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Author:  IotaNet [ Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:22 pm ]
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britbear wrote:
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!
Thought about you as soon as I saw the post. Glad you'll get a chance to enjoy the Bears in person.
Have a pint for me! :toast:

Author:  britbear [ Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:32 pm ]
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IotaNet wrote:
britbear wrote:
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!
Thought about you as soon as I saw the post. Glad you'll get a chance to enjoy the Bears in person.
Have a pint for me! :toast:


Thanks mate. Just the tricky issue of getting a ticket now. Need to keep my ears close to the ground. These NFL International Series tickets sell out VERY quickly.

Author:  skamanfrank [ Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:17 pm ]
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As a West Ham fan, the prospect of having to go to White Hart Lane is the worst bit ;) :D :-P

Author:  Buffaloaf [ Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:37 pm ]
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Mikefive wrote:
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.


This was my initial reaction as well. There's a good chance the Bears have a larger international following than the Raiders, so this is an away game that could have a home game feel for the players. At worst, the Raiders lost home field advantage in this matchup (which probably didn't matter in this matchup anyway).

Author:  The Marshall Plan [ Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:09 am ]
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The price of success. We'll probably have more 7pm and Buck and Aikman games too.

Author:  Bears Whiskey Nut [ Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:28 am ]
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The Marshall Plan wrote:
The price of success. We'll probably have more 7pm and Buck and Aikman games too.


Yep. It looks like Tony Romo might be the new golden boy though. And I can stomach him and Jim Nantz a lot better than Buck and Aikman.

Author:  britbear [ Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:39 am ]
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skamanfrank wrote:
As a West Ham fan, the prospect of having to go to White Hart Lane is the worst bit ;) :D :-P


Haha!

Author:  Funkster [ Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:54 pm ]
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Not going to lie, I’m a little pissed about the bears playing the raiders in London. Being a west coast (Seattle) bears fan I was pumped when I saw the rams and raiders as next years away games. I was planning on going to both, now they lay this crap on me.... :flick:

Author:  The Marshall Plan [ Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:56 pm ]
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Bears Whiskey Nut wrote:
The Marshall Plan wrote:
The price of success. We'll probably have more 7pm and Buck and Aikman games too.


Yep. It looks like Tony Romo might be the new golden boy though. And I can stomach him and Jim Nantz a lot better than Buck and Aikman.


Total agreement. Romo calls a great game. Works for me to have him broadcast a few of ours.

Author:  Bearfacts [ Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:52 am ]
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skamanfrank wrote:
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.


Good you chimed in on this. As much of a nuisance as travel can be from experience I do know the Bears have a lot of Brit fans and I get tired of people thinking only the Packers or Cowboys have international appeal.

Long distance travel is one price some teams pay for success.

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