Even London doesn't want the Jaguars.... lol

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    Oh my.


    But people in London don't want the Jacksonville Jaguars. They don't want Blaine Gabbert or Chad Henne or whatever scatter-armed passer the Jags profess to be their franchise quarterback. They don't want a team that has won seven games since 2011 and seems unlikely to win another one anytime soon. In fact, they might not want an NFL team at all.
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    i don't think they want an NFL team at all. Going to one or two big spectales a year is fun - having to support a (most likely horrible) team for 8 games will get old for them.
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    maybe shad can move the team to paris instead of london
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    Cute attempt at bashing the Jags but the article really states that NFL fans in London already have allegiances to certain NFL teams and they're loyal. Shocking....
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    Dad and Swampmaster don't live in Jax but it's very important to them the Jags move. Both have suggested at least a dozen cities they move to for 10 years.
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    Looking back at team records for the past ten years (2003-2012).

    Dolphins - 68 wins
    Bucs - 69 wins
    Jaguars - 72 wins

    That's some impressive NFL Football being played in the Sunshine State.
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    Don't the Bucs and Dolphins have worse attendance numbers? I'd think it would make more sense for one of those teams to move first.
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    Last season...yes.
    Though the Phins will provably crush both in attendance this year.

    Winning sells tickets. Period.

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    As the article said, until the greedy money hungry NFL stops with the billion commercials per one minute of play the world will reject the NFL. The rest of the world is not brainwashed to accept commercials like American NFL fans are.

    The NFL should just allow teams to put corporate logos on the Jerseys like Europe and Japan do instead of commercials. Japan takes it one step further by replacing the city name with a corporations name. Imagine the Samsung Jaguars :D
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    I'm calling shenanigans on this one.

    First off, it's a really poor piece of journalism with a plethora of very subjective assumptions that aren't accurate:
    Trash. Utter trash. If we got a franchise like the Jags, the majority of fans would get behind them with immediate effect. Nobody is deluded enough to think the Patriots or some successful franchise is going to get moved here. Clueless fools might but nobody with half a brain cell would.

    The marketing effort would be smart and yes, it would be realistic. The dark side of me actually rather likes the idea of building from the ground up in any case. There's a solid core of fans who would do so and for those that don't, that's fine. It wouldn't be over night but let's not dramatise this - the UK would love a franchise. Loyalty is odd here because we all have small, local football teams to follow but the NFL is like nothing else we could dream of. It would unite a fanbase.

    Again, this is ignorant. Fans of the NFL know this is the case. We watch NFL on Sky Sports with repeated ad breaks all through the night. The journo has been lazy here in making a presumption that doesn't translate. It's part of the game. Simple fact. Nobody minds that is a fan of the game.

    There are several other bits that irked me but I'll spare you the gripe. Suffice to say, people would definitely clutch at a franchise with both hands if it comes, Jags or not. Don't read that trash as it's not objective and it assumed that the status quo remains in place. If it comes, it will be very big here and I believe it would work excellently.
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    jags aren't leaving anytime soon. plus think of about the logistics involving teams traveling to and from london every week. family's being relocated over the pond. sounds like a nightmare and i can't see too many players being thrilled about having to do those things. i think london is a terrible idea for the NFL. its cool a couple times a year but wow, everyweek. does not sound like a good deal for the NFL
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    NFL on sky sports is primarily watched by a small percent of NFL fans in Europe and overseas American NFL fans. To gain mainstream acceptance in England they would have to lower the amount of commercials. That is a major gripe that non Americans have with the NFL.
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    Love the NFL, love the International Series games, would not support a London franchise. But that's just me, I do think one could work if they started out as a good team and built up enough of a fan base.
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    But, if they had Tebow, I bet their feelings change!
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    Heres why it wont work in my opinion....

    Free agents wont want to go there.

    Its THAT simple.

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    Sounds like they are infatuated with the team. Looks like some people are closet Jags fans.
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    Why?
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    He's iconic, folk hero status even in Europe.
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    He's iconic, folk hero status even in Europe.
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    Why would I want the Jags to move, I have mentioned it twice as sarcasm about LA, I didn't even write this article. Heck, I don't even live in Florida anymore. I don't even care for the NFL.

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