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Old 06-22-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Let's get over this myth that San Antonio could not support its own NFL team. Because that is what it is, a myth. In 2005 when the Saints played three games at the Alamodome those games sold out in days with barely any advertising or media support in a market not known for its previous support of the Saints. Can you imagine if the team, or any team, would have had the entire offseason to market those games like all other NFL teams have?

The city would have easily sold out the entire home season for the Saints. My point is that yes, there are alot of Dallas fans in San Antonio, but that would not preclude another team from having great success here. It doesn't matter that there are two other teams in Texas either. There are three in Florida and three in California and those teams seem to do pretty well. So why not Texas, the second largest state in the country?
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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St. Louis and Detroit should both have professional teams. Right now they don't.
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Let's get over this myth that San Antonio could not support its own NFL team. Because that is what it is, a myth. In 2005 when the Saints played three games at the Alamodome those games sold out in days with barely any advertising or media support in a market not known for its previous support of the Saints. Can you imagine if the team, or any team, would have had the entire offseason to market those games like all other NFL teams have?

The city would have easily sold out the entire home season for the Saints. My point is that yes, there are alot of Dallas fans in San Antonio, but that would not preclude another team from having great success here. It doesn't matter that there are two other teams in Texas either. There are three in Florida and three in California and those teams seem to do pretty well. So why not Texas, the second largest state in the country?
Very true. Consider Indianapolis -- the Colts moved here in '84 with a lot of Bears and Bengals loyalties around. The Colts seem to be doing just fine today.
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Very true. Consider Indianapolis -- the Colts moved here in '84 with a lot of Bears and Bengals loyalties around. The Colts seem to be doing just fine today.
Interesting post. How did Indianapolis manage to land the Colts anyway? Just curious.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Let's get over this myth that San Antonio could not support its own NFL team. Because that is what it is, a myth. In 2005 when the Saints played three games at the Alamodome those games sold out in days with barely any advertising or media support in a market not known for its previous support of the Saints. Can you imagine if the team, or any team, would have had the entire offseason to market those games like all other NFL teams have?

The city would have easily sold out the entire home season for the Saints. My point is that yes, there are alot of Dallas fans in San Antonio, but that would not preclude another team from having great success here. It doesn't matter that there are two other teams in Texas either. There are three in Florida and three in California and those teams seem to do pretty well. So why not Texas, the second largest state in the country?

Texas already has everything, let another state benefit from a NFL team.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Interesting post. How did Indianapolis manage to land the Colts anyway? Just curious.
The Colts wanted a new stadium in Baltimore, weren't getting it, and when the talk of moving heated up, Baltimore and the state of Maryland threatened eminent domain. So, the team up and left in the middle of the night, and Baltimoreans are bitter to this day.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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While I dont think the NFL should expand beyond 30 teams, I wouldnt mind if one of the Cali teams moved to LA, like Oakland going back, or even the Rams. I think the Bills will probably end up moving after Ralph Wilson dies, possibly to Toronto. But I would rather not expand to Canada either.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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They've speculated that the NFL would prefer a team to relocate to LA and change their nickname. Because they've apparently had bad luck with the Rams and Raiders.

I would like to see LA get the Jags, change the nickname but keep the colors.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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While I dont think the NFL should expand beyond 30 teams.....
Sorry, but you're a little late. There are already 32 teams in the NFL.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Very true. Consider Indianapolis -- the Colts moved here in '84 with a lot of Bears and Bengals loyalties around. The Colts seem to be doing just fine today.
You may be giving people in Louisville ideas.
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