If you are a fan of the show Family Guy, here’s a bit of trivia for you. What was the name of the team Peter Griffin was traded to after he blew his shot with the New England Patriots. The answer: The London Sillinannies.

Why does that matter?

Because despite what Kommissar Roger Goodell wants you to believe, the Sillinannies are as close to a home National Football League as London is going to get.

The NFL has been having this European dream for two decades now.  At first, there was a developmental league intended to grow the interest in American football in Europe. The World League of American Football (WLAF) provided a quality product; after all it existed in various incarnations off and on from 1990 to 2007. Known not so affectionately in the U.S. as the “We Laugh,: the WLAF morphed into the World League, and finally…

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