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This year, NFL fans over in London were able to witness to winless teams face off against one another — pathetic, right? Well, next season they will have an opportunity to see better luck as there have been three games announced to be played in London next season. In 2014, the Miami Dolphins were one of the lucky teams selected to play a game overseas.
The Dolphins will take on the Oakland Raiders in a matchup where they are fortunate to be the road team, thus allowing their fans to be able to see all eight home games in Miami next year.
“To this day, we still have a huge international following,” said Harvey Greene, the Dolphins senior vice president of media relations, according to the Miami Herald. “We are one of the most popular international teams that there are. Not only in the UK, but elsewhere internationally. We’ve had a great visibility.”
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Miami has played two games outside the U.S. since 2007, one in the UK and another in Toronto. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is excited to have the opportunity to further his team’s popularity abroad.
“The Dolphins are proud to once again represent the league abroad as one of the six participants of the 2014 International Series,” he said. “The opportunity to again connect with our many fans overseas and to expose a growing global audience to the sport we all love is something that our entire organization will fully embrace.”
This year’s Dolphins team should be even better in 2014 with the growing skill set of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Hopefully Miami can go into their game in London without a goose egg in that win column next year — heck, the fans deserve it.
Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.
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