Bills’ Reporter Shares Fascinating Upstate NY-to-London Team Travel Plans
On Sunday morning at 9:30AM, the Buffalo Bills will kick-off their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a game which will be played in London, England. Fans will turn on their televisions, or their radios, and experience the game as it plays out in front of them.
What most fans won't consider during that broadcast, however, are the months of planning, weeks of preparation and days of execution that go into bringing a full NFL team, and their staff, across the pond for a game.
We gained a bit of insight into that fascinating process earlier this week.
Bills' Reporter Sal Capaccio Shares Wild Travel Details for Buffalo Game in London
Wednesday on The Drive with Charlie and Dan, Charlie Voelker and I caught up with Sal Capaccio, sideline reporter on the Bills Radio Network, and show host on WGR SportsRadio 550.
After recapping the Bills' 48-20 drubbing of the Miami Dolphins, we asked Sal about the team's upcoming game in London, a game which he would be traveling to cover on the team's charter flight.
Here's what Sal had to say about the intricate travel process:
You can hear the full interview on The Drive with Charlie and Dan Podcast by clicking here.
Once the regular season begins, most NFL teams are run like smoothly-operating machines. They practice, they travel, they play, they travel, and they repeat. The consistent routine helps the players, some of the most well-trained and detail-oriented athletes in the world, maintain their high level of play each week.
So, when you add international travel into the itinerary for the week, it can throw a few other details out of whack. For example, here is what Sal Capaccio posted about on X earlier Thursday:
Even a detail as seemingly harmless as time can screw up an athlete's gameday preparation. Every single detail needs to be checked, double-checked and triple-checked before the team can attempt a trip of this magnitude.
So, when you settle in with your legal-to-purchase-drink on Sunday morning, just remember this: it took a lot to get everyone to this point.
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