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Old 01-17-2015, 04:33 PM
 
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Metro rankings and city size are BOTH meaningless. Since most of the NFL money comes from TV, you need to look at TV market rankings to fairly consider the city's fitness for a team. San Antonio has moved up to the 33rd largest TV market this year. It's getting closer to the level it needs to be at for serious consideration, but it's not there yet.
I know hardly anything about what makes an NFL team profitable. How did other, smaller markets get teams, if TV market rankings are the most important factor? The San Antonio market is larger than New Orleans, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Green Bay and Cincinnati, which all have teams. I would also think that close proximity to Austin would be a positive factor as well.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:54 PM
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I know hardly anything about what makes an NFL team profitable. How did other, smaller markets get teams, if TV market rankings are the most important factor? The San Antonio market is larger than New Orleans, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Green Bay and Cincinnati, which all have teams. I would also think that close proximity to Austin would be a positive factor as well.
In all but Jacksonville's case, they received their teams before TV money was the dominant force in professional sports that it is today. Ticket sales and tradition were what mattered the most back then.

Wikipedia is vague on how Jacksonville received the last expansion franchise. My view is that it was awarded because the city bent over backwards financially by pouring $121 million in public money into an existing stadium. Their main competition was St. Louis, which apparently was not nearly so willing to throw taxpayers' money into the mix.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:16 PM
 
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Thank you, sir!
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Old 01-18-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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Tv market size is irrelevant in today's NFL tv contract structure as the amount of tv money is evenly distributed regardless of market size and any TV contract takes market size little into consideration.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:51 PM
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Tv market size is irrelevant in today's NFL tv contract structure as the amount of tv money is evenly distributed regardless of market size and any TV contract takes market size little into consideration.
Apples and oranges. The equal distribution of TV money you cite means that a SA team would receive the same number of dollars from TV as the NY Giants. TV market size matters for how much TV revenue a SA team produces.

The number of TV households in the team's home audience matters to the networks who paid billions for those TV rights. They (and their advertisers) care very much about the number of TV households that will be watching the games. The number of audience members in the age 25-54 target demographics who watch the ads determines the rate the networks can charge for commercials in those games. If SA delivers 200,000 fewer targeted viewers than some other market than another market with an equivalent stadium, the networks will push behind the scenes for the other market to prevail.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:55 AM
 
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SABREFAN same here its also least of my worries when it comes to NFL teams in houston and dallas.
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:26 PM
 
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It's hilarious enough that our Alamo city has to adopt two texas NFL franchises call the texans and those boys not men. Bring in the Raiders
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:10 PM
 
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True, we need our own damn team!!
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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If Nashville, Charlotte, and Jacksonville can manage expansion teams, why not SA?
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Old 11-15-2015, 07:05 AM
 
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Many people don't want to pay for a stadium. That's one big reason. They had recently held meetings with the Raiders...but I think we were used as a bargaining chip. Must be a tough sell. Someone said earlier that selling out the luxury boxes would be an issue here. I think that has some merit too.
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