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Old 06-12-2005   #21
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The main problem Los Angeles has is the public funding of a new stadium. California is a tough place to pass any kind of vote on public financing of anything.
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That's not absurd when itís real. I lived outside of Texas at the time (lots of travelling) and Cleveland was held high as a city that backs its team and Houston was pointed at as a city that 'deserved' to lose our team in many, many circles. I don't know where you were at the time, I saw it everywhere and tons of ill-informed people could only point to that failed pep-rally nobody attended here and characterized our fans much like people are characterizing the LA market now.
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There was never a "national perception" that Houston was a bad football town. A few individuals may have felt this way but a "national perception"? Absurd.
Vinny has already disagreed with this statement, but I'll chime in anyways. There WAS a national perception that Houston was a bad football town.
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I just want to say that I never said it was something that felt was justified. There was quite a bit of unfair National talk pointing at the last couple of lame duck years when we all knew they were leaving and didnít want to support Bud. I just wanted to point out that there is the same kind of finger pointing at the LA market. I don't think that some of it justified, like in our case.
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San Antonio coupled with the Austin market may well be a viable and even good place to put an NFL franchise. LA and San Antonio are the only two towns in the top 10 US cities in terms of population not to have an NFL team. Couple in Austin, and the said possible fan base grows significantly.

San Antonio may not be the home to scores of Fortune 500 companies, but they and Austin do indeed have some. New Orleans has none, zero, zippo, zilch Fortune 500 companies.

San Antonio for the longest time has been a town driven by the military presence there. In the last ten years the growth there and in Austin has been exponential and very well could be a good place for a team.

Name another city aside from LA that would be a better place to put an NFL franchise. I'm having a hard time thinking of one. Maybe Toronto.

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San Antonio would make a good football town, but if you look at Metro Area population, Portland and Las Vegas are both bigger. There's also Norfolk-Virginia Beach, and Birmingham among others that are also deserving.

I'm not saying S.A. shouldn't get a team, but there is quite a bit of competition.
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