In a very cool move by the currently ever-so-savvy NFL, the New York Giants are playing the Miami Dolphins in London this weekend. Much like the 2005 game held in Mexico City, the NFL is trying to broaden it’s audiences with actual, regular season games. Probably a much more effective tactic than the now closed NFL Europe. However, they may want to be careful about exactly who gets to talk to the press while the teams are in merry-old England.
Dolphins linebacker (and recent University of Florida grad) Channing Crowder claims to have learned just this Tuesday that English is, in fact, spoken in England. Other than knowing that Italy looks like a boot, he said “couldn’t find London on a map if they didn’t have the names of the countries… I swear to God. I don’t know what nothing is.” He does know Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher but according to Crowder, “He’s black, so I’m sure he’s not from London. I’m sure that’s a coincidental name.” The worst part is that it turns out that one of the wide receivers on the Dolphins practice squad, Marvin Allen, is black and from London. There is some debate as to whether or not he was joking, but it seems half-hearted at best.