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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:21 am 
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The NFL announced Monday that the Bears’ road game against the Oakland Raiders in 2019 will be played in London.

The date, time and venue for the contest will be revealed in conjunction with the release of the full NFL schedule this spring.

It will be the third regular-season game in Bears history played outside the United States and the second contest in London.


https://www.chicagobears.com/news/bears ... on-in-2019

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:24 am 
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Goddammit.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:28 am 
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Yeah. Not a fan.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:49 am 
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I AM A MASSSSSSSSSSIIIIIIIIIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE FAN OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT!

Now, I appreciate why you guys might not be a fan, I'm not about to try and persuade you otherwise- not my place. Also, I have only been to one NFL game in America (Miami at Texans this year), so I will not attempt to compare it to a regular game, BUT I will say this:

The NFL London games are EXTREMELY well supported, by an ever growing, increasingly more football-intelligent fan base. They are supported and attended by young and old alike. As someone who has had a season ticket for about 5 years now, I can confirm that the experience is fantastic with an incredible atmosphere- if you're thinking about coming over DO IT. It will be great. I would also say that it's come a long way from the early days of the International Series

On a more personal note- I'm only a Bears fan because my Dad is a Bears fan. Neither of us have seen the Bears play before (didn't make the first London game), so I will of course be renewing my season ticket and absolutely cannot wait.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:22 am 
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For sure, I'm delighted for all our BFO UK peeps!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:38 am 
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I'm fine with it - Hell, who know where the hell the rest of the "Oakland" home games will be played next year anyway. So long as the game is scheduled in a way that it won't be too difficult on the team (i.e. before the bye week), then it should be fine. At least it's against a team like the Raiders.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:48 am 
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I hate it, but it's good for any Bears fans across the pond and at least they're not taking away one of our home games.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:51 pm 
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This is a nice bonus for me. We had already planned to visit Chicago and take in an away game (possibly Washington depending on schedule) but this means the possibility of a third game only a few hundred miles away which makes me very happy.

Especially in our Super Bowl Winning Centenary year:)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:37 pm 
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Yea for UK fans! And technically, I like it because it's a non-home game for one of our away game opponents, if that makes any sense. Nevermind that the Raiders will probably stink in 2019.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:08 pm 
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I am another ecstatic UK fan!!! I was at the previous London game when Forte scored a great rushing TD. Can't wait to see these new Monsters strutting their stuff. I'm also a Tottenham Hotspur fan, so the prospect of the game possibly being played in the awesome new stadium is doubly exciting!

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