NFL eyes 2007 preseason game in China

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  1. HTownBTDown

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    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12068413/

    Show the world what the NFL is all about, not a bad idea If I lived in china seeing a NFL game once or twice would be very entertaining.
     
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    It'd be interesting to see if the team souvenirs would be any cheaper for games in China. After all, think of the savings on the usual shipping charges.
     
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    Didn't China have a NFL Europe team?
     
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    It makes sense for the NFL to try this. China's billion+ population is fast becoming a huge market, and you just never know where tomorrow's football players could be coming from.
     
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    The Texans should play a game there, have Yao Ming tell the people of China to buy Texans merchandise, and then we will become the richest franchise in the league after selling 500 million Reggie Bush jerseys.
     
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    Don't know if it did. But if it did, i'd laugh.
     
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    Marketing-wise, I sorta see why they want to do this. I mean, once the meaningless preseason game is over, do you really think Chinese people will have the itch for American football? If China played an exhibition here of whatever sport they played, I wouldn't be rushing to get Chinese channels on my satellite.

    Football-wise, I think it's a distraction for the teams preparing for the season.
     
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    If china had an NFL team, it'd be NFL Eurasia.

    I don't know. It was funny to me at the time...
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    Imagine having to play full contact football after that plane ride. No thanks.

    There are going to be plenty of amphetamines eaten on that flight.
     

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