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  1. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    27 May '07 23:26
    I'm just curious how NFL Europa is perceived by the vast majority of Europeans. Is it a mainstream hit, or has it already been relegated to a backwater sport? You see some fans at the games, but aren't most of the players American? What is there to cheer for, other than the fact that your country has a team? (The uniforms are kind of lame, too.) I can't imagine American football catching on in Europe, but you never know...
  2. Standard member Rooney Once a Blue
    Always a Red
    28 May '07 00:26
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    I'm just curious how NFL Europa is perceived by the vast majority of Europeans. Is it a mainstream hit, or has it already been relegated to a backwater sport? You see some fans at the games, but aren't most of the players American? What is there to cheer for, other than the fact that your country has a team? (The uniforms are kind of lame, too.) I can't imagine American football catching on in Europe, but you never know...
    NFL in Europe is about as popular is as table tennis.

    Its a micky mouse event and always will be.

    Europe is just not interested in NFL and never will be.

    99.99% of the country in England do not know we have an American football team.

    There are probably only three playes in NFL history that about 5% of people in England could name, OJ Simpson (not because of his football achievements), AC or was ir AJ Carling (not because of his football achievements) and the Refridgerator because he was a freak that was well marketed.
  3. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    29 May '07 00:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Rooney Once a Blue
    NFL in Europe is about as popular is as table tennis.

    Its a micky mouse event and always will be.

    Europe is just not interested in NFL and never will be.

    99.99% of the country in England do not know we have an American football team.

    There are probably only three playes in NFL history that about 5% of people in England could name, OJ ...[text shortened]... his football achievements) and the Refridgerator because he was a freak that was well marketed.
    Still, the NY Giants/Miami Dolphins season opener in London sold out in one day. And the NFL Europe league has an average attendence of anywhere between 30-40,000 fans for any one of its games (Harvard International Review). It must not be as defunct as you think... Unless, of course, I've underestimated the popularity of table tennis.
  4. Standard member Rooney Once a Blue
    Always a Red
    29 May '07 04:34
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Still, the NY Giants/Miami Dolphins season opener in London sold out in [b]one day. And the NFL Europe league has an average attendence of anywhere between 30-40,000 fans for any one of its games (Harvard International Review). It must not be as defunct as you think... Unless, of course, I've underestimated the popularity of table tennis. [/b]
    If you can send a link that proves that an NFL Europe average attendance averages anything over 5000 never mind 30-40,000 then I take it all back and I am wrong.

    A one off game will sell out a stadium, like when Mahchester United played a nobody side at the Sea Hawks stadiium in 2005.

    Please show me a like and prove me wrong.
    I have nothing against NFL in Europe, its just that as far as I know it gets no press, no TV coverage and I would be amazed if an average attendance was in the 30,000 range for a weekly European game.
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    29 May '07 06:37
    According to the Wiki, five out of the six current teams are German. Maybe it should be called NFL Deutschland (or however it's spelled).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nfl_europa#Current_teams
  6. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    29 May '07 16:41
    Originally posted by Rooney Once a Blue
    If you can send a link that proves that an NFL Europe average attendance averages anything over 5000 never mind 30-40,000 then I take it all back and I am wrong.

    A one off game will sell out a stadium, like when Mahchester United played a nobody side at the Sea Hawks stadiium in 2005.

    Please show me a like and prove me wrong.
    I have nothing ...[text shortened]... d I would be amazed if an average attendance was in the 30,000 range for a weekly European game.
    You're right, of course, the 30-40,000 stats were for a few German teams. The average attendance per game is roughly 18,000. And that stat doesn't seem to be growing much...
  7. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    29 May '07 21:08
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Still, the NY Giants/Miami Dolphins season opener in London sold out in [b]one day. And the NFL Europe league has an average attendence of anywhere between 30-40,000 fans for any one of its games (Harvard International Review). It must not be as defunct as you think... Unless, of course, I've underestimated the popularity of table tennis. [/b]
    its all about greed with the nfl people...they want to spread to make money instead of making that a game in america where all the fans are...