Re: Don't Want London in the NFL
posted at 10/23/2009 2:36 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Don't Want London in the NFL
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Don't Want London in the NFL : Football truly is Americas passion...........I disagree with you..........we the fans who pay the money and Amercian players made football what it is....why do we have to push our American traditions on other countries.........they could care less....what happened to NFL Europe? That crashed and burned but we are going to tell 80 players to leave there families and go live in joly old England for a year . Furthermore.........if you were a player in the NFL would you be willing to sign a 5 year contract to go play in England ? you might for the sake of this converastion but I bet you have more no's then yes's.............England is a bad idea......
Posted by EASON11[/QUOTE]
I am not saying it needs to be pushed to other countries as you seem to think I said. I am saying it is ridiculous to think of it as "ours" in the context the original poster used the term.
I am also not advocating the NFL have a franchise in Europe as you seem to think I wrote. I specifically said I was against that. It was in the second paragraph though so you may not have gotten that far.
Yes, it is American, but we, the fans, don't own it. It is a business. A big one. It isn't "ours". It doesn't matter that we "pay for it". It doesn't matter that "American football players made it what it is". That isn't even part of my point.
In reading your response, it is pretty clear you mistook my post as saying that the game belongs to the world (by writing it isn't ours) and I am advocating expansion. Please reread it with a more critical eye.
The rest of your post seems to be taking issue with something I have not addressed. But, since you brought it up, if you were an NFL player, would you really want to be drafted by the Lions? Don't pretend there aren't turd franchises in the US that have negatives for many players. The reality is that if you want to play in the NFL, you start with the draft. IF you are drafted by a team you don't want to be in, too bad. If that team trades you, it trades you. Generally the only choice you have is to not play. (See: Seymour, Richard) If my company decided to move my job to Tampa because they are taking advantage of tax breaks, I can move to Tampa or find another job.