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    Posted: 05-May-2009 at 07:05
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/may/03/super-bowl-wembley-stadium-nfl

This is in spirit of another thread topic about "Europeans hating American football", but not really in the same vein. Anyways, i am shocked and nearly speechless... they have got to be joking? I'm mean, WTH....?

A preseason scrimmage game is one thing, BUT... The Superbowl itself! Is there really that much interest for the game in London? Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Parnell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-May-2009 at 10:32
Ugh, it makes me sick to the stomach. British society (And Irish) has become so Americanised in the last ten years that its getting more and more difficult to distinguish the cultures. This is simply a personification of that!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-May-2009 at 01:35
Well the people who run grid iron have  been banging their heads for years trying and failing to market the game internationally. They lag way behind baseball and basketball at getting international interest.
 
On the other hand the Football Association who own wembly stadium want to make money. They hire the venue out to the Rugby League, to rock bands, comedians and if they can get another event on the calender they'll be really happy. The Football association also sell the Premiership worldwide in way US grid iron could dream of, so it may look an attractive offer to them.
 
As for Londoners, the football world cup was in the US once, americans went to the games, enjoyed the event as a novelty and then forgot about it. In a city with hundreds of sporting events thousands of gigs each week, Londoners like a novelty, but they're very fickle and the superbowl will be forgotten about the 2 days later.
 
 


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Hope it does not happen. For once, I would like a Super Bowl in Pittsburgh, or some other American city. I would not mind the NFL opener, but once other countries start having football teams, then we can talk about them having the Super Bowl there.

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So, finally, by bringing American football to Britain, the British are recognizing they are a cultural colony of the United States.... Bringing that American game to the land of Soccer can only be seen as sacrilegious by soccer fans worldwide. Even more, knowing as much Americans hate soccer!!!Angry

What will happen then to all the world that looks for Britain as the birthplace of Soccer?

 
 


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Little does pinguin know of our American conspiracy to colonize the Europeans as they did to use centuries ago. . First football, next baseball, then complete colonization.Big smile

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Of course I suspect the colonization is going on.
I wonder when Britain with apply to become a curious ethnic state of the Union... Wink
By the way, Canada is been for a looong time in the list to become an American state... but no American listen LOL
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Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:

So, finally, by bringing American football to Britain, the British are recognizing they are a cultural colony of the United States.... 


That's kind of funny, seeing that both seem too share both their cultures quite willingly with one another. I don't think i can count how many American shows have been primarily inspired by plenty of British prototypes and vice versa...


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Bringing that American game to the land of Soccer can only be seen as sacrilegious by soccer fans worldwide. Even more, knowing as much Americans hate soccer!!!Angry



I haven't quite figured that one out. But, i do not suspect that Americans hate it as what you believe? I suspect that it just lacks that little something to get Americans excited enough to come too soccer events in droves? I believe we recently tried too rectify that and failed most miserably, with the most recently fled British soccer star Mr. Beckham back to a European team! Or something like that?

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Nothing will happen. In fact, i suspect the world might finally start noticing the many similarities and differences between British Rugby and American style football?


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if that means i don't have to stay up all night to watch it i'm all for it. it would be early morning for Americans though.
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and the Stanley Cup finals will be hosted in Dubai (UAE) in 2012 ?!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote eaglecap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Jun-2009 at 21:37
so sad but too bad Britian - no way in hades!!! or what is that other hot spot?? This is an American icon so back off England!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chookie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Jun-2009 at 23:00
Originally posted by Panther Panther wrote:

This is in spirit of another thread topic about "Europeans hating American football"

We do..........

Originally posted by Panther Panther wrote:

but not really in the same vein. Anyways, i am shocked and nearly speechless... they have got to be joking? I'm mean, WTH....?

Reducing it to the most basic - they want money. Money and only money - they don't care about your perverted American "Football" - they care about money.
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