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Old 12-23-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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It's not about believe, it is a fact.

Yes, revenue is derived from the population. But, a big city doesnt mean you will sellout your games and a smaller city doesnt mean you wont.

Green Bay sells out every single game. Kansas City and Cleveland sell out every single game. Jacksonville is bigger than all three and can only half fill their stadium.

Of course, if there was any sunshine in GB, KC or Cleveland in the fall/winter, people might find other things to do besides huddling together by the thousands, trying not to freeze to death... There was a time when L.A. supported 1 or 2 teams (if Al Davis and Georgia Frontiere weren't such *******s, they probably still would)
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:32 AM
 
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LA will be a battle between the Chargers and Raiders from the AFC and the Rams and Bills from the NFC. The Jags want to move but when they do they'll have to change their name and move to a place like Portland or Oklahoma City.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I'm not saying they could not expand and be successful from a business standpoint because I know that they could. I just think having more than 32 teams makes the league too big for the matter of sport. You already have it where each team only plays 13 other teams in the league which is far too small of a percentage. For a sports league to run at maximum efficiency in regards to sport, each team should play each other at least once. Having 40 teams is far too large for a professional sports league.
Plus the talent pool will become more diluted if you add too many more teams. Look at the kicking situation. There are kickers over 40 years old still kicking - where's the young talent?

The Cowboys exchange Nick Folk for the recently cut Sean Suisham from the Redskins. Neither one can kick at a pro level right now. The more teams you add, the more crappy players are brought in to the league.
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Of course, if there was any sunshine in GB, KC or Cleveland in the fall/winter, people might find other things to do besides huddling together by the thousands, trying not to freeze to death... There was a time when L.A. supported 1 or 2 teams (if Al Davis and Georgia Frontiere weren't such *******s, they probably still would)

That has nothing to do with it. The games played in early fall when it is nice in those areas are usually the best attended games of the year. I have been to games in KC when every ticket in the stadium was sold but only 60K of 80K showed up because of the weather. If the weather is nicer pretty much every single one of those 80K show up.
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Plus the talent pool will become more diluted if you add too many more teams. Look at the kicking situation. There are kickers over 40 years old still kicking - where's the young talent?

The Cowboys exchange Nick Folk for the recently cut Sean Suisham from the Redskins. Neither one can kick at a pro level right now. The more teams you add, the more crappy players are brought in to the league.

You make an excellent point. I dont know the exact number any more but I believe around 55 players make up an NFL team. For every team you add, you add 55 players to the league. If you were to add 8 more teams, you would be adding over 400 players to the league. That's a lot of guys that are currently not professionals being added. That would definitely dilute the talent pool and decrease the quality of play.
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:40 AM
 
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Bills from the NFC.
Say what? The Bills are in the AFC East, lol.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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LA will be a battle between the Chargers and Raiders from the AFC and the Rams and Bills from the NFC. The Jags want to move but when they do they'll have to change their name and move to a place like Portland or Oklahoma City.
Portland isn't a football town and they won't be able to build an NFL quality stadium for quite some time given the current economic situation and its effect on commercial real estate finance.

Oklahoma City is simply too small a market for an NFL team. The Jaguars would have the exact same problem that they currently have in Jacksonville.

San Antonio would be a perfect spot for the Jaguar franchise. A booming economy, rabid football fans and a Dome in place for play until a bigger, better Dome could be built. With the exception of Los Angeles, San Antonio probably is the only spot large enough and so equipped to host NFL football tomorrow, literally. You cannot say that about Portland or OKC or a host of other towns trying to lure an NFL team.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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The Buffalo Bills should go to Toronto and the Jacksonville Jaguars should go to L.A.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: South FL
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Florida has 3 NFL teams, there is NO need for another one.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Oklahoma City is simply too small a market for an NFL team. The Jaguars would have the exact same problem that they currently have in Jacksonville.

No way. Oklahoma City's greater metropolitan area is larger than New Orleans, Buffalo, Green Bay, and Carolina. There may be other existing NFL metropolitan areas I am leaving out. On top of that, they would likely gain fan base from the entire state of Oklahoma, a good chunk of Arkansas, southern Kansas, and northern Texas.

Oklahoma City is far from being too small. Not to mention that the area is growing at a good pace and is one of the more financially stable areas of the country.
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