A lot of stateside NFL fans (ie the vast majority of NFL fans) don’t like the idea of a Super Bowl in London. Or a team in London.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Friday that there won’t be one without the other.
According to the Twitter account of NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, Goodell said in London Friday that he is not considering a London Super Bowl “until at least there’s an NFL franchise there.”
Patriots owner Robert Kraft, also in London for the Patriots-Bucs game Sunday, predicted it could happen relatively soon. “I really believe it’s the right thing to do in the next decade,” Kraft said.
Speaking at the Global Sport Summit, Goodell agreed that he could see a franchise in the UK. Asked whether Goodell would prefer London or Los Angeles, the Commish had answer that could make fans nervous in some NFL cities.
“Both,” Goodell said.