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Old 12-16-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: East Texas
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Should a NFL team be able to move?

I don't like the fact that NFL teams can move to another place even though good has come out of it. Houston Oilers moves to Tennessee. Houston gets a new team. Los Angeles Rams move to St. Louis. Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis etc.

Or how about this. Should American football teams be moved to other countries like Canada or Mexico, I say NO, but that's me. I hate the fact that the Bills may be moving, even though I don't like them I know if Dallas was to ever move I would not be happy so the fans in Buffalo should be able to keep their team.

I do say that if any city in the US should have a team it should be Los Angeles, San Antonio/Austin or a northern state like Nebraska or Utah.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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LA may get the Rams back (the rams have an exit clause with Saint Louis that kicks in about the same time the new LA stadium is complete. But I would bet that it is JAcksonville that makes the move to LA
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I don't see a problem with it. It's a business. It would obviously suck to have your team move, but that's how it goes sometimes.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:56 AM
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Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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Why should L.A. have a team? That experiment has already failed. The NFL should ban any team's considering a move to L.A. until a place like San Antonio is given a chance.
Other cities that are big enough to support an NFL team but you don't hear in these discussions are Portland, Oregon (cuts into the Seahawks market though), Louisville, Kentucky (located close to the Bengals and Colts markets) and Salt Lake City. Those may be more viable options than L.A.
Also, I am completely against teams moving out of the country. I am even against the annual regular season game in London. The fact that the NFL Commissioner has mentioned that a Super Bowl in London is a possibility should have all 300 million American citizens shouting for his resignation.
Interesting topic, OP.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:05 AM
 
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The NFL is a business. Teams move. There are more pressing matters in life to be concerned with.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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If the team isn't profitable in the current location, they should move to a location where they are profitable. Or they could move to where they're going to be MORE profitable than they currently are. It's a business like anything else. I think Jacksonville is going to lose their team next. I don't see Buffalo leaving yet.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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LA doesn't deserve an NFL team, because they can't support one.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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LA doesn't deserve an NFL team, because they can't support one.
I would agree with that. The two large universities with rabid fan bases fill LA's football niche very nicely.

My take is that Southern Californians are two busy with active lifestyles to waste their time every sunday in front of a TV. It is also an area of transplants who have their own, established team loyalties.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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Hey L.A. Take the DETROIT LIONS! In return, give us Hollywood.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I doubt the Rams move. The Rams have 88% attendance this year despite being terrible. And Chip and Lucia have to sell the team by 2014 to avoid a big inheritance tax. So the Rams don't have to be sold immediately.
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