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Old 07-18-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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why does the L.A. Metropolitan area need a third NBA team when it has no NFL team?
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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Why isn't there a second team in san francisco, after golden state?

-It seems like there's a lot of money in the bay area, sillicon valley. Plus its a sports town with the giants and 49'ers.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:18 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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Why isn't there a second team in san francisco, after golden state?

-It seems like there's a lot of money in the bay area, sillicon valley. Plus its a sports town with the giants and 49'ers.
i think that market is just to small to support all of those teams. that is the reason SA didnt get the NO saints after katrina, smaller areas can only handle so many teams. dont forget the A's moved out of oakland, the raiders are still there, sort of, and the warriors dont play in SF, they play in oakland. thats still 4 teams in driving distance. the As moving shows me the market cant handle that many teams.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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i think that market is just to small to support all of those teams. that is the reason SA didnt get the NO saints after katrina, smaller areas can only handle so many teams. dont forget the A's moved out of oakland, the raiders are still there, sort of, and the warriors dont play in SF, they play in oakland. thats still 4 teams in driving distance. the As moving shows me the market cant handle that many teams.
There's so many moguls in the bay area, you'd think Larry Ellison? Someone like that would like a San Francisco ___ team. And SF has such a loyal fan base with the Giants and 49'ers, its not like they don't like sports.

It seems like there's been more growth in the last 10-20 years around San Mateo, Palo Alto, etc than a city like San Antonio. Do the san jose sharks do well? I haven't followed hockey in a while.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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There's so many moguls in the bay area, you'd think Larry Ellison? Someone like that would like a San Francisco ___ team. And SF has such a loyal fan base with the Giants and 49'ers, its not like they don't like sports.

It seems like there's been more growth in the last 10-20 years around San Mateo, Palo Alto, etc than a city like San Antonio. Do the san jose sharks do well? I haven't followed hockey in a while.
well san antonio is the 7th largest city in the us with more then 500,000 more people then san fran. the thing that makes SF seem bigger then SA is the population density, SA is more spread out.

i dont think it has much to do with the potential owners, but that area of the country is also one of the hardest hit financially and they already have so many teams that i dont know if the fans can support them all.

its like houston, the 4th largest city in the country, with the texans, astros, rockets and dynamo, the aeros are second rate and you never hear about them here. if you take in all the total surrounding populations of houston there are around 4 million people but it is just not enough to support a single other team. hell the lastros have a hard enough time filling their stadium, they are offering seats to kids under 12 free all summer and like $5 seats for adults. the texans "new" is wearing off and they have more people tailgating in the parking lot then sitting in the stadium i think. the rockets are down also BUT i will say houston has some of the most "fair weather" fans around all sports.

with the economy, and the fact that so many other teams exist i just dont see SF getting anything else. it is a surprise that LA doesnt have a nfl team.
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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I still can't believe the sonics are gone. That was probably one of the most shocking team moves in the 3 major sports of the last 10-12 years. That was an entrenched franchise. Esp with kemp and payton.

If you had told someone in 1995 or 96, the sonics would be gone in 10 years, I dont think anyone would have believed you. Its too bad about the Kings. I think its healthy for a league to have small market and big market teams....you appeal to a broader set of people. Even if it means the small market teams need to be subsidized.

I wonder if Vegas could support an NBA team....say, pre 08 recession.

Why have the Utah Jazz done so well? They're the only team from the four major sports leagues in utah. They've been able to draw great talent for a long time.
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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i agree the sonics was a shoke, not a suprise but a shock.

utah is a one horse town much like SA so the fans are rabid. hell the fans in sactown are nuts too but the owners are not good with their money.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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The Kings and Sacramento WILL get their new arena at the rail-yards. It will be a private and public 'partnership.' The city has so much to lose if the Kings leave. Orange County is Laker land (yuck) and the O.C. folks will not embrace the Kings/Royals. Now that the brothers Maloof only own 2% of the Palms Casino that personal loan offered by Honda Center owner Henry Samueli to the brothers Maloof is 'less' important. The loan would have been used to throw into the money pit Palms Casino. This is the location of the Kings' new arena:

Sacramento Kings to move?-railyards-sacramento.jpg

In Petrie we trust.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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The Kings and Sacramento WILL get their new arena at the rail-yards. It will be a private and public 'partnership.' The city has so much to lose if the Kings leave. Orange County is Laker land (yuck) and the O.C. folks will not embrace the Kings/Royals. Now that the brothers Maloof only own 2% of the Palms Casino that personal loan offered by Honda Center owner Henry Samueli to the brothers Maloof is 'less' important. The loan would have been used to throw into the money pit Palms Casino. This is the location of the Kings' new arena:

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I hope that comes true
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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There's so many moguls in the bay area, you'd think Larry Ellison? Someone like that would like a San Francisco ___ team. And SF has such a loyal fan base with the Giants and 49'ers, its not like they don't like sports.

It seems like there's been more growth in the last 10-20 years around San Mateo, Palo Alto, etc than a city like San Antonio. Do the san jose sharks do well? I haven't followed hockey in a while.
...Another team maybe, but San Francisco is the worst place for the Kings
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