NFL 'monitoring' UK Situation With 3 Games (including Giants Rams) There This Year

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NFL 'monitoring' UK situation with 3 games (including Giants-Rams) there this year

It's going down in the UK. If you're not locked in a basement, you pretty much know the deal by now. It's all over the news, social media and the internet. The United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union.

The trickle-down effect across the Atlanta Ocean is that NFL is watching closely. They're "monitoring" the situation closely, according to a report by Pro Football Talk. 

The reason is simple. The NFL is invested in the British market. They have three scheduled games in the UK this season -- including the Giants vs. Rams -- and there is a strong belief by many that there will eventually be a team based out of London. 

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So what happens in the UK, which if you need a geography lesson includes England and London is in England, is of interest to the NFL. The global expansion of the game of American football has been a priority in recent years. 

"We are monitoring and have been in contact with our UK office," league spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT by email. "We head into the 2016 season in strong shape with the 3 UK games already nearing sell outs again -- a testament to the strong and passionate fan base there -- and all key media, sponsorship and licensing partnerships locked in."

While the NFL's short-term investments appear protected, it's future overseas is now shakier than it was earlier this week. Nobody knows how this is ultimately going to play out for the UK, in particular England where the NFL has significantly invested time and money.

But right now, England's financial future is in doubt. The value of the pound has plummeted. And money is ultimately why the NFL is doing some business in London in the first place. 

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