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    Official: Rams London Bound

    By Jim Thomas, STL Post Dispatch

    The Rams are headed overseas next season.
    League sources told the Post-Dispatch on Thursday night that the team will play an AFC foe — believed to be the New England Patriots — during the 2012 regular season in London.
    London, of course, is the home of Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s Arsenal soccer team of the English Premier League.
    The NFL games in London usually are played around mid-season. And with the exception of this season, when Chicago played Tampa Bay, all of the previous matchups have featured an NFC team vs. an AFC club.
    The 2012 game will be a Rams "home" contest, meaning they will play only seven games next season in the Edward Jones Dome.
    It is also believed that this could be a multi-year arrangement with the Rams, not unlike the Buffalo Bills playing in Toronto.
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in October that he had been talking to several teams about becoming regulars in London to help build an overseas following.
    Such a development, Goodell said then, would be "very powerful and lead us to what we ultimately would like to do — have a franchise here in London."
    Tampa Bay, owned by the Glazer family, has played in London two times in the past three seasons. The Glazers also own Manchester United of the Premier League.
    The NFL began playing regular-season games in London in 2007, so this will be the sixth such contest played at Wembley Stadium, which seats 82,000.
    The NFL has committed to play at least one regular-season contest there through 2016.

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    Enjoy overseas fans.


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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    It does seem like we have a lot of posters from over the pond, Dez and the boys need to make sure we still have home field advantage away from the Dome.

    Also, I am not so sure I would welcome in a British team called the Red Coats, so the Patriots better not have a warm reception. But I guess 236 years does heal a lot
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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    Not really excited about this because it takes away from a real home game at the Dome...

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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    This is awesome, I'll finally get to see the Rams this year. We'll make it loud for them.

    Although this won't stop me trying to make it to St Louis for the bash this year.
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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    Quote Originally Posted by 39WillRunYaOva View Post
    Not really excited about this because it takes away from a real home game at the Dome...
    Exactly, but I am truly happy for fellow Rams fans from across the pond who plan on attending.
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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    why is goodell so intent on having a team in london?

    this is great for the uk rams fans and should be good for the franchise to build the brand a bit and get some new supporters but it sucks that we lose a home game for it.
    the pats are great every year, we need every advantage that home games give, make it a pats home game!
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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    Really excited about this news,we may be in the minority compared to pats fans but we won't let the
    Boys down

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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    This is awesome! I have presscredentials for the London games been at the the last couple of them. This year the Rams!! Was rumored before that it could be the Rams due to the Kroenke link.

    Sorry for losing one home game!

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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    YES YES YES!! ive been waiting for the Rams to come over, im definately going!

    Sorry if our american friends have 1 less home game, but this will be my first Rams game ever....i cant afford to go to america to catch one
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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    I will be there
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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

    OMG I was waiting for this day! I am SOOO there!!
    Blates need to get myself a new jersey for this!

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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    I hope you guys are able to get tickets. Its rough

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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    Quote Originally Posted by RamDez View Post
    I will be there
    you and me both Dez
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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    This is going to be excellant.

    Rams fans will be outnumbered by the Pats, but hopefully there will be enough neutrals that will swing our way.

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    Re: Official: Rams London Bound

    Quote Originally Posted by Rammed View Post
    I hope you guys are able to get tickets. Its rough
    How do we get tickets? and when will they be released?

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