The NFL's Logistics Problem

  • Published: 30 July 2019
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Comments • 3 307

  • Jackson
    Jackson  3 days back

    engalnd having an american football team could work, since its very simular to the sport known as rugby

    • Brad Penman
      Brad Penman  3 days back

      Fifa has something to say about the claim that NFL earns the most.

      • L McNaughton
        L McNaughton  1 weeks back

        11:36 I am from Ann Arbor...and I know for a fact you don't spell it "Detroit"

        • Abu Ibu
          Abu Ibu  1 weeks back

          Here's my suggestion:
          Create a mini European gridiron football League for a few years and eventually expand it to 32 teams as well (maybe even reaching North Africa), then the winner of the Superbowl and the winner of the Eurobowl play a World bowl final.

          • Dregs
            Dregs  1 weeks back

            it would be best to have nfl teams in canada than the uk

            • Henry Ward
              Henry Ward  1 weeks back

              The start was kinda pointless coz the prem is the only one of them that makes any money at all

              • Joshua 윤호 Han
                Joshua 윤호 Han  1 weeks back

                why not just sell last minute seats so planes don't fly empty

                • DinoSauros Rex
                  DinoSauros Rex  1 weeks back

                  Wendover productions

                  More like Bendover Productions

                  • Jonas Helmke
                    Jonas Helmke  2 weeks back

                    So awesome to see aircraft used for thirty minute flights. I'm sure that's efficient as hell.

                    • Will Harris
                      Will Harris  2 weeks back



                      • Andrew Salamoun
                        Andrew Salamoun  2 weeks back

                        I don't understand why they would need "tens of thousands of pounds of equipment" moved for a game... They need balls, safety gear, uniforms... and that's it? What the fuck else are they carrying in the tons to games that they can't get locally?

                        I also don't understand why they don't buy their own planes. They have crazy money.
                        I also don't understand why they wouldn't (in the 30 minute flight video) not just take a fucking bus. It's cheaper, and you can get crazy nice buses.

                        • Nunovia Gottdamnedbizzness

                          The NFL Buffalo Bill's currently plays two games per season in Toronto, which is about an hours drive away. Canada gas its own CFL which has teams in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and soon may be expanding to Quebec City and Halifax. The CFL dies have slightly larger fields and slightly different rules and player number than the NFL, but it's close enough that it could easily modify the way Canadian teams play.

                          So Canada would be a a much better expansion market than London, and the television broadcast times would line up with regular US teams as well.

                          • Matrix Code
                            Matrix Code  2 weeks back

                            2:24 *newark

                            • SkeletonMan84
                              SkeletonMan84  2 weeks back

                              11:34 GO BLUE!

                              • SkeletonMan84
                                SkeletonMan84  2 weeks back

                                0:42 LET'S GO REDSKINS!

                                • Eclipse YT
                                  Eclipse YT  3 weeks back

                                  NFL Teams: Our players will get too Jet-lagged by flying to London and the US.

                                  SuperRugby Teams: *Laughs*

                                  • Chuck Tomney
                                    Chuck Tomney  3 weeks back

                                    this is the most me video ever

                                    • Aidan Tanner
                                      Aidan Tanner  3 weeks back

                                      american football and football, not football and soccer

                                      • arnold kanagwa
                                        arnold kanagwa  3 weeks back

                                        Who else thinks he has the smoothest transition to adds ever??. I never see them coming!!!

                                        • Tom Jones
                                          Tom Jones  4 weeks back

                                          Forty five percent in taxes. Lol.

                                          • Tom Jones
                                            Tom Jones  4 weeks back

                                            Lol, at least the liberal whiners would get a taste of their own medicine with taxes.

                                            • Malacki 655
                                              Malacki 655  4 weeks back

                                              These NFL teams really need to cash in on their frequent-flyer miles, imagine all the reward they could get.

                                              • Sam Plautz
                                                Sam Plautz  4 weeks back

                                                The nfl only makes 12 million a year? I'm pretty sure I'm reading that wrong

                                                • Hannes S
                                                  Hannes S  4 weeks back

                                                  Is there anybody also worriyng about what all this travelling means to our environment?!

                                                  • Raildriver
                                                    Raildriver  4 weeks back

                                                    Fun fact:
                                                    The Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings use the same aircraft; a McDonnell Douglas MD-81 for its flights around the country.

                                                    • Liam Simion
                                                      Liam Simion  4 weeks back

                                                      Tottenham hotspur stadium: costs a little over a billion dollars

                                                      NFL: donates 12.5 M to the stadium

                                                      Tottenham hotspur: am i a joke to you

                                                      • Olix
                                                        Olix  4 weeks back

                                                        Can’t they just have team planes

                                                        • Herahum  Rafeu
                                                          Herahum Rafeu  4 weeks back

                                                          Can you guys make one for European Football/Soccer logistics.

                                                          • TrickShotZz
                                                            TrickShotZz  4 weeks back

                                                            So Canada doesn't exist huh?

                                                            • One Life Vlogs
                                                              One Life Vlogs  4 weeks back

                                                              As a brit, 13 million is massively exaggerated, 13 million is the number of people who know what the nfl is less than 30,000 pr9bally care about the nfl

                                                              • scifitoilet
                                                                scifitoilet  4 weeks back

                                                                i feel like its only a problem if you look at planes that are slightly less efficient in terms of generating revenue a problem. What about using that layover time for maintenance or other overhead needs. Or just simply raise the price on the teams. Its not that hard.

                                                                • Dylan
                                                                  Dylan  4 weeks back

                                                                  Or they could create a league in England with loads of teams and maybe have a World Cup?

                                                                  • InvisibleTeeth
                                                                    InvisibleTeeth  4 weeks back

                                                                    They tried NFL Europe. It failed.

                                                                    But that's mostly cuz it was filled with guys who couldn't cut it in the real NFL.

                                                                • Gus Driving In Australia

                                                                  Now you have to show us the logistics of SuperRugby. Multiple nations, and it doesn't end after that season is done either, those teams then contribute to the national teams to play more games overseas for a few more months.

                                                                  • kk 5579
                                                                    kk 5579  4 weeks back

                                                                    If only the NBA gained the amount of cooperation in China the NFL did with London 😂

                                                                    • kk 5579
                                                                      kk 5579  4 weeks back

                                                                      Actually it’s a 53 man roster...

                                                                      • Slobodan Visekruna
                                                                        Slobodan Visekruna  1 months back

                                                                        "New England Patriots bought their own set of planes"
                                                                        I didn't know I could like them more than I already do, but I guess I was wrong.

                                                                        • OlliBrolli
                                                                          OlliBrolli  1 months back

                                                                          Are you half as interesting?

                                                                          • Caleb Symmonds
                                                                            Caleb Symmonds  1 months back

                                                                            Fortunately, that's not a logistics problem that fans need to worry about.

                                                                            • Daniel C
                                                                              Daniel C  1 months back

                                                                              The NFL’s Logistics Problem.

                                                                              The Solution: Enough money that God’s accountant also does their taxes.

                                                                              • Felix Culpa
                                                                                Felix Culpa  1 months back

                                                                                The London expansion idea is already stupid, but to actually have a team there? Beyond ridiculous... You're making billions, enjoy your billions, figure out a different way to make more billions...

                                                                                • Kyle Klendworth
                                                                                  Kyle Klendworth  1 months back

                                                                                  Jacksonville plays 9 away games, as they forfeit a home date to play in London

                                                                                  • Edward Garcia
                                                                                    Edward Garcia  1 months back

                                                                                    Champions league is better

                                                                                    • Prem Oxford
                                                                                      Prem Oxford  1 months back

                                                                                      Football makes more than nfl why you don't add english italian spanish french german lugues earnings as whole Europe and there you go

                                                                                      • Red Sox 9904
                                                                                        Red Sox 9904  1 months back

                                                                                        Prem Oxford
                                                                                        Because those are all different leagues. You don’t combine all of Europe’s GDP and then say it’s bigger than America.

                                                                                    • Chuck Norris
                                                                                      Chuck Norris  1 months back

                                                                                      53 players

                                                                                      • Nick Weber
                                                                                        Nick Weber  1 months back

                                                                                        53 not 56

                                                                                        • Jarek Jellison
                                                                                          Jarek Jellison  1 months back

                                                                                          One word: kneeling.

                                                                                          • Andrew Farrow
                                                                                            Andrew Farrow  1 months back

                                                                                            In Rugby League we have a Super League team in Toronto and we have to travel across the Atlantic once a year and they have to come here every other week, although they do bunch them.

                                                                                            • androkles04
                                                                                              androkles04  1 months back

                                                                                              As a European fan of the NFL, I dream of a day where the league is not split into two American conferences, but an American and a European conference, with the super bowl being played between these respective winners.