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November 06, 2019 05:22PM
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waterfield
A lot of teams on the east coast today consider the east to west travel a "problem" but with 5 (6 if you count Az) teams on the west coast you won't find any of the owners complaining ($$$). With NFL interest apparently waning both in TV and attendance I'm not surprised at the interest in London. What bailed professional football out of the doldrums was the move to the west coast by the Rams in 1946 notwithstanding the travel difficulties presented. If there is sufficient interest in London the NFL will find a way to do it no matter the hardships. They've done it before. Keep in mind airline traffic continues to get faster and faster.

BTW: there is an excellent book written by James C. Sulecki titled "The Cleveland Rams-the NFL Champs Who Left Too Soon, 1936-1945". It chronicles the reasons why Reeves moved the Rams "all the way" to Los Angeles and how he had to fight the NFL over the very same issues raised herein. What's interesting is that the Rams had just won the NFL Championship and Reeves decided to move the Rams because he could not get what he wanted out of the old stadium ownership.

Here;s my own opinion of all this. I personally could care less what owners think. And I absolutely have no interest in or patience for the "expand the brand" routine. If games in London are a problem for players, then that's all I need to know.

Do I think when rich owners want something, even something that just has some kind of tinsel lure to it but nothing real and substantial, it is inevitable? No.

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  Athletic: With London ready for a NFL team, the Chargers have been discussed as a possible option.

tonyde541November 04, 2019 05:23PM

  Re: Athletic: With London ready for a NFL team, the Chargers have been discussed as a possible option.

max179November 05, 2019 12:59AM

  Add Jags to London list. Khan is making hints for new stadium in Jax

Ramgator131November 05, 2019 03:46AM

  Re: Add Jags to London list. Khan is making hints for new stadium in Jax

shellback137November 05, 2019 07:32AM

  The problem isn't going away anytime soon, maybe ever

max100November 06, 2019 05:47AM

  Re: The problem isn't going away anytime soon, maybe ever

21Dog86November 07, 2019 03:57AM

  London my eye....

RAMbler159November 05, 2019 06:59AM

  Re: London my eye....

MamaRAMa136November 06, 2019 03:11AM

  Not as far as you think

headslapper81November 06, 2019 10:40PM

  Re: Not as far as you think

MamaRAMa72November 07, 2019 03:18AM

  Well, maybe that's ok....

RAMbler93November 07, 2019 01:34PM

  Crazy thought, but add 8 more teams...

Deadhead Ram199November 05, 2019 07:45AM

  some of those cities make way more sense than London...

LMU93116November 06, 2019 09:53AM

  Chargers Owner Dean Spanos Calls London Rumors 'Total F--king Bulls--t'

MamaRAMa130November 06, 2019 04:38AM

  The ONLY way I see that working......

NewMexicoRam120November 06, 2019 04:50AM

  Rams came to the west coast notwithstanding similar complaints

waterfield121November 06, 2019 07:18AM

  Re: Rams came to the west coast notwithstanding similar complaints

zn102November 06, 2019 12:09PM

  Re: Rams came to the west coast notwithstanding similar complaints

waterfield98November 06, 2019 12:46PM

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zn94November 06, 2019 05:22PM

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waterfield93November 06, 2019 08:25PM

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zn83November 06, 2019 08:48PM

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AlbaNY_Ram82November 07, 2019 12:46PM

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zn89November 07, 2019 01:53PM

  I vote for the team name to be the Fletchers

RinconRam106November 06, 2019 08:52AM

  Re: lol (nm)

AlbaNY_Ram105November 06, 2019 10:18AM

  Good one....

RAMbler80November 07, 2019 01:35PM

  How about Bangers and Mash?

NewMexicoRam95November 07, 2019 03:06PM

  a team in London just won't work...logistics nightmare

Rampage2K-98November 07, 2019 12:24PM

  the other problem is playoffs

LMU9374November 07, 2019 12:59PM