The NFL's Logistics Problem

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  • Published: 30 July 2019
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Comments • 3 305

  • L McNaughton
    L McNaughton  3 days back

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

    • Abu Ibu
      Abu Ibu  4 days 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  5 days back

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

        • Henry Ward
          Henry Ward  5 days 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  6 days back

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

            • DinoSauros Rex
              DinoSauros Rex  6 days back

              Wendover productions






              More like Bendover Productions

              • Jonas Helmke
                Jonas Helmke  1 weeks back

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

                • Will Harris
                  Will Harris  1 weeks back

                  1:07

                  Plane

                  • Andrew Salamoun
                    Andrew Salamoun  1 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  1 weeks back

                        2:24 *newark

                        • SkeletonMan84
                          SkeletonMan84  1 weeks back

                          11:34 GO BLUE!

                          • SkeletonMan84
                            SkeletonMan84  1 weeks back

                            0:42 LET'S GO REDSKINS!

                            • Eclipse YT
                              Eclipse YT  2 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  2 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  3 weeks back

                                      Forty five percent in taxes. Lol.

                                      • Tom Jones
                                        Tom Jones  3 weeks back

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

                                        • Malacki 655
                                          Malacki 655  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                            • Hannes S
                                              Hannes S  3 weeks back

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

                                              • Raildriver
                                                Raildriver  3 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  3 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  3 weeks back

                                                    Can’t they just have team planes

                                                    • Herahum  Rafeu
                                                      Herahum Rafeu  3 weeks back

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

                                                      • TrickShotZz
                                                        TrickShotZz  3 weeks back

                                                        So Canada doesn't exist huh?

                                                        • One Life Vlogs
                                                          One Life Vlogs  3 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  3 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  3 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                                                                      Are you half as interesting?

                                                                      • Caleb Symmonds
                                                                        Caleb Symmonds  4 weeks back

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

                                                                        • Daniel C
                                                                          Daniel C  4 weeks back

                                                                          The NFL’s Logistics Problem.

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

                                                                          • Felix Culpa
                                                                            Felix Culpa  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

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

                                                                              • Edward Garcia
                                                                                Edward Garcia  4 weeks back

                                                                                Champions league is better

                                                                                • Prem Oxford
                                                                                  Prem Oxford  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                                                                                  53 players

                                                                                  • Nick Weber
                                                                                    Nick Weber  4 weeks 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.

                                                                                          • Dylan Shramko
                                                                                            Dylan Shramko  1 months back

                                                                                            3:45 why did they drop the Dolphins and Cardinals, I understand the Steelers, Colts and Jags, but why the Dolphins and Cards, they have hubs at Phoenix and Miami, so WTF

                                                                                            • Snl Rahman
                                                                                              Snl Rahman  1 months back

                                                                                              You should do a video on how NFL Europe worked! The NFL had a league in Europe from 1990 - 2007 and it was actually really popular