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Old 06-05-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Seriously, its a big city and could draw in crowds from South Texas and Central Texas. Especially if the team had a spanish sounding name. In fact it could take away a large chunk of the cowboys fan base.
No it isnt
No we couldnt
No it wont
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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We can't handle the traffic.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A Spanish sounding name? Why?
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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Why not?

Cowboys, Spurs (cowboy reference), Rangers, Mavericks surely doesn't speak to the state populous in its entirety...the immediate imagery of the above typically results in an "anglo" outcome.

I could careless if San Antonio get's an NFL team at all, just curious why a Spanish themed name wouldn't work here, when Tex-Mex is such a large part of the culture of the city. It definitely doesn't have to be Spanish, but why rule it out?

San Antonio, to most outsiders is synonymous with Tex-Mex, so the connection makes sense.

Texans is about as simple as it gets...I suppose...

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Old 06-05-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A Spanish-themed name doesn't represent the entire populace either. A Western-type name would be the best - it would go along with the Spurs, anyway.

Annnnd...I don't even know why I'm discussing it. San Antonio doesn't need an NFL team. We'd pay higher taxes and the stupid Alamodome would STILL be empty.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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Why not?

Cowboys, Spurs (cowboy reference), Rangers, Mavericks surely doesn't speak to the state populous in its entirety...the immediate imagery of the above typically results in an "anglo" outcome.

I could careless if San Antonio get's an NFL team at all, just curious why a Spanish themed name wouldn't work here, when Tex-Mex is such a large part of the culture of the city. It definitely doesn't have to be Spanish, but why rule it out?

San Antonio, to most outsiders is synonymous with Tex-Mex, so the connection makes sense.

Texans is about as simple as it gets...I suppose...
How bout the San Antonio ORALEEE'S???!!!
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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An NFL team in San Antonio is a great idea that is way overdue. Those that still cling to the idea that the town is not good enough are living in the stone age. There are nearly 4 million people living within 100 miles of the Alamodome and that is not including areas to the South and far Southwest to include Mexico.

Commissioner Goodell was here last October not just to congratulate IW on its new football team, but also to gauge support and measure the viability of placing a team here. And he is on board with the idea. Whether you want a team in San Antonio or not or whether you don't believe the area is good enough etc, etc, logical thinking points towards there being a team in South Texas eventually. It's inevitable in other words.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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An NFL team in San Antonio is a great idea that is way overdue. Those that still cling to the idea that the town is not good enough are living in the stone age. There are nearly 4 million people living within 100 miles of the Alamodome and that is not including areas to the South and far Southwest to include Mexico.

Commissioner Goodell was here last October not just to congratulate IW on its new football team, but also to gauge support and measure the viability of placing a team here. And he is on board with the idea. Whether you want a team in San Antonio or not or whether you don't believe the area is good enough etc, etc, logical thinking points towards there being a team in South Texas eventually. It's inevitable in other words.
It doesn't have thing one to do with San Antonio "not being good enough" - whatever that means. It has to do with our taxes going up, up, up when the NFL demands we build a brand new stadium for this team while the Alamodome sits empty.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It doesn't have thing one to do with San Antonio "not being good enough" - whatever that means. It has to do with our taxes going up, up, up when the NFL demands we build a brand new stadium for this team while the Alamodome sits empty.
If you cannot see the benefits that building a new stadium for an NFL team in San Antonio would bring to the town then you don't really understand or appreciate the importance of pro football to a community. What I meant by the "not good enough" comment was that some people on here use the same old tired reasons why San Antonio couldn't or shouldn't have an NFL team. For instance, San Antonio is too poor, there are too many embedded Cowboy fans here and so on.

My point is, no city needs a pro football team. We're not talking about livers here. But there are nonetheless 32 teams in 32 different communities in the NFL. And if you and your sort started complaining about taxes being too high as they relate to the local football team you'd be run out of those cities on a rail. Trust me.

Actually though I do hope an owner or some other business consortium puts together the funding for a new stadium here. It would speed things up and there would be no need for any referendums on tax increases.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If you cannot see the benefits that building a new stadium for an NFL team in San Antonio would bring to the town then you don't really understand or appreciate the importance of pro football to a community. What I meant by the "not good enough" comment was that some people on here use the same old tired reasons why San Antonio couldn't or shouldn't have an NFL team. For instance, San Antonio is too poor, there are too many embedded Cowboy fans here and so on.

My point is, no city needs a pro football team. We're not talking about livers here. But there are nonetheless 32 teams in 32 different communities in the NFL. And if you and your sort started complaining about taxes being too high as they relate to the local football team you'd be run out of those cities on a rail. Trust me.

Actually though I do hope an owner or some other business consortium puts together the funding for a new stadium here. It would speed things up and there would be no need for any referendums on tax increases.
And still the Alamodome sits empty. Wasn't that thing built to attract an NFL team?

I agree it would be a good thing for the city IF it didn't cost us an arm and a leg to do it - a business consortium or an owner building a stadium would be great.

I'm not anti-football; I'm anti-raising taxes.
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