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Eagles to play in Brazil next season

BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

This should be interesting. Don't know who the opponent will be. More attempts to spread out the NFL's footprint.

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  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,159 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why not, if Europe can get a game why not South America.

    I think this one is a Friday night game as well

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure that I like the idea. After their awful collapse, I think I'd rather see the Eagles focused on each game right here. Not some distraction of going to Brazil for crying out loud.

    Maybe it'll grow on me? 🤔

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,159 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:
    Not sure that I like the idea. After their awful collapse, I think I'd rather see the Eagles focused on each game right here. Not some distraction of going to Brazil for crying out loud.

    Maybe it'll grow on me? 🤔

    Maybe the coach can give them a good talking to during their 11 hour flight lol

  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,041 ✭✭✭✭✭

    after Philly's last 7 games they decided to play soccer next season?

    that's cool

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  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @perkdog said:

    @stevek said:
    Not sure that I like the idea. After their awful collapse, I think I'd rather see the Eagles focused on each game right here. Not some distraction of going to Brazil for crying out loud.

    Maybe it'll grow on me? 🤔

    Maybe the coach can give them a good talking to during their 11 hour flight lol

    Coach Sirianni could threaten that any Eagles player who has a bad game, will be thrown into the Amazon River with the piranhas. Maybe then they will play better?

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe they can get that soccer announcer to call the game. The one that goes goooooaaaaaaal, every time a TD is scored.

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  • DarinDarin Posts: 6,227 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Will there be an over-under on how many players get mugged while in Brazil?
    What’s next…… a game on the coca fields of Columbia? This is an American game any foreigners can come here to watch it.

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  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,159 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Darin said:
    Will there be an over-under on how many players get mugged while in Brazil?
    What’s next…… a game on the coca fields of Columbia? This is an American game any foreigners can come here to watch it.

    Europe is almost as bad as South America these days lol

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My view on this is that it's really not a good fit for multitude of reasons.

    A quick guess is that the NFL owners want to do it to generate wagering revenue now and moving forward. The problem is that soccer for a long time is deeply ingrained in the South American culture. They may fool around betting on this NFL game with a few Pesos. But the serious money is always gonna be on the soccer matches.

    This is a total waste of time for the NFL and the Eagles. 👎

  • Alfonz24Alfonz24 Posts: 2,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess the nfl is following taylor swift and going to do an ERAs tour

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  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 1,815 ✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:
    My view on this is that it's really not a good fit for multitude of reasons.

    A quick guess is that the NFL owners want to do it to generate wagering revenue now and moving forward. The problem is that soccer for a long time is deeply ingrained in the South American culture. They may fool around betting on this NFL game with a few Pesos. But the serious money is always gonna be on the soccer matches.

    This is a total waste of time for the NFL and the Eagles. 👎

    Its an attempt to grow the game internationally. While the NFL is the biggest sport in North America and as a singular league makes the money, its pretty far down on the list of popular sports internationally. Soccer will always be king and most of the countries in South America love their baseball as well, Brazil is one where its basically just all soccer.

    The thing thats getting old is theres just to many of the international games and its just going to continue to increase. Its a major disadvantage for the players having to take these long flights to Europe and obviously Brazil will have a different set of concerns being famous for robberies, kidnappings and scammers.

  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,299 ✭✭✭✭✭

    you will be surprised how popular NFL is outside of usa. don't discredit the markets, they will be expanding to make it a global league

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DrBuster said:
    you will be surprised how popular NFL is outside of usa. don't discredit the markets, they will be expanding to make it a global league

    Perhaps a global league in the wagering. Definitely not in the playing.

  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 1,815 ✭✭✭✭

    @DrBuster said:
    you will be surprised how popular NFL is outside of usa. don't discredit the markets, they will be expanding to make it a global league

    I know its gaining in popularity and the once a year games draw big crowds (some of which fly over), theres the punting academy in Australia which has been highly successful getting them into big time college programs that will lead to the NFL and so on. Its not all that popular of a sport world wide though outside of North America

  • spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,414 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    @Basebal21 said:

    I know its gaining in popularity and the once a year games draw big crowds (some of which fly over), theres the punting academy in Australia which has been highly successful getting them into big time college programs that will lead to the NFL and so on. Its not all that popular of a sport world wide though outside of North America

    Recently I had 2 women from the UK in my working group, who knew more about NFL qbs than just about anyone on these boards. We had great conversations about the games and qbs, etc. while most of the Americans in the building we worked in had zero interest in the NFL. I have dozens of Euro friends (mostly living in Europe) and most are watching the NFL. This is why when the NFL plays live games over there it is a huge event.

    All of the games are on Eurosport in Europe and both the NBA and NFL have huge followings there. Mexico and South America the same but their own networks. Sure soccer is #1 worldwide, but fans of the NFL and NBA are far and wide and popular in regions where the NFL is now having games like Europe and Brazil. Smart move beyond the gambler side of things................


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  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 1,815 ✭✭✭✭

    @spacehayduke said:

    @Basebal21 said:

    I know its gaining in popularity and the once a year games draw big crowds (some of which fly over), theres the punting academy in Australia which has been highly successful getting them into big time college programs that will lead to the NFL and so on. Its not all that popular of a sport world wide though outside of North America

    Recently I had 2 women from the UK in my working group, who knew more about NFL qbs than just about anyone on these boards. We had great conversations about the games and qbs, etc. while most of the Americans in the building we worked in had zero interest in the NFL. I have dozens of Euro friends (mostly living in Europe) and most are watching the NFL. This is why when the NFL plays live games over there it is a huge event.

    All of the games are on Eurosport in Europe and both the NBA and NFL have huge followings there. Mexico and South America the same but their own networks. Sure soccer is #1 worldwide, but fans of the NFL and NBA are far and wide and popular in regions where the NFL is now having games like Europe and Brazil. Smart move beyond the gambler side of things................

    I never said it was for the gambler side of things. The NFLs goal is to become bigger than soccer which is hard to see ever happening. The countries that like rugby like the UK and Australia they have made inroads with. Similar style sports and you obviously can make a ton more money in the NFL than you do in rugby. A lot of the college kickers at big programs grew up playing rugby and in 5 to 10 years a lot of the NFL punters will likely be from there. Tennessee currently has a kicker that can punt with both legs and you dont know which leg he will kick it with until he does it.

    The UAE likes the NFL a lot too. It will likely rise up the ranks globally for sports, but at this point its not there. USA and Canada are still the only two legitimate professional leagues and NFL Europe already failed. The novelty wears off when its more than a special couple times a year. Theyre trying to build it back up and doing a pretty good job but the players dont like being flown around the world for games and there have been and are implications in the standings and performance not only for the game but the next week as well doing so

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