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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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For God's sake, just play a Super Bowl there and be done with it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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(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).
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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.
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I could see the jaguars play 4 games in London and 4 games in Jacksonville
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RE: NFL strongly considering franchise in London
IF they are going to do it, why not just expand by 2 teams for London and add them to the NFC East and AFC East....or maybe a London team and a team in Germany...

just add the NFL Europe teams: London Monarchs and Rhein Fire or Frankfurt Galaxy

If they wanted to get inventive, they could add two new divisions....NFC Europe and and AFC Europe :D
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(03-02-2017 11:13 AM)EvilVodka Wrote:  IF they are going to do it, why not just expand by 2 teams for London and add them to the NFC East and AFC East....or maybe a London team and a team in Germany...

just add the NFL Europe teams: London Monarchs and Rhein Fire or Frankfurt Galaxy

If they wanted to get inventive, they could add two new divisions....NFC Europe and and AFC Europe :D

Unless Europe starts producing high level talent (1st & 2nd round draft picks), this will tremendously water down the NFL. I'd rather see a few SB's in Europe and the Jags play 3-4 games across Europe a season plus a renewed effort of rebuilding the NFL Europe. More kids than ever are playing football as well as college football in Britain. It'll be awhile before NFL ready talent there. I'd say that the EPL is more popular in the US than the NFL is in Britain and that's considering the TV ratings the SB gets in Britain.
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RE: NFL strongly considering franchise in London
Expand to Istanbul, they like American football.

But fully seriously, one team. Have them play their games in blocks of 3-4 weeks at a time on both continents. Give them a US training facility and it could work.
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RE: NFL strongly considering franchise in London
NFC EAST
Dallas Cowboys
Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
London Union Jacks


AFC EAST
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
London Monarchs


done and done
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(03-21-2017 03:56 PM)EvilVodka Wrote:  NFC EAST
Dallas Cowboys
Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
London Union Jacks


AFC EAST
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
London Monarchs


done and done

If you have 5 teams in those divisions, you probably need to expand to have 5 teams in the other 6 divisions as well. Got 6 North American cities willing to build NFL stadiums?
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(03-23-2017 09:47 AM)Phlipper33 Wrote:  
(03-21-2017 03:56 PM)EvilVodka Wrote:  NFC EAST
Dallas Cowboys
Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
London Union Jacks


AFC EAST
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
London Monarchs


done and done

If you have 5 teams in those divisions, you probably need to expand to have 5 teams in the other 6 divisions as well. Got 6 North American cities willing to build NFL stadiums?

If the NFL went to six division with six teams, only two additional North American teams would be needed.
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(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

Bad idea!! For a multitude of reasons, two of which are wage laws & tax law. Remember that Steve Francis, even though he was a crybaby didn't want to play in Canada and now you want NFL players to play in London, which is across the Atlantic?!! The NFL might want to rethink that one.
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(03-23-2017 09:47 AM)Phlipper33 Wrote:  
(03-21-2017 03:56 PM)EvilVodka Wrote:  NFC EAST
Dallas Cowboys
Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
London Union Jacks


AFC EAST
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
London Monarchs


done and done

If you have 5 teams in those divisions, you probably need to expand to have 5 teams in the other 6 divisions as well. Got 6 North American cities willing to build NFL stadiums?

NFL had uneven divisions for a long time before the current set up...
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(03-21-2017 03:56 PM)EvilVodka Wrote:  NFC EAST
Dallas Cowboys
Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
London Union Jacks


AFC EAST
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
London Monarchs


done and done

Then just get rid of AFC south
Move Jax to AFC east,
Indy and Tenn to AFC North,
Houston to AFC West
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(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

London
New York Jets
New England
Miami

New York Giants
Philadelphia
Baltimore
Washington

Buffalo
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Cleveland

Carolina
Atlanta
Tennessee
Indianapolis

Dallas
Houston
New Orleans
Tampa Bay

Detroit
Chicago
Green Bay
Minneapolis

Arizona
Las Vegas
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco

Seattle
Kansas City
Denver
Los Angeles Chargers

Something tells me that when London gets a team, the London team will have to have a practice facility in the states. There is no way the team is going to survive flying from London to New York, back to London, back to Los Angeles, back to London, back to Miami, back to London,...

Additionally, London is going to have to have practice facilities for the visiting team. A team is going to wish to get to London as early as possible to prepare to play.

In my conference movements, Dallas has the most to lose. High profile games in Washington, Philadelphia, and New York is how the franchise built a national following.

I debated keeping Dallas with Wash, Phila, and New York. I decided to move Buffalo with Pitt, Cle, and Cin. I thought about Miami, too, and kept the team east instead of moving the team with Hou, New Orleans, and Tampa.

The New York Jets may have the most to gain. Miami, New England (Boston), and London make the franchise attractive.

Anyway- just thoughts.
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