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2022-05-04 9:18:47 AM  
I understand having Tom Brady play as an ambassador and marketing opportunity, but couldn't they have selected a better opponent than Drew Lock / Geno Smith to make the game somewhat interesting?
 
2022-05-04 9:22:55 AM  
Jawohl, Herr Colonel!
 
2022-05-04 9:28:31 AM  
Dieses Spiel wird scheiße
 
2022-05-04 9:41:47 AM  

Dr.Fey: I understand having Tom Brady play as an ambassador and marketing opportunity, but couldn't they have selected a better opponent than Drew Lock / Geno Smith to make the game somewhat interesting?


Hogan's Heroes vs. Schultz's Sargents?
 
2022-05-04 9:42:53 AM  
Tamps 425 Seattle -35
 
2022-05-04 9:59:23 AM  

Dr.Fey: I understand having Tom Brady play as an ambassador and marketing opportunity, but couldn't they have selected a better opponent than Drew Lock / Geno Smith to make the game somewhat interesting?


It's possible Wilson was still the QB when this was decided
 
2022-05-04 10:05:57 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: Dr.Fey: I understand having Tom Brady play as an ambassador and marketing opportunity, but couldn't they have selected a better opponent than Drew Lock / Geno Smith to make the game somewhat interesting?

It's possible Wilson was still the QB when this was decided


You might have a point there. It will be interesting to hear the story. Peter King may cover it. I wonder if they had to work around that stadium's schedule.
 
2022-05-04 10:37:12 AM  
Germany had a bunch of teams in NFL Europe, didn't they? Surprised it took this long for the real deal to go there
 
2022-05-04 11:02:16 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Germany had a bunch of teams in NFL Europe, didn't they? Surprised it took this long for the real deal to go there


By the end of NFL Europe, they were almost all German teams.
 
2022-05-04 11:09:27 AM  

DrunkenGator: ElwoodCuse: Germany had a bunch of teams in NFL Europe, didn't they? Surprised it took this long for the real deal to go there

By the end of NFL Europe, they were almost all German teams.


The greatest QB in NFL Europe history

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2022-05-04 11:29:40 AM  

DrunkenGator: ElwoodCuse: Germany had a bunch of teams in NFL Europe, didn't they? Surprised it took this long for the real deal to go there

By the end of NFL Europe, they were almost all German teams.


Shouldn't have appeased them by letting them acquire the Polish team. I blame the British team for allowing it to happen.
 
2022-05-04 11:33:05 AM  
Sea Chickens? Seriously?
 
2022-05-04 11:47:15 AM  
Oh wow...I wish I could go.

/Went to the Seahawks game in London in 2018.
 
2022-05-04 11:56:46 AM  
I mentioned it in the soccer at Lambeau thread, but my 8 year old son's two very favorite sports teams are Tottenham Hotspur, and the Green Bay Packers. He is insistent that he is going to London to watch the Packers play at Hotspurs stadium.
 
2022-05-04 12:08:34 PM  
Give it up NFL. The dream of a European team died when the Concorde blew up.
 
2022-05-04 12:51:25 PM  

DrunkenGator: ElwoodCuse: Germany had a bunch of teams in NFL Europe, didn't they? Surprised it took this long for the real deal to go there

By the end of NFL Europe, they were almost all German teams.


Yup, the only one of the countries it was in that really developed an interest in gridiron football was Germany.  Which is why, if the NFL is determined to go to Europe, Berlin or Munich seems a far more obvious choice than London.
 
2022-05-04 1:19:26 PM  
Honestly, none of the overseas matchups look good. AZ vs. SF should be interesting and geographically it makes some sense, but the NFL is not giving Europe any matchups that could otherwise be put in prime time.
 
2022-05-04 1:25:08 PM  

jake_lex: DrunkenGator: ElwoodCuse: Germany had a bunch of teams in NFL Europe, didn't they? Surprised it took this long for the real deal to go there

By the end of NFL Europe, they were almost all German teams.

