UK it will eventually be 2 teams, and probably 4 in the long run, maybe even more than that if they're a hit. They could make a new conference entirely in Europe.
>tfw prime Bortles, Hurns and Robinson come to play in London and win tha owl
>student GB team
American football is really popular at university.
I attended my universities team training day thing, turns out I'm not very fit or good at it, and nor is anyone else here.
Yup that's where I play, reason why it won't catch on is that it takes like so much more equipment to play and to learn the game compared to football, which I also play, and with American football I have indoor sessions which are boring as fuck
FIFA Certified South American here, while Murrican Football is certainly big in audience in sundays here, it's not that big to have a team of it's own. After all, NFL has never played outside USA and London for official matches, so... South America, nope.
i don't think none of the NFL "fans" here even know about it
i just know because of /sp/ despite not giving a fuck about handegg
they just want to use Patriots shirts and talk about how good Brady (the only player they can name) is
NFL fans are just hipster pissed because their football teams are shit so don't expect anything from them. some of the idiots even avoid cheering for the bottom teams because they dont want to bandwagon a soon to be relegated squad. that's how clueless those idiots arE
The number of teams and playoff system is literally perfect right now.
Why does goodell want to ruin everything?
>Increasing the number of playoff teams
Fuck off, no
>Moving teams to LA
It won't last more than 10 years. LA is terrible sports town.
>Expanding football to London
Fucking kill yourself. Football will never be relevant there. Only country that should maybe get a team is Canada and even then that's a stretch.
>Fucking kill yourself. Football will never be relevant there.
so you only want to expand football to countries where it will become the top sport aka nowhere else?
you couldn't even make canada like NFL more than moose hunting and hockey and they lick your boots for hobby. soccer had no problem being a fifth or fourth sport in the USA because you don't need to override someone's culture completely to settle there. guess americans never understood this concept though
>soccer had no problem being a fifth or fourth sport in the USA because you don't need to override someone's culture completely to settle there
What the fuck are you talking about you stupid fucking ape? Go eat a banana and kick a ball around your fucking favela.
JUST GIVE THE NFL GOOD COVERAGE YOU FUCKING BBC HACKS
>Wembley games expanding every fucking year
>game's audience is growing at a steady rate
>fucking nobody but sky broadcasts games
>BBC buy the rights to show highlights and put it on at 11pm on a tuesday night and show no live games
>literally an audience in the UK dying for some sport to be broadcast on one of the free channels like BBC instead of the sky/bt paywall
this sunday evening BBC Two is showing fucking snooker for hours, and I'm sure there'd be a fair few more viewers tuning in for handegg even if they don't know anything about the sport.
>Implying the next expansion teams won't be the Montreal Frenchmen and the Toronto Tories
>Implying every time the Patriots and the Tories meet it won't be a bloodbath
>They show the three Wembley games live
really, bruh? come on.
At least they'll show the Superb Owl, I guess.
Snooker ruined my childhood when the games would overrun and they'd keep it on and cancel 6pm Simpsons instead, fuck snooker.
The only people who watch it are probably in the death throes of liver failure anyway.
>they're probably never leaving Jacksonville
No broadcaster wants the rights to a full season of games. BBC shows 3 a year, and still have to displace other programming just to accommodate it.
What's the point of having a team if no-one can watch them.
The 33rd NFL team in London should be independent like Notre Dame. Play any team and if their record is better than any of the twelve playoff teams, they would usurp them in the postseason.
Just so you all know there are actually established teams in the U.K
Main list is here, there are also academy's like Bristol who train younger kids. Eventually I think there might be more interest in the sport but I remember my coach who's high up now saying that in the 90's there was an interest that slowly declined so maybe its just not a sport us brits will follow
We had an alright season when I was playing but we lost a lot of players the year I left so they've slipped back a bit now
>should have shifted to end
I was actually quicker than some of the defensive ends but the coach wanted me in the middle because there was only me and one or two others that could do it, we used to fuck around with meme plays a lot so they tried to keep everyone's plays as simple as possible
If it were an expansion how would that work with the conference and division allignments? I'm all for an expansion but only if it's 8 teams at once to keep the leauge even. But where would those teams go?
Just spitballing here
Good team notts, always happens with american football with losing players once the pads come on and people get a couple of hits. Lost to you lot last year, your facilities are like 10 times better than ours, was so jealous
>Lost to you lot last year
I went to watch that game actually.
>your facilities are like 10 times better than ours, was so jealous
We played our home games in Lincoln last year, the league was really anal about us using the 3G pitch because of the size of the end zones
Might have been trent that had the better facilities then, we lost to both notts teams, probably saw me then, playing corner or safety, by then our defensive coach had left to become Birmingham bulls head coach so we were kind of fucked.
>Japan is the 2nd best football nation in the world
>not even on the list
how the fuck do they do it?
just reading Eyeshield 21 for years?
Cant even imagine that many people watch the Superbowl here, its a major event at our uni and only like 600 people turn up out of like 12,000 students
No worries man, nice chatting! Best part of uni is the sport for me anyway, met so many people and banged so many girls through it
Travel issue can be reduced by scheduling 3 home then 3 away, etc - but it will still be a hassle.
Free agents would balk about signing with a London team where the taxes are much higher.
Would require EVERY player in the league to eventually have a passport. What would a team do if their star player couldn't play because England banned the star player because of his political views - like they did with Michael Savage and wanting to do with Donald Trump
Pre-Season and training camps would still need to be over here to avoid needing to haul over a hundred players back and forth who probably won't make the team
A London team would have the extra expense of air travel plus an american "base" needed for consecutive away games to avoid travel, but won't get the benefit of ticket sales visiting team fans traveling to see their opponents.
The "concussion issue" will be subject to foreign law.
Teams would need to hire chauffeurs for all the players, to avoid driving on the wrong side of the road.
The calls to cancel the NFL's tax exemption would get louder.
population of UK==64 million
5% of 64 million == 3.2 million
I'm sure the NFL could find 60,000 fans to buy tickets for 8 games.
Lolnope. Fulham got relegated, and are probably going to get relegated again this season. Khan has *never* given a shit about the club, he just wanted an interest in the capital so he could try and turn the Jags into London's Meme Team.
Al Fayed is an objectively unpleasant chap, but he really cared about FFC. Khan can get fucked.
I guess we could.
Were you thinking of going to a game, though? I only attend when my USian brother-in-law comes over to watch them. Absent that, though, I'd meet a fellow /sp/artan for a post-match beer or ten