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Old 08-02-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I don't think anybody has posted this but Albuquerque, New Mexico (metro area of about 846,000) and not major sports teams, or Portland, Oregon (metro area of 2.2 million).

LA has had football teams and both left. Las Vegas has too many bad influences in it. San Antonio will never have a team. The Cowboys, Texans, and Saints will not allow it.
I don't know if Portland could support one. There are some that would want it, but I don't think I have been anywhere where guys talk less about sports than here. If there was an NFL team it might be called the Portland Panhandlers.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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BLASPHEMY!

We were members of the ORIGINAL teams. The Packers will NEVER be moved!!! Based on the original "Articles of Incorporation for the Green Bay Football Corporation" put into place in 1923, if the Packers franchise was sold, after the payment of all expenses, any remaining monies would go to the Sullivan-Wallen Post of the American Legion in order to build "a proper soldier's memorial." This stipulation was enacted to ensure the club remained in Green Bay and that there could never be any financial enhancement for the shareholders. Thus they're never going to move

My lord. Don't every say anything like this in Wisconsin. You'll be shot on sight



You have to remember that the Packers fan base is not just the city, it's the entire State of Wisconsin.... And were fanatical about it. That's 5 million people + in the state. The Packers' fan base is famously dedicated: regardless of the team's performance, every Packer game at Lambeau Field has been sold out since 1960. Plus they retain their fans.

Not to mention the waiting list for season tickets is 71,000+ people long. Luckily my family has tickets which have been in the family for 40+ years




GO PACK GO!
The Packers are one of the most historic franchises in the NFL. They have an uber loyal fan base and I love the fact that they haven't sold out the naming rights to their stadium; it's still Lambeau Field. I hope it remains that way forever. And this is coming from a Dolphin fan.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The Jaguars should relocate to San Antonio. The name would be a good fit, the San Antonio Jaguars.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The Jaguars should relocate to San Antonio. The name would be a good fit, the San Antonio Jaguars.
Yes it has a good fit to it. But how about this? The San Antonio Chargers?
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:21 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Yes it has a good fit to it. But how about this? The San Antonio Chargers?
How bout' San Antonio DEFENDERS? .... as in "the Defenders of the Alamo" and defensive players. It would work on two levels.


But really, it would make more sense for the Jaguars to move to San Antonio because they're already in the AFC SOUTH with the Houston Texans (there's your interstate, I-10 rivals right there).

.... then again, Texas sports teams could work with both South and West divisions.

But I'd still say it's better for the Jags to move. It's also most likely to happen....
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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How bout' San Antonio DEFENDERS? .... as in "the Defenders of the Alamo" and defensive players. It would work on two levels.


But really, it would make more sense for the Jaguars to move to San Antonio because they're already in the AFC SOUTH with the Houston Texans (there's your interstate, I-10 rivals right there).

.... then again, Texas sports teams could work with both South and West divisions.

But I'd still say it's better for the Jags to move. It's also most likely to happen....
I don't know about most likely. The Jaguars have a monster lease to play in their stadium. Something like 30 years. Plus their owner is super dedicated to Jacksonville. So I still think the Chargers are our best shot.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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I can tell you there will be nothing between DC and Atlanta. ESPECAIILY between DC and Charlotte. All of Virginia and parts of West Virginia are Skinheads.

My dad grew up in South Carolina and told me that the favored team down there was the Redskins prior to the Panthers being created. (This of course when they were not folowing Carolina or Clemson)
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I can tell you there will be nothing between DC and Atlanta. ESPECAIILY between DC and Charlotte. All of Virginia and parts of West Virginia are Skinheads.

My dad grew up in South Carolina and told me that the favored team down there was the Redskins prior to the Panthers being created. (This of course when they were not folowing Carolina or Clemson)
And don't forget that Charlotte was Redskin territory as well. In fact it was questioned whether the town could support its own team with the Redskins so nearby. But the team has succeeded greatly. It's very similar to San Antonio and Dallas.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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Memphis was home to the Titans until the Nashville Stadium was finished. Chattanooga or Knoxville might work better than you might imagine. In Knoxville they regularly fill 107K+ Neyland Stadium even when they have a mediocre team. Chattanooga is near enough to do the same.

Shreveport once had a team (WFL I think) and did quite well until the league folded. It is a strong football community. Nebraska needs a pro team as does central Virginia.

Baton Rouge would be a good Pro town, but after the next hurricane will probably own the Saints.

Of course LA, LV, Portland, Orlando, Hawaii, and others could support a team. The problem right now is the economy might dump a few of the teams we already have.

Still anywhere in the SEC provides good football crowds. When the time is right there is no reason why the NFL should not expand into new areas.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Memphis was home to the Titans until the Nashville Stadium was finished. Chattanooga or Knoxville might work better than you might imagine. In Knoxville they regularly fill 107K+ Neyland Stadium even when they have a mediocre team. Chattanooga is near enough to do the same.

Shreveport once had a team (WFL I think) and did quite well until the league folded. It is a strong football community. Nebraska needs a pro team as does central Virginia.

Baton Rouge would be a good Pro town, but after the next hurricane will probably own the Saints.

Of course LA, LV, Portland, Orlando, Hawaii, and others could support a team. The problem right now is the economy might dump a few of the teams we already have.

Still anywhere in the SEC provides good football crowds. When the time is right there is no reason why the NFL should not expand into new areas.
I think the SEC gives the NFL comp, look at the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Tech or U of Georgia, I think there are too many college fans in the South to be too into the NFL, but Im sure it could work, maybe Atlanta is just a bad sports town, I dont know.

What about Birmingham, Alabama?
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