posted on Oct, 24 2008 @ 06:33 PM
Not long from now another game of American Football will be played at Wembley Stadium in London.(New Orleans Saints v San Diego Chargers)
Thousands of fans will be forced either to miss one of only eight regular-season home games they get each year,stump up hundreds of dollars to travel
to London,or watch at home on television.
Earlier in the year in the UK Richard Scudamore,the Premier League chief executive,disclosed his ambition to stage top-flight fixtures in ten
locations around the globe and the football world exploded with derision at what was rapidly vilified as “the 39th game” and fans,like me
displayed plenty of resistance.
Last season my home team,Manchester United,played 58 games from Aug 07-May 08.So the idea of adding another game for the sake of making a few rich men
richer,doesn't sit well with me.Neither does staging a game between 2 English teams 1000's of miles away.
So,my question is this.
Are you fans of American Football as equally outraged that your teams are playing 1000's of miles away in another country or do you see it as a
worthwhile development in the game??