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NFL’s UK spokesman confirms sales for Bears-Bucs are slow


In 17 days, the Buccaneers will host the Bears at Wembley Stadium in London. And, like most Bucs home games, plenty of good tickets remain available.

A Q&A posted on the league’s UK website indicates that sales are slow. Of course, given that the questions and answers are composed in ploddingly polite British prose, it’s not entirely obvious that the tickets aren’t moving.

But that’s the gist of the first question, which complains in quite proper fashion about the decision to provide discounts for tickets that previously had been purchased by a reader at full price, and a rambling response that would prompt even Brett Favre to say, “Man, that guy talks a lot.”

It’s unclear how many tickets remain, but tickets indeed remain.

Perhaps the best selling point would be to focus on the fact that certain aspects of, um, British sports culture won’t be included in the broadcast of the game that finds its way into the telly.