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(Sporting News)   Oakland Raiders' stadium problems makes moving to Los Angeles inevitable. Fans in Los Angeles immediately disappointed, still hope to get a real NFL quality team   ( divider line
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2013-08-16 10:47:46 AM  
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London Raiders... I like it.
2013-08-16 12:52:39 PM  
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flak attack: MugzyBrown: stickymichael: player recruitment are two reasons alone why it would never get off the ground

Do you honestly think players would rather play in boring midwest towns like Cincinatti, or Indianapolis, etc than a world class city like London?

If I'm a player, I'm sure as hell not going to a team that requires flying for 16-24 hours every other week unless they are paying me way better money than everyone else.

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/wants to put a couple of teams in the US
2013-08-16 12:05:06 PM  
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stickymichael: MugzyBrown: WhiskeySticks: Whenever a North American sport talks expansion to Europe, it has to be the dumbest idea ever.  There aren't enough days in a week or hours in a day to make it possible.

Since football plays once per week it's pretty doable.

Not a such big difference between a east coast team flying to Europe or flying to California.

There would be a couple of times per year a team would have to make a really long flight, and they could arrange the schedule for those times to occur before or after a bye week to give the traveling team more time to adjust.

They could allow the European team more games in a row at home/on the road so there's not so much back and forth.

Really it would be pretty damn easy to do.

There are lots of reasons an NFL team in Europe won't happen. The flight time isn't one of them.

The tax situation and player recruitment are two reasons alone why it would never get off the ground.

Yep, especially in London,  The UK taxes any non resident athlete's salary AND endorsement income.   It could work in a league with a billionaire owner who doesn't give a fark about having to outspend market rate to attract every player, but it would never working in the NFL with the hardest, most punitive salary cap in professional sports.
2013-08-16 11:30:09 AM  
1 vote:

buckeyebrain: The Bestest: the Raiders ruined Oakland Coliseum and are now mad they have to play in a ruined stadium?

Oakland Coliseum is a shiathole, for both baseball and football.

Only because of the Raiders and that atrocity Al Davis built in Mount Davis. Completely ruined the stadium. Prior to that, it was actually a fairly good ballpark. Sigh....
2013-08-16 10:52:00 AM  
1 vote:
In order to let them move, they must be required to pay for the re-renovation of the Coliseum. Step 1: removing Mount Davis so fans can see the Oakland Hills again.
2013-08-16 10:44:53 AM  
1 vote: the Raiders ruined Oakland Coliseum and are now mad they have to play in a ruined stadium?
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