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Building A Sporting Heritage

Posted on: April 9, 2012 8:45 am
<span style="color: #000000;">With Liverpool being one of the most successful football teams in England and Europe, I feel that with our new owners, John W Henry and his company now running the club, Randy Lerner, owner of Cleveland Browns and Aston Villa and  with the Glazers owning both Tampa Bay Bucs and <span style="color: #000000;">MAn Utd would it be worth trying to build links between different sports, and although I am not an NFL fan, a NFL UK league may work with the right structure.
It is working with the BBL and Elite League hockey in England.

With these scenarios, the soccer teams progressing and entering the MLS it would be worth building not only the sporting culture in the UK it would inrease the US franchises exposure in all sports in the UK.

NFL has set the standard with the match being played in London on annual basis in recent years; as well as MLB with the opening series in Japan and the NHL with trips to Scandanavia.

NBA appears to be the only sport that has not embraced this as a way of increasing ties with European, Austaliasian and South American basketball leagues.


Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: April 12, 2012 9:58 pm

Building A Sporting Heritage

The NBA would be wise to build relationships with teams over the world and allow their players the freedom to play for the link-up teams between franchises in order to help increase the NBA profile globally, and vice versa increase the awareness of leagues and competitions (Euroleague etc).

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