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    NFL in talks on London Super Bowl

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    Tim Love of BBC.com reports The NFL have had 'substantive talks' with officials in London about holding the Super Bowl in the city, a senior league official has told BBC Sport.

    While commissioner Roger Goodell has previously admitted an interest in bringing the game to London, this is the first confirmation of discussions.

    "We've spoken on what it would take to host and for us to bring it over," said events vice-president Frank Supovitz.

    "The city has all the facilities needed, and in great quantity."

    Supovitz was talking in New York City where the NFL Draft will take place this weekend.

    "We have had very substantive conversations with the city of London. We've got to the point of exploring the bid document," he added.

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    With our luck this would be the Super Bowl the Jets finally make it to.

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    absolutely appalling!!!!!!!!!

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    It might as well be, can't afford it anyway.

    Let's see what time would it be on? About Noon? That would be good!!

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    GTFO!

    That's ridiculous IMO.

    Mark my words, the Super Bowl will be held in London in a few years. It will be the one season in my lifetime that the Jets make it to the big game. The game will be on at 5AM, it will rain terribly at Wembley the night before and the Jets will lose 6-3 in the Mudbowl II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    It might as well be, can't afford it anyway.

    Let's see what time would it be on? About Noon? That would be good!!
    That's what I was wondering. But I am sure the NFL would want to keep the game in prime time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    It might as well be, can't afford it anyway.

    Let's see what time would it be on? About Noon? That would be good!!
    London is 5 hrs ahead so the game would at the very latest be on at 4PM here in on the east coast. Europeans hate American football almost as much as we hate soccer. Now we're giving them the Super Bowl. Ugh.

    Goodell is an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petejet View Post
    That's what I was wondering. But I am sure the NFL would want to keep the game in prime time.
    They can't - unless they want kickoff to be at 11PM or later in London. The Brits with their early culture would love that.

    Goodell is trying to copy what Stern did with the nba. It's not going to work though.
    Last edited by VincenzoTestaverde; 04-24-2009 at 10:23 AM.

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    On another note - when the NFL expands the schedule to 17 or 18 games in a couple of years the SB will be played on the Sunday of President's Day Weekend. NASCAR has agreed to have the Daytona 500 on another day. I hope they move it to the Saturday. That would be an awesome weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petejet View Post

    With our luck this would be the Super Bowl the Jets finally make it to.
    That's something you probably don't have to worry about.

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    ok an NFL Super Bowl in London...what in the name of all that is holy is the thought process here other than cashing in?

    This idea sickens me...I'm inching ever closer to being done with pro sports.

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    id flip **** if any super bowl was held outside of america.

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    Seriously, what has Goodell done as commish besides cover up the Pats scandal, give thugs and criminals second and third chances, and try to move football overseas? He blows.

    Bring back Tags!

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    we are even out sourcing our sports.... god bless the usa... and hang the ceo's....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetstream23 View Post
    GTFO!

    That's ridiculous IMO.

    Mark my words, the Super Bowl will be held in London in a few years. It will be the one season in my lifetime that the Jets make it to the big game. The game will be on at 5AM, it will rain terribly at Wembley the night before and the Jets will lose 6-3 in the Mudbowl II.
    Damn you AJ DUHE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ListerFiend View Post
    id flip **** if any super bowl was held outside of america.
    ... yet you're happy that the winning team will still call themselves WORLD champions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 10PennyToColes87 View Post
    Seriously, what has Goodell done as commish besides cover up the Pats scandal, give thugs and criminals second and third chances, and try to move football overseas? He blows.

    Bring back Tags!
    IMO Tags was one of the worst commissioners ever. He did nothing for the fans. Long time teams like the Browns and Oilers relocated under his watch. The advent of the PSL came under his watch. He left such a bad CBA in place it is now in danger of being cancelled all together and there is a good possibility of a work stoppage. All part of Tag's legacy. Not a good commish at all.

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    Krafty won't let Goodell do this. Myra hates those long flights.

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    The Super Bowl in London would cheapen the game and basically makes the league look like sell outs... The European Champions Soccer league would never have their championship here.....

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    Goodell says "not aware" of London Super Bowl talks

    Just heard him on the Dan Patrick radio show. The next 3 SB's are Miami, Dallas, Indianapolis. There will be a vote for the one after that in May. Possibilities are New Orleans, Arizona, Miami. He said that they often discuss future games with London officials but he was not aware of any Super Bowl discussions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10PennyToColes87 View Post
    Seriously, what has Goodell done as commish besides cover up the Pats scandal, give thugs and criminals second and third chances, and try to move football overseas? He blows.

    Bring back Tags!
    Roger Goodell is a sh*tbag Pats homer.

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