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View Poll Results: Should Staten Island have a major league team?
Yes 1 3.70%
No 25 92.59%
Maybe/Not sure 1 3.70%
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I've notice that all of the NYC's boroughs have at least one major league sports franchise except for Staten Island. Manhattan- Knicks, Rangers; Bronx- Yankees; Brooklyn- Nets; Queens- Mets; Staten Island- None.

Do any of you think it's time for Staten Island to have a major league team once again like it did from 1915-1935 with an NFL franchise called the "Staten Island Stapletons"? Keep in mine that Staten Island's population has grown a lot since that time period.

Staten Island Stapletons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Staten Island Stapletons Team Encyclopedia - Pro-Football-Reference.com
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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The lack of a mass transit connection out of Staten Island probably won't make it attractive for franchises to move there.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:02 PM
 
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I don't even understand why SI is part of NYC...
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I'd rather not. The Staten Island Yankees are enough. They draw nice crowds at each of their games and everyone has a good time because of the more relaxed atmosphere and lower costs.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Staten Island
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I was a big proponent of relocating the Islanders to Staten Island.

We could have had Nascar. I was against Nascar at the time because I felt the land could have been better used if it was made in to an industrial & corperate park. However with tolls the way they are & no end in sight that will never happen.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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And them extra ferries if it gets an All-Star game..........?
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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you ever try to get to Staten Island op?
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:35 PM
 
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only if the staten islanders agree to an equal-priced toll in each direction on the verrazano bridge to help ease the traffic problems in lower manhattan.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Staten Island
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only if the staten islanders agree to an equal-priced toll in each direction on the verrazano bridge to help ease the traffic problems in lower manhattan.
We had that once, with EZ pass I wouldn't be oppossed to it again. It would keep the NJ people off the Island as well during the AM rush hour trying to get in to Manhattan.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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you ever try to get to Staten Island op?
Not lately. I haven't been to Staten Island in a while. I thought the ferry system was pretty good and I'm also used to doing transfers but I could see how some people might be little more hesitant to do that. When I visit NYC I'm usually in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
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