Yup, the only one of the countries it was in that really developed an interest in gridiron football was Germany.  Which is why, if the NFL is determined to go to Europe, Berlin or Munich seems a far more obvious choice than London.


London makes from a practical perspective. The common language really does help, it also had a greater concentration of US expats, and the owners have far more interest there.
 
2022-05-04 1:51:42 PM  

OkieDookie: Dr.Fey: I understand having Tom Brady play as an ambassador and marketing opportunity, but couldn't they have selected a better opponent than Drew Lock / Geno Smith to make the game somewhat interesting?

Hogan's Heroes vs. Schultz's Sargents?


the Dargent's defense saw nothing?
 
2022-05-04 1:52:04 PM  

grimlock1972: OkieDookie: Dr.Fey: I understand having Tom Brady play as an ambassador and marketing opportunity, but couldn't they have selected a better opponent than Drew Lock / Geno Smith to make the game somewhat interesting?

Hogan's Heroes vs. Schultz's Sargents?

the Sargent's defense saw nothing?


FTFM
 
2022-05-04 2:35:56 PM  

shellcat: Sea Chickens? Seriously?


At least we have a team.
 
2022-05-04 3:22:36 PM  
Why are these games scheduled to start in the afternoons in Europe and way too early here? They could start in prime time in London/Munich and it would be close to the 1p eastern kickoff time, give or take an hour.
 
2022-05-04 3:30:24 PM  

Wadded Beef: Why are these games scheduled to start in the afternoons in Europe and way too early here? They could start in prime time in London/Munich and it would be close to the 1p eastern kickoff time, give or take an hour.


At least when I went to the London game, the kickoff time in Seattle was 10am.

With the Munich game, kickoff is at 6:30am.  I plan on having a party for that game, but I assume most people won't show up until halftime.
 
2022-05-04 3:41:02 PM  

The_Sponge: Wadded Beef: Why are these games scheduled to start in the afternoons in Europe and way too early here? They could start in prime time in London/Munich and it would be close to the 1p eastern kickoff time, give or take an hour.

At least when I went to the London game, the kickoff time in Seattle was 10am.

With the Munich game, kickoff is at 6:30am.  I plan on having a party for that game, but I assume most people won't show up until halftime.


You WENT? That's awesome. I imagine it was filled with mostly American expats(?). Maybe a few locals asking why the clock randomly stops.
 
2022-05-04 3:43:49 PM  

Wadded Beef: Why are these games scheduled to start in the afternoons in Europe and way too early here? They could start in prime time in London/Munich and it would be close to the 1p eastern kickoff time, give or take an hour.


This way gives them an extra timeslot on television.
 
2022-05-04 3:58:38 PM  

Wadded Beef: The_Sponge: Wadded Beef: Why are these games scheduled to start in the afternoons in Europe and way too early here? They could start in prime time in London/Munich and it would be close to the 1p eastern kickoff time, give or take an hour.

At least when I went to the London game, the kickoff time in Seattle was 10am.

With the Munich game, kickoff is at 6:30am.  I plan on having a party for that game, but I assume most people won't show up until halftime.

You WENT? That's awesome. I imagine it was filled with mostly American expats(?). Maybe a few locals asking why the clock randomly stops.


Seahawks @ Raiders, October 2018....a hell of a way to celebrate my 40th birthday.

Quite a few Americans were there, but I have no idea if we exceeded the number of European fans.  The friend who went with me has Raiders season tickets, but he was blocked from using his status to buy tickets.  I guess the NFL wanted to give preference to fans in the UK.  And that friend's nephew (English dude) went to the game with us.  He had a few questions, but he picked up on the rules quickly.

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2022-05-04 4:39:38 PM  
Ja! Bayerhund das oder die Flipperwaldt gespuhrt!
 
2022-05-04 5:52:31 PM  

Dr.Fey: I understand having Tom Brady play as an ambassador and marketing opportunity, but couldn't they have selected a better opponent than Drew Lock / Geno Smith to make the game somewhat interesting?


The reigning champion Rams were RIGHT THERE on TB's home slate this season.
 
2022-05-04 6:38:33 PM  

sephjnr: Dr.Fey: I understand having Tom Brady play as an ambassador and marketing opportunity, but couldn't they have selected a better opponent than Drew Lock / Geno Smith to make the game somewhat interesting?

The reigning champion Rams were RIGHT THERE on TB's home slate this season.


Why in the hell would either team give up local market revenue for that game?

That's the issue with neutral site games. You have a "home team" for scheduling purposes, but the home team doesn't actually get any of the revenue inside/outside the gate.

This is why GB resisted overseas games for so long. When your stadium is not just sold out, but at max capacity, every week, with thousands of additional folks choosing to pay stadium prices for food and beer to watch a game on TV at a bar inside your parking lot, you hold onto every game you can, and GB road games are also basically guaranteed to sell out, so no bottom feeders want to give up their GB games and lose that local revenue.

International games can also get complicated because US law is much more lax about things like DUIs, which can complicate visas.
 
2022-05-04 7:22:58 PM  
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2022-05-04 8:38:52 PM  

dywed88: jake_lex: DrunkenGator: ElwoodCuse: Germany had a bunch of teams in NFL Europe, didn't they? Surprised it took this long for the real deal to go there

By the end of NFL Europe, they were almost all German teams.

Yup, the only one of the countries it was in that really developed an interest in gridiron football was Germany.  Which is why, if the NFL is determined to go to Europe, Berlin or Munich seems a far more obvious choice than London.

London makes from a practical perspective. The common language really does help, it also had a greater concentration of US expats, and the owners have far more interest there.


I mean, when this was conceived there were 250K Americans stationed in West Germany.
 
2022-05-04 8:54:59 PM  

drewogatory: dywed88: jake_lex: DrunkenGator: ElwoodCuse: Germany had a bunch of teams in NFL Europe, didn't they? Surprised it took this long for the real deal to go there

By the end of NFL Europe, they were almost all German teams.

Yup, the only one of the countries it was in that really developed an interest in gridiron football was Germany.  Which is why, if the NFL is determined to go to Europe, Berlin or Munich seems a far more obvious choice than London.

London makes from a practical perspective. The common language really does help, it also had a greater concentration of US expats, and the owners have far more interest there.

I mean, when this was conceived there were 250K Americans stationed in West Germany.


West Germany was long in the past before 2007.
 
2022-05-04 9:00:30 PM  

dywed88: drewogatory: dywed88: jake_lex: DrunkenGator: ElwoodCuse: Germany had a bunch of teams in NFL Europe, didn't they? Surprised it took this long for the real deal to go there

By the end of NFL Europe, they were almost all German teams.

Yup, the only one of the countries it was in that really developed an interest in gridiron football was Germany.  Which is why, if the NFL is determined to go to Europe, Berlin or Munich seems a far more obvious choice than London.

London makes from a practical perspective. The common language really does help, it also had a greater concentration of US expats, and the owners have far more interest there.

I mean, when this was conceived there were 250K Americans stationed in West Germany.

West Germany was long in the past before 2007.


NFL Europe launched in 91 though.
 
2022-05-04 9:07:15 PM  

drewogatory: dywed88: drewogatory: dywed88: jake_lex: DrunkenGator: ElwoodCuse: Germany had a bunch of teams in NFL Europe, didn't they? Surprised it took this long for the real deal to go there

By the end of NFL Europe, they were almost all German teams.

Yup, the only one of the countries it was in that really developed an interest in gridiron football was Germany.  Which is why, if the NFL is determined to go to Europe, Berlin or Munich seems a far more obvious choice than London.

London makes from a practical perspective. The common language really does help, it also had a greater concentration of US expats, and the owners have far more interest there.

I mean, when this was conceived there were 250K Americans stationed in West Germany.

West Germany was long in the past before 2007.

NFL Europe launched in 91 though.


The NFL playing official games in London started in 2007. What was going on in 1991 was irrelevant to that.
 
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