JOIN TEAM VT | SIGN UP DAILY NEWSLETTER
VETERANS TODAY ON : FACEBOOK | TWITTER | VT FORUM
|

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Throwing America’s Greatest Game off Fiscal Cliff

NFL Wrongly Preoccupied with Putting Team in London Dissing the Obvious in Los Angeles and Mexico

by Johnny Punish

 

This season we saw the New England Patriots play a snooze game against the hapless Saint Louis Rams in London.  Owner Robert Kraft of the Patriots was so giddy that he stated to British advocates at the game “the time had come for them to get their own franchise”.

Moreover, the Jacksonville Jagquars will be playing a 4 game series in London for the upcoming seasons.  The NFL is clearly trying to establish the NFL equivalent of the Jaguar colony on British soil working to embed them into the local conscience of the market there.

But that got me thinking…..  What about Los Angeles?  Canada?  Mexico?

I mean Los Angeles is the 2nd largest market in the USA and it has NO team. What is the deal with London before L.A.?  That does not make any sense. Besides, in London, the NFL is the 8th watched sporting event behind darts and rounders; whatever that is! There is so much more reason to put a team in Los Angeles that there is just not space in this article.

I mean let me just say that, in London, NFL football is an afterthought.  It’s just not that popular.

Here, let me blow your mind for a sec.  Take this quick test.

  1. Which country, unlike England, has an long established college football system?
  2. Which country held the record for attendance to an NFL regular season game until the Dallas Cowboys broke it when they opened their new stadium and allowed people to stand in the tunnels so that they would insure that the record remained in the USA?
  3. Where is home to the largest number of Americans living abroad, as well as the world’s richest man?
  4. Which country is the United States’ third-largest foreign supplier of oil?
  5. Which country has the 14th largest economy in the world
  6. Which country has just 5% unemployment?
  7. Which country is slated to pass Brazil as the # 5 economy within 10 years?
  8. Which county has over 110 million people with the largest segment being the young people which is in contrast to England which has much less population with an average age approaching Rumplestillskin?
  9. In population, which country is by far the largest neighbor to the USA?

Guess what amigo, the answer is Mexico.

So what’s with London?  L.A. and Mexico make so much more cents?  In fact, Mexico and the Los Angeles are hot markets. London is in the wrong friggin time zone.  It makes no sense on a hundred different levels.

Now, I called the NFL press office last week and they gave me their standard minutes from the owners minutes which make no reference to the reasons that Los Angeles and Mexico were being ignored by the Anglophiles in the corridors of NFL power.

You’d think that pure economics and profit would drive them but the evidence is that Mexico would be the far biggest prize to win.  It’s growing economy with more than 70% of its population below the age of 30 would be a great ROI over the long run.

And imagine if the Mexico City Jaguars played the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.  Are you kidding me?  There would be 100 million Mexicans watching, buying merchandise and making the NFL advertisers super happy.

And lets not forget those Hispanics within the U.S.A.  They would be rooting for the Mexico City Jaguars as well getting them into the economic profit center.  It just makes cents!  Period

So why all the focus on London?  Well, the NFL is not saying.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Johnny Punish is a musician, artist, entertainer, businessman, investor, life coach, and syndicated columnist. Educated at University of Nevada Las Vegas, his articles appear in Veterans Today, MunKNEE and his Johnny Punish Blog. His art music is promoted by Peapolz Media Records and played on net radio at Last.fm and more.

Resources: StoreMusicVideosAmazonYouTubeTwitterFacebook

2012 copyright – Johnny Punish


Band website  template

Bookmark and Share

Short URL: http://www.veteranstoday.com/?p=232610

The views expressed herein are the views of the author exclusively and not necessarily the views of VT or any other VT authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners and technicians. Legal Notice

Posted by on Dec 13 2012, With 0 Reads, Filed under Business, Economics & Markets, Economy, Editor, Investing & Finance. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

COMMENTS

To post, we ask that you login using Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail in the box below.
Don't have a social network account? Register and Login direct with VT and post.
Before you post, read our Comment Policy - Feedback

Comments Closed

3 Comments for “NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Throwing America’s Greatest Game off Fiscal Cliff”

  1. Yep, London makes no sense at all. Goodell wanted to grow the NFL internationally and London is pretty much all he has to show for it. He’s seriously deluded if he thinks London will ever be a feasible site for an NFL franchise.

    He’s also pushed for football becoming an Olympic sport, which is patently ridiculous as only 2 or 3 countries play American football competitively. (Canada would give the U.S. a good run for the Gold, despite playing a different brand of football…with Mexico the bronze?)

    Frankly, Goodell seems more of a corporate lawyer than a football fan. Now he’s floating trial balloons about eliminating kickoffs, as a way to reduce injuries. What next, flag football in dresses? Frankfurt?

    • And what are the true motives of the National Hockey League’s Commissioner? No season yet, stubborn ideas about locating franchises, an exhibition series every year in the UK or Europe.

      Is there more “advance money” for putting “bread and circuses” in new locations, such as done by Formula One auto racing?

Comments are closed

 

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Join Our Daily Newsletter
  View Newsletter ARCHIVE

WHAT'S HOT

  1. US deliberately refused to rebuild Iraq’s military: Analyst
  2. Custom Tactical Weapon Specials (updated today)
  3. NEO – Has the US Nuked Syria?
  4. Netanyahu is a ‘chickenshit,’ Obama official says – Updated twice
  5. Israelis kill Americans with impunity
  6. Harry Hun’s Ebola Program Runs Into Difficulties
  7. US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola virus wouldn’t be weaponized
  8. Truthers as Terrorists: Who are the terrorists today?
  9. NEO – The US and ISIL Nexus
  10. Israeli Air Force is the Best in the World
  11. Turkey says FSA must be equipped and trained to rule in Kobani
  12. Does the VA Have a Women Veterans Problem?
  13. Reinventing Vietnam War History
  14. Topless FEMEN activists protest in front of Iranian embassy
  15. Veterans Today Radio News Reports Stew Webb Host (New Hours)
  16. Check out anytime you want but Nobody’s leaving ’til the fat girls dance
  17. Understanding Health from Individual Psychology
  18. RT – 25 EU banks fail ‘stress test’, exposing $31bn shortfall
  19. State plan is aimed at helping Alabama veterans
  20. MSM Misinformation on Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections
  1. moneytalks: The income tax per se is not the problem that it has been propagandisticly made out to be . The problem is when the total tax take ( all ...
  2. moneytalks: Yes , the video is very insightful . Thank you GD .
  3. LC: @ Nicky Zakzuk;;;; those events you listed;;; only "BONESY COINCIDENCES" that's all!!! (just like Obama's fake-certificate which I linked on Shrimpton's page-== also just a coincidence!!!)
  4. captain obvious: Turkey has been supporting mercenary terrorists posing as "rebels" in Syria all along, now one of their talking heads openly admits that support, no crime here! the GWOT is a ...
  5. LC: Pretty amazing stuff Mr. Heart;;;' I finally got to read all of it tonight. Few things above remind me of related stuff below; Dr. Lu (physicist) above I think is same prof. ...

Veterans Today Poll

For over 60 years, US Taxpayers have been funding Israel, Palestine and Middle East. Are you happy with return on investment or would you prefer those monies be invested at home instead?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Archives