The Miami Dolphins and New York Giants are going to be playing a regular season NFL game in London, England this Sunday. Other than the fact that this is a ridiculous idea to market the NFL on a global stage, the game makes all the sense in the world. So much for football being about planned routines, implementing game plans and having players rest from the brutal hits they take during the course of a game. Let’s forget the 7 hour plane fight and the jet lag. The only thing more absurd and comical than NFL suits unfairly making two teams travel to London to play a game are the following comments from Miami Dolphins linebacker, Channing Crowder. Please tell us that he was kidding and being sarcastic.
Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder confessed today he didn’t know until Tuesday that people spoke English in London.
Crowder, a former Florida Gator and Atlanta native, apparently isn’t sure where the plane is headed when it takes off this afternoon for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants in Wembley Stadium.
“I couldn’t find London on a map if they didn’t have the names of the countries,” Crowder said. “I swear to God. I don’t know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that.
“I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him. That’s the closest thing I know to London. He’s black, so I’m sure he’s not from London. I’m sure that’s a coincidental name.” (Palm Beach Post)
So do you think he was kidding or serious? What do you think?