I heard a rumor today that London, England has put in a bid to host the Super Bowl sometime within the next 8 years ... I probably should repeat that ... but I won't. A comparison for those of you on the other side of the pond would probably be the U.S. putting in a bid to host the UEFA Cup final. On the surface, it probably doesn't make much sense.
However, Roger Goodell, the head honcho of the NFL, has stated repeatedly that he would like to eventually see NFL teams in Europe. Based on the ultimate failure of the World League of Professional football in Europe, I'm guessing this dream is probably more than a few years away from being realized. But, bringing perhaps the largest sporting event on American soil to England would certainly inject some fresh popularity in the sport overseas ... at least for a little while.
I have many questions. First, will this be played at Wembley Stadium? Second, will British people even be offered tickets (it's practically impossible to get Super Bowl tickets, even in the United States). Third, will the Queen be there? Fourth, what time will this game take place? I mean, London time is 6 hours different than East Coast time ... that could cause a potential problem, considering the NFL enjoys starting the big game at 6:00 pm east coast time ... this would make the start of the game in London around midnight ... I can't see that as a possibility. I'm sure Goodell has a plan in place, though.