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Report: The Eagles Will Be Playing in London Next Season

Kevin Kinkead - January 11, 2018

No, they won’t lose a home game.

It’ll be Eagles vs. Jaguars in London next season, and Jacksonville will be the home team, as reported by Jeff McLane over at the Inquirer. The Birds will get eight games at Lincoln Financial Field.

Philadelphia was one of just six teams that had yet to play in England, so the NFL was looking at getting them across the pond, which NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood told ESPN a few months back.

There will be four London games next year, including a Seahawks-Raiders matchup and Chargers-Titans tilt.

Jacksonville has played five London games in a row, going 3-2 in that span. They’ve won their last three overseas. Owner Shad Khan has a London connection as owner of Fulham F.C.

McLane says the game will be played at Wembley Stadium, while two of other NFL games will take place in Tottenham’s new arena, which is being built right now.

The Eagles are Not Going to London Next Season

Jim Adair - November 6, 2014

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Peter King previously reported that the Eagles were a primary candidate to play a game in London next season, along with a handful of other teams, but that’s not happening. At least not next season. So we can all hold off on the #EaglesUK tweets.

The NFL announced next year’s London schedule today, and it features three games at Wembley Stadium:

The Miami Dolphins will return to London for a third time to face the New York Jets on Oct. 4 in an AFC East matchup.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will play the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 25. And, the following week, the Detroit Lions will be back for the second year in a row to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 1.

That slate of games features London’s first ever intra-division matchup, games on consecutive weeks, and more of the London Jacksonville Jaguars.

Sports Betting Updates

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DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in New Jersey for over two full months now and a lot has changed since launch. While they were the first out of the gate for legal US sports betting, they now face competition from many sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, BetStars and others. How do they stack up and what promos does DraftKings Sportsbook offer? Let’s take a closer look. Bonus: First bet matched up to $200 Minimum

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FanDuel Sportsbook Is Offering Up To $200 in Risk Free Bets This Weekend

When FanDuel Sportsbook first launched, we noted in our review that their initial deposit bonus – $100 – paled in comparison to what SugarHouse and BetStars were offering new players. We figured maybe they were resting on their brand recognition and felt they didn’t need to offer aggressive promotions to get new players to sign up. Whatever they’re doing is working, though, as evidenced by the fact that DraftKings and FanDuel are far and away

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NBA Over/Under Wins That You Might Want to Check Out

The NBA season is upon us and hope springs eternal for all most fan bases. The sportsbooks aren’t emotionally invested in your teams and don’t care if your first round draft pick is once again shelved to start the season. I, however, take the over/under numbers they set and cross-reference it with the human element: old faces in new places (Melo on the Rockets), moronic trades for watered-down stars (Trae Young isn’t even diet Steph Curry),

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Peter King says the Eagles are a “Prime Candidate” to Play in London

Jim Adair - September 30, 2014

Photo Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

In general, Peter King is a jackass. But he’s a plugged-in jackass, so when he says the Eagles are one of a few “prime candidates” to play a game in the International Series over the next few years, many NFL fans think, “Oh, they’re still doing that?”

Yes, they are. Last week the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins faced off in London’s Wembley Stadium — only the best for the Brits — and this season will also bring Lions/Falcons and Cowboys/Jags across the pond. According to King’s MMQB, Mark Waller, the NFL’s executive vice president of international, believes the NFL will have a team in London in seven to eight years which is THE WORST IDEA OF ALL TIME. But in more reasonable and near-future news, the Eagles could be popping over to jolly old England soon:

In the short term, Waller says to expect three NFL games played at Wembley Stadium during the 2015 season (England is hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with two matches scheduled at Wembley for Sundays in September, one reason the NFL will stick with three games). Two of those games will be played on consecutive weeks, to test how the stadium’s field holds up to that wear and tear. This is important, because if there were a team in London, its schedule would likely be played in two- to three-game blocks, home and away.

The NFL’s international committee discussed plans for 2015 about two weeks ago. The Jaguars, who made a four-year commitment to the International Series, will be one of the “home” teams in London each season through 2016. Who else could be in the mix? Well, the league’s international committee has reps from nine teams, six of which have played in the International Series, and three that have not: Chiefs (Clark Hunt is the committee’s chair), Bills and Eagles. Those teams will be prime candidates in 2015.

As Bleeding Green Nation points out, Jeffrey Lurie holds a spot on the NFL’s International Committee as well, seemingly making the whole scenario pretty viable. And if it’s announced, you’ll probably want to get on reserving your ticket and flight right away, since those International Series games, mostly ignored here, draw 80,000+ to Wembley almost every time.

Here’s Video of the Bloody Meat Cleaver-Wielding Terrorist Who Beheaded a Soldier in London Today

Kyle Scott - May 22, 2013

You’re going to be seeing a lot of this video over the next day or two. It’s of one of two guys who attacked a British solider with a fucking meat cleaver (!) on a London street today. The victim was supposedly beheaded: [CNN]

A man thought to be a serving British soldier was killed by two armed men in a frenzied attack on a London street Wednesday, in what the government is treating as a suspected act of terrorism.

Witnesses told of a gruesome scene in which the man was hit by a car, then hacked with cleavers and his body dumped in the middle of the road in Woolwich, southeast London.

The two suspects in the killing were injured in a confrontation with police and have been taken to two hospitals, where they are being treated.

There’s so much commentary that can be applied here, but what I want to know is: WHY THE FUCK IS EVERYBODY, INCLUDING THE DUDE WITH THE CAMERA, JUST STANDING AROUND, TALKING TO THIS GUY LIKE HE JUST RAN OVER A SQUIRREL? Ah, bloody hell, mate. I saw him coming and tried to swerve out of the way. But nope, I just hit him AND THEN CUT HIS GODDAMN HEAD OFF! The guy is wielding a bloody (literally) meat cleaver and this dude just decided to do a man on the street-style segment with him. Well played, sir. Well played. Thanks for the nightmares I’m going to have for the next six nights now.


Kyle Scott - November 26, 2011

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Hellllloooo from my weekend of drinking and sports. We'll be back in full late Sunday-early Monday, but here's a screen grab from the Chelsea-Wolverhampton soccer match in London this morning. Yep, that's a Flyers fan sitting pitchside.

And in New York, across the street from MSG…

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Photo via Dave Isaac