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Old 04-16-2007, 08:04 AM
Location: Fort Worth
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Fort Worth.
Yeah, we're by Dallas and we "share" are sports teams, but c'mon! We couldn't even get a friggin Arena football team or an MLS team. All we have in sports Dallas doesn't have is the Texas Motor Speedway and even people think THAT is in Dallas. It sickens me!
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by tkx7 View Post
Technically, all of New England is covered with the Patriots which would mean Hartford does have a team. I'm going to go North of the border and Say Quebec needs an NHL team. I also think Anchorage, Alaska should have an NHL team. They are very far away from other teams so they especially deserve a team. I also think Las Vegas is a good idea for basketball. Albuquerque and Bosie are well deserving places for some team too.
Alaska-total stupidity? Albuquerque-to small? Bosie-what the heck?- Las Vegas is the only possibility. KC and OKC will be the expansion cities. PERIOD.


Here it is folks- OKC metro 2005 - 1.3 mil. growing rapidly. Why even toss in the silly cities you mentioned?- so partisan- and ten years behind the curve(lol)- Ft.Worth/DALLAS-Dont you Understand? Dallas is two/half hours from OKC (that says enough about the region for expansion) and FT. Worth wont be getting any BIG TIME team/because of BIG D.

Oh wait- OKC also has its beautiful, SISTER CITY TULSA! SURPRISE- METRO
900,000 and is a hike up the road from OKC(lol) I could ride my bycycle up there(LOL)-thats BIGGER than alberquerkie or however you spell it-(tallest building in ABQ is 22 stories- please dont make me laugh any longer-WE CALL THOSE CONDOS). New arena in Tulsa, BOK CENTER- ALSO.
THINK OKLAHOMA- WHERE THE WIND COMES SWEEPING DOWN THE PLAINS....All the places everyone mentioned is but a fart in the wind.

Oklahoma is the only big state for REAL expansion...OKC-NBA.PERIOD. Except the situation and deal with it(or dream about a team that isnt coming). Tulsa-is even closer to getting the NHL and would be a clear choice before most places even mentioned. Oklahoma is SPORTS COUNTRY- LIKE IT OR NOT.

.....research...research....research.....THINK.... .THINK....T-H-I-N-K.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:11 AM
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Eventually, the pro leagues will come to their senses and get over the gambling stumbling block and move into Las Vegas. Think of it this way: if you were the owner of a team and had a pick a city out of the ones mentioned here (Vegas, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, etc.), who would you pick? From a purely business perspective (which is how decisions are made), this is a complete no-brainer. Vegas is the fastest growing big-city metro area in the country, has a huge number of wealthy people, and is an international tourist destination. Is an owner (and the league overall) going to get richer in Las Vegas or Oklahoma City? This isn't a knock on Oklahoma City, which did a great job of hosting the Hornets and really ought to have them permanently even though there's too much emotional baggage in trying to get a team to move from New Orleans at this point, but I don't see how Las Vegas could lose out to any other potential expansion city on a financial level.

In terms of the gambling, the NFL is really the only league that has a legitimate concern since the vast majority of sports bets are placed on those games (with the balance of bets being largely on college football and college basketball). MLB, NBA, and NHL games get hardly any action, so a compromise would be to take off any games involving Las Vegas franchises off of the betting lines. When the NBA-backed WNBA has a franchise that is both owned by and has an arena attached to a casino (Mohegan Sun in Connecticut), I don't see how there can legitimately be any objections to having a team in a gambling town. Vegas is the perfect candidate on every other level, so I think it's going to happen sooner rather than later since there's too much money being left on the table right now.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:52 PM
Location: Fort Worth
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What's going to happen is, the Hornets will move to OKC and Vegas will get the expansion team. More than likely, that's what will happen. Oklahoma City will have an NBA team and Las Vegas will too, but OKC has an NBA ready arena. Vegas doesn't. And New Orleans seems like it doesn't even want a basketball team. I talk to someone from New Orleans and he said Oklahoma can have the Hornets, but the Saints are going nowhere. It's just one person, but the Hornets may move again, sooner or later.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:57 PM
Location: oklahoma
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Oklahoma should definitly have a team of some sort. I still think Anchroage would be a great place for an NHL team. By the way, I think its sort of cool that Las Vegas doesnt have a sports team, it just makes the city that much more unique- its not like there's a lack of entertainment there anyways.
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:13 PM
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Portland has 2 mil in there region and only one team, they came close to the expos, have the fans to get an MLB team.
Hartford definitly needs at least a minor league team.
Oklahoma city is the best city w/o any team.
Los Vegas is prefect for basketball or football, MLB doesn't like gambling though
Sabres and Bills are both have a unbelievable fan base, I know a lot of Rochester fans that made the treck over to Buffalo ever Sunday to root for the Bills wouldn't mind seeing Buffalo come to us for baseball not basketball though.
San Antonio could use another team. The Best thing about the town is that any sport could thrive in that town including hockey
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Old 04-19-2007, 04:31 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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yeah.....hartford couldnt keep the hurricanes
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:00 PM
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Las Vegas for sure. It's got a growing population and becoming a large city. It also needs something like that for the many families that are there.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:12 AM
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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OkC. It will either be the Hornets moving back or The Seattle Supersonics moving there in one year. OkC proved it is worthy of a major professional sports franchise with the attendance at Hornets games. The area is also growing very fast and development is going on left and right. They will need to upgrade Ford Arena somewhat though.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:44 PM
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
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Default Albuquerque

Moved from FL where we enjoyed the Marlins, Dolphins and Heat. Now in NM.
We MISS the pro sports teams. We have the Isotopes (marlins farm team) and you would not believe the crowds and support they get. New Mexicans are NUTS about basketball FIRST and baseball.

Go LOBOS women basketball!!!!!!

I don't think there would be much worry about filling the stands and seats.

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