NFL COULD RETURN TO MEXICO IN 2010

Another topic that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed during his annual pre-Super Bowl press conference was the possibility of the league playing another regular-season game in the country to which former Raiders center Barret Robbins paid an untimely visit some seven Super Bowls ago.
“We would love to come back to Mexico,” Goodell said in response to a question from an ESPN Deportes reporter.
Goodell then explained that it won’t happen in 2009, but that negotiations with the league’s partners are occurring — and that Goodell is confident that the NFL will return to Mexico for another regular-season game in 2010.
The Cardinals and the 49ers played a regular-season game in Mexico City during the 2005 season. An NFL-record 103,467 fans attended the game.
After falling behind by 14, the Cardinals scored 31 straight points to win the game.
We have a feeling they’d be happy with a similar outcome on Sunday.
As long as they can keep any of their players from making an unplanned trip to Tijuana during the next two days.

20 responses to “NFL COULD RETURN TO MEXICO IN 2010

  1. The NFL can’t make enough money playing in the US? I don’t like the home game being taken away from a team, not to mention the travel and shortened week before and after.
    We already play games in Florida and Texas.

  2. He did a fine job of NOT answering the question that was specifically asked of him. And completely ignored the question asked as he tried to change the subject with his response.

  3. Just a matter of time until a franchise relocates there.
    There are more US citizens living there than in Minneapolis and with the vikings losing money they would be a good choice to move there.

  4. Goodell also responded to changing overtime question saying basically nothing. Maybe he could do it the way MLB is considering for their World Classic?

    San Jose Mercury News
    “The ridiculed international rule to start an extra inning with two runners on base will be used at this year’s World Baseball Classic, where it will be implemented beginning in the 13th. A decision has not been made whether to use it in the championship game March 23.”

    Like let the overtime start with the offense having the ball on the opponents 2 yardline?

  5. I’m form Mexico and I wouldn’t recommend it, players will be killed, robbed or kidnappend before they arrive at the hotel… Mexico is one of the 3 most dangeours countries in the world right now!, every day the drug dealers star shootings in the streets in broad daylight!, the police can’t even compete with the durglords weapons!

  6. Do you really need to dredge up the memory of Barret Robbins, and that terrible weekend for me?
    Shoot, that’s probably where Barret is right now, being that he’s been on lamb, avoiding Florida’s finest.

  7. Its bad enough they take jobs from us now they are goin to take a NFL GAME?..KEEP IT UP AND THEY WILL END UP LIKE NASCAR

  8. KEEP THE GAME HERE!!! ANOTHER POOR TEAM IS GOING TO LOSE A HOME GAME!!! AGAIN GOODELL IS STUPID!!!

  9. Hiperactivo says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    I’m form Mexico and I wouldn’t recommend it, players will be killed, robbed or kidnappend before they arrive at the hotel… Mexico is one of the 3 most dangeours countries in the world right now!, every day the drug dealers star shootings in the streets in broad daylight!, the police can’t even compete with the durglords weapon
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    That was my first thought. The situation in Mexico now is nuts, with murder and kidnapping rampant and indiscriminate. In many instances, the “police” work openly with the druglords. Unless things really turn around in the next year, the NFL would be crazy to send their players down there. The airport isn’t even safe – very recently, a French tourist was killed after changing money at the airport.

  10. this makes no sense since the state department has issued a high alert to all tourists traveling to mexico. wouldn’t the drug lords just love to take a nfl team hostage!

  11. Send the Cowboys and make it a home game for them against the Giants. If that happens the NFL will have some credibility with me.
    I suspect it will be the Cowboys playing as the “visitor” with the “home team” being either the 49’ers, Vikings or Houston. The Cowboys play all of these teams in 2010. Maybe the Vikings will be the Los Angeles Vikings by 2010?
    The NFL will not take a home game from “certain” teams.

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