72% of people who voted in this poll are idiots. Your closed-door thinking will kill this sport. Get real.
The rich owners the all they care about is their pocket book and the home fans lose a home game. Make it one of the exhibition games !!!!
Needless to say I'm still pissed off that last year the Steelers/Vikings game was played in London. I waited 8 years for my Steelers to play again in Minneapolis and then the NFL moves the game to London. I don't get it. I'm from ND and there is a huge following of Steeler fans here, so this game would have been a huge money maker for Minneapolis/St. Paul. Both of my children now live in the MSP area, so we had planned to make a fun weekend out of it. Yes, the NFL and the teams still make the money, but what about the community? There are only 8 homes games a year and the NFL takes one away, that's just not right. MSP lost millions in sales/tax because of this. And what about the fans/season ticket holders. They get screwed out of an opportunity as well. Play a preseason game over there but leave the regular season alone!!
Does the supposed home team of these travesty's charge their fans for 1 less home game.
Leave American (NFL) football in the US. I don't see any Premier European Soccer teams coming to the USA to compete in a league scheduled game. Won't be long and the NFL will self-destruct!
The more I watch European football (aka "soccer"), the more I believe that North American football will never make an impact. Europeans football fans are passionate, while the NFL version is a trendy variation with no organic reality.
I am an American living in Copenhagen and the Danes sure love American football. It surprised me how knowledgeable they are and they stay out till 4 in the morning to watch.
I think it is unfair for the team that only gets 7 home games. Anything that creates a disadvantage for a team should not occur unless it can be avoided. I also think it is a disadvantage for the two teams as they have much more traveling involved during that week which limits practice and preparation time for the following week.
Doesn't matter what the fans want, the NFL is a bad monopoly.