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Everything posted by Ace

  1. Don't be so thin skined it was a joke.
  2. Saw you made some mistakes in your post and did what I could to edit it.
  3. Isn't Istanbul considered Euro? Yeah I would prefer to see Chicago or Toronto over Durban. But that's just my North American bias coming out of me
  4. I don't see the U.S. bidding for 2024 with South Africa bidding. I see 2024 being like the 2020 race, only 3 or 4 bidders. You can almost book it that SA will win.
  5. Took the words right out of my mouth. This is why I wouldn't but them as "Favorites" just yet.
  6. So is it official that Paris isn't bidding? Or is there a chance of a last minute bid.

    1. Sir Rols

      Sir Rols

      They've said "Non"

  7. haha the Reno 911 pic made me laugh
  8. No kidding Why do they make us wait so long?
  9. Las Vegas is crazier than Reno IMO but Reno isn't to far behind.
  10. Lol Quaker you don't need to expand the game overseas? Look at these numbers 2005 game held in mexico: 103,476 spectators. 2007 game held in London: 40,000 tickets sold withing 90 minutes 2009 game held in London: 84,254 spectators If there selling out every game, every year they go outside the U.S. It's pretty foolish to sit back and say " We don't need to expand the game outside the U.S." How is it hurting the game? The game has gotten so BIG in the U.S. that playing 4 preseason games overseas and one regualr season game will hurt it? People are calling death to the preseason? Look in the stands who's there? Only the season ticket holders being forced into the game. Plus that 9 billion$$$ thing they run can become much more with adding buisness overseas. Your right the NFL doesn't need euro but euro offers alot of money if it catches on which I guess it is. if 30 countrys are playing the game. Even you would have to admit it's atleast worth the shot.
  11. Look the players have shot down the idea of a 18 game season it will never happen. The fans are calling death to the pre-season so that's where my idea came up. You don't have to send every team overseas in one week you don't have to send every team overseas. But another idea could be (for example) NFL network England or some thing like that. Broadcast your as many NFL regular season games as possible overseas hype up every game like they do in the U.S. but in the end I think there going to get most fans by getting them to watch the Super Bowl. Problem is the time zone of course so i'm not real sure how to make that work I like that idea but an 18 game season will never happen the way they're handling concussions here in america won't allow it.
  12. Well then what's your idea? Because you can't send a team overseas during the regualar season every year that's stupid and unfair to the 2 teams playing cause there in a race for the playoffs. Maybe not every pre-season game should be over there but atleast go over there for one week to try and promote your sport. You can't just sit on your butt and hope the sport grows cause it aint going to work.
  13. Yeah I would be shocked to see MMA in the olympics for reasons you brought up. And in boxing they wear that helmet thing so it makes things less bloody but I don't see how that would work in MMA unless they wore full body gear. But even still. That is true but they can get that figured out I mean they've been talking about cutting preseason games because of the "product" in preseason. it's not really good and it doesn't get any body excited in the U.S. but that doesn't mean a curious fan overseas wouldn't be interested.
  14. I understand nobody follows Football like America. It's the only thing we talk about, well we talk about baksetball but not as much as football. And let's be honest the poll options didn't really spark much debate so I thought I should throw some thing wayyy out there.
  15. So if I get bored of my user name can I ever change it?
  16. What product do they have over here during the pre-season? NOTHING! Every body is waiting for the regualar season heck people are actually waiting for college football to start more than the pre-season. I understand the revenue but they can get that figured out within 5 minutes. Well ok maybe not after watching this whole lockout thing. But like I said i'm not pushing for it to be an olympic sport, i'm saying they can make it popular and then go from there. Look if you miss read my comments then yeah i'm crazy. I would think any body was crazy if they thought American football could be an olympic sport by 2020 or 2024. But the key word in this is CAN I didn't say it WAS going to be it CAN be. Lol I laughed alittle when I saw you say "You're probably crazy enough to think that they might actually hold a Super Bowl outside the United States." Because the NFl actually did talk about that... and for the record I WAS AGAINST THAT!
  17. Sigh read the thing again Baron. I wasn't talking about the olympics I was talking about the pro league here in the U.S. you know when I said "preaseason. season ticket owners have to pay way to much money in the pre-season so if they go overseas there not being force to pay. And also i'm sorry it's not at all like soccer and rugby just youtube it. Also read my post again lol. it had nothing to do with olympics it was an idea to grow the sport and get it more popular. Yes i'm an idiot to think football will be an olympic sprt by 2020 but that's not the case i'm making i'm saying it can be a future sport if they market it well enough. And your making a case against football by saying there isn't enough room for them. is that a joke? They can have 11,000 athletes but they can't have 11,400 athletes? OH! and women do play football Baron they even have their own league. So I think that part won't be an issue.
  18. What do you guys think about the UFC being an olympic sport? I mean it is the fastest growing sport around the world. Just throwing ideas out there.
  19. as of right now but I wouldn't say never. The sport is growing around the globe. But it will take quite some time but here an idea to speed it up. Here's my idea: Instead of playing one game in London every year while teams are in the midde of a division race. (which isn't fair to them.) They should have training camp/preseason over there. Have 4 teams go to one country and another 4 go to another and so on, that means you'll have preseason in 8 different country's. Market them make them stars over there that way they get to see them play/train and gives them some thing to follow while they're gone. Try that for 2 or 3 years and see what's happening and go from there. American football will never touch soccer or even come close to it but I think it can be 2nd or 3rd or whatever they watch over besides soccer. This idea will help grow the sport and it will help out the season ticket owners
  20. Haha yeah but it doesn't shock me with those stats.
  21. actaully there is more than that i'll give you a couple off my head besides America that play football Canada, Mexico, Japan, Ireland, Great Britain, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Russia, Hungary, Ukraine, Turkey, Greece, Israel and South Korea! Yeah baron it would take till 3848 is when they'll reach 8 teams when they already have 30 country's playing it
  22. Haha I know it's unrealistic but hey i'm an American can't I dream OH and BTW Quacker they some times play twice a week thank you very much!!!!
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