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Re: Should the NFL abandon the hope of a London team?
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2022, 12:18:30 PM »

When I was in the UK, tickets for stage theatre were cheaper; I paid £19.55 for mine (about US$24), which were the cheapest seats. Similarly, there's a poster at The Friendly Toast in Burlington MA for a music group in the 1960s where the cheapest seats were 4 shillings 6 pence, or about US$5 after currency conversion and inflation. I don't know if this extends to sports or if UK cheaper tickets extends to Canada.
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Re: Should the NFL abandon the hope of a London team?
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2022, 01:05:59 PM »

What is wrong with just dominating the USA?  Every sport has this burning desire to go here and go there.

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Re: Should the NFL abandon the hope of a London team?
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2022, 04:18:01 PM »

The issue is that Canadians tend to have less discretionary income than Americans do, as salaries are lower for equivalent positions (along with taxes being higher).

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Re: Should the NFL abandon the hope of a London team?
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2022, 04:26:44 PM »

1. I live in Canada now and have worked in the US. This is very well known up here.
2. Here.
3. Requesting a citation for something fairly well-known is exhausting. You'd be better off posting contradictory citations if you really want to dispute an assertion.

This is about discretionary income, not disposable income; what the discussion is about is income that can be used on whatever you want. You have to pay a lot more for health care in the US. Same with college, if you're a college student.
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Re: Should the NFL abandon the hope of a London team?
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2022, 04:32:28 PM »

1. I live in Canada now and have worked in the US. This is very well known up here.
2. Here.
3. Requesting a citation for something fairly well-known is exhausting. You'd be better off posting contradictory citations if you really want to dispute an assertion.

Certainly didn't mean to be exhausting. Just something I didn't know. All my Canadian friends (which are few) all make plenty of good money, and in the case of one (a teacher), he makes more than he would in the U.S. I do see teachers being an exception in the article you posted. I guess the plural of my anecdotes are not data. Carry on.

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Re: Should the NFL abandon the hope of a London team?
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2022, 04:46:08 PM »

Canada also has more paid holidays, and in my experience people generally get more paid vacation time and are more willing to use it when compared to the US. It's more comparable to Europe in that regard.
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Re: Should the NFL abandon the hope of a London team?
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2022, 04:59:00 PM »

We have a lot of snowbird Canadians who live here every winter. Their not being able to come to the US during COVID was a significant hit to our local economy. Our snowbirds certainly don't seem to lack discretionary income. The broad "they don't make as much" is stupid because there are always people who make more or less than average. There are certainly enough well-off Canadians that can support sports other than hockey and curling given the success of the Toronto Blue Jays and Raptors.
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Re: Should the NFL abandon the hope of a London team?
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2022, 05:19:21 PM »

I'd imagine the relative wealth of older Canadians is directly tied to the massive housing shortage that is eating into the income of younger Canadians.
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Re: Should the NFL abandon the hope of a London team?
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2022, 05:24:13 PM »

I'd imagine the relative wealth of older Canadians is directly tied to the massive housing shortage that is eating into the income of younger Canadians.

Not unlike the situation in the US
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