Nothing Long-Term About EnglandApril 14th, 2011
There may be head-in-the-sand fans out there who think the 2011 Bears-Bucs game in England is another step toward Team Glazer moving the franchise to London and preparing to sell Josh Freeman jerseys to legions of crumpet munchers.
Last Joe checked, the NFL is a business. Therefore it makes no sense to move the Bucs when some other investor would pump, say, $500 million into the NFL for a London expansion team.
Plus, Team Glazer has a wildly profitible enterprise in Tampa with its fabulous stadium deal, like most NFL owners.
Signing off on the England “home game” is about money, marketing and a willingness to part with what would not exactly be a dynamic (to steal a Raheem word) home field advantage against the Bears.
The Bucs aren’t going anywhere.