Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
Originally posted by susweel:
Thats pretty stupid because nobody in the UK even gives a f**k about american football.
If I was a team owner I would b***h and moan about it, especially with all the terrorist BS going on, wouldnt want my team at risk of being attacked by these crazy b*****ds
This is possibly the most ignorant post I have ever read. I can't even be bothered to try to confront the blinkered and uninformed view of the world it demonstrates.
On the original subject, good. There is a small but very passionate fanbase here in the UK. There NFL killed the pre-season America Bowl visit, but offered up these occasional games as an alternative.
The people who use the travel argument against this rare visit need only check the regular travel plans of most NFL teams, particularly the West Coast franchises.
The comment about a franchise being based in the UK is surely baloney. There are a number of places higher on the shopping list than us.
And Susweel, I am happy that you have visited the UK various times. But that doesn't make you an expert on it. One thing almost all of those running the UK Booster Clubs agreed on was that the fanbase whilst relatively small was rabid in it's commitment to the game. Committed in such a way which quite often shames the home fans. You have to be, or you wouldn't stick with it.
There won't be a UK franchise, though.