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Douche Baggins
08-03-2011, 12:20 PM
In for tailgate kabobs

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/03/american-football-is-coming-to-india/

American Football Is Coming To India

American football has never really caught on overseas, but a group of investors think the sport can succeed in a place where it hasn’t previously been tried: India.

The Elite Football League of India plans to kick off in the fall of 2012, and Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal reports that its backers include some familiar names to American fans, such as Ron Jaworski, Mike Ditka and Packers linebacker Brandon Chillar (pictured), who is of Indian descent.

The league’s investors believe India will embrace a popular American sport once Indians are exposed to it, and they’re reportedly already training rugby players in American football. A deal to televise games is in place.

Exporting American football to India sounds like an extremely uphill battle, but if the EFLI is serious about investing in the sport, the NFL should embrace it: With 1.2 billion people and a growing economy, India could some day become the NFL’s second-biggest market.

blaise
08-03-2011, 12:24 PM
The company I work for has a division in India. I communicate with them quite a bit, and they've come over here for training. They want to soak up American culture. They're mostly in their 20's, so I don't know about the older people, but the younger people I've spoken to seem to be fascinated by our culture. So, I could see them watching.
It was funny- the thing they wanted to buy when they were here was motorcycle helmets and pads.

Iowanian
08-03-2011, 12:26 PM
IS there serious risk to injury in that game in India without some rule changes?

I think the most confusing part of the game for Indians will be the green dot, on the back of the helmets.

listopencil
08-03-2011, 12:27 PM
Well, bring it on. I can't wait to pick a team then homerishly defend it.

OnTheWarpath58
08-03-2011, 12:28 PM
*meanwhile, at 280 Park Avenue*

Roger Goodell: "Holy shit! A football league for Indians? That settles it. Screw London - we're sending the Chiefs and Redskins to Mumbai in 2012."

Goodell's assistant: "Uh, boss? Dots, not feathers."

Goodell: "Goddammmit."

PGM
08-03-2011, 12:29 PM
Great Khali will start at Left Tackle for one of these teams.

Douche Baggins
08-03-2011, 12:29 PM
I want to root for a team called the Thugees.

bevischief
08-03-2011, 12:51 PM
IS there serious risk to injury in that game in India without some rule changes?

I think the most confusing part of the game for Indians will be the green dot, on the back of the helmets.

ROFL

PGM
08-03-2011, 01:40 PM
:hmmm: Maybe Sanchez can have more success in India. Instead of red light/green light, the coaches can point at thier foreheads for red dot/green dot.

PunkinDrublic
08-03-2011, 01:49 PM
I hope fantasy football catches on in India too so that the tech support workers who have stolen American jobs will have something that distracts them at work and makes them less productive.

loochy
08-03-2011, 01:51 PM
The Great Khali approves of this league.

http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/21/2156/B6HCD00Z/posters/great-khali.jpg

WV
08-03-2011, 01:57 PM
The TD dances are going to be epic!

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PunkinDrublic
08-03-2011, 01:58 PM
The injury report would be interesting to read. Out 3 weeks due to cobra bite.

Iowanian
08-03-2011, 10:04 PM
I wonder if they'll use their given names or their Telemarketer-names on the backs of the jerseys?

mbbMichael ndJohnsonD

swayy07
08-03-2011, 10:07 PM
not a bad business move if it catches on they just picked up one of the largest fan bases possible how many people do they have in that country

Thig Lyfe
08-03-2011, 10:20 PM
Hey I just thought of a good idea for a joke it's about dots and foreheads but I can't quite piece it together

Rausch
08-03-2011, 10:23 PM
Hey I just thought of a good idea for a joke it's about dots and foreheads but I can't quite piece it together

"Contrary to Indian culture the person with the dot on their head in football is..."

HIChief
08-04-2011, 02:20 AM
IS there serious risk to injury in that game in India without some rule changes?

I think the most confusing part of the game for Indians will be the green dot, on the back of the helmets.

ROFL

kysirsoze
08-04-2011, 02:26 AM
The company I work for has a division in India. I communicate with them quite a bit, and they've come over here for training. They want to soak up American culture. They're mostly in their 20's, so I don't know about the older people, but the younger people I've spoken to seem to be fascinated by our culture. So, I could see them watching.
It was funny- the thing they wanted to buy when they were here was motorcycle helmets and pads.

Holy Shit! This explains a lot. I get a lot of Indian guests at the hotel I work at asking for Harley Davidson shops. I can never understand why the fuck they would want to visit a motorcycle dealership while overseas....

Then again, this explains nothing. WTF are they going to do with the pads and helmets? Are they going to use them in Elite Football??

ChiefsCountry
08-04-2011, 02:32 AM
Chief fans couldn't tailgate there without the beef.

Buck
08-08-2011, 09:55 PM
Bump

BCD
08-08-2011, 10:14 PM
Thread fail. No cool logos.

Ultra Peanut
08-09-2011, 04:05 AM
Hey I just thought of a good idea for a joke it's about dots and foreheads but I can't quite piece it togetherbe sure to say something racist ok

Goldmember
08-09-2011, 06:34 AM
[QUOTE=WVChiefFan;7798522]The TD dances are going to be epic!

LMAO

Saulbadguy
08-09-2011, 06:47 AM
tailgates would be epic.

MahiMike
08-09-2011, 06:48 AM
Finally! INSOURCING!

loochy
08-09-2011, 08:59 AM
Dhalsim would make an amazing receiver. He can just reach up and get anything thrown his way. He'd probably be a pretty good kick and punt blocker too!

Yoga fire! Yoga fire! Yoga flame!
http://www.oafe.net/yo/art/sf5dhal4.jpg

gblowfish
08-09-2011, 10:30 AM
Q: Who is brown, wears a paper bag, and lies in a ditch?
A: Lawrence of Bangladesh!