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"The game in London was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the entire 2007 season," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "We had an overwhelmingly positive response to the event from all involved -- the teams, our sponsors and business partners and of course the fans themselves."
thats Barbra Streisand !

you can't tell me a single fan of the Giants or Dolphins, or any other fan in the states is happy about this.
 

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Face it buddy. Eventually we are going to be watching celebrities play Madden against each other.

If Goodell tries to make the NFL go international, I might stop watching.

"This Sunday, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints travel across the Atlantic to face Nigel Fiskerthicket and the London Silly Nannies. Don't forget to watch something else!"
 

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I'd say they blew it in terms of fairness - they had the perfect opportunity this year when the Giants played the Jets. Since they both play in the Meadowlands, when the play each other it is a home game for both of them. So if they were to play elsewhere no one would really be losing a home game.
 

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They could sell out Wembley with fans of the Dolphins, Patriots, Packers, Cowboys, Raiders, or Giants.
That's about it from my perspective. Unfortunately, Saints fans are misrepresented here, compared to the Raiders, Pats and Giants fans.
 

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you can't tell me a single fan of the Giants or Dolphins, or any other fan in the states is happy about this.
he's talking about the dollar signs, errrr, fans in england that attended the game....
 

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I'd say they blew it in terms of fairness - they had the perfect opportunity this year when the Giants played the Jets. Since they both play in the Meadowlands, when the play each other it is a home game for both of them. So if they were to play elsewhere no one would really be losing a home game.
Someone would still have lost a home game. Each team starts with 8. One team loses one by going overseas. So you then have 1 team with 7 home games, 8 away games, and 1 London game. Meanwhile the other team has 8 home games, 7 away games, and 1 London game. Either way someone loses a home game.
 
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Face it buddy. Eventually we are going to be watching celebrities play Madden against each other.

If Goodell tries to make the NFL go international, I might stop watching.

"This Sunday, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints travel across the Atlantic to face Nigel Fiskerthicket and the London Silly Nannies. Don't forget to watch something else!"
I don't really mind the NFL going international, but if you want to play in London, or Mexico City, or Toronto, then expand the league and let those cities have their own teams.
 

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I wouldnt care if it was preseason. If they players and coaches could handle it I would rather have every preseason game away. Having the first game in the Dome count would be much more exciting.
 

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If it were somebody else's home game though, would everyone still be against it?

Obviously I'm biased here, because if the Saints were involved I would be at that game whatever it took, but I think raising the profile of the Saints worldwide isn't a bad thing.

In all honestly, the number of Saints fans in the UK and Ireland is probably below 50. I think it is more in mainland Europe, and the majority in Scandanavia, as our games are on there a lot, and I often find myself watching Danish or Norwegian online streams.
I would say the number of Cowboy, Giants and Pats fans here would each surpass 20, 000 at least. There are 2 people I know in school who follow this game, and both times, when I told them I was a Saints fan, 'Who are they?' was the response. Look on NFLUK.com for example, and see how much Saints stuff you can find. The Saints thread has been on for 5 years, and has 17 pages of posts.

Surely a game covered by the national media, and broadcast live worldwide, can only be good for us? I understand that I am in the tiny majority here though.
 

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Soccer is the #1 sport in Europe and worldwide....this will not change in our lifetimes...this is a complete waste of time and a disservice to American fans....while the teams are away maybe we could have a cricket match....geez louise...
 

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Someone would still have lost a home game. Each team starts with 8. One team loses one by going overseas. So you then have 1 team with 7 home games, 8 away games, and 1 London game. Meanwhile the other team has 8 home games, 7 away games, and 1 London game. Either way someone loses a home game.
True, but what I was trying to say is that since they would both lose a home game (because the Meadlowlands is home for both the Jets and the Gaints), neither team would feel cheated (although I'm sure their fans would)
 

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True, but what I was trying to say is that since they would both lose a home game (because the Meadlowlands is home for both the Jets and the Gaints), neither team would feel cheated (although I'm sure their fans would)
But they wouldn't both lose a home game. One team would still have travel 9 weeks as opposed to 8.

But I see what you are saying.
 

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It makes little to no sense to play reguler season games there. If you want to give them a taste of football play a preseason game over there. They won't know the difference for the most part and we don't get screwed in the process.
 

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I live in Scotland and I hope it's not the Saints either!! The only good thing about it would be the non stop TV coverage about the Saints all the time over here. But when I make it to my 1st game i want the full New Orleans experience I want to party with all you guy's and take in the atmosphere! So please no Saints in the UK
 

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