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[–] djjin14568 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's a smart business move. I don't know what kind of tv viewership ratings the London game is projected to receive (versus a regular season home game) but, just like u/Phantonshitter points out, it will most likely help a smaller market team gain more exposure over time - which this team badly needs.

I think an Orlando match was proposed at some point or another, and I thought that was a good move, too. Outside of the NE Region of Florida, there is not much news coverage or passionate fan base for the this team.

The biggest downside I can see is that the logistics of travelling internationally during the regular season is somewhat brutal. The time frame is 6-ish hours earlier, and I would imagine everyone involved (coach staff, players, assistants, trainers, etc..) suffer somewhat from the lengthy travel duration.

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[–] 40ozToFreedom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree with the exposure but when 9:30am comes on Sunday I'm not quite ready to drink beers and watch the Jags play. Don't get me wrong I do but its so early for football it almost doesn't seem right.

Also it takes away from a Jags home game every year. If they have 15 games over in London within the next 15 years you are losing that many home games in Jacksonville.

Also now they're using yahoo.com to stream the one this year and who knows how good the stream will load. I don't really care for it.

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[–] Phantomshitter [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I personally like it, as a small market team it is going to give us a lot of exposure and hopefully help further the fanbase.