Rams or Jags to LA?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by KoRnyBrad, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Well-Known Member

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    Possibly the only way it can be countered is for the teams to have byes before they play London. That way they can fly to London a few days earlier than normal and practice there. After the game, that team can play a Sunday or Monday night game @ home.

    I guess the NFL will make it work if they think London is a good idea.
  2. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    There is actually a very good chance the Rams will be moving in the very near future. Their lease states that their stadium will be amongst the top 6 stadiums in the NFL. For this to happen the Dome needs a $700 million facelift, which St. Louis, the county and state has already decided not to spend, and has informed the Rams and the league of it.


    As for the Jags, their owner recently bought the Fulham F.C. soccer team in England. So if the NFL expands, the Jags could very well be going across the pond.

  3. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I still cannot wrap my head around them moving a team to London. It just doesn't make sense to me.
  4. Keifer

    Keifer Well-Known Member

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    Thats funny. But if they rebranded themselves the Jacksonville Shaguars they wouldnt have to leave in the first place. Merchandising alone would pay the bills.
  5. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    actually the Jaguars would have it tougher in that ALL of their games would include transatlantic travel. Their east coast games aren't bad, only five hour time diff but when they would have to play on west coast or mountain time, it would be a nightmare, 7-8 hour time differences.
  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    How does their 8 home games include transatlantic travel for the Jags? But, I do now realize that the London Jaguars would be at a disadvantage when they play the away games too.

    London = bad idea
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Team vs. Team deathmatch, loser has to stay put.
  8. maxdallasfan

    maxdallasfan Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    There should be a team in Nebraska and Alabama....two huge college FB states.

    Move the Jags to AL and the Bucss to NE.
  9. John_S

    John_S Member

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    Just because an area is a large college football area, doesn't mean that the people there will follow pro football.
    What about Oklahoma City?

    Before moving to London, they should try Toronto, Mexico City, or somewhere in South America first, if they want to go outside of the U.S.
  10. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    unless they play at home in back to back weeks or so, they will travel away, and back for every road and ultimately every home game.
  11. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Not sure I understand your point. They will be based out of London, not Jacksonville. If they have a home game, even only one and not two in a row, they do not travel. I see where ya are for the travel, but they will be more acclimated to the time difference while playing at home than visiting teams. It would not take them three days to readjust, that one off day should be fine.
  12. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    They travel to the US for a game, then have to travel back before playing a home game. Every time they travel, either to a road game or back for a home game will include transatlantic travel, it will be a nightmare for them.

    Not sure if you ever travelled to Europe, but one day is not sufficient to get back into the swing of things. You also lose basically an entire day travelling there.
  13. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Yea, have been a few times. Going there takes more time for me to adjust but getting back home, takes a lot less adjustment for me. If something like this happened, I would imagine the schedule makers would slate away and home games in bunches allowing them to stay on one continent to adjust.
  14. Rogah

    Rogah Benched

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    Sorry, can't resist.....

    Actually, they came from Cleveland originally. :D
  15. MartinRamone

    MartinRamone Well-Known Member

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    LA shouldnt have a football team, leave it to the cities that care about the sport.
  16. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    A Mexico City team would be HUGE for the sport. Can't believe that hasn't been a serious discussion.
  17. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Why not create a separate European NFL league where they play each other, oh wait they did and it failed.

    I understand what they are trying to do, but it is just unrealistic when you really look at it.
  18. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Safety is the #1 issue. That place is no joke to visit, work or whatever else.
  19. KoRnyBrad

    KoRnyBrad I am the Bat!

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    Ok ok, I meant the came to St. Louis from LA :p
  20. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Money sucks.
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