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Old 04-01-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default The Beijing Bowl is off

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...1/china/1.html

"The National Football League, which last summer trumpeted so proudly its entry into China with a planned preseason game between Seattle and New England that would take place in August, will announce early this week the game is canceled."
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:33 PM   #2
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aww man that sucks its really cool when teams play there
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Rough enough to get 1 spy there.. but 106 spies. Dang we would of started world war III.
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They're just postponing it for two years until they finish building facilities for the Olympics (specifically, a brand new state-of-the-art stadium) in Beijing which will be in the summer of 2008. From the first page of the article:

"Because the Summer Olympics are set for Beijing in 2008, the league will skip 2008 and look to put a game in Olympic Stadium, now under construction, in the summer of 2009."
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My fisrt thought was Aprils Fool again but looks like this is legit.

Good news for Patriots and Seahawks fans - not so good for the money men.
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Good, China is getting enough of our money.
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