So, what do you guys think of the whole idea of playing games in England?
Personally, I thought Sunday's game was a mess on a lot of levels. I know Wembley is a historic stadium, but that was not an NFL quality playing surface -- even without the rain.
I also hate the idea of a team losing a home game. You know Miami's fans did not get a discount for losing out on a game. I also hate the disruption and distraction of traveling to an unfamiliar place.
Ernie Palladino of the Journal News, who was in London to cover the game, hates the whole concept.
Excerpts from Ernie's Giants Journal today.
Those folks who paid for their seats got to see a muddy mess that should have the Wembley Stadium groundskeepers on strike for the next year and a half. That's what the NFL gets for putting a football game on a soccer field. It's not a durable grass, and it showed as soon as the rain started falling, which it did in varying degrees for most of the game. ...
As for the concept of playing overseas, I've said it before and I'll say it again. It wreaks of arrogance, pure and simple. Just another chance for an empire to grow richer through sale of jerseys. Let the rest of the world have soccer and rugby, and leave American football where it belongs--in America.
You tell 'em, Ernie. Personally, I agree.