With the 2011 NFL season ready to get underway, and 10 years until we have to hear the words collective bargaining agreement again, this could be an exciting decade for the NFL.
Arguably the most powerful professional sports league on the planet, the NFL is seeing increasing support internationally, and the business minded amongst us will know, it's only a matter of time before Roger Goodell and the NFL start seeing £, € and ¥ signs.
With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Chicago Bears at Wembley Stadium for what is the fifth straight year that a regular season game has been played in London, and a sellout crowd expected, the desire for more action overseas could become incredibly lucrative for the NFL.
So, what potential is there for international expansion? What form would it take? More importantly, what is realistic?