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Is NFL Generating Much "Buzz" About London Game?

With the Patriots-Rams game Sunday at Wembley Stadium, there was scant coverage of the game in the London daily papers this weekend. The GUARDIAN has a primer on the NFL’s progress in the market under the header, “Razzle Meets Dazzle As NFL Comes Out Of The Shadows In The UK” (GUARDIAN, 10/27). It’s “unfortunate for the NFL” that the game “will clash with the highly anticipated” Manchester United-Chelsea match (ESPNBOSTON.com, 10/26).

In Boston, Christopher Gasper wrote on Saturday there “was not a great deal of buzz” in London about the game (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/26).

Meanwhile, Patriots Owner Robert Kraft pushed the idea of a franchise in London, saying at an event at Trafalgar Square, “London has shown, with the way they’ve handled the Olympics and every other major sporting event, that it’s time for you to have your own NFL franchise” (BOSTON HERALD, 10/28).
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