Matt Beech writes for the University of Warwick’s The Boar on recent rumours the Jacksonville Jaguars might relocate to Britain:
How many of you know your Bradys from your blitzes, your shotguns from your snaps and your tailbacks from your turnovers? If you don’t, you may soon, after recent developments have indicated that American football could be about to explode in Britain.
84,004 gridiron fans descended upon Wembley Stadium from all over Europe on the 28th of October to witness an emphatic thrashing of the St Louis Rams by the New England Patriots, recording the second highest attendance for an NFL international series game in its brief six year history…
In fact, with the NFL receiving so much attention in the UK, rumours have recently emerged suggesting that an NFL franchise could be relocating to London within the decade. This looked all the more likely when the Jacksonville Jaguars, the league’s perennial underachievers and the main target of the relocation murmurings, agreed to play successive home games in London in the coming four seasons in an astute attempt to boost their fanbase.
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