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Old 02-23-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Is it time for San Antonio to grow up and stop following the Dallas Cowboys? We never going to get the Saints. and the good old days of Staubach and Akiman are long gone...

Jerry Jones counts on our revenue money but we get nothing but a NO vote for any potential team. It up to San Antonio and South Texas to start working for our team...North Texas / dallas metro is not all Texas.

Maybe we can work with L.A. to get two teams in the league at the same time...
Romo is never going to win a ring with the DCowboys.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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Is it time for San Antonio to grow up and stop following the Dallas Cowboys? We never going to get the Saints. and the good old days of Staubach and Akiman are long gone...

Jerry Jones counts on our revenue money but we get nothing but a NO vote for any potential team. It up to San Antonio and South Texas to start working for our team...North Texas / dallas metro is not all Texas.

Maybe we can work with L.A. to get two teams in the league at the same time...
Romo is never going to win a ring with the DCowboys.
Vaqueros wouldn't work. It is Spanish for Cowboys and the Cowboys have rights to that name. But, I agree. SA needs an NFL team. There was a thread about what we should name the potential team about 2 to 3 years ago. I like the San Antonio Sabers. But, honorable mention to the San Antonio Chupacabras!!!!
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The San Antonio Stallions has a nice ring it. Or does Denver have the rights to all horse names?

San Antonio is long overdue for an NFL franchise and I believe the time for the city to have one is drawing nearer. Commissioner Goodell has stated that San Antonio would be a viable spot for a team and there are a number of teams who are strong candidates for a relocation. Namely Minnesota and Jacksonville.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:36 PM
 
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People in SA are not smart enough to see Jerry Jones is aganist an NFL team in SA, that's a reason I would never root for them at all.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:27 AM
 
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I'm not sure what stands a better chance: San Antonio getting an NFL team or Disney building a park somewhere on the North side.

The title of this thread is misleading...
We don't have a team. We don't have mass taxpayer support for a team. We don't even have anyone willing to step up as 'owner' of this proposed team. Don't you think we're putting the cart before the horse a little on this one?

Let's start this discussion by offering VIABLE options for getting an NFL team to San Antonio: Where will the money come from- Will we need to build a new stadium or is The Alamodome suitable for upgrade- How much will that cost and who will pony it up.

I'm a sports fan, but in the current economic climate, it just seems so wasteful to think about spending that kind of local money on something so risky. We've already learned a hard lesson about a 'build it and they will come' mentality (paging Henry Cisneros and his baby, The Alamodud). I'd love to see another pro team alongside the Spurs, but don't think SA should rush into anything at this point in time.



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Old 02-24-2010, 01:18 AM
 
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Vaqueros wouldn't work. It is Spanish for Cowboys and the Cowboys have rights to that name.
Do they actually have rights to the name Vaqueros, or 'Cowboys' in any other language?
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:45 AM
 
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This thread was needed.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Full of win!

I doubt the city could support a team since it means taxes of some sort to get the stadium and bring a franchise here.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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Do they actually have rights to the name Vaqueros, or 'Cowboys' in any other language?
They do. The organization has rights to the name in regards to all things NFL related. They also broadcast into Mexico where they are referred to as The Vaqueros.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Full of win!

I doubt the city could support a team since it means taxes of some sort to get the stadium and bring a franchise here.
Yeah, but like what happened with the SBC (at&?t) Center, the city will just try to raise hotel taxes under the guise that only out of towners pay it... even though it is already pretty high (I think ~16.75% for state, county and city). I have heard of many instances where irate out-of-town guests (and locals) go off on hotel employees on the front desk when confronted with the tax amount. Often, the hotel has to keep rates in check or lower them to compensate.

City voters vote yes, not realizing that most of them will not be able to afford the good seats -- how much did ticket prices rise when the Spurs moved from 1/2 Alamodome to their current arena?
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