said that the NFL

Posted by DMT On March 1

Send Message View Discussions

CHINA will stage a regular-season NFL game “down the road” as American football targets a more global fanbase Cheap Nike Air Max Thea Shoes , the sport’s top figure in the country said yesterday.


New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady said during a visit to Beijing and Shanghai this week that it was his “dream” to play a game in China before he retires.


Richard Young, managing director of NFL China, said despite several challenges: “We really believe that a regular-season game is the right way to go because you want to see the real thing (and not an exhibition game) and China demands the real thing and we want to respect that growing fanbase.”


Last year, reports said that the NFL was working to stage a game in China in 2018.


“To get a real game over here, you have to understand that teams only have eight home games so one team is going to have to give up one eighth of their home-team schedule, which is a difficult thing Cheap Nike Air Max 95 Shoes ,” Young said.


He said the logistics are difficult, but “not impossible”.


“They’ve got to fly a long, long way and then go back (to the United States) and compete the next week in a very physical sport. So do I think it is going to happen in the future? Yes, I do. But it’s down the road and we need a lot of things to sort out before we’re going to have the game.”


Young added that before China hosts a game, American football needed to become “relevant” in the country, adding: “We need to make the sport less foreign.”


The NFL Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Shoes , which is enjoying growing popularity in China but has dwindling participation numbers at youth level in the United States, is already branching out abroad.


There will be four games in London in the coming season and the fifth game of the International Series will take place in Mexico City.


Asked if a regular-season game in China was inevitable, the five-time Super Bowl champion Brady said: “I hope so. I think you need to start with small goals and work up to that.”


NEW DELHI, July 2 (Xinhua) -- An Italian tourist has been robbed of her belongings and passport on a state-run bus in the western state of Rajasthan recently, a senior police official said Wednesday.


"The incident happened in state capital Jaipur when Sayana Pontogolio, the Italian national Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes , found that her handbag and passport were missing while getting off from the bus she had boarded from the town of Barmer," he said, on condition of anonymity.


A manhunt has been launched to track down the culprit, the official added.


Toward the tail end of Stephon Marbury's NBA career, he was a model of what not to do.


Fast forward five years and Marbury has just been named as one of Beijing's 10 model citizens for 2014, following an online vote. In addition to his two CBA championships with Beijing Cheap Air Max Thea Shoes , the statue erected there in his honor, and being -granted honorary citizenship of the capital, it is a turnaround as -impressive as it is surprising.


Furthermore, this latest award has nothing to do with his basketball exploits. The criteria for judging these model citizens concerned an individual's positive contribution to the city, and especially their influence on the public sense of morality.


Americans who haven't followed Marbury's career since his ignominious exit in 2010 would surely think this is some sort of joke. But Marbury's charitable contributions to sick children and rural schools, among others Cheap Air Max 95 Shoes , won him this award .


Philanthropy is still in its infancy in China, and well-known charities such as the Red Cross have been hit by high-profile corruption scandals, making it even harder for the concept of giving back to take a firm foothold here.


Marbury's fellow model citizens include a -teacher, a taxi driver and a bus attendant; he is, by some distance, the most famous individual on the list. That does not make him a better man than his peers Cheap Air Max 90 Shoes , but his charitable exploits will be noticed by a far greater audience, simply by -virtue of the spotlight in which he lives his life, and that is surely something to commend him for, especially when it appears only scandal can catapult celebrities into the news headlines nowadays.


Marbury has certainly had his share of negative headlines in the past, but the point is that his U-turn has happened both on and off the court. The -Associated Press, a media outlet more known for its political coverage of events in China Cheap Air Max Shoes , even featured Marbury in a glowing profile a few weeks ago, and that was before the Chinese press jumped in with their praise for Marbury's latest award.


The question is: What's next?


Marbury turns 38 in a few weeks' time, and though he remains the heartbeat of the Beijing Ducks, it would seem logical for his leadership role to continue from the sidelines after his playing days come to an end. His current contract will keep him in Beijing until 2017, and Marbury has made no secret of his desire to coach in China, a country where he says he plans to spend the rest of his life.


The Chinese national team has had American coaches in the past Cheap Nike Air Max Thea , but Marbury would be a popular choice. While Beijing is where he has thrived the most, and, in return, where he feels the most love, his embrace of the entire country and its -culture has earned Marbury fans across the land.


One thing is clear: If the public had anything to do with it, Marbury would already be the Chinese national team coach.


ARUSHA Cheap Nike Air Max 95 , Tanzania, April 30 (Xinhua) -- A spirited effort by the Tanzanian government and other stakeholders has started bearing fruits after the restoration of the once desolate Isabe and Salanga forest reserves in the central part of the east African nation.


Located in the Tanzania's central district of Kondoa, the two forest reserves were on the verge of destruction is now full of life as the forest has regenerated and the rivers now flow freely.


The two reserves are among of the imp. Jerseys Cheap   Jerseys China   Jerseys From China   Authentic Jerseys Cheap   Nike NBA Jerseys Wholesale   Baseball Jerseys Cheap   Soccer Jerseys China   Authentic MLB Jerseys Cheap   Adidas NHL Jerseys Cheap   NFL Football Jerseys Cheap 

Report this discussion

Replies to This Discussion