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Old 01-31-2005   #1
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The NFL wants to move a team to LA by 2008 and the team thats most likely to go is the Saints, but what if you could add 8 teams to the NFL what city would it be and what would b their mascot?
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Old 01-31-2005   #2
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I don't know about 8, but if I could give 1 city an NFL team it would be San Antonio. This has even been discussed before. They are defintely deserving and big enough to support a professional football team. The way I look at it, if florida and cali can have 3 football teams then the football mecca of the world should have 3 teams to. Although I think theres no way in hell J. Jones would ever allow that to happen. He considers that Cowboy country.

Lets see names, I don't know I'm sure it'll probally have something to do with the alamo or something

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Now.. this is a question ive stewed over quite a bit. Personally id love to have 8 new teams just cause its fun .. but considering the impact that could have on the NFL as a whole.. probably not a good idea. There just isnt enough talent to go around.. and it would mean less profit for all the other teams.

Anyway.. i dont have team names and mascots .. but ill throw something out there where I can.

San Antionio Banditos Mascot: Rodrigo the Bandito Colors: Bronze and Gold

L. A. Archangels Mascot: ?an angel? Colors: White and Pink

Columbus(OH) Pioneers Mascot: Columbus(duh) Colors: Sky Blue and Gold

Las Vegas Enforcers Mascot: ?a wise guy? Colors: Black and White

Milwaukee Brawlers ?

Louisville Sluggers?

Portland ?

Boise?
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LA Plastic - The mascot is representative of the culture at large. It fits on so many levels.

San Antonio Texans - They have two CFL teams with the same mascots (actually spelled differently though) so why not allow it in the NFL? If that doesn't fly, lets try the Cervezas (beers). It would be a marketing bonanza.

Portland Hooters - An Owl would be their mascot but they would have an automatic sponser. Their new stadium would be Hooters Stadium. Wouldn't you like to see their cheerleader's outfits?

Toronto Canadians - They have to keep reminding us they are not Americans. This is probably the only city that could sustain NFL football in Canada.

Memphis Elvises - Is there any mascot that is scarier than an army of Elvis impersonators?

New York Trumps - The city can actually sustain a 3rd team. Donald Trump has always wanted an NFL team. The city of New York actually needs a team that plays in the city instead of in Jersey.

Las Vegas Gamblers - If there was ever a city that truly deserved that mascot, it was Las Vegas. How did the USFL ever come up with that mascot for Houston? That is as bad as the Utah (formerly New Orleans) Jazz.

I had a hard time coming up with a seventh location. Possibles would be:
Birmingham
Raleigh/Durham
Louisville
Vancover
Montreal
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Las Vegas Gamblers. lol thats a good one.
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L.A. Oilers?.. do they have oilers in L.A?.... what is an oiler?
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My suggestion is:

Portland Loggers (there's a fairly large timber industry in Oregon).
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L.A. Oilers?.. do they have oilers in L.A?.... what is an oiler?
Sure they have Oilers in L.A. They're a vital part of the *cough* exotic *cough* dancing industry. They oil up the dancers before they hit the stage for artistic reasons.
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Memphis Elvises - Is there any mascot that is scarier than an army of Elvis impersonators?
They could go with Memphis Kings and still be in the neighborhood, plus it almost sounds plausible.

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New York Trumps - The city can actually sustain a 3rd team. Donald Trump has always wanted an NFL team. The city of New York actually needs a team that plays in the city instead of in Jersey.
Why not just let him go ahead and restart his New Jersey Generals from the old USFL days. That would be kind of cool IMO.
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Sure they have Oilers in L.A. They're a vital part of the *cough* exotic *cough* dancing industry. They oil up the dancers before they hit the stage for artistic reasons.
I want that job!!!!!!!
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I was thinking bout
1.Las Vegas BLack Jacks! (evil mean lookin jack)
2.L. A. Oscars (gold warrior similar to golden state warriors)
3.El Paso Stingers (scoripions
4.Utah(Salt Lake city)Ice (mountains)
5.Albuquerque-roadrunners
6Portland-Loggers(angry tree iono it would make the cards look super mean lol)
7.San antonio-Bandits
8.and last choice can go to 3 cities Austin, Sacramento, or Oklahoma City
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Please, not a team in San Antonio. Unless it's NFC. I already lose out on most the Rockets and Astros games, if they took the Texans away as well (I'm in San Marcos at Texas State) I would lose it.
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I don't know about 8, but if I could give 1 city an NFL team it would be San Antonio. This has even been discussed before. They are defintely deserving and big enough to support a professional football team. The way I look at it, if florida and cali can have 3 football teams then the football mecca of the world should have 3 teams to. Although I think theres no way in hell J. Jones would ever allow that to happen. He considers that Cowboy country.

Lets see names, I don't know I'm sure it'll probally have something to do with the alamo or something
I bout fell out of my chair laughing at that one! What in the world makes you think San Antonio is deserving? Florida apparently can't support the three they have, since Jacs can't sell out their stadium. IMHO NO state should have three teams. If the NFL wants a team in LA so bad let them move one out of Calif, Flor, or NY (NJ) whatever! The Saints need to stay put!

The Jags need to move to LA and become the LA donkeys. After all, they would want to be politically correct!
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I bout fell out of my chair laughing at that one! What in the world makes you think San Antonio is deserving? Florida apparently can't support the three they have, since Jacs can't sell out their stadium. IMHO NO state should have three teams. If the NFL wants a team in LA so bad let them move one out of Calif, Flor, or NY (NJ) whatever! The Saints need to stay put!

The Jags need to move to LA and become the LA donkeys. After all, they would want to be politically correct!
no offense, but this isn't florida. Texas is obviously not your average state. Football is a religion here. Also this is not just my idea, thats why I put "this has been discussed before" in my previous post. This has been talked about before around the league. San antonio is a growing city and much more well suited for a nfl franchise than jacksonville. I'm not sure so don't jump on me if I'm wrong but I think San antonio passed dallas last year in terms of population. They have always supported the spurs and they deserve another pro sports franchise. You put a team there I guarantee that place will sell out. The problem is, like I said before Jerry will never allow that to happen.
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and San Antonio is probably the best tourist attraction in Texas. A superbowl in San Antonio could rival the best superbowls in Miami, N.O., or San Diego.
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This map is pre-Texans, but it shows where things stack up in this country.
The East Coast especially. ..where you have Patriots, Giants, Jets, Ravens, Redskins, Eagles all on top of each other! California has their 3 teams already. At issue is the NFL wanting that 4th one in LA. They will get it.
It's all about the interest, population and money and MEDIA. Looks like everything in the sports world gravitates toