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NFL: London game 'moves forward as planned'

Posted on: July 25, 2011 4:12 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Amid the champagne-popping of the settlement between the NFL and the NFLPA, there are still some issues to be concerned about. Like the good football fans of London, who were nervously eyeing the August 1 deadline to get a new deal in place (otherwise the game would be canceled).

So we checked on it for them, and NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy told that the London game, featuring the Chicago Bears and Tampa Buccaneers, "moves forward as planned."

That's not tremendously surprising, because it seemed like a logical move for the NFL, given the timing of the deal that got done, the revenue that it brings in and the global growth of the game that the game offers.

But because the timing of the deadline for the game to take place and the possibility that a deal might not be "done" done until August 4, there was still some uncertainty surrounding the London game.

But just like with the rest of the 2011 NFL season, that's no longer a concern.

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NFL: London game 'moves forward as planned'

Dammit, I was hoping that one of the criteria for the NFLPA to sign the deal was to eliminate this London games. They had World Football league in Europe before, twice I think, and it didn't work. Lets just leave the spread of NFL football to cable / satelite tvs all over the world instead of playing a game per season in London. The NFL would help the local economy more if they play that game in any US cities instead of London. Once a year, the NFL should pick one city that don't have an NFL team and play it there instead. Not only will the players don't have to travel far but also helps the local economy of that city and state. NFL is already well known all over the world. Hell, even country like Malaysia televise Monday night football and the Super Bowl.

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