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Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:12 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 3:28 pm
 
IrsayBy Josh Katzowitz

INDIANAPOLIS -- The members of the Super Bowl committee lately have been content to award hosting duties in cities in the northern part of the U.S. For instance, Indianapolis here and New Jersey in 2014. But what about an international Super Bowl?

Apparently, that’s been something the committee has discussed.

“There’s a little bit of change in philosophy,” Irsay said Monday. “We have the 50-year anniversary coming up, which we’re looking at. There are some members of our committee who have been thinking about having an international Super Bowl in London. That obviously has some real pluses and minuses if you weren’t going to have it on America soil. Right now, we’re in a wait-and-see approach.”

Los Angeles also has drawn some interest from the Super Bowl committee, assuming the Farmer Field project is completed at some point. But London? It seems … well … not very fan-friendly and, probably more importantly, not very corporate-friendly.

It is good news that the committee is willing to get out of the San Diego-Miami-New Orleans rotation every once in a while. Though Dallas, in many ways, had problems, Indianapolis has been a dream so far. Of course, Super Bowl XLVI will be played in a dome, and if the weather drops to 30 degrees and snow begins to fall here, it won’t matter.

The same can’t be said for the New Meadowlands Super Bowl in two years.

“We’re always looking at new stadiums, in warm weather or in a dome,” Irsay said. “We’re obviously going to have a trial weather balloon on that in New York. It could be interesting.”

London could be interesting as well. But that doesn’t mean it’s a great idea.

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Comments

Since: Oct 2, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 12:18 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

With London 5 hours ahead of the eastern u.s. when the f*** are you going to play that game ? 6pm their time, 1pm east 10am west ? WTF ??!!!



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 12:10 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

what's wrong with Canada?
Toronto has saved the Bills over and over again
but London for a SB is far fetched




Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:57 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Please stop the nonsense.  The NFL is an American game, and will probably stay that way.  How many Brits are going to shell out big bucks to go and watch a game they do not fully understand?  The NFL already makes a small fortune, and that is more than enough for both the players and the owners.  Trying to force this across the ocean is just silly.  If they want American football, let them start their own league.  This is all about greed, but the owners need to remember where their money comes from, and that is the local sports fan.  Worldwide leagues would have no chance for success. 



Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:52 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

I do not get the obsession with forcing this down our throats, but I can definitely seeing it happen.  Having a franchise in London has been a focal point of the league for years.  They force feed it and somehow convince owners that it is a great way to showcase their city?  -Kind of bizarre.  In the end, they will get the most boycotted viewing event in league history.  



Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:48 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Sounds Super Stupid to me. The SB belongs in the US and should never be played on foreign soil. Especially with the economy in the dumps, lets support our own cities. I lived in Europe and most Europeans could give a rats ass about the SB. 



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:41 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

AMERICAN football is an AMERICAN game! Are there any teams from London in the league?NO!!!!!!!
Quit thinking of personel profit, Goodell, you are allready making the game into tag football, DONT export the biggest game of the year like manufacturers export jobs.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:38 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Why in the EF do they keep wanting to put everything in London!?  LONDON IS OVER!  THE NFL IN THE UK/EUROPE IS OVER!  GET OVER IT GOODELL & COMPANY!



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:26 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

What I find humorous about this stupid story is the reaction that Irsay has produced with his comments. People have come up with all their assinine political views and bigoted feelings towards anything not American just because this blowhard says some ridiculous idea is possible.



Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:24 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

@billbcec. His wife is the village ho



Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:21 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Irsay is a loser. I dont care if having any superbowl in london boosts the ratings x1,000,000. Football is Americas game. Its bad enuff one game is played in england but the superbowl?? Fuck you irsay. You are a TRUE mule


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