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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: The London Jaguars of the NFL!!
    Posted: 01-Jul-2014 at 10:43
You read it right. This year the NFL will play four games in London.  The Jacksonville Jaguars will be the designated "Home Team".  If everything goes as planned, the Jags will be moving to London in 2 years as a permanent London NFL franchise.
 
I believe I predicted this about 3 years ago, and everyone thought I was nuts.  Follow the money friends, follow the money.
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  Quote Kevinmeath Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Jul-2014 at 19:07
Jaguars not a very British name? the car makers will be happy I suppose

Lions? Bulldogs? Spitfires? Redcoats? would seem better

New England Patriots v London Redcoats!

I'd go with the Spitfires actually.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jul-2014 at 16:55
The franchise will move to London, they don't have to keep the name.  Actually, the city of Jacksonville can prevent them from using "Jaguars" in London.

Personally, I'd like to see a name that is appropriate for the UK.  Suggestion-The London Blitz. 



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  Quote Kevinmeath Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jul-2014 at 19:45
The 'London Blitz'??? I realise that Blitz has a different meaning in the USA but 'us being bombed'? London Spitfires sounds good plus a fly past at every game!
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jul-2014 at 02:27
Originally posted by Kevinmeath

The 'London Blitz'??? I realise that Blitz has a different meaning in the USA but 'us being bombed'? London Spitfires sounds good plus a fly past at every game!



Sorry, I should have clarified that it might be like that, short, and reflecting strength, coming just short of a testosterone overload. Wink

The fly-by thing sounds cool.  Are there enough Spits in flying shape to actually do that? I was standing less than 200 ft under 4 Thunderbolts, "P-47's", taking off from an airshow, the sound is like nothing else. I can imagine what the effect 6-8 Spitfires would be.



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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jul-2014 at 12:58
I recall the prediction though I don't recall any comment I might have made. No doubt a transient Demerol hallucination if it was flippant.


On the other hand I'm pleased to see it. London has been a great response for the NFL.

Since 'Lions' is unavailable and there are no tigers on HM Coat of Arms. Then the lions alternate identification; of 'golden leopards', should be used.

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  Quote Kevinmeath Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jul-2014 at 20:17
The Battle of Britain flight is up and running for some time

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/
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