No great loss

NFL Europe closes:

The NFL folded its development league in Europe, calling the decision a sound business move that will allow for a stronger international focus on regular-season games outside the United States….

Goodell said it was time to develop a new international strategy, terming the move to fold NFL Europa the “best business decision.” The league reportedly was losing about $30 million a season.

How did they manage to lose that much money on a six-team league? It was a dumb idea anyhow, and the decision to play regular-season games in Europe is just as bizarre. All that’s needed is to arrange to televise the games, preferably with a choice of different broadcast teams according to language. That would cost a lot less and do a lot more towards building international recognition of the sport.

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