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NFL strongly considering franchise in London
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/a-lond...1-concern/

But surprisingly their #1 issue is a playoff team needing to travel long distance for a playoff game.

I believe there is an obvious solution to this. Realignment

So the conferences would look like this

AFC East
London Jaguars, NE, Buf, NYJ, Miami, NYG, Philly, Wash

AFC Central
Pitt, Cle, Cincy, Balt,
Tenn, Indy, Hou, Car

NFC central
Minn, GB, Chi, Det,
Atl, Tampa, NO, Dal

NFC west
LA Rams, SF, Sea, Ariz,
SD Chargers, LV Raiders, KC, Den
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RE: NFL strongly considering franchise in London
For God's sake, just play a Super Bowl there and be done with it.
06-08-2016 09:55 PM
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Did they bring back the Concorde? Otherwise you'd need 4 team in Europe. There are barely enough decent QB's to fill out the current 32 teams. Why Goddell has a hardon for expanding a game internationally in spite of the domestic issues is baffling.
06-09-2016 10:20 AM
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You wouldn't need 4 teams there but games would have to be played in blocks of 3-4 weeks at a time, home and away. Otherwise, that's a ton of jetlag.
06-09-2016 11:50 AM
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RE: NFL strongly considering franchise in London
(06-08-2016 08:16 PM)goofus Wrote:  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/a-lond...1-concern/

But surprisingly their #1 issue is a playoff team needing to travel long distance for a playoff game.

I believe there is an obvious solution to this. Realignment

So the conferences would look like this

AFC East
London Jaguars, NE, Buf, NYJ, Miami, NYG, Philly, Wash

AFC Central
Pitt, Cle, Cincy, Balt,
Tenn, Indy, Hou, Car

NFC central
Minn, GB, Chi, Det,
Atl, Tampa, NO, Dal

NFC west
LA Rams, SF, Sea, Ariz,
SD Chargers, LV Raiders, KC, Den

There are politics involved. Dallas is not going to give up Philadelphia, New York Giants, and Washington.
06-11-2016 12:27 PM
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RE: NFL strongly considering franchise in London
(06-11-2016 12:27 PM)chess Wrote:  
(06-08-2016 08:16 PM)goofus Wrote:  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/a-lond...1-concern/

But surprisingly their #1 issue is a playoff team needing to travel long distance for a playoff game.

I believe there is an obvious solution to this. Realignment

So the conferences would look like this

AFC East
London Jaguars, NE, Buf, NYJ, Miami, NYG, Philly, Wash

AFC Central
Pitt, Cle, Cincy, Balt,
Tenn, Indy, Hou, Car

NFC central
Minn, GB, Chi, Det,
Atl, Tampa, NO, Dal

NFC west
LA Rams, SF, Sea, Ariz,
SD Chargers, LV Raiders, KC, Den

There are politics involved. Dallas is not going to give up Philadelphia, New York Giants, and Washington.

Right. Those four teams have been in the same division since 1970, and that's just one of the NFL divisional alignments that the teams don't want to give up:

NE/Jets/Buf/Mia -- they've been together in the same division since 1966 (Dolphins' first season).
Den/KC/Oak/SD -- in the same division since 1960 (AFL's first season).
Chi/Det/GB/Min -- in the same division since 1961 (Vikings' first season).
06-11-2016 01:22 PM
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Bad idea, that doesn't make sense at all.
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WLAF... and NFLE .... I think they have had two choices/chances and know their answers...
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RE: NFL strongly considering franchise in London
I could see another attempt at starting a league in Europe. That makes more sense to me then having a European team in the NFL. I think the NFL should try to play games in other cities in Europe instead of just London over the next 5-10 years, then look at starting a new NFLE. I'd try to make NFLE an (relatively) equal to the current NFL though, not a development league. Get a league of 8 teams 10 years from now, eventually expand to 16+, and then we could move towards a "World Bowl" with both the NFL and NFLE champions playing each other.
03-02-2017 10:53 AM
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I could see the jaguars play 4 games in London and 4 games in Jacksonville
03-02-2017 11:06 AM
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