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Old 06-23-2009, 09:44 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Texas already has everything, let another state benefit from a NFL team.
What state did you have in mind?

BTW, I'd LOVE to see a team in San Antonio. I'm NOT saying that as a Texan... I'm saying it since San Antonio is a well deserving city that proved that it could hold a franchise when it had the Saints during Katrina. And the city even built the Alamodome to bring in a franchise, but they both went to Jacksonville and Carolina, as we all know.

It could happen. And judging from history, L.A. can't keep any team, so maybe San Antonio would be next up for a team.

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Old 06-24-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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What state did you have in mind?

BTW, I'd LOVE to see a team in San Antonio. I'm NOT saying that as a Texan... I'm saying it since San Antonio is a well deserving city that proved that it could hold a franchise when it had the Saints during Katrina. And the city even built the Alamodome to bring in a franchise, but they both went to Jacksonville and Carolina, as we all know.

It could happen. And judging from history, L.A. can't keep any team, so maybe San Antonio would be next up for a team.

If you bring in any pro football team to a city without one most likely it will sell out for a few games but how will it do year after year.

I guarantee if you brought the NFL to Albuquerque it would sell out but over the long term people might struggle paying for something like that, and anyways everyone here is devoted to the Cowboys and Broncos.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:24 PM
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If you bring in any pro football team to a city without one most likely it will sell out for a few games but how will it do year after year.

I guarantee if you brought the NFL to Albuquerque it would sell out but over the long term people might struggle paying for something like that, and anyways everyone here is devoted to the Cowboys and Broncos.
It depends on how successful your team is. Look at the Dallas Stars.

Now youd never think that Texas of all places could have an NHL franchise, but the Stars have been here for over 15 years now..... and they're viewed as one of the VERY few sunbelt NHL francises that should stay where they are. Not only that, but the Stars have influcenced DFW high schools to feature hockey programs.
The main reason why is because, since 1993, when the Stars came to Dallas, the team has only missed the playoffs 3 times.

Knowing how the NFL is, ANY team can be successful..... So I can see it happening in San Antonio.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Considering that marketing is usually behind major decisions in sports...what makes anyone think that the NFL wouldn't renege on the "National" part of its name and put a franchise in London? That city has had one of the best responses to American football.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I don't see how a team based out of Europe could reasonably travel to games without exhausting their team.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The NFL in Europe has been and is still a terrible idea. NFL Europe failed miserably and eventually was folded due to lack of fan support over there. It's like soccer here in America. Theoretically one would think that it would have legs here but to this day soccer is considered a kids game and not to be taken seriously.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: yeah
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The NFL in Europe has been and is still a terrible idea. NFL Europe failed miserably and eventually was folded due to lack of fan support over there. It's like soccer here in America. Theoretically one would think that it would have legs here but to this day soccer is considered a kids game and not to be taken seriously.
It is a thousand miles behind soccer in America.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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It is a thousand miles behind soccer in America.

I think you would be hard pressed to find an American who could name any player in pro soccer in America. In fact I bet American's could name a top high school talent before a pro soccer player, so that should tell you something.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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If you bring in any pro football team to a city without one most likely it will sell out for a few games but how will it do year after year.

I guarantee if you brought the NFL to Albuquerque it would sell out but over the long term people might struggle paying for something like that, and anyways everyone here is devoted to the Cowboys and Broncos.
While being a Bronco fan since day one, and having a lot of friends in New Mexico from Farmington to Roswell, I have to go along with Desert Sun, there is loyalty there with the Cowboys and Broncos.

A quick note on Pat Bowlen. When it was announced that the St. Louis Cardinals was moving to Phoenix, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen took out a full page ad in the Arizona Republic congratulating the Arizona folks; the Republic is the states largest paper.

That subject was brought up some time later at one of the Bronco Quarterback Club meetings, as Mr. Bowlen was a guest speaker. He said getting another NFL team in the Mountain Time Zone would be a good thing for the mountain states, and mentioned Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, and El Paso as decent candidates for NFL expansion.

Desert Sun, if you're reading, who in the Albuquerque area could be in the position to start an NFL team there?
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:48 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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While being a Bronco fan since day one, and having a lot of friends in New Mexico from Farmington to Roswell, I have to go along with Desert Sun, there is loyalty there with the Cowboys and Broncos.

A quick note on Pat Bowlen. When it was announced that the St. Louis Cardinals was moving to Phoenix, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen took out a full page ad in the Arizona Republic congratulating the Arizona folks; the Republic is the states largest paper.

That subject was brought up some time later at one of the Bronco Quarterback Club meetings, as Mr. Bowlen was a guest speaker. He said getting another NFL team in the Mountain Time Zone would be a good thing for the mountain states, and mentioned Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, and El Paso as decent candidates for NFL expansion.

Desert Sun, if you're reading, who in the Albuquerque area could be in the position to start an NFL team there?

I dont know but I do know at one time a few years back our Gov.Richardson had the idea of luring the Saints to Albuquerque and sharing the team with El Paso and Juarez, I think he pitched it to the NFL but I dont know what happened , maybe in 20 years though.

I just dont think ABQ can support something like that, I sure would love to have the NFL here though.
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