NFL owners approved a plan that would allow up to two regular season games on foreign soil starting next year.
The plan, first announced last month, was approved Tuesday at the recommendation of new commissioner Roger Goodell, who said the benefits of reaching an international audience outweighed the loss of some teams' home games.
"We are talking about a limited number of games that we think will have a tremendous impact," Goodell said. "It's in response to the growing fan interest in our game overseas. There are more and more fans on a global basis."
Look, I dig that some people elsewhere are getting into the NFL — probably in the same way that many American sports fans have begun following the English Premier League. If there's room in American hearts for soccer, there's room in foreign hearts for football. Because football kicks way more ass. But Chelsea and Manchester United aren't playing regular-season games in Columbus, because that's the kind of cockamamie horseshit that will piss fans off and screw over the team that loses the home game and both teams with the long flight.
So if your NFL team loses a home game in 2007, I think every season ticket holder is entitled by the unwritten Laws of Righteous Comeuppance to throw one Molotov cocktail at Roger Goodell's house. And by "house" I mean "head." Fair is fair.