Discussion in 'NFL' started by Wolf, Dec 28, 2010.
LA can't support two teams
That was like 20 years ago, today they probably support almost any team.
Well the Chargers, have couple weeks to decide if they stay or go to L.A. next season?
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Well we will find out in a couple more days if the Chargers decide to move to LA? Either way, the Raiders will probably moving to Vegas.
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and A.S. makes it official!
A stunner: Chargers plan to announce as early as Thursday they are moving to LA, ending 55-year stint with SD, league sources tell ESPN.
LA doesn't care about having 1 nfl team so naturally adding a second is a great idea.
To the owners, it's a good idea. It makes sense to be in the second largest television market in the country.
It makes not difference what you, me, or Jon thinks about it. NFL owners see it an entirely different way.
San Diego will never get another Super Bowl. After the last SB at Jack Murphy, the NFL said they would never have another one in that stadium again.
Spanos' is no dummy. He'll make more money in LA than he will in SD.
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there would be a riot if the eagles tried to leave philly.
If these teams failed in L.A. there would be no other places to move. What other large market that doesn't already have a team is going to give that kind of support? San Antonio? Las Vegas? Please!
Spanos (and Kroneke) just got greedy enough to get stupid and move to a place that already said no to the Raiders, and the Raiders weren't horrible at that point (not super bowls but they were playoff contenders).
There's too much other things to do in L.A. And if they think the TV contracts in 2023 are going to save their asses, they're wrong, there's already been moves that well suggest otherwise (the ACC abandoning plans for it's own network ala Pac-12 or SEC), all you have to do is look at the drop in subscribers at ESPN (who supposedly were supposed to be the glue that held the cable bundle together). Plus TV is moving to the Internet at a record pace, which the networks haven't figured out how to properly monetize yet.
Unless you are consistently winning (Lakers and Clippers) or your games are considered a place to be seen (Lakers) then they don't care about you.
You got the Toronto Bills
I knew that LA was getting an second franchise and now watch it Raiders will be moving to Vegas in the coming weeks.
Give it a few years, cities will complain and NFL will probably expand in a few years and award franchise to possibly to St Louis, San Diego, San Antonio, Portland Mexico City and London?
NFL is not expanding anytime soon. 32 teams is the magic number.
Not anymore, teams moving around, cities growing and the NFL wants to make more money. So be prepared for more teams soon.
I just thought if it, since the Chargers and Rams will be sharing a stadium in couple of years. They should name the new stadium Dodge Stadium.
St. Louis and San Diego both lost their teams because they won't build a stadium, so why would the NFL try to expand there? No way Portland could support an NFL team, too small, and no place to play, I don't see them building a stadium. Also that's Seahawk territory. The logistics of London, it just won't work until teleporters are invented. Maybe Jacksonville moves to Mexico City? Most realistic international NFL would be the Bills moving to Toronto. But no way they'd expand there even if they did expand, Bills are too close.
NFL expansion is not an easy proposition. First you have to find a city large enough, and far enough away from an existing market, then you have to find a city willing to build an NFL standard stadium. Then you have to figure out an expansion draft with the other 32 teams will not be pleased with. I think the owners currently are highly resistant to any expansion.
You totally don't understand!
Cleveland lost there team and the NFL awarded them the Browns again, when Houston and LA lost there teams. The NFL offer both cities to work out a stadium deal and fortunately Houston worked out the better stadium and won. Yea it took nearly 20 years for LA to get two franchises again and who knows, how long they will work out there.
I have read, the NFL wouldn't mind a team in Portland for the rivalry between Seattle, but there MLS team is doing great there. Plus it would make the divisions lineup better. Yea it a small town, so Charlotte and Jacksonville but they are sticking around in those cities. Even though the Jaguars need to move to London.
There probably never be a team in Toronto, the Bills have some of new stadium deal going. But if it falls through and if Toronto did build a new stadium, then the Bills would move.
NFL cities doesn't have to be large enough, look at Green Bay, Buffalo, Charlotte, Jacksonville and etc. Hell Vegas in growing fast and it in the golden triangle of Phoenix, LA and San Diego, major territorial for certain sports teams. Like when the Browns moved to Baltimore that is Redskins country and you see how the Ravens are working out now.
Plus you have two huge cities in Texas and San Antonio is another up and coming city and has a NFL ready stadium, they would be fighting in Cowfags and Texans country.
So be realistic people move around, cities grow and everybody wants to make more money somehow, so it time for expansion soon and as for the expansion draft, the NFL will figure that mess out somehow.