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    A geographical map break down of the NFL

    Sportsline's geographical look at the NFL. Really puts things in perspective as far as how weighted the east coast is.



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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    Certainly creates a good argument Westward expansion (assuming there should be any expansion).

    How about adding (or moving) teams in:

    Los Angeles
    Salt Lake City
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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    Wyoming Wranglers?

    Idaho Potatoes?

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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    Wyoming Wranglers?

    Idaho Potatoes?
    How 'bout the Fargo You-betchas?
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    How 'bout the Fargo You-betchas?
    Montana Mustangs?

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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    Not too surprising if you look at a population map.

    LA is conspicuously absent, as Rams fans are well aware . Vegas has the population, but don't we have enough problems with players getting into trouble? Personally, I think there's a limit to how much the NFL should expand. The bigger the league, the more spread out the talent will be.
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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    I don't want the NFL expanding anymore... unless its into Canada

    Poor rams have to go further to play all their division games then anyone else... yet we still rule!

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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    LA, Salt Lake, Portland, Vegas, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Oaklahoma.....Vancoover........These are all cities that could sustain an NFL franchise.....However the present owners will never allow it, because a Whole lotta money is split between all the present NFL franchises.....They would never agree to share the profits with a new team, unless a team could actually boost profits...like Houston did.....I think thats how it works?

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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    LARAM, why don't you think an NFL franchise in LA would boost profits? Just curious...
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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    Well I can't really explain the economics of NFL franchises, and I actually believe LA would be the exception. I am from LA, born and raised, thats how I became an LA Ram fan.

    But I am pretty sure the big money comes from TV contacts, I think that is the money that is split between the NFL and 32 teams.....I think Houston just nudged LA out a few years back......because they could compete with LA on just about any level. So it's probably safe to bet that no matter what LA will be the next NFL team.....I guess it's just politics for the reason LA does not have one yet....I really couldn't tell you...


    ....But I personally would like to see a few more cities break into the league.....kind of how the USFL had teams in a few smaller cities...... I think 6 more teams would be cool.

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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by LARAM View Post
    Well I can't really explain the economics of NFL franchises, and I actually believe LA would be the exception. I am from LA, born and raised, thats how I became an LA Ram fan.

    But I am pretty sure the big money comes from TV contacts, I think that is the money that is split between the NFL and 32 teams.....I think Houston just nudged LA out a few years back......because they could compete with LA on just about any level. So it's probably safe to bet that no matter what LA will be the next NFL team.....I guess it's just politics for the reason LA does not have one yet....I really couldn't tell you...


    ....But I personally would like to see a few more cities break into the league.....kind of how the USFL had teams in a few smaller cities...... I think 6 more teams would be cool.
    It's absurd that LA doesn't have a team. Expanding the league is cool with me as long as they lengthen the regular season.(I'm tired of waiting for September)

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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    Judging by the map, wouldn't it make more sense (location-wise) that St. Louis be in the NFC East and Dallas in the NFC West?

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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    It would, but then we'd hardly ever play the *****. It'd pretty much kill the rivalry if we only played them like twice a decade. Same thing with the Cowboys and Redskins.

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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    Its funny on the map how they make it look like the skins play in Delaware.

    Personally even though it would be nice to add western teams, the league would get too big with more than 32, with too many it would lose its excitement with too many teams. I think reducing the pre-season a game or 2 (for those that have to play 5 games then) and making it a regular season game is fine. But if the league gets too big it loses its excitement, that's one thing that sets the NFL apart. Longer drafts, and probably rule changes for playoffs wouldn't be good. Though I agree that it takes forever til September, I am for lengthening season by a game, maybe even start the season a game earlier. I would hate for the Cuban league to come around, just like the XFL all it was good for was cheerleaders and it wasn't good football, none of these come close to the NFL and the College Game. All this competition will give us alot more football, but come on it's not the NFL or College, and even though they think it will satisfy demand, it won't be as fun. But, something should probably be done during the summer, maybe make Europa more popular, nobody really watches it.

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    Re: A geographical map break down of the NFL

    I remember reading somewhere where the NFL wants NOTHING to do with Vegas. Also, think back to every NFL game you've seen: have you ever seen a Vegas commercial during those broadcast? The NFL won't allow it.

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