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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Alright, enough is enough!

Here's a post and another one (and another one) detailing the surprise of certain sports bloggers that there have been 500,000 ticket requests for the Phins - Giants game to be played in London in October.

I've already commented on this before but I feel that I need to reiterate what I said again. The NFL has a HUGE following in Britain. Yes the Soccer League system in England is massive and ridiculously complex but you know what? Soccer is really, really dull. Just about every soccer club in the U.K. is suffereing from low attendences and a slowly dying T.V. audience. Theres only so many times you can watch a bunch of millionaire Nancys prance their way around a 90 minute 0-0 draw before you start getting bored.

I just can't believe that some sports bloggers find it so hard to get their heads around the idea that yes, there ARE big time NFL fans in the U.K. and yes, they do know and love Football just as much as their friends across the pond.

Deal with it.



At 4:07 pm, Anonymous WBRS Sports Blog said...

If there is that much of a fan base then they should just start an NFL franchise in London.

At 9:17 am, Anonymous Sanchez said...

Now THAT would be interesting. The trick would be asking the fans to convert to a local team instead of supporting the one they've been following for twenty years. Could be a bit tricky.


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