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Splat 04-01-2007 09:14 PM

Report:NFL set to cancel China Bowl
 
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL plans to cancel a scheduled exhibition game in China between Seattle and New England, Sports Illustrated reported on its Web site.

SI.com, citing unidentified sources, said Sunday the league will announce the decision to cancel the China Bowl early this week. The Seahawks and Patriots are scheduled to play Aug. 7 at Workers Stadium.

neko4 04-01-2007 09:19 PM

So I guess they did it to play in a larger stadium later on

princefielder28 04-01-2007 09:21 PM

Thats good, bad idea to begin with.

Geo 04-01-2007 09:29 PM

I'm keenly interested in hearing why, because there better be a damn good reason considering the Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts played in Tokyo in 2005.

remix 6 04-01-2007 09:32 PM

good..i didnt wanna stay up at 3 AM on August 8th watching a pre season game and take more time from our player's training camp and what not

keep in the US

bearsfan_51 04-01-2007 09:33 PM

China will likey have invaded the U.S. by that point anyway.

The Unseen 04-01-2007 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bearsfan_51 (Post 267152)
China will likey have invaded the U.S. by that point anyway.

This is true...

jag 04-01-2007 09:46 PM

The only person I want negotiating with China is Brett Favre.

Jay 04-01-2007 09:48 PM

Eh, I don't care either way. Like remix said, easier this way. I wonder where the game will be now, Foxboro or Seattle...

The Unseen 04-01-2007 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jag (Post 267212)
The only person I want negotiating with China is Brett Favre.

Favre: Stop being commies.

China: No!

Favre:

China: Okay!

Jonathan_VIlma 04-01-2007 09:50 PM

Probably because Belichick complained about it and God forbid they go against his orders?

The Unseen 04-01-2007 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathan_VIlma (Post 267246)
Probably because Belichick complained about it and God forbid they go against his orders?

This baffles me. He filters his injury reports like a Communist government; he should love China.

bearsfan_51 04-01-2007 09:55 PM

China really isn't communist anymore.

The Unseen 04-01-2007 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bearsfan_51 (Post 267276)
China really isn't communist anymore.

shhhhhhhhh

niel89 04-01-2007 10:28 PM

i like pie

ElectricEye 04-01-2007 10:36 PM

I don't think this was a bad idea. But I don't think China was the right place.

Hurricane Ditka 04-01-2007 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bearsfan_51 (Post 267276)
China really isn't communist anymore.

China wasn't really communist to begin with.

Zim3031 04-01-2007 10:55 PM

It was a stupid idea to begin with. It's something like a 14 hour plane ride and when you factor in things like Jet lag (12 hour time difference?), teams are going to be missing a lot of valuable practice time. That's time that many players need to prove themselves or to learn their system. Seems like way too much for a stupid preseason game.

The Unseen 04-02-2007 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hurricane Ditka (Post 267414)
China wasn't really communist to begin with.

Just depends where you begin...

Jay 04-02-2007 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathan_VIlma (Post 267246)
Probably because Belichick complained about it and God forbid they go against his orders?

And just think, he was Head Coach of the Jets for a day. This could have been allllllllllllll yours. Oh well.

luckyjackaubrey 04-02-2007 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jay (Post 267222)
Eh, I don't care either way. Like remix said, easier this way. I wonder where the game will be now, Foxboro or Seattle...

Boston GLobe states the Pats will likely ask for the game to be in New England. THe two teams are scheduled to play in Seatle the weekend before, as well.


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