Apparently lots of planning is required to transport the New York Jets across the Atlantic to play against the Miami Dolphins at London’s Wembley Stadium. Not only do they require their own clothes washer, their own private chef but also, believe it or not, 350 rolls of toilet paper. Why toilet paper you ask, well according to the New York Times it’s to “replace the thinner version used in England”
Ben Shpigel of the New York Times spoke to Aaron Degerness, the Jets’ senior manager of team operations about what it is needed to bring a team across the Atlantic ocean to London.
“Some say that’s a little over the top or whatnot, but it didn’t really cost that much you know?” Aaron Degerness, the Jets’ senior manager of team operations told the New York Times. “We’re basically trying to replicate everything that we’re doing here over there.”
The NFL is getting closer than ever to starting a franchise in London. This season alone, three games have been scheduled overseas. The Jets will play the Dolphins on Sunday, Jacksonville plays Buffalo in week seven, and Kansas City take on Detroit the following week. With six teams traveling to England this season let’s hope toilet paper is the least of their worries.