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#1 RowdyFan42

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:07 PM

As if anyone cares...

http://timesunion.co...sdate=6/29/2007

I didn't realize the league was based mostly in Germany.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:09 PM

It seemed like they were drawing good crowds, so who knows what they were doing wrong. I don't care enough to find out but I remember every time I put the games on when skipping threw channels the stadiums looked pretty full. Sucks for the fans over there.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:14 PM

This is terrible. Now on the rare occasion that I play Madden, what team will I make the other guy use in order to give me a fair chance?
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:23 PM

Why are they still playing NFL games in Europe?
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:28 PM

it was an attempt at a minor leagues in the NFL

oh well

BRING BACK THE XFL!!!
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 02:18 PM

This is terrible. Now on the rare occasion that I play Madden, what team will I make the other guy use in order to give me a fair chance?



The Texans? :evil:

it was an attempt at a minor leagues in the NFL

oh well

BRING BACK THE XFL!!!


HELL NO!

I think Vince lost a lot of money for this :D
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 02:22 PM

They were talking about this last night during the game here....

NFL Europe was supposed to be a developmental league for the NFL. It was losing money and was costing the NFL $30M each year. Now, losing $30M per year is no big deal for the NFL which is just rolling in money and they would have been happy to keep spending it *IF* the league actually was working as a developmental league. But there were more guys developing in the CFL going to the NFL than from NFL Europe. Very few star players were coming out of this money-losing venture. Why pour good money after bad?

What they said last night is that this is great news for the CFL as the talent won't be split. There will be more good players looking for jobs here.
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 11:33 AM

It started out as a European wide league but only the Germans really cared about it. In the end the league consisted of 5 German and 1 Dutch based team. The plan to establish (American) Football Europe wide clearly failed. In many cases they sell tickets only on e 1 side of the stadium and put the cameras on the other side. That is why it looked fuller than it was.
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:26 PM

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:30 PM

At one point this was really big.

It lasted like a year.

They used to play games at Stamford bridge, Chelsea FC's ground, until they decided the pitch got so damaged from it that it wasnt in their intrest.

I dont think anyone will care, American football is just seen in europe as "rugby for whimps".
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