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NFL returning to Britain in 2008

It will be the second year in a row a regular season game was played there. From AP-

The league, which held its first regular season game outside North America in London last October, said Thursday it would come back again in 2008.

The teams, date and venue will be announced during Super Bowl week late this month or in early February.

The New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins 13-10 in front of 81,176 fans at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28.


In 2006, NFL owners agreed to play one or two regular-season games outside the United States for the following five years. The Dolphins and Giants essentially volunteered for the 2007 game and are not expected to be asked to return in the near future.

You mean the Dolphins volunteered for this? If they did, management deserves one of my Knucklehead awards. The team’s fans in Florida deserved the home game, particularly those of us with New York ties. See the New York Giants never played a game at Miami till 1993. In 1970, the NFC and AFC began playing against each other’s teams. Through the quirks of the scheduling process and the 1987 strike, the Dolphins and Giants met only twice between 1970 and 1992(72 and 90) and both games were in New York. Only twice have the Giants played in Miami, 93 and 1996. The next time the teams will be slated to play in Miami is 2012 or 2016!

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