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NFL London 2011
« on: April 19, 2011, 09:32:08 AM »
NFL slate on Tuesday; London game set
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6384774

The NFL announced Monday that the Chicago Bears will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London this season. The game will be in Wembley Stadium on Oct. 23. If the labor problems last until Aug. 1, the game will be re-scheduled for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.


I am a little disappointed we have to settle for the Bucs again so soon but at least it should be a more competitive game than 2 years ago. I am sure I will be there on the "remembrance tour" of 2011 in honor of Calvin!

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 03:47:55 PM »
Regardless of the game I am going with the (almost  :() usual entourage to London arriving Friday, October 21st in the afternoon and going back Monday, October 24th in the evening  :)
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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2011, 01:07:13 PM »
Good, 5 years and counting...... :)

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 08:52:26 AM »
Just bought 5 tickets for the game....

Block 229, Row 8, Seats 75-71  8) 8) 8)

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2011, 07:03:39 AM »
London49ers has got tickets for the game as well  :)

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 05:15:19 PM »
I wonder where the 2nd "overseas" game will be placed....?

Hopefully they will vote to continue the succes 2 weeks from now and reveal a bit of the expansion possibilities  ;)

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 09:49:30 AM »
What I wonder is how long before we see a place like London get it's own franchise. 

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 10:20:59 AM »
It will not happen as long as there is no franchise in LA  ;)

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2011, 10:45:50 AM »
It will not happen as long as there is no franchise in LA  ;)

The way that has gone for LA I would not be surprised if it did!  They might have  team in Japan before LA! ;)

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2011, 11:24:25 AM »
It will not happen as long as there is no franchise in LA  ;)

The way that has gone for LA I would not be surprised if it did!  They might have  team in Japan before LA! ;)

Will that be the " Tokyo Tsunamis"? I still think we are quite a few years away from a Europe-based team. I am excited to hear where a 2nd game might be held....

The tickets to this years game arrived yesterday  8)

 

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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2011, 02:37:45 PM »
It will not happen as long as there is no franchise in LA  ;)

The way that has gone for LA I would not be surprised if it did!  They might have  team in Japan before LA! ;)

Will that be the " Tokyo Tsunamis"? I still think we are quite a few years away from a Europe-based team. I am excited to hear where a 2nd game might be held....

The tickets to this years game arrived yesterday  8)

 

Agree it is a few years away.

I would kill to be there w you guys!

Some day maybe! :)

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011, 03:30:48 PM »
Would they put London in the NFC West? (Remember that Carolina once was!)
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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2011, 03:04:31 PM »
I doubt a London-based team would be placed in the West. Although Carolina was a West team it is still another 6-hour time diff.!!


Frankfurt, Germany has been mentioned as a possible location for a 2nd game. I could see that happening.....

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2011, 02:03:55 PM »
NFL wants two London games
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7080597/roger-goodell-says-nfl-hopes-2nd-game-london

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is interested in adding a second regular-season game in London and says the move will be discussed at the owners meetings this week.

"It's been tremendously successful," Goodell said before the Buffalo Bills' game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. "Fan reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, and we want to build on that."

The commissioner said the league was happy with the game it played in Mexico City in 2005 -- the first regular-season game outside the United States -- but noted the NFL is focusing on adding a regular-season game in England.


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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2011, 09:39:45 AM »
NFL games in Britain OK'd through '16
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7089240/nfl-owners-ok-games-britain-2016

HOUSTON -- The NFL will play regular-season games in Britain through 2016.

Team owners approved a resolution Tuesday at their fall meetings, with the number of games per year potentially increasing. No venues, dates or teams have been decided, but commissioner Roger Goodell said there could be more than one game there next season.

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Love the decision but the prospect of having teams with low home attendance - Jacksonville, Cincinnati, Raiders and Chargers - does not appeal so much  :-\

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2011, 03:55:57 PM »
WTF is Carlsberg beer is that s :-X from Russia?!  :P ;D

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2011, 04:19:38 PM »
It can't always be Budweiser





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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2011, 04:23:39 PM »
Lucky bottle AND EMPTY cases of beer! :P :P :P

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2011, 11:57:32 AM »
Less than a week for the departure  8)

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2011, 04:52:01 PM »
Expensive win tonight.... Morning bread for the people at work on Tuesday and a round of pints for the guys in London  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2011, 04:48:09 AM »
Money well spent if you ask me.

This just feels so good 8)
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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2011, 09:12:03 AM »
I've told my boss he'd better be prepared for giving me time off in early january  ;)

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2011, 02:12:55 PM »
Man I hope your right that would be so great!

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2011, 05:36:38 PM »
I've told my boss he'd better be prepared for giving me time off in early january  ;)

And you told ME to calm down when I said the niners would go to Detroit 4-1 :)
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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2011, 01:27:49 PM »
I've told my boss he'd better be prepared for giving me time off in early january  ;)

And you told ME to calm down when I said the niners would go to Detroit 4-1 :)


I only told him he should be prepared for a request for time off  ;)  I don't want to jinx the team by celebrating prematurely.....


Are you coming to London this year, Hojer?

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2011, 07:10:00 PM »
 ;D I hope you guys have a great time and a safe trip; it's just too bad our ELITE NINERS are not jumping the pond this year to play.   :-\ :-X :'(

Maybe next season cause if we keep this up it sure would not be a surprise!

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2011, 09:11:30 AM »
With our bye I'll just focus on having a blast and teasing the others  ;) We have as many wins as the other 4 guys has combined - Rams, Bucs, Dolphins and Broncos  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: NFL London 2011
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2011, 09:35:00 AM »
With our bye I'll just focus on having a blast and teasing the others  ;) We have as many wins as the other 4 guys has combined - Rams, Bucs, Dolphins and Broncos  ;D ;D ;D

Man have fun with that i know I would!

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Re: NFL London 2011
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