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  • Possible NFL game in Canada next year...

    http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Colu...19086-sun.html

    Scroll about 1/4 the way down...

    I don't know how much truth there is to this, but Pat Bowlen has roots in Edmonton [I think he is from here originally] and Edmonton has the largest outdoor stadium in Canada. The game would sell out almost instantly here as Edmonton is a great sports city.
    Last edited by Komp; 09-24-2007, 02:20 PM.

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    That would be a triple win for me:

    1. I live in Edmonton
    2. I root for the Broncos
    3. I hate the Patriots

    Now, it just needs to actually happen...

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    • #3
      lol, the NFL would never have a game in Edmonton, likley that would be their last place to go. If there is gonna be a game in Canada its gonna be in Toronto.

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      • #4
        hmmm

        Toronto does not have the facility to host a regular season NFL game. The skydome is a horrible place for a football game. Commonwealth Stadium has 65,000 seats ready to go and they can probably bring in another 5-10,000 seats for the event. The venue has hosted high profile events before and has always sold out. I think you are underestimating the Pat Bowlen factor in this...

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        Originally posted by Scott Wright
        Mr. Dukes comes from the Michael Irvin "talk loud and maybe people will think I know what I am talking about" school of football analysis.

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        • #5
          Is this the final part of the patriots punishment? Now they have to lose a home game to Canada?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by njx9
            can we stop putting regular season games in other countries? this is stupid. unless all 32 teams lose a home game to play someplace else, it's ridiculous.
            Yeah but check out what the winner gets....



            I mean....that's a lot of syrup....


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            • #7
              Yeah they definately are. I actually like Canada...but I see no point in playing an NFL game there.

              I thought the whole point of the CFL was that they had their own game. Isn't that why the NFL hasn't expanded to Toronto?


              Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                Yeah they definately are. I actually like Canada...but I see no point in playing an NFL game there.

                I thought the whole point of the CFL was that they had their own game. Isn't that why the NFL hasn't expanded to Toronto?
                NFL has been nice enough to not crush the CFL by expanding into Canada. The NFL is vastly more popular than the CFL in Canada and I'm sure any NFL game would sell out immediately in Canada.

                I think it's inevitable that Toronto will eventually get an NFL team. The market there is just too nice not too.

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                • #9
                  Hope that will be in Montréal.

                  Thanks to BoneKrusher

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Moses View Post
                    NFL has been nice enough to not crush the CFL by expanding into Canada. The NFL is vastly more popular than the CFL in Canada and I'm sure any NFL game would sell out immediately in Canada.

                    I think it's inevitable that Toronto will eventually get an NFL team. The market there is just too nice not too.
                    Well yeah clearly, but I was always told that the reason why the NFL hasn't expanded into Canada already (besides that Toronto is probably the only market that could sustain it) was that they had an underlying agreement with the CFL. I dunno..it doesn't matter that much anyway. The Bills are practically Toronto's team. I've always expected that sooner or later they'd make that jump across the Niagra.


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                    • #11
                      I hope its the Ravens cause I'd love to fly out to Edmonton and go to a game! But hopefully its late in the season so I can catch an Oilers gam while Im out there.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Komp View Post
                        Toronto does not have the facility to host a regular season NFL game. The skydome is a horrible place for a football game. Commonwealth Stadium has 65,000 seats ready to go and they can probably bring in another 5-10,000 seats for the event. The venue has hosted high profile events before and has always sold out. I think you are underestimating the Pat Bowlen factor in this...
                        Have you ever been to the skydome? It might not be the best stadium ever but it's just fine to watch a football game in. There is absolutely no chance they have the game in Edmonton. It will be in Toronto for sure.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                          Yeah they definately are. I actually like Canada...but I see no point in playing an NFL game there.

                          I thought the whole point of the CFL was that they had their own game. Isn't that why the NFL hasn't expanded to Toronto?
                          I completely agree, they'd play in Toronto but theres no need with Buffalo right by them. (especially since Buffalo stadium is bigger) It also won't riase awarness about the game and bring in new fans like it could in England or China.
                          "We're only going to score 17 points?" Brady said before chuckling about it. "OK. Is Plax playing defense? I wish he had said 45-42 and gave us a little credit for scoring more points."

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                          • #14
                            I think Buffalo should play a "home" game in Toronto, they would have the support of the crowd, and bring more awareness to a very accesible fan base

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ks_perfection View Post
                              I completely agree, they'd play in Toronto but theres no need with Buffalo right by them. (especially since Buffalo stadium is bigger) It also won't riase awarness about the game and bring in new fans like it could in England or China.
                              Point is that Toronto is a great market and would be a great spot for a franchise. I could see them selling out every game.

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