We always thought that the regular-season NFL game that gets played in London every year was supposed to attract new fans to the sport of football, not repel them away. Yet, for some strange reason, the NFL just enlisted the St. Louis Rams—yes, the same Rams who won just two (!) games this season—to play in London for one regular season game in each of the next three years.
"We are confident that having the Rams host one game in the UK in each of the next three seasons will allow us to better serve the growing popularity of our sport beyond the borders of the United States," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
Um, really, Rog? We understand that Rams owner Stan Kroenke is the majority shareholder in English soccer club Arsenal. But what would make you think that that means that the people of London want to see the Rams play in the UK? Fortunately, they'll play the Patriots in their first matchup overseas, so people chicks in London can look forward to Tom Brady coming to town. But, after that? Well, all we can say is that we're very, very sorry, London. Believe us: We don't want to watch them, either!
[via Sports Illustrated]