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View Poll Results: What American city would be best suited to take on a new NFL team?
Birmingham 0 0%
Memphis 1 1.75%
Salt Lake City 4 7.02%
Portland 7 12.28%
Louisville 2 3.51%
Oklahoma City 4 7.02%
Tulsa 1 1.75%
Las Vegas 0 0%
Los Angeles 28 49.12%
Raleigh 2 3.51%
Orlando 0 0%
Milwaukee 1 1.75%
Columbus 1 1.75%
Des Moines 1 1.75%
Other, please specify 5 8.77%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-23-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Does anyone think Las Vegas or Portland would be the best choices? Those are my favorite choices.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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Its a question of buying one and then doing the study on support of fan base plus financially. LA has had and loss teams in Pro football arleady. Some cities do worse because they already have sports teams and it only devides potential often.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Here is the deal, in LA we have USC and they play a few miles south of the Staples Center and UCLA on the West Side. We have our football fix and it comes from the PAC12. Also Oxnard to the North West is the summer training ground for the Dallas Cowboys.
Are most residents in Oxnard Dallas Cowboys fans?
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Are most residents in Oxnard Dallas Cowboys fans?
Oxnard is split. You are either an Oakland fan or a Dallas fan for the most part in Oxnard. On my street of 20 homes we have a mix of teams represented. A Charger's fan on one side and New England across the street. Since I am a Pete Carrol fan I have been watching Seatle for a couple years now and like them. Even a Ramms fan on the street. Raiders are everywhere as are Cowboys fans.

During training camp everyone makes a visit while the Boys are in town.
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Does anyone think Las Vegas or Portland would be the best choices? Those are my favorite choices.
Yes. I had selected Portland from the poll choices. I also believe the Las Vegas region is now large enough to easily support a team. I would say Las Vegas would be roughly even with San Antonio and Memphis (three way tie for second IMO).

I am sure the NFL would not allow sports betting at the Las Vegas' stadium (the family factor/NFL reputation). It would have to happen offsite (the LV Strip/Fremont St....just away from the stadium). That would be the only potential glitch and I would guess Las Vegas would cooperate. It is not like they don't make enough money from gambling there as it is, right? LOL! Today's retractable roofs make it easy for teams to play in the hot desert climates in the early part of the season...Sept/early Oct.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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The Rams left because the fans HATED the owner, she knew it, and she followed the money to St. Louis. Where she was welcomed like the opera star she, a second rate actress and model, aspired to be.

They had a long history in Los Angeles and had a solid fan base. Frontier, who knew nothing about football, inherited the team and made a series of decisions that alienated the fans. People would chant obscenities when she walked out onto the field. As much as they loved the team, fans hated her more. She did zero in the community, never lived in Orange County, and people weren't going to spend money on her team. Which, at the time, was not winning games. She took the team away from the fans. Had her husband, Caroll Rosenbloom, not drowned while swimming off the coast of Florida the team would never have left Southern California.
This is why I voted for L.A. to get a team, the city is at least triple the size of San Diego. If need be, move the Jaguars to L.A.

Here's a list of cities by population. Note that Green Bay is all the way down in 268th place with just 104,000 people.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Portland is an amazing choice for pro football. I drafted up a logo and uniform for a franchise in that city a few years ago. Portland Thorns would be the name.

The Timbers and Trail Blazers have huge, dedicated fanbases. I don't see why it wouldn't translate into football as well.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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San Antonio. If it weren't for publicity and pressure on Tom Benson to keep the Saints in New Orleans, they may be playing there today. Football holds a lot of appeal in Texas.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:16 PM
 
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Los Angeles would seem to be a good choice, but the experience of the Rams and more recently the Raiders gives one pause. I don't know what the factor is in LA that prevents it from having an NFL team that stays there.

Las Vegas, Portland, San Antonio and Memphis have large enough metros now to support a team. Albuquerque and Louisville, KY may be large enough in 5-10 years. I am sure there may be a few other candidates. This is a good list, though. Three of these cities currently have NBA teams (Portland, San Antonio, Memphis), so they would be the safer bets.
No to Memphis.
Nashville is too close ( Titans )
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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No to Memphis.
Nashville is too close ( Titans )
Green Bay - Chicago

Detroit - Cleveland

Houston - Dallas

San Francisco - Oakland

D.C. - Baltimore

I don't think being too close is an issue, most of those cities are a lot closer than Memphis is to Nashville.
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