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If I were the commish, there would be no regular or post season games outside of the U.S.A.
I understand that the reasoning behind the concept of playing meaningful games outside the USA is to broaden the fan base and try to make the game more popular outside the USA.
And of course to make more money.
But by taking the games away from the USA you are hurting the local economy.
Some smaller cities such as Green Bay, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati have businesses that depend on the added income that a home game brings.
And to take the Super Bowl out of the country, in my opinion, is even worse.
Look at the money that the Super Bowl generates for the host city. Even in this current economical climate, look at how much money Super Bowl XLIII generated.
Plus, the Super Bowl is like another holiday in this country. NFL football is America's game.
Also, I don't believe that the players or teams really like the idea. Although I could be wrong.
I know that the NFL tries to set up the schedule so that teams traveling to Europe have a bye week the following week.
But in the cases that they don't, the travel has to take its toll on the players and the game preparation.
It also takes away the true home field advantage for the home team.
Finally, the fans do not like it. And what is the game without fans?
I don't know exactly how it works for people that are season ticket holders for a team that will be short one home game.
But I would be ticked if I were a season ticket holder and I was lessed a game.