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    NFL Europe - Gone but well actually forgotten as well

    BBC report the closing down of NFL Europe.
    I guess it will be sometime before it can be called the world game. Though the title game was called World Bowl

    Losing money and playing out of season it never really attracted an audience. This last season has seen it limited to 5 teams in Germany and Amsterdam.
    Perhaps it may be resurrected as NFL Germany or NFL US Army Base.

    That being said there is strong demand for the real thing as is seen by tocket sales in the UK for the Giants Dolphins game in October.
    The focus wil now be on regular season games outside of the US.

    NFL has certainly een losing out to basketbal in terms of world appeal

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    I used to watch the Worldwide league that was played at the old Wembly. Only because we had a free executive box. The cheerleaders were nice.

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    What was the London team called? Bugger if I can remember.

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    London Monarchs

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    Yeah, that's it.
    Don't know what they were thinking, why watch grid-iron when you've got rugby?

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    ^Exactly.Ice Hockey is better than AFL anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr
    why watch grid-iron when you've got rugby?
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Only because we had a free executive box.
    Free food & grog is a good incentive.

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    NFLE

    Good experiment, though. Japan, Germany, and of course Canada also play.

    Players could get around 35-50K and POSSIBLY a shot at being man 52 or 53 on an NFL roster.

    Always wondered how Amsterdam was selected? Couldn't imagine some of the NFL players I know focusing on football, there.

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