PLEASE ROGER GOODELL DO NOT EXPORT THE NFL
Commission Goodell don’t you get it, the two teams who get beat over the head with a goal post to show up, or essentially relocate to London last season, did not want to go. Note to self Roger, they hated it. Maybe you should go on a fact finding mission to London, take a double decker bus, interview the regular folks you will meet on that ride, ask them if they care whether Ray Lewis runs down the Tunnel and breaks out his Gladiator antics. Yes, ask them if they care about how Santonio Holmes caught that clutch TD in last Super Bowl, ask them if they knew any of the Players who played in NFLE. FYI, that league failed and cost its parent company the NFL, the league you are now in charge of, serious financial lost.
Roger, please give up this nonsense about worldwide fans, football will always be popular here and abroad, as there is a fan living just about anywhere around the globe. We will always find fans wearing NFL jerseys anywhere from Durban, South Africa to the moon, as there is sure to be a jersey toting diamond merchant or football loving astronaut who bleeds their favorite team colors. But forcing American Football down the throats of Europeans and other people worldwide is unsportsmanlike and a play that would have earned a fifteen yard penalty. Remember Roger, football is called “American Football” abroad, so lets go ahead and thank our friends across the pond and beyond for reminding us in a subtle way to keep it “American”.
What do you plan to gain from this latest marketing push, its still not working for the fans or players. However, my recommendation is to get Harrods Store to sponsor a stadium here, and we will decorate it appropriately British, so the so-called games in London could be played there. We could in the same way satisfy your fetish for all things “brit”. Until then lets change then the NFL to mean “NO FOOTBALL LONDON” – and I am running off to get my fish and chips.