The Bears Will Play A Game In London Next Year
The NFL announced today that the Bears and Raiders will matchup in a game across the pond next season.
I am not a fan of this.
I really don't know why the NFL continues to play games in London every year. Did you know that they now play four (4!) games in London every year? Joining the Bears and Raiders will be Carolina and Tampa Bay, Cincinnati and the LA Rams, and Houston and Jacksonville.
It just doesn't make sense. You already tried the NFL Europe and that folded in <checks Wikipedia> 2007. They don't care about football over there. We don't like soccer. It's pretty simple, don't try to shove it down their throats.
The NFL also plays games in Mexico City (when it isn't canceled for poor field conditions.) This makes a little more sense. I can see a day when there's an NFL team in Mexico. There will NEVER be an NFL team in Europe. The logistics and time zones just don't work.
Here's more to complain about. The game will kick off at like 9 AM. Can't think of a time when I'd want to watch a football less than before 10 AM on a Sunday. When am I supposed to go to the grocery store?
The only plus to this whole deal is that it is technically a home game for the Raiders, which is nice since they technically don't have a home stadium yet for next year.
Thank you, NFL for ruining at least one Sunday for me next year.