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John_Wayne
08-06-2005, 06:25 PM
I'm watching the preseason ATL v. INDY game from Tokyo. It appears that the entire stadium is full. I'm quite surprised. What does that say about the popularity of the NFL overseas? Supposedly, the NFL is interested in expanding the league to other nations. Do we really want a team in Mexico City or Toronto or other nations? Now, if the NFL is just trying to market to other nations, that's fine with me as long as it doesn't significantly change the game itself.

Crush
08-06-2005, 06:30 PM
Do we really want a team in Mexico City or Toronto or other nations?


No

chop
08-06-2005, 06:33 PM
I don't want it to go over there. Unless for someone reason I decide to live outside the U.S..

Kraut
08-06-2005, 06:42 PM
No
I agree 100% !!!

John_Wayne
08-06-2005, 08:05 PM
32 teams are enough. The league is perfect the way it is. If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

Thig Lyfe
08-06-2005, 08:15 PM
Wouldn't it have to be the IFL then?

KCChiefsFan88
08-06-2005, 08:27 PM
NO

If the NFL ever became like the NBA where half the draft is made up of international players no one has heard of it would be no good.

Earthling
08-06-2005, 09:18 PM
Hell yes. I can see it now...A world championship for the Chiefs.

cdcox
08-06-2005, 09:38 PM
Only it they could add additional teams in such a way that I wouldn't have to reprogram my playoff prediction software.

DJay23
08-06-2005, 09:47 PM
I think we should be greedy with the NFL. It is by far the most entertaining and fervently followed of our major sports. If we add more teams, and spread it out too much, it will lose a lot IMO.

Count Zarth
08-06-2005, 09:47 PM
I just want to know why I can't buy a burrito for 7.50 at the concessions stand.

chefsos
08-06-2005, 09:51 PM
Baghdad. TC in Sweden or Norway, though.

TRing
08-06-2005, 10:33 PM
Over the past summer i went to Acupulco, MX. and the only thing that would make the trip any better would be if the Ol' chiefs game was on the tv (by the way i'm past the limit)

Cntrygal
08-07-2005, 07:01 PM
No.

Chan93lx50
08-07-2005, 09:14 PM
Yeah knowing our luck the Chiefs would end up moving to N. Korea

KCChiefsMan
08-07-2005, 09:40 PM
no, lets keep it American!

luv
08-07-2005, 09:44 PM
You know what kind of shape our guys would be in after so many international flights, and major time zone/date changes? No way.

Skip Towne
08-07-2005, 09:46 PM
The NFL wouldn't stand a chance overseas. They would get totally wiped out by soccer. Soccer is far more popular than football. Ask Psicosis.

Prince22
08-07-2005, 10:52 PM
Lets get a team in Louisville first.

Prince22
08-07-2005, 10:53 PM
Shit, we don't even have a team in L.A.

InChiefsHell
08-07-2005, 10:58 PM
No freakin way. That's what NFL Europe is for. We don't need to spread the NFL any thinner than it already is.

Demonpenz
08-07-2005, 11:01 PM
not broke don't fix it

UKMike
08-08-2005, 03:46 AM
International perspective:

I think realistically what is going to happen is you'll have a couple of regular season games going overseas in the next few seasons, just to test the water abit. There is supposedly big talk of a regular season game in Britain next year. In fact, it's been said that it would have been the game that's in Mexico this year (that's right isn't it?), but because of the time difference problems it was put off. I think there was also problems with finding a stadium, as most of the biggest stadiums here are for soccer and aren't wide enough. Anyway, I think the long term plan is probably to make NFL Europe into a proper league, rather than bring any regular NFL team into Europe, because the time difference problem cant really be overcome if someones playing a game here every other week.

WebGem
08-08-2005, 03:50 AM
No
What he said.

WebGem
08-08-2005, 03:54 AM
How would you feel if the Chiefs were in some sort of big playoff game that you wanted to attend and it was in f*cking Japan? That would be absolutely gay. Plus, who the f*ck would want to play for a team from Japan? Sure, the Japanese guys wouldn't mind..but I'm sure they can't play football for shit.

Yes, I'm sure.

Ultra Peanut
08-08-2005, 07:21 AM
The NFL wouldn't stand a chance overseas. They would get totally wiped out by soccer. Soccer is far more popular than football. Ask Psicosis.You don't have to ask me, it's flat-out obvious.

Anyways...

The Poz
08-08-2005, 09:17 AM
I live in Toronto, a true Canadian who loves his country and I'm a huge NFL fan. I would not want the NFL to expand. The National football League doesn't need any more teams nor does Canada need another embarassment like the Expos, Grizzlies or the Raptors.
Canada has the CFL (which in my eyes is a bit of a joke) but, it has history and tradition, and if the NFL expanded north of the border, it may spell the end for the CFL and my hometown's claim to fame the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
The NFL is more than fine the way it is. Toronto doesn't need more overpaid superstars coming up here to do nothing other than bitch about our currency and the metric system - Antonio Davis. And NFL fans to need to be reminded on how the rules work whenever there is a game being shown from another country for the sake of new international fans - Fox with the NHL.
Keep the NFL American. As long as I can still watch it on the tube or make a trip south of the border to catch a game, I'm happy!

Go Chiefs Go! :clap:

Bearcat
08-08-2005, 10:32 AM
You don't have to ask me, it's flat-out obvious.

Anyways...

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=45594&stc=1

Sweet ROFL

Goapics1
08-08-2005, 10:40 AM
Send the Patriots to Japan.

DTLB58
08-08-2005, 10:43 AM
NO!

Calcountry
08-08-2005, 10:45 AM
How would you feel if the Chiefs were in some sort of big playoff game that you wanted to attend and it was in f*cking Japan? That would be absolutely gay. Plus, who the f*ck would want to play for a team from Japan? Sure, the Japanese guys wouldn't mind..but I'm sure they can't play football for shit.

Yes, I'm sure.Some of them Sumo guys could start at guard. lol

BIG_DADDY
08-08-2005, 10:52 AM
Not just no, hell no. They have already dilluted the talent pool too much as it is.

Braincase
08-08-2005, 11:20 AM
NFL? Nah...

But I hear the NBA Players Association wants to expand into Kingston , Jamaica.