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Old 10-31-2010, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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I will answer on where the NFl would make the most $, if they expanded.....
San Antonio and Toronto....
you could take care of the issue of Toronto hurting the Bills by moving the Bills to Los Angeles.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I've read a few news about LA building a new stadium in the future or near future.

Also, there are talks about the San Diago Chargers moving to LA.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:56 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I've read a few news about LA building a new stadium in the future or near future.

Also, there are talks about the San Diago Chargers moving to LA.
San Diego's new (proposed) stadium
http://www.10news.com/2010/0519/23608472_640X480.jpg (broken link)
So I doubt they're goin' anywhere.

L.A.'s proposed stadium in City of Industry, CA

There's also a proposal site in Downtown next to Staples Centers....
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Back in the Southland
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The best place they came up with was City of Industry. You can't even see Downtown from there, either the smog is too much or you are behind the hills.

Why don't they build a new stadium over some of the old warehouses along the LA river in Downtown. That would make more sense but hey, I am not a billionaire.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:29 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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The best place they came up with was City of Industry. You can't even see Downtown from there, either the smog is too much or you are behind the hills.

Why don't they build a new stadium over some of the old warehouses along the LA river in Downtown. That would make more sense but hey, I am not a billionaire.
That's what I was refering to in that last sentence.... sort of.

Here's the spot.... the L.A. Convention Center's west hall

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Old 12-01-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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Ok, I'm really into Geography, and it's always bugged me that some divisions don't really make sense, distance wise. I propose starting two new divisions in the AL and NL: central division. This, of course, means 8 more teams will be added:

1. Norfolk, VA (biggest metro area in VA after D.C., includes Virginia Beach)
2. Portland, OR
3. Riverside, CA (sort of a suburb of L.A., but it's pretty huge itself.)
4. OK City
5. Orlando (I know, it gives Florida 4 teams, but it's friggin' populous down there!)
6. Los Angeles
7. Omaha (there's a big hole in the Midwest where a football team should be)
8. San Antonio (This could also be a team people from Austin could root for)

I thought about picking Sacramento instead of Riverside, but that's pretty close to the SF bay area, and they already have two teams. Besides, I figure the LA area could maintain two teams no problem.

Here's how the new divisions would look:

AL E: NYJ, NE, Bal, Norfolk
AL N: Buf, Pit, Cle, Cin
AL S: Jax, Ten, Mia, Hou
AL W: SD, Oak, Portland, Riverside
AL Central: Den, KC, Ind, OK City

NL E: Phi, NYG, Was, Car
NL N: Chi, Min, GB, Det (same)
NL S: Atl, NO, TB, Orlando
NL W: Sea, SF, Arz, Los Angeles
NL Central: St L, Dal, Omaha, San Antonio
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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If I was the supreme leader of NFL, I would do the following:

1. I would relocate Buffalo Bills to Toronto.

2. I would place eight expansion teams in the following cities:

Omaha, NE
Oklahoma City, OK
Vancouver, BC
Los Angeles, CA
San Antonio, TX
Birmingham, AL
Montreal, QC
Salt Lake City, UT

3. I would then add two divisions and realign as follows:

AFC North
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Cleveland Browns
Denver Broncos
Omaha Nighthawks
Toronto Bills

AFC South
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Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars
Carolina Panters
Miami Dolphins

AFC Central
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Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee Titans
Oklahoma City Warriors
Kansas City Chiefs

AFC East
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New England Patriots
New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens

AFC West
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Oakland Raiders
San Diego Chargers
Los Angeles Dons
Vancouver Canucks

NFC North
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Green Bay Packers
Detroit Lions
Minnesota Vikings
Chicago Bears

NFC South
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Atlanta Falcons
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints
San Antonio Stallions

NFC Central
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Dallas Cowboys
St. Louis Rams
Cincinatti Bengals
Birmingham Bulldogs

NFC East
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New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Montreal Wildcats

NFC West
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Seattle Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals
San Fransisco 49ers
Salt Lake City Pioneers
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I like the Stallions name for a San Antonio team. Although I don't think that the NFL will be coming to the city via expansion. I believe that an existing franchise will relocate to San Antonio. They're are a couple of teams I have in mind for this. Buffalo, Jacksonville or Minnesota could come to San Antonio one day. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:13 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I like the Stallions name for a San Antonio team. Although I don't think that the NFL will be coming to the city via expansion. I believe that an existing franchise will relocate to San Antonio. They're are a couple of teams I have in mind for this. Buffalo, Jacksonville or Minnesota could come to San Antonio one day. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
Out of those teams (AND DO NOT GET P.O.ed, Jags fans, it's hypothetical...) Jacksonville would be best to move there. Only because they're already in the AFC SOUTH.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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I remember posting on another thread about this maybe a couple years or so ago but will say a word here.

San Antonio is the most logical choice to be the first city to get an NFL franchise, be it by relocation or expansion. I remember saying that two years ago and I say that again today. The reason I say that is the economy. The economy of this country is still really shaky but San Antonio is one of the very few big cities that have thrived through this mess we are in. I don't know the specifics, the unemployment rate, or any of that, but the Austin/San Marcos/New Braunfels/San Antonio area is doing a damn site better than most areas. I'm not sure what's cranking the economic engine down there, maybe Bresilhac can shed a little light on this. And also who in that area is in the position to step to the podium saying "I've got the coin to make this work."

Also, AFAIC what the NFL should look at closely is not only where the city who hopes to get an NFL franchise is at economy wise right now, but also where they project themselves, let's say five years from now.
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