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Old 01-07-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I do not believe that the size of a city, and its population, has anything to do with a team staying in that city. Like one of the other posters said, LA has lost its share of teams.
The original poster mentioned Buffalo...
Buffalo is sports crazy. Have you ever seen a Bills game?
The Sabres and Penguins just played an outdoor game recently at Ralph Wilson Stadium. That place was packed. The Buffalo teams aren't going anywhere if for no other reason than the city of Buffalo doesn't have much else left to cheer for.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The Sabres and Penguins just played an outdoor game recently at Ralph Wilson Stadium. That place was packed. The Buffalo teams aren't going anywhere if for no other reason than the city of Buffalo doesn't have much else left to cheer for.
The Buffalo Sabres were great last year. They were back and forth most of the season with the Nashville Predators competing for the President's trophy. Buffalo pulled it out in the end, but ended up losing in the conference final. I think they have a lot to cheer about. Plus, nit only did 73,000+ fans attend the game, there were also 10,000+ fans downtown watching the games! It was awesome!
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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The Cleveland Browns have too rich a history and tradition to "surrender" their franchise. If we dodged Art Modell (may the devil have his way with him forever and a day), we will certainly never give up the team to population density statistics... As for the other franchises, the Indians and Cavaliers combine with the Browns to create the reason that we are "the most tortured sports city" (ESPN) and also "the most loyal fans (http://www.bizjournals.com/edit_special/43.html#l - broken link)." There would be chaos in the city if such a thing were ever to transpire.

From my experience with Bengals fans, good luck getting them to part with their Who Dey.

Totally agree!...Cleveland won't lose any team...love the links^^^ and the very reason I am proud to be a CLEVELAND FAN!! Whoohoo!
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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Raymond Felton of the Bobcats is actually a very good player, probably a superstar down the road.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:04 PM
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Charlotte hasn't supported the NBA at all ever since the NFL rolled into town.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Miami
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Miami-Dade county and Tampa Bay. Dade county should lose the Marlins, the ownership is terrible and keeps unloading players. I don't know if people down here don't care because of the unloading but they don't anymore.

Attendance is terrible and the team should get new owners and be moved to Central Florida and Tampa Bay should lose theirs and merge with the Marlins. Florida should have one team in a city where people care about baseball.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Charlotte hasn't supported the NBA at all ever since the NFL rolled into town.
That's a false statement. Attendance was very good until the '01 fiasco w/Shinn and the funding a new arena issue.

It hasn't helped that the Bobcats stink also. Winning cures a lot of ills....
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Steve-O, I am curious, what do you have against the Phoenix Coyotes?
The fact that they belong in Winnipeg. The fact that their "fans" only show up when theyre doing good (which is pretty much NEVER). The fact that its in the middle of the most un-hockey cities in America. Moving them from Winnipeg to Phoenix was blasphemous and an insult to tradition.

The Jets' final flight - Hockey Flight in Canada - CBC Archives
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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The Steelers ain't going anywhere, they have a great fan base for MANY miles around.
In fact they rank higher nationwide then any other NFL franchise. See: Rankopedia

The Bills are in No. NY for at least the rest of the decade, maybe longer because of the surrounding area.

Jacksonville and New Orleans are a different matter.

I really don't pay much attention to the other sports.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Sadly, because of our stupid owner, the Seattle Supersonics can pretty much book their flight to OKC ahead of time, cuz unless the NBA can see that Seattle is a great basketball city, which it is, Clay Bennett will get his way, and the sonics will move in a couple of years.
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