The NFL's Logistics Problem

  • Published: 30 July 2019
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Comments • 3 119

  • Macon Leighton
    Macon Leighton  1 hours back

    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!

    • Drinkyoghurt
      Drinkyoghurt  1 hours back

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

      • Kyle Chin
        Kyle Chin  8 hours back

        Please do one for the overwatch league

        • Paul McRae
          Paul McRae  22 hours back

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

          • LRWS
            LRWS  1 days back

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

          • Ryu Fitzgerald
            Ryu Fitzgerald  1 days back

            This is another reason we need supersonic jets.


            • TL
              TL  1 days back

              This is very enlightening. Thank you

              • ThrobbinHood
                ThrobbinHood  1 days back

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

                • C C
                  C C  2 days back

                  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.

                  • CP 9301
                    CP 9301  2 days back

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

                    • Battenkill Rambler
                      Battenkill Rambler  3 days back

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

                      • Daniel Lauterbach
                        Daniel Lauterbach  3 days back

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

                        • kainoamh
                          kainoamh  4 days back

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

                          • Mirza Dzomba
                            Mirza Dzomba  4 days back

                            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).

                            • Daniel Ho
                              Daniel Ho  4 days back

                              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.

                              • 82465amen
                                82465amen  4 days back

                                Bring the Concord back!

                                • Frank V
                                  Frank V  4 days back

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

                                  • zoperxplex
                                    zoperxplex  4 days back

                                    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.

                                    • Luca Grandinetti
                                      Luca Grandinetti  4 days back

                                      Give Canada a fucken team.

                                      • JONOVID
                                        JONOVID  4 days back

                                        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 ?

                                        • your mom
                                          your mom  4 days back

                                          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.

                                          • EanMac
                                            EanMac  5 days back

                                            Of course the Patriots just bought some planes.

                                            • Ethan Bagshaw
                                              Ethan Bagshaw  5 days back

                                              56 players??????

                                              • J Egner
                                                J Egner  5 days back

                                                Why not Mexico or Canada

                                                • c0cksm4ck
                                                  c0cksm4ck  5 days back

                                                  11:20 mark - the hot blonde totally eyefucks the guy behind her.

                                                  • TheOneG36 జ్ఞ‌ా

                                                    WTF, where is the Problem? Oil and Kerosin is Tax Free and Subsidized as well as the Planes and Pilots so where is the fcking Problem? if this dudes want to play NFL let them if they are ready to spent the majority of there Life (as players) in a Plane? why not let them it is not a Problem just Absurd when you think about it......

                                                    • Nick Muse
                                                      Nick Muse  5 days back

                                                      Air Force Academy got a mention! SKO FALCS

                                                      • JBeasy 56
                                                        JBeasy 56  5 days back

                                                        12:42 How did they fly off the flat earth and come back on the other side??

                                                        • James Farrell
                                                          James Farrell  5 days back

                                                          Fantastic video

                                                          Great job

                                                          I love it

                                                          • TheMarcRaspa
                                                            TheMarcRaspa  5 days back

                                                            53 players. not 56.

                                                            • Jackal Matlou
                                                              Jackal Matlou  5 days back

                                                              What name would a London NFL team go by?

                                                              • Trevor Delepine
                                                                Trevor Delepine  5 days back

                                                                You could solve all the logistics problems in terms of jet lag and distance and open up the whole world to having the ability to have NFL teams, just eliminate bi-weeks and have every NFL game be played two weeks apart, regular season expands from 18 weeks to 36, players have more time to recover from injuries, NFL fans have fewer games competing with each other for ratings, which would boost the individual games ratings, and it wouldn’t matter where in the world the game was played as each team would have a whole week to adjust.

                                                                • KoolKive
                                                                  KoolKive  5 days back

                                                                  i read the comments before i watched and now i gotta blacklist the channel

                                                                  • Isaac Rowebotham
                                                                    Isaac Rowebotham  6 days back

                                                                    It cannot be said enough how absolute trash american football/nfl is.

                                                                    • Andrew Kear
                                                                      Andrew Kear  6 days back

                                                                      Football makes money but flops as an international sport. Only America and Canada play it at the professional level.

                                                                    • Arvind Talukdar
                                                                      Arvind Talukdar  6 days back

                                                                      Also, nfl cost shares this stuff.

                                                                      • Arvind Talukdar
                                                                        Arvind Talukdar  6 days back

                                                                        I’m really surprised about Canada not hosting a game.

                                                                        • Louis Pecceu
                                                                          Louis Pecceu  3 days back

                                                                          Arvind Talukdar they have the cfl and are generally closer to the US, so they already have exposure to football

                                                                      • Jarred Masso
                                                                        Jarred Masso  6 days back

                                                                        How the FUCK do you know how many rolls of tape the seahawks shipped to london?

                                                                        • Shooter Sanoff
                                                                          Shooter Sanoff  6 days back

                                                                          This whole thing is kinda bullshit. He doesn't know what he is talking about for the Europe teams and how it would work. Bye weeks, staying on the east coast, time zones helping, and that England is as far away from New England as SF is to Miami so deal with it.. Also the NFL probably pays for the planes to sit at the airport all weekend so again dumb point.

                                                                          • Collin Abroadcast
                                                                            Collin Abroadcast  6 days back

                                                                            They should just make another US based team instead and call it The Greenland Sasquatches

                                                                            • RedRider1600
                                                                              RedRider1600  6 days back

                                                                              I would like to see German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, Nordic, Canadian, Mexican, Brazilian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese teams, an African team, and a Middle Eastern team.

                                                                              • C D
                                                                                C D  6 days back

                                                                                Life: exists
                                                                                Wendover: ...but what about... the planes?

                                                                                • metalperslfx
                                                                                  metalperslfx  7 days back

                                                                                  from what i see, it's the NFL and their business part that desire the expansion. the players on the other hands, i heard they hated it.

                                                                                  • Zách TheGreat
                                                                                    Zách TheGreat  7 days back

                                                                                    6:17 .5 speed
                                                                                    Thank me later

                                                                                    • Pirate1975
                                                                                      Pirate1975  7 days back

                                                                                      Shorten the season, lower the salaries.

                                                                                      • garcemac
                                                                                        garcemac  1 weeks back

                                                                                        You left Toronto out of this video.Hmm.

                                                                                        • Doctor Medkit
                                                                                          Doctor Medkit  1 weeks back

                                                                                          57% of Americans sexually identify as NFL fans

                                                                                          • Konstantinos Ntinos
                                                                                            Konstantinos Ntinos  1 weeks back

                                                                                            "NFL the most valuable sports league in the world." Only Murica thinks the world is only themselves XD

                                                                                            • Brian Wagenaar
                                                                                              Brian Wagenaar  5 days back

                                                                                              It literally makes more money than any other sports league in the world though, rendering that statement true.