New Orleans Saints International Edition: Road Game In Germany One Day?
By Dean Mullen
The NFL has made a statement in 2017, having four games in the U.K. The next stop may be in Germany.
Germany makes a lot of sense, with the population topping over 80 million people. Just recently, a German player got the opportunity to play in the NFL. Moritz Boehringer actually got drafted in the sixth round in 2016 by the Minnesota Vikings. He nearly made the roster but was cut in preseason before the season began. Boehringer did though manage to resign with the Vikings after with the practice squad.
Boehringer made such an impression on Flordia Atlantic’s Pro Day that he was at least given the opportunity. Could there be more coming? Who knows…Regardless, expanding Who Dat Nation into Germany makes a heck of a lot of sense. The average Who Dat won’t have to look far to find a place to feel at home. Germany is known for the good times and plenty of breweries and places to sit back and watch a game.
If Berlin would host a game one day, Saints fans could check out Kreuzberg and Friedrickshain which are great spots. Madame Claude is also a bar hangout that would be a fan favorite where the furniture hangs from the ceiling no joke!
Additionally, eating is another delicacy that people from New Orleans would definitely connect with. The Lemon Leaf is always a place to indulge in. Furthermore, Who Dat Nation may enjoy the late night adventures at Max and Mority. This is a late night joint that’s been a mainstay since 1902.
Additionally, if club hopping is your cup of tea, then a place called “The Watergate” ironically is usually open to sunrise.
In short, the NFL playing in Germany is not just a pipe dream. Conor Orr who is a writer expands on the notion that the subject has been brought up before. NFL Media’s Albert Greer noted that the league wants to expand their presence even more. China is even a possibly in a year or two. Either way, it’s fun to just imagine the Black and Gold going up to Germany to play.