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Is Super Bowl Sunday Heading to London?

LONDON - DECEMBER 20:  A man jogs down the South Bank as fog covers London's Houses of Parliament on December 20, 2006 in London, England. The UK is expected to encounter more heavy fog in the build up to Christmas.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Kenny LindbergContributor IApril 24, 2009

What is the NFL thinking?

Talks are underway about moving the Super Bowl to London, England. I have no idea what league officials are thinking about here. You already have one game over there and one in Canada, so why move another?

There is one kind of football that is played in England and that should stay as it is. Let Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool rule English football, and leave the Steelers, Patriots, Cardinals, and such keep their domain in the United States.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell makes no sense here in trying to put a third game outside the US, let alone one of the biggest events in sports in America. While I realize it won't be this year or for a few years—most likely after the Toronto series with Buffalo ends—this simply makes no sense from the fans' perspective.

One remedy I have to this situation would be to move something such as the Pro Bowl, since they already are screwing that up in putting it the week before the Super Bowl and out of Hawaii.

That way the English crowd could still see the premier talent in the NFL but it would be a meaningless game that a majority of fans could care less about. I do realize it is still big, but nowhere near as big as the Super Bowl.

Goodell needs to first take a look at the economy before even considering moving a game of this magnitude, and of economic value to the host city. He should also pay attention to the criticism that is already swirling about the international games.

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