View Full Version : When and Why did NFL Europe become NFL Europa??

02-13-2007, 07:35 PM
I am completely mystified by this

02-13-2007, 07:36 PM
wtf ?

02-13-2007, 07:37 PM
to be more name recognized...... Europa

02-13-2007, 07:45 PM

since it's played there, perhaps they wanted to spell it the proper language.

Should SD Chargers say they are the Corcels?

02-13-2007, 07:48 PM
They can call it whatever they want it's still going to suck.

02-13-2007, 07:50 PM
They can call it whatever they want it's still going to suck.

so is that your official bid for the name change to NFL BJ?

02-13-2007, 08:02 PM
We should make them speak English!![/recxjake]

Ultra Peanut
02-13-2007, 09:43 PM
Since they started playing all of the games on one of Jupiter's moons.

02-13-2007, 10:08 PM
they must have visited Worlds of Fun

Tribal Warfare
02-13-2007, 10:53 PM
When and Why did NFL Europe become NFL Europa??

It will always be known as the World League so I don't give a F*ck what they name it

02-14-2007, 01:52 AM
I am completely mystified by this

So it wouldnt sound gay I guess-lol

big nasty kcnut
02-14-2007, 04:32 AM
I guess they love u2 music.

02-14-2007, 04:40 AM
They did it just to mystify you.

Bob Dole
02-14-2007, 07:23 AM
The NFL Europe League has been re-named NFL Europa and has unveiled a new logo ahead of its 15th season which kicks off in April, 2007.

The move to NFL Europa is intended to highlight the importance of the German and Dutch markets and to create stronger ties with those countries. The new logo and name also maintains very firm links with the NFL in the United States.

NFL Europa Managing Director Uwe Bergheim believes the unveiling of the new name and logo is a very important step for the league, stating: “I am very happy that we can present a new era of professional football in Germany and Europe with our new name and logo.

“Just one letter has been changed but going from NFL Europe to NFL Europa shows how important the German and Dutch markets are for the NFL. It expresses the roots we have established over the last 15 years and that we want to stay here for a long time.

“The logo also emphasises our strong ties to the most successful sports league in the world, the NFL. We are part of Europe and also the NFL. Those aspects combine perfectly with our new logo and name. I hope that fans all around the league and Germany can identify even better with the NFL Europa.”

Source (http://www.nfleurope.com/news/story/9802525)

Skip Towne
02-14-2007, 07:28 AM
Who gives a rat's ass? :shrug:

02-14-2007, 07:38 AM
Europa could use come "Global Warming!"


Buried Oceans of Warm Slush on the Moon Europa NASA's Galileo image of Jupiter's moon Europa Researchers concentrated a lot of effort on Jupiter's intriguing moon Europa. The images from Galileo suggest that Europa's icy surface hides a layer of warm slush or even liquid water. That would make it the only place in the Solar System, other than Earth, known to have that life-sustaining liquid.

Galileo swooped by the intriguing moon eight times during the first 14 months of its 24 month extension. One close encounter came in December 1997 when the spacecraft flew 124 miles above Europa's surface.

Europa images of Europa showed areas never seen before, covered with features that support the notion of a buried ocean. Structures that now look like giant blisters may have been formed as warm material welled up inside Europa, like giant blobs within a lava lamp. Natural heat inside Europa, from radioactive minerals and from the friction of being tugged around by Jupiter's gravitational pull, might keep Europa warm enough for its interior to be molten.

Some of Galileo's pictures make it look like the lava-lamp blobs might have carried minerals toward the moon's surface. Instruments aboard Galileo have found areas where magnesium and sulfate-rich salts are concentrated. Such evidence suggests that Europa was once partly liquid, but the timing of those ancient events is unknown. For researchers, the question is, has Europa's core been warm throughout geological history?

Some astronomers suggest Europa has been active geologically during the recent several million years. Others claim it has been quiet for at least 3 billion years.

Europa's ice crust is two miles deep. Impact craters on the moon show that its brittle ice shell crust is more than 1.8 to 2.4 miles thick.

Lava lamp. Galileo scientists suggested in 2002 that giant spots that look like red freckles on Europa might be geologic "elevators" carrying microbial life from a subterranean ocean to the icy surface of the moon.

That means Europa acts somewhat like a big lava lamp, transporting material from near the moon's surface down to the submerged ocean, while transporting organisms up toward the surface.

The red spots appear to be about six miles wide in Galileo images.

The ruddy patches are similar in shape and size, which suggests that warm ice and slush from the interior of the moon churn up to the surface even as colder ice chunks sink down from the surface.

The freckles were found in high-resolution observations from two Galileo flybys of Europa. Other Galileo images offered evidence that a vast ocean exists miles under the satellite's icy exterior. Scientists suspect that liquid reservoir may offer the environmental conditions necessary to sustain life such as primitive microbes.

Rather than drill 13 miles down through the ice, a robot lander on Europa could sample material just below the surface in one of the ruddy spots. Slush might be warm enough for organisms to survive just a mile beneath the surface.
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