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Old 04-25-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: 352
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He said I live in Saints territory. What does that imply to you?
I think you're taking it way too literal and way too personal. Again, I'm sure they meant there's more Saints fans than anyone else, even if the difference isn't that noticeable, not "you are in Saints country, Saints rule Birmingham, deal with it."
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Yeah I know, it's a stupid contract situation, and they're in the "red" as far as $$$ goes, bringing in a fresh team could help that out.
Yeah it's really stupid but understandable from their perspective. Otherwise it would be known as whatever NBA team calls it home and not the home of the Cardinals.
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I think you're taking it way too literal and way too personal. Again, I'm sure they meant there's more Saints fans than anyone else, even if the difference isn't that noticeable, not "you are in Saints country, Saints rule Birmingham, deal with it."
Yes. His outburst is why I ignored him.
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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Looks like I brought up the subject of bring​ing a pro franchise to Birmingham at the right time.

Birmingham mayor has big plans for downtown sports venue | AL.com
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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MLS is coming to Sacramento.

But as far as baseball goes, the A's were really hoping for San Jose. Now that the Raiders are leaving (as well as the Warriors going back across the Bay), they'll have Oakland all to themselves.
The A's have always wanted to move to San Jose but were blocked the Giants because of the California State league San Jose Giants being there.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:33 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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The A's have always wanted to move to San Jose but were blocked the Giants because of the California State league San Jose Giants being there.
Figures.

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So what are you really expecting to get out of that?
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I think you're taking it way too literal and way too personal. Again, I'm sure they meant there's more Saints fans than anyone else, even if the difference isn't that noticeable, not "you are in Saints country, Saints rule Birmingham, deal with it."

Well he had ample opportunity to explain himself when sleepless and I called him out on it. Instead he tried to double down on it with stupid Twitter polls and Facebook posts, nothing about them possibly having the largest percentages, yet not the majority. Saying someone lives in Saints country does not imply that the vast majority of people here cheer for one of the other teams which is what the reality is here.

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So what are you really expecting to get out of that?
Lol, what any citizen in any city that doesn't currently have a pro team would: A venue and a pro team.
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Also to clarify, the MLS is only expanding by 4 more teams in the foreseeable future. They've publicly stated that the next 4 expansions will be the last for a very long time. They received 12 application bids from 12 cities, if your city did not submit a bid, then it will not be getting an MLS expansion franchise anytime soon (and by anytime soon I am really referring to the next 20 years or so).


They will select 2 of the expansion cities by the end of 2017 and 2 more at some point in 2018. Those 4 expansion teams will be the last for a long while. So again, if your city did not submit an application bid for an MLS expansion team, it will not be considered and therefore will not be in line for an expansion team for a few decades as this round of expansion marks the last for a long time.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:28 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Lol, what any citizen in any city that doesn't currently have a pro team would: A venue and a pro team.
So you really believe that Birmingham, Alabama has as much of a chance as:

- Kansas City
- Louisville
- Quebec City
- Austin
- Baltimore
- Seattle
- San Diego

All of which either have a major arena in place already or planned/under construction but no NBA or NHL tenants...?
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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You asked and I answered. I dont care about exploring all that other stuff. The mayor here is pursuing NBA, MLS, and the possibility of a farm/spring league being started by the NFL.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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On one hand, Birmingham sounds implausible for a pro team because it's small and not wealthy or corporate with a stanant population. On the other hand, that all sounds like Memphis.

It has a ton to gain and lose by getting a team. The difference in name recognition would be enormous. It would hit the national media 10x as much overnight. It's unfortunate that most of what we hear about other cities is in the sports pages outside of the top cities, but it's basically true. On the downside, a small, not-wealthy city would typically have to invest hugely to make a team work.
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