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Old 10-22-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Several polls have indicated that Southeastern VA actively supports the Redskins. Today if you ask residents whether they would want tickets to Norfolk expansion team or the Skins, most would say Skins.
It so easy to say that when an area doesn't have an NFL franchise. Once a new team arrives in a city, all bets are off. If you don't believe me just look at Oklahoma City in regards to the NBA. Most residents were die-hard Mavericks fans before the Thunder franchise relocated there. Now the majority of Oklahoma City residents are Thunder fans. Things change when a city gets a team that they can call their own instead of rooting for a team that's hundreds of miles away.

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Old 10-22-2013, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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I think most people agree that the NFL is saturated enough....

Leave it alone. No more playoff teams and don't add any games to the regular season...its bad enough there's so many injuries now...
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:08 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I hate the "state" argument. Pro teams (for the most part) play for their city, not their state. DC's teams are Virginia's teams.

You may hate it, but teams represent MORE than just the city they're playing in.

The Cowboys direct fan base includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, some of New Mexico and most of Texas. Not just Dallas or DFW.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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some of New Mexico
Yes!

I've done a fair amount of traveling in New Mexico and the Dallas Cowboy Radio Network extends to Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Clovis, and other smaller cities. Ditto Spanish language stations that broadcast the games, one area that comes to mind is Farmington, in the northwest corner of the state. Distance from Dallas to Farmington? 820 miles.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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before expanding, I'd take away any teams from small cities (say, oh about 110K or less) and move them to Europe. The community would probably be happy to free up their stadium to hold flea markets on Sundays instead...that's what I'd do anyways.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: NY
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I would think the NFL would be looking at Toronto before most of that list (Other than LA). A team in Canada would bring the whole country with it as a TV "market."

Also I think the NFL will ultimately give LA an expansion team. The sky is the limit for what they could charge a new owner for a new LA franchise. An existing team moving there would bring far less money to the other owners, and be a windfall for whoever moves it there. (If a team moves, my bet is on Jacksonville at this point).
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It so easy to say that when an area doesn't have an NFL franchise. Once a new team arrives in a city, all bets are off. If you don't believe me just look at Oklahoma City in regards to the NBA. Most residents were die-hard Mavericks fans before the Thunder franchise relocated there. Now the majority of Oklahoma City residents are Thunder fans. Things change when a city gets a team that they can call their own instead of rooting for a team that's hundreds of miles away.
Very good point. I've been saying this for years also. Once San Antonio gets its own NFL franchise a fanbase will develop for that team in no time and the number of Dallas fans will diminish eventually. The exact same thing happened in Charlotte and Nashville. All SA needs is a chance.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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I would think the NFL would be looking at Toronto before most of that list (Other than LA). A team in Canada would bring the whole country with it as a TV "market."

Also I think the NFL will ultimately give LA an expansion team. The sky is the limit for what they could charge a new owner for a new LA franchise. An existing team moving there would bring far less money to the other owners, and be a windfall for whoever moves it there. (If a team moves, my bet is on Jacksonville at this point).
That would never happen, cause Canada has the CFL. And that would take away from CFL, and folks up in Canada that have money invested in CFL related activities would be very upset. NFL not going up to Canada anytime soon. Not in my lifetime i'm sure about that.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:23 PM
 
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You may hate it, but teams represent MORE than just the city they're playing in.

The Cowboys direct fan base includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, some of New Mexico and most of Texas. Not just Dallas or DFW.

Pro teams represent more than just their city. Take Atlanta for instance. Atlanta is Georgia's team, not just Atlanta's team. That's why the stadium they play in is called the "Georgia Dome" lol. It's not called the Atlanta Dome. Atlanta Falcons represent all of GA, we stand together. Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia therefore that's all of Georgia's team.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:58 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Pro teams represent more than just their city.
Yeah, that's what I was saying.
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