Count this is as a bad trend in sports my friends. When I first heard the news that the NFL was planning to bring a game to London, I thought it would be a resounding failure. But man, I couldn’t have been more wrong about my initial reaction. Looks like there are a lot of people overseas anxious to watch Cleo Lemon in cleats:
The NFL regular-season game scheduled for Wembley Stadium is one of the hottest tickets in UK sport after the first 40,000 tickets for the event sold out in 90 minutes.
The league on Wednesday put the first batch of tickets on sale to fans randomly selected from an overwhelming number of registered ticket requests. More than a million requests were received within 72 hours of the NFL’s announcement of the game.
Hot damn, that’s crazy. The D-Rays can’t even attract 9,000 fans in Florida, and London is putting 40,000 asses in NFL chairs. Go figure. This is a bad, bad sign, my friends. Just what we need, one less home game we can attend a year.