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Friday, June 29, 2007

48,125 Fans Not Enough To Save NFL Europa

The NFL has decided to close down NFL Europa despite the impressive attendence that the World Bowl received last weekend.

Overall I think this was the right decision, not only was the league losing approximately $30 million a year, but it was growing increasingly half-assed and was filled with more bitter coaching then a sacked Tennis parent.

The truth is the NFL didn't really know what to do with NFL Europa. It started out well enough but the owners were mostly greedy guys who thought they could make a fast buck and, rather then market and develop a new fan base, all but one of the teams ended up moving to Germany, where the fans apparently have a hunger for bad football.

This decision will give the NFL more resources to focus on the International Series which is far, far more likely to gain the growth and support that the League is after. European fans all know the same thing that U.S. fans do; The NFL is it. There is no other league in the world or inĀ  any other sport that provides the thrill and excitement of the NFL. It's time for the rest of the world to get a chance to see it.


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