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Old 04-16-2010, 10:03 AM
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I would love to see the following.....

1) The Jacksonville Jaguars move to Los Angeles
2) The Buffalo Bills move to Toronto
3) Any team with extremely low attendance moves to London.
lol

Actually, with that lease ending in 2011 on the Metrodome and the Vikings expressing how much they want to move on even if they don't get a new stadium, it could be this.....


- Minnesota Vikings move to L.A.
- open possibility that the Jaguars move to San Antonio
- Toronto wont get anything. I seriously doubt Buffalo would ever give up the Bills
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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- Toronto wont get anything. I seriously doubt Buffalo would ever give up the Bills

Ralph Wilson owns the Bills, not the city of Buffalo. If Wilson wants to sell or move the team and the NFL approves it, they are gone. There isnt anything Buffalo can do about it.

Do you think Cleveland wanted to give up the Browns to Baltimore?
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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3) Any team with extremely low attendance moves to London.

That's an experiment that would fail miserably.

The NFL likes to make people think that the league is really popular outside of the US. They have 1 game a year over there and they pack the place because it is a novelty. They wouldnt do that 8 games a year. Maybe a few seasons but that would wear off.

Only 4 million people outside of the US watch the Super Bowl and most of them are in Canada.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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lol

Actually, with that lease ending in 2011 on the Metrodome and the Vikings expressing how much they want to move on even if they don't get a new stadium, it could be this.....


- Minnesota Vikings move to L.A.
- open possibility that the Jaguars move to San Antonio
- Toronto wont get anything. I seriously doubt Buffalo would ever give up the Bills
Currently, the Charger's have the highest possibility of moving to LA.
The Jaguars owner has displayed that he is not willing enough to relocate or sell his team.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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lol

Actually, with that lease ending in 2011 on the Metrodome and the Vikings expressing how much they want to move on even if they don't get a new stadium, it could be this.....


- Minnesota Vikings move to L.A.
- open possibility that the Jaguars move to San Antonio
- Toronto wont get anything. I seriously doubt Buffalo would ever give up the Bills
San Antonio will not get a NFL for another 15 years. The people in San Antonio/Austin are too concerned about the University of Texas.

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Ralph Wilson owns the Bills, not the city of Buffalo. If Wilson wants to sell or move the team and the NFL approves it, they are gone. There isnt anything Buffalo can do about it.

Do you think Cleveland wanted to give up the Browns to Baltimore?
Exactly, the Bills ARE moving to Toronto. Toronto has a good track record of successful pro sports franchises, look at the Blue Jays and Raptors.

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That's an experiment that would fail miserably.

The NFL likes to make people think that the league is really popular outside of the US. They have 1 game a year over there and they pack the place because it is a novelty. They wouldnt do that 8 games a year. Maybe a few seasons but that would wear off.

Only 4 million people outside of the US watch the Super Bowl and most of them are in Canada.
I believe London would be a perfect spot. The United Kingdom has 62,041,708 million people. People from all over The UK will travel to London to see a game.

Also, let's not forget this is LONDON. I could see Americans and people from all over the world going to see an NFL and hanging out in London for a week.
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:25 PM
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NO AMERICAN FOOTBALL OUTSIDE THE US.... unless it's Toronto. And that's it!


And I wouldn't say San Antonio isn't concerned with UT. That's Austin, and that city could care less about any pro sports team. Just look at the Austin Wranglers of the AFL. San Antonio seems to want a pro sports team alot more than Austin ever did...
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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I think Los Angeles and Las Vegas should both have NFL teams. I'd like to see the Rams move back to LA and the Jaguars move to Las Vegas.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I think Los Angeles and Las Vegas should both have NFL teams. I'd like to see the Rams move back to LA and the Jaguars move to Las Vegas.
NFL- Strictly against gambling, or gambling environments. The reason why Vegas or anyone who owns a casino can't have an NFL franchise.

LA- It'll happen eventually, in the next 5 year's I think we'll be seeing a team in LA.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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San Antonio will not get a NFL for another 15 years. The people in San Antonio/Austin are too concerned about the University of Texas.



Exactly, the Bills ARE moving to Toronto. Toronto has a good track record of successful pro sports franchises, look at the Blue Jays and Raptors.



I believe London would be a perfect spot. The United Kingdom has 62,041,708 million people. People from all over The UK will travel to London to see a game.

Also, let's not forget this is LONDON. I could see Americans and people from all over the world going to see an NFL and hanging out in London for a week.
You make a great point, not only will the attendance rate be higher if there was a team in London, but it would also make American football into a global sport, because of the influence it'll have in Europe. More countries would want to have things that have to do with American Football, and it'll spread to Asia, and eventually the world. It'll be a great step for the NFL.

Nah, San Antonio has zero UT-Austin influence, it's got UTSA, and that's not a football school right now, SA would be a huge base for the NFL in the future, and it'll surely cut into the Cowboy's fan base by quite a lot.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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You make a great point, not only will the attendance rate be higher if there was a team in London, but it would also make American football into a global sport, because of the influence it'll have in Europe. More countries would want to have things that have to do with American Football, and it'll spread to Asia, and eventually the world. It'll be a great step for the NFL.

Nah, San Antonio has zero UT-Austin influence, it's got UTSA, and that's not a football school right now, SA would be a huge base for the NFL in the future, and it'll surely cut into the Cowboy's fan base by quite a lot.
the World League of American football was a flop,I don't think London would have the attendence to warrant having an NFL team.
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