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Old 12-21-2010, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Alabama Docks
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The Florida counties will not be inlcuded any time soon.we have a better chance getting the Mississippi counties instead.Mobile will have to compete with New Orleans and the Mobile metro area played a key role in bringing the Saints to New Orleans.

I believe the Mobile MSA should inlcude:Mobile,Baldwin,and Washington county(610,000) and CSA should include Jackson,George,and Greene(780,000).Now those figures are more fitting for Mobile.

To add in Escambia County Florida for the fun of it then were looking at around 1.1 million.All in All Alabama will never see an NFL team we are close to the Saints,Falcons,and Titans.
Your right, Alabama will never see a NFL team.
Now a new topic, a NBA team in Alabama. Whats everysone thought on that?
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Hmmmm well I`m pro Mobile but B-ham would get an NBA team before Mobile would.I don`t see an NBA team entering this state anytime soon either but we would have a better chance getting an NBA team than NFL.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:49 AM
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Location: Birmingham
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Well I guess we're done dreaming about Mobile being twice as big as it really is.

The too close thing doesn't really fly with me considering the proximity of the Ravens, the Redskins and the Eagles. Or the Raiders and the 49ers. Granted those are some heavily populated areas, particularly the eastern seaboard - but they were particularly worried about giving Baltimore a team because they figured all it would do is leech fans away from the Redskins and the Eagles and leave the three weaker as a whole, compared to the two. But just the opposite. It bolstered the fans of the other two teams and picked up a bunch of apathetic non-NFL fans and the Ravens have their own viable fanbase now.

Alabama, as has been mentioned - has quite a few apathetic fans of the NFL. A new time would not necessarily mean just a smattering of so-so Titan, Saints and Falcon fans. It *could* bring in a whole new legion of followers that no one is counting.

But the bottom line is, it won't happen because no one around here has 600mil to 1 billion to spend on a stadium. LA hasn't gotten one yet because Cali is BK and Arnold (nor his successor) won't earmark funds for one because the state is in such bad shape. I doubt there will be ANY new teams awarded for a while as long as this recession is going on.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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lol, yes it would be a while before that dream come true....Alabama will never get a pro team in this life time.

And I agree if Alabama had an NFL team it would bring on a new group of fans and I believe that Alabama would be able to support an NFL team after all we have the population to do so.We are larger than Louisiana. Both Colorodo and Wisnconsin are only slightly larger than Alabama around 500,000 maybe.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:41 PM
 
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The Bills should relocate to Birmingham and be called the Bulls after Ralph Wilson's death. The new dome stadium will be complete in 2014.
By 2014, the Birmingham metro area will be bigger then Buffalo and New Orleans.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
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NFL team in Alabama? Come on, it will never happen! Alabama is sandwiched between territories of the Titans, Falcons, and Saints. The fan base wouldn't be big enough to support a successful AL-based NFL team.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Both Colorodo and Wisnconsin are only slightly larger than Alabama around 500,000 maybe.
Again...it's not the number of people in the state, it's the number of big corporations in the state willing to pay money to buy skyboxes, sponsor events, pay for their ad on the jumbotron etc.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:02 PM
 
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Couldn't they just renovate legion feild to NFL standards rather than building a new stadium.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:37 PM
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Location: Birmingham
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Couldn't they just renovate legion feild to NFL standards rather than building a new stadium.
It would probably cost just as much as leveling it and starting over. The NFL is more concerned with what accomodation you have for the very rich. The skyboxes, the security, the parking, etc all has to be up to a certain standard that the old grey lady just doesn't have and no amount of renovating could change that. If would have to come down.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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I don't know if there is the population to support it...

San Antonio, which has a higher population for say, Birmingham doesn't and will not get a NFL team for awhile...

If Alabama grows, maybe in the future..
With an appropriate facility, Birmingham would support an NFL franchise, as long as fans would be realistic that a team is doing well in the NFL if it wins 75% of its games. In the past ( going back to the 70's), Birmingham fans who are mostly Univ of Alabama football fans were too spoiled by the year in-year out 10+ wins seasons of both Alabama and Auburn and would not support a team that didn't win 9/10 of its games ( the same reason that hockey would do well and has done well in the past in Bham, because generally even fans in Alabama know that a hockey is a sport where you do lose a lot of matches.....same reason why a major league soccer league would do well in Birmingham ).

One major reason Birmingham does not and may not get a team anytime soon is that one must have a potential owner or ownership group, and I do not know if Birmingham has that entity.

I think one reason San Antonio doesn't have an NFL team and may not get one is that the GDP of the area is not in line with its population.

Carpe
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