My favourite factor about NFL video games in London is the cornucopia of random jerseys within the crowd. Heck, it may be a nonsense recreation between the Falcons and Jaguars and also you’ll nonetheless see merch from all 32 groups within the stands, turning the gang right into a rainbow mess of insanity. I find it irresistible.
Now the NFL needs to vary all that, giving pointers to each major-market on who they need to root for within the NFL.
A few of these form of make sense. I imply, Seattle is near Vancouver and Minnesota borders Ontario, so Canada is kind of settled. It’s a few of these different groups that simply actually don’t make sense.
At first it seems like they’re simply mapping to geographic proximity, therefore China and Australia being default followers of the Rams — however then it goes off the rails. What does Miami and Chicago should do with Spain? Why is Germany alleged to help two groups from NFC South? I like how Mexico are alleged to help the Rams and 49ers, as a result of California — however no person on earth is meant to tug for the Chargers.
It’s as a result of no person ever remembers the Chargers, not even the NFL.
I perceive that is merely a advertising and marketing guideline for the league, however it’s additionally actually bizarre. Solely 19 groups are on the league’s listing. Basically the NFL is saying that the Colts, Giants, Falcons, Saints, Packers, Washington, Philadelphia, Cowboys, Payments, Ravens, Browns, Bengals and Lions have completely no marketability or worth exterior of america. I imply, that may make sense for the Lions and Browns, however why the heck are Philly and Dallas being left within the chilly whereas Carolina will get to be “Germany’s Staff?”
This must be some of the complicated issues the NFL has put out shortly.