NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell really, really wants his name to go into the history books as one of the most influential sports commissioners in history. His pet project is the expansion of the NFL “Shield”, as he refers to it, overseas. In the past, Goodell has openly stated he wants a franchise in London and has suggested that the league host a Super Bowl across the pond.
The dreadful International Series started a few years ago with one game slated to be played in London. This year, two games will be played in London. As a result of the Owners meeting this afternoon, three games will be played overseas at Wembley Stadium in 2014. Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders will all see one fewer home game next season, as these three team will play “home” games in London. All three teams lose a home game for their fans which live here in the United States.
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