Friday, February 02, 2007

Dolphins & the Giants Will Play Over There [J. Mark English]

From Michael Eisen, -

The Giants will play the Miami Dolphins in Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, Oct. 28, in the first NFL regular-season game ever played in Europe.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the date and location of the game this morning at his first state of the league news conference here, the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLI.

It will be a Dolphins home game. Ironically, this will be the second time a Giants game scheduled for Miami will not be played there. A 1987 Giants-Dolphins game that would have been played in what is now Dolphin Stadium was canceled by the players strike. The Giants have played in Miami just twice since the 1970 merger, winning in both 1993 and 1996.

This will be the Giants’ second European game. On Aug. 13, 1994, they defeated the San Diego Chargers, 28-20, in a preseason game in Berlin.

Comments -

I have family living in London, so I'll be booking my trip to Jolly Old England ASAP for next October. But the scheduling of this game is kind of strange. Should there be a game seven in the World Series, it would be played the same night of this game. The ratings would be pathetic put up against a game seven if say the Yankees or the Mets were in the Series.

Also, why in the world would the Miami Dolphins want to give up a home game? Which is what they are doing by allowing them to be the designated home team in London. I hope they are compensated for the lost revenue at Miami Dolphins Stadium. Although, the money pouring in from the Super Bowl this weekend probably more then makes up for the loss of revenue from next October.

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