The League

THE QUESTION

Football in London?

How can American football ever catch on internationally?

Posted by Emil Steiner on October 23, 2009 10:17 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Pushy Americana Fail

Why do we care if the rest of the world doesn't get the NFL or Kanye West? We don't get cricket or blood pudding.

Posted by Michael Kun, on October 24, 2009 9:23 PM

L.A. Before London

Remember the NHL's Sunbelt expansion? Why not help an American city before a European one?

Posted by Larry Brown, on October 24, 2009 9:08 PM

Three Steps for Spreading the NFL Gospel

Start young, go local, destroy anti-American prejudice

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on October 24, 2009 12:48 AM

Vamanos, Amigos!

Forget London, the real future of football is in Latin America.

Posted by Jason Maloni, on October 23, 2009 11:54 AM

London Football a Foggy Idea

Instead of trying to force your product on a country that's already happy with their national sport, why not export it to a country that actually wants to see it?

Posted by Chris Richardson, on October 23, 2009 11:53 AM

Good Move, Goodell

London's Wembley Stadium is the perfect Stage One site for Goodell's takeover of the world's hearts and minds

Posted by Josh Zerkle, on October 23, 2009 11:42 AM

Need for Greed

If you think it's a great thing to schlep your team across the pond and suit them up in London, you're barmy, as in daft, as in off your bloody rocker!

Posted by Doug Farrar, on October 23, 2009 11:07 AM

Fantasy and TV Are Key

Failure is likely but the potential payoff is so huge, the gamble might be worth the risk.

Posted by Sean McCann, on October 23, 2009 10:59 AM

Step 1: Channel MNF

The NFL cannot prosper abroad if all that exists is a passing curiosity about the game.

Posted by David Carter, on October 23, 2009 10:41 AM

Football Fail

On a day to day basis, it has no long-term viability.

Posted by Steve Goff, on October 23, 2009 10:35 AM

Can the NFL Catch On Abroad?

Will America's favorite sport ever be able to succeed internationally? Vote now.

Posted by Reader Poll, on October 23, 2009 10:20 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

cbt11: Forget about it. You'll see Magic Johnson French kissing Isiah Thomas before you see American Football on French TV. Can't happen, won't hap...

tharriso: NFL teams usually have half their games at home and half away. On away games, you might spend one to five hours in the air, there and back....

sids: I agree: us Brits are vaguely curious about US football - but no more than that. And don't forget rugby: it's faster and more flowing than y...

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