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Discussion in 'Q & A WITH JOHNNY HEKKER' started by HX76, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. HX76 Member

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    Johnny,

    Having experienced playing in London last year, how did it compare to playing at home and do you seriously think there could be a future for a full time team in England?

    For what it is worth, I personally feel that American Football is an American sport and should remain so, and I'm not even sure any regular season games should be played here. Just my opinion though.

    Cheers
     
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  2. Johnny Hekker New Member

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    I loved the European experience we got last year. Being able to go to London for my first time and see the history and different way of living across the pond was a blessing. The fan support was a bit different because of the lack of overall understanding most fans had of American Football. I do think before I die, there will be two NFL teams active in Europe. I only say two because for it to work out financially and logistically, there needs to be a two team rotation over there. Where the teams host two home games, and then travel for multiple weeks.
    I would love to see an NFL CFL merger where two leagues are formed and the teams can be promoted or demoted to the lesser league if they fail to succeed. I am a fan of canada overall.
     
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  3. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    JH must be listening to my dinner convo's with wifey, since I said almost the exact same thing concerning London to her a few days ago. When we were there last October for the game, my buddy who lives in London and I sat at a pub, downed a few pints and came up with a 16 week schedule for 2 NFL UK teams in the NFC.... tossed the bar napkins after a few hours of senseless doodling and then got down to some serious drinking
     
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