The NFL's Logistics Problem


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References:
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_professional_sports_leagues_by_revenue
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_professional_sports_leagues_by_revenue
[3] https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1640782-the-anatomy-of-a-53-man-roster-in-the-nfl
[4] http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81ee4faa/article/team-travel-directors-preparing-as-if-there-will-be-a-2011-season
[5] https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/8hf8eu/mlb_team_charter_planes/?st=jygao9i9&sh=71d96432; https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua2505
[6] https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua2534
[7] https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua2534
[8] https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n76054
[9] https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n76064
[10] https://onemileatatime.com/nfl-charter-flights/
[11] https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl8870; https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl8871
[12] https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2018/05/28/Leagues-and-Governing-Bodies/NFL-planes.aspx
[13] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_International_Series
[14] https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/where-is-the-nfl-headed-next
[15] https://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-london-20181019-story.html; https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertkidd/2018/10/10/uk-definitely-ready-for-london-nfl-team/#4f6fbfe1220a
[16] https://www.espn.com/soccer/tottenham-hotspur/story/3108630/nfl-helping-fund-new-tottenham-hotspur-stadium-sources
[17] https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/18/sports/football/seattle-seahawks-london.html
[18] https://www.pitchcare.com/news-media/inside-the-buffalo-bills-hotel-the-grove-watford-home-to-the-first-uk-eclipse-hybrid-turf-pitch.html
[19] https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/roger-goodell-on-nfl-in-london-theres-no-question-a-team-could-be-successful-here/
[20] https://www.privatefly.com/us/private-jets/large-airliner-hire/Boeing-747-400; https://www.paramountbusinessjets.com/aircraft/boeing-747-400.html; https://thepointsguy.com/news/touring-crystal-skye-777/; https://www.cntraveler.com/story/this-private-boeing-787-dreamliner-costs-74000-dollars-an-hour;
[21] https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawks-not-excited-for-long-plane-flight-but-eager-for-a-new-experience-and-hopefully-getting-a-win-in-london/
[22] https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/8/27/12672296/hawaii-schedule-2016
[23] https://hawaiiathletics.com/news/2017/9/6/general-hawaiian-airlines-uh-athletics-team-up-for-2017-18-sports-travel.aspx
[24] https://sunwolves.or.jp/en/schedule/2019/


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NFL rosters are actually 53 players, not 56 like you stated numerous times during the video.

2 hours ago

In 20 years:
"Introducing the DUBLIN LEPRECHAUNS!"

16 hours ago

GIVE US THE LONDON REDCOATS IN THE NEW AFC EAST (because of a division redesign on account of the 2 new teams)

18 hours ago

53 players*

22 hours ago

On average 250 lbs?? Uh ok. The O line boys are no 250 pounders... There is no "average" weight. I lost interest after 6 mins, but after a brief second i saw cheerleaders then i was done again

1 day ago

53*

1 day ago

The dollar amounts you have cited seem large to the average person, but the base salary for an undrafted rookie that makes the game day roster is $480k. It's even $136k for practice squad players. With 8 practice squad players, teams pay nearly $1M for eight players that literally don't play. The dollar amounts cited for travel mean almost nothing to these earnings juggernauts. Given the amount of money teams make from just from TV deals mean this is all ready paid for before they even turn the lights on for a season. Good try though, keep it up!

1 day ago

I just checked, cheapest tickets for an NFL match in London are 500 quid. Imagine paying that much money to fall asleep.

1 day ago

Please do one for the overwatch league

1 day ago

If they add a team in London they need to add 4 teams in Europe altogether. That could alleviate some of the logistical problems.

2 days ago

You want a NFL team outside the US? Expand to Canada.

2 days ago

Doesn’t Canada have its own football league?

1 day ago

This is another reason we need supersonic jets.

https://boomsupersonic.com/

2 days ago

This is very enlightening. Thank you

2 days ago

It's amazing how much money these teams make.... and they still bitch about stuff they can easily afford to fix.. oi, rich people

2 days ago

The NFL should bring back its Europe division. If they're able to properly grow that league, then they could do the same idea as the MLB having 20 interleague games per team. After a champion has been crowned in each league, then they can have a world title game.

3 days ago

More jet lag an advantage? I don't think so. Good video though!

3 days ago

This obsession with football is beyond ridiculous. Boring game to watch, stop start stop start...silly.

4 days ago

Too bad nfl players get absolutely nothing compared to nba players lol

5 days ago

London already has an NFL team. It's called the London Sillynannies

5 days ago

Thanks for the informative video. It is a small point but I need to note that the number of players on the active roster of an NFL team is not 56. It is 53. Not all of them always travel to away games, though. The game day roster is 46, and the teams regularly leave at home players who need rehab on a minor injury (i.e. injury that does not land them on injured reserve).

5 days ago

18:35 some corrections from a person IN HAWAII
"Hawaiian Rainbow Warriors" --> "U H Warriors"
"Rainbow Warriors" refers to student athletes of every other sport EXCEPT football. "Warriors" is the accepted term for ONLY the football team.

5 days ago

Bring the Concord back!

5 days ago

Shit too much money wasted on logistics I have plans to cut these costs

5 days ago

Soccer is the number one sport in the United Kingdom. I don't think the British are interested in a sport where their teams are just an appendage to an American based league.

5 days ago

Give Canada a fucken team.

5 days ago

whatever happened to just managing a football business. why does a business need to grow, what is the problem in staying the same size?
when is enough is enough. so middle management needs a pay rise? if the NFL is a successful business, then what is the problem with keeping it inside the US ?

5 days ago

well they wouldnt need to bring their equipment to the US if they would for example store it in the US aswell or get help by other teams by any chance if it comes to simpler stuff which is just a pain in the ass to deal with when you have to fly over the Atlantic. Have like a secound storage for US games. In the same time you could make it an requirement that the London team has to help out the visiting teams aswell as they do in the US.

6 days ago

Of course the Patriots just bought some planes.

6 days ago

56 players??????

6 days ago

Why not Mexico or Canada

6 days ago