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Is London calling the Jets?

1/20/2012

UPDATE: The NFL announced Friday morning that the Patriots will face the Rams in London. The game is set for Oct. 28. But, wait, here's the real news: The Rams will host a regular-season game in London in each of the next three years.

Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum are scheduled to conduct a conference call with season-ticket holders Friday afternoon. They've done these calls before -- it's a good way to connect -- but this seems like an odd time to interact with the fans, many of whom are still fuming over the season and the ugly, post-season fallout.

The team didn't give a reason for the call. Maybe it'll be a pep talk by Ryan. Maybe they will make the official announcement that ticket prices won't be raised, which owner Woody Johnson indicated Thursday during an interview on "The Michael Kay Show" on 1050 ESPN New York.

Or maybe, just maybe, they will announce a 2012 regular-season game against the Rams in London. There were rumors late Thursday night about the Jets heading overseas. Team officials couldn't be reached to comment, but we do know the Jets are scheduled to face the Rams on the road.

If the Jets do play in the UK, we can cue the obvious song, "London Calling" by the Clash -- the perfect rock band for a team that can't get along.