Friday, August 26, 2016

Where should BC play next?

With Cal and Hawaii playing in Australia and BC getting ready for Ireland, I started to wonder about future BC road trips. If money is right, there is no reason why BC shouldn't consider future football games abroad. It raises the profile of the school, it generates some fan excitement, it gets a good TV slot and most importantly you can sell it to recruits.

I have mentioned Liverpool before. Given Fenway Sports Groups relationship with Liverpool and Anfield, BC could easily set up a game. I am sure ESPN would throw some extra money at us. The downside is that it might not have the same appeal to fans or other potential opponents.

Sydney, Australia seems like an interesting choice. If this Cal-Hawaii game proves successful, there will be more trips down under. It is a long way from Boston, but it might make for an interesting locale.

Toronto held bowl games, but no one really attempted anything in Montreal. I think it could be interesting, plus it is not that far from Boston. Our fans could make the trip.

There are still many American expats in Germany. There used to getting NFL games. Maybe a college game could draw well.

BC played in Tokyo once before. Why not go back? Like Australia, it would involve a long trip.

16 comments:

JBQ said...

And so it begins, Cal 51-Hawaii 31 in the land of the kangaroos.

FakeShalomTfree said...

They should play on the moon

chicagofire1871 said...

Cape Town, South Africa!!

They already love rugby, they speak English, there's a ton to do and it's very reasonable, plus the stadium offers stunning views of Table Mountain.

Georgia Eagle said...

Atlanta, Georgia. Plenty of crime, no parking, mediocre restaurants and nothing to do.

mod34b said...

Nassau, Bahamas!!

They have a stadium and it is used for US football. In fact, ESPN already owns the Popeye Chicken Bowl that is played in Nassau Bahamas near Christmas every year.

i think an OOC game in the Bahamas over Columbus Day weekend or Veterans day weekend would work.

Knucklehead said...

Buzzards Bay.

Erik said...

Honey Pot Hill or Russell Orchards. Probably tons of BC Alumni would show up there on a Fall Saturday for their apple picking fix anyway. Imagine their surprise when they pull into the parking lot to see their alma mater playing football!

EL MIZ said...

how about a home and home with WAGNER? would be nice to get out and see Staten Island.

erik - LOL, that was a good one

eagleboston said...

Has anyone seen a 2-deep released yet?

Brian said...

Is 12:30 Irish time considered a good time slot? That is 4:00 in the morning for west coast fans. Cal Hawaii is at 7:00 PM West Coast time. What am I not getting?

Hoib said...

S.I. They owe Wagner a trip down to my hometown. They'll play before a capacity crowd of about 5k!

Big Jack Krack said...

Let's get some chatter going about ACC Game #1 in Dublin. As usual, very little to nothing in the Boston Papers. Nice going, Athletic Dept. and Fenway Sports Group.

Big Ern said...

How about anywhere on New Year's Day? Game on moon may be more likely.

Napolean Bonaparte said...

Boston - Fenway Park - this time as the home team.

SaturdaysOnShea said...

Incidentally saw on facebook a BC friend who lives in Sydney now was at that game!

London would be a nice trip and I like the idea of Cape Town. Montreal would be a lot of fun as would Nassau.

Imagine if BC became the first school to play a game in Havana!

Knucklehead said...

Cuba is fucking ridiculous. Communist scumbags.

Puerto Rico would make the most sense. They have Jesuit high schools, quick trip in and out from East coast USA and rates are moderate there because of their financial issues.