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Old 06-30-2009, 06:19 AM
 
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I would as well. Sadly, New Mexico isn't as flush financially as other states. Season ticket packages at Invesco in Denver for end zones are $70 a game, so that is $700 for the season, sideline obviously more. When Mr. Bowlen made that observation, it was 1988, when St. Louis moved the franchise. Another thing that the NFL will look at is not only the city's commitment to the stadium, but where the stadium would go. I can think it can only go north of the metro area, because you go west of Rte.66 casino and youv'e got the Acoma reservation, and south it's Isleta. And the Sandia's are east. I'm trying to think of open development available in the city limits but I can't picture anything right now.

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Old 06-30-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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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.
Not to hijack the thread, but I think your wrong here. Most woman could name a soccer player before a HS football player - Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, etc. Alot of kids who play soccer know Beckham and maybe even Alexi Lalis (SP?) or Landon Donavan.

You may be showing your age here.

Back to the topic: three obvious picks would be Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

You could also look at some regional teams ala the NE Pats. Maybe a team for the gulf states of AL & MI playing in Birmingham. A farm belt franchise for NE,IA and KS in Omaha.

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Old 06-30-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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I remember mentioning Birmingham as well way back in the early pages on this thread. Also when the USFL was going in the mid-80's, Birmingham was one of the better franchises. Football is SO big in the south, I still think B'Ham would be a good spot.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I remember mentioning Birmingham as well way back in the early pages on this thread. Also when the USFL was going in the mid-80's, Birmingham was one of the better franchises. Football is SO big in the south, I still think B'Ham would be a good spot.
Bud Adams and Arthur Blank would probably fight that. Plus, could the NFL in Birmingham top 'Bama or Auburn?
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Bud Adams and Arthur Blank would probably fight that. Plus, could the NFL in Birmingham top 'Bama or Auburn?
If memory serves, Birmingham's XFL team fared pretty well.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Default (2) Million Population Metro's Only

I don't think that there are any "New" metro's that could draw a NFL Team......in the "past" metro's with (1) to (2) million people in them where able to draw NFL Teams such as Indianapolis and Kansas City and Nashville, but that isn't going to work any more...Oklahoma City...Memphis...Tulsa...Birmingham....Salt Lake City...Louisville
.....Raleigh....Albuquerque...Tucson just wouldn't work in the (2000"s).
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Forget all those little towns you mentioned. San Antonio at 2.1 million is more than qualified.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:05 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Forget all those little towns you mentioned.....
I would agree with you on that, but population size means nothing.


... because if it did, GREEN BAY wouldn't have a team right now.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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I would agree with you on that, but population size means nothing.


... because if it did, GREEN BAY wouldn't have a team right now.
Very good point! When it comes to fan loyalty and backing the franchise, Green Bay is at or near the top.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I would agree with you on that, but population size means nothing.


... because if it did, GREEN BAY wouldn't have a team right now.
You're right about that. If media market size was a factor then Jacksonville never would have been given a team. That move was totally political. Jax had the connections with the league that San Antonio simply did not have at that time. It's a little different now though. Goodell, who was in San Antonio last fall, is well aware of SA's NFL aspirations.
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