Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
2 Pages<12
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline yooperfan  
#11 Posted : Monday, October 14, 2013 1:32:21 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2014PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2016

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan
Applause Given: 1,642
Applause Received: 657
sschind said: Go to Quoted Post
That would surprise the hell out of me. That would be tantamount to moving the Macy's 4th of July fireworks spectacular to London.


The NFL seems intent on creating a market for American football across the pond.
Sending crappy teams like the Vikings or Jacksonville over there to play isn't the way to grab the attention of the Europeans but sending the two best teams to play in the biggest NFL extravaganza to London would create a high level of excitement for NFL football in all of Europe.
Don't count it out.

Offline sschind  
#12 Posted : Monday, October 14, 2013 6:29:20 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Location: SE WISCONSIN
Applause Given: 390
Applause Received: 813
yooperfan said: Go to Quoted Post
The NFL seems intent on creating a market for American football across the pond.
Sending crappy teams like the Vikings or Jacksonville over there to play isn't the way to grab the attention of the Europeans but sending the two best teams to play in the biggest NFL extravaganza to London would create a high level of excitement for NFL football in all of Europe.
Don't count it out.



I just don't see it happening. If crappy teams can't hold the interest then the NFL has no business staying around in London. If interest starts to lag I see Goodell pulling the plug before he sends the biggest sporting event in America overseas.

About 15 or 20 years ago a friend of mine said that within 5 or ten years the SB would be a pay per view event (this was when Wrestlemania and all of Mike Tyson's fights were the PPV rage) and I disagreed with him. Its just too big of an event for the average American to ever make drastic changes like charging to see it on TV or moving it abroad. I wouldn't count anything out but I would say chances are very very slim.

On the other hand we may see the Pro Bowl move overseas. No one in America wants to watch it anyway and that would be a great way to introduce all the stars of the sport to other countries. I actually think it would heighten interest here in the states as well.
Offline wpr  
#13 Posted : Monday, October 14, 2013 7:14:43 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 4,001
Applause Received: 2,052
yooperfan said: Go to Quoted Post
The NFL seems intent on creating a market for American football across the pond.
Sending crappy teams like the Vikings or Jacksonville over there to play isn't the way to grab the attention of the Europeans but sending the two best teams to play in the biggest NFL extravaganza to London would create a high level of excitement for NFL football in all of Europe.
Don't count it out.



It was mentioned before the problem is time zone differences. No advertiser is going to pay the money they fork out for an afternoon game. For that kind of money they will demand the prime time slot. There just isn't any way to do it. If the game begins at 8 pm London it will be 3 pm on the East Coast and Noon on the West Coast. I don't know about Daylight Savings Time in London. Here the times would change by an hour.

Point is the game would have to be played in the middle of the night to reach the American audience in the late afternoon and early evening time that is required.
Offline PackFanWithTwins  
#14 Posted : Monday, October 14, 2013 7:59:52 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

Joined: 9/26/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 26
Applause Received: 962
None of it makes sense. Sure you can throw a couple games there each year and they will sell out because it is still a novelty to them. But will they do the same yearly for 8 weeks. SB, maybe but I don't see that either. Sure most of the people who can afford tickets would still be able to go overseas. But so much of the SB is the week before where average fans can get some access and experience some of the Big game. I doubt that could be matched anywhere over seas.

If London and Europe want American Football, let them field some college teams that can get into NCAA.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages<12
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
uffda udfa (1h) : Need some strong sharp passionate voices on D. Daniels gives great quotes.
uffda udfa (1h) : Nick Perry seems to be the team leader as he was giving pregame speeches that seemed very uninspiring.
uffda udfa (2h) : Morgan and his 14 wonderlic. Ever hear him talk? Man, not a bright guy at all.
uffda udfa (2h) : Burnett needs to be replaced. That's our leader? Or one of them? No, thanks.
beast (3h) : For the secondary, I think Burnett/Haha are the leaders.
Smokey (3h) : GB needs a new motto : DEFENSE RULES ! , is intended to change the direction of the Packers focus moving forward .
Smokey (3h) : Thank You Zero.
Zero2Cool (4h) : Great reading a thread and seeing "defense rules" spammed in them all. Great reading material.
Smokey (4h) : DEFENSE RULES !
Zero2Cool (4h) : Think you need to defensive leaders. Front Seven and Secondary. We seem to lack both. Daniels is closest.
beast (4h) : Packers players had a right to complain when they were being bullied by Mike Daniels... just talking about Packers ;-) jk
Zero2Cool (5h) : It was the 26th largest margin since 1940. Feels much worse
Zero2Cool (5h) : thought it was biggest margin of victory in Conf Championship, I was mistaken.
Smokey (7h) : Wow ! The Packers got disrespected too !
Smokey (7h) : Hello ?
uffda udfa (8h) : Can't. MM burned them all.
Smokey (8h) : go pack go ?
wpr (8h) : Smokey AND Uffda, you both ca be placed in a timeout. Stop it.
Smokey (8h) : go pack go :)
Zero2Cool (9h) : STOP! Talk Packers or STFU. K thanks. :-)
uffda udfa (9h) : Ranting about everyone to stop talking Wolf while talking cooking appliances.
uffda udfa (9h) : I told you the truth. It upset you. U were hypocritical.
Smokey (10h) : yes I was, but he just ...
Zero2Cool (10h) : We all have the same ability to ignore someone. Exercise that. GO PACK GO!!!
Smokey (10h) : NOT YOUR FIGHT NONSTOP
Nonstopdrivel (10h) : ving again.
Nonstopdrivel (10h) : Calling him a bully? Telling him to leave? Seriously? This is the kind of shit that drove me away last time and is making me contemplate lea
Smokey (11h) : Be a good fellow and go pester another forum.
Smokey (11h) : It amazes me that you've remained in this forum for as long as you have.
Smokey (11h) : This is not your schoolyard to bully others, in fact I was that kid who stood up to the bully and kicked his ass.
Smokey (11h) : In the end the bully ended up in prison as everyone else grew up and moved on with their lives.
Smokey (11h) : I rate you with the hated schoolyard bully that tried to terrorize others to feel himself big.
Smokey (11h) : U2, it is obvious that you don't care if people like you or not. Well people don't.
uffda udfa (13h) : It's the same day every day at 1265. They crave sameness.
uffda udfa (13h) : Didn't care u were talking cooking just that u tried censoring GM talk.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
1m / Green Bay Packers Talk / mojaveson

5m / Green Bay Packers Talk / mojaveson

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Pack93z

2h / Football Familiarity / Smokey

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Pack93z

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

5h / Fantasy Sports Talk / rabidgopher04

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

11h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey


Packers Headlines