The NFL announced today that there will be THREE games played in London for next year’s NFL season. Am I the only one who think’s this is a bad idea in a fan’s perspective?
In the NFL’s eyes, I can understand perfectly why they continue to go to London and try to brand the game as much as they can globally but I don’t like it at all. For all of those Jacksonville Jaguars fans out there (if there are any) their team has to sacrifice four ‘home’ games for the next four seasons. For the Jaguars this is probably a good thing because at the way that team is playing I’m sure there will only be 20 people in the stands by year’s end, but it is still not fair that the team has to sacrifice so many home games.
Does the NFL really think that they are going to have a team in London at one point? With modern day travel and the NFL’s one game a week schedule it could essentially happen but it is pretty unrealistic. Next season there will be three games including: Dallas v. Jacksonville, Detroit v. Atlanta and Miami v. Oakland. If I am a season ticket holder for any of these teams, or even a player, I would mad that I do not get to attend the home game and or give up ‘home-field advantage’.
A team like Kansas City and Seattle strive off their ‘home-field advantage’ and they have won games based off the ’12th man’ so if the NFL wants to continue to bring the game to London, I wish they would do it with pre-season games because it’s not fair for one team to play more ‘home’ games than any other teams.
What do you guys think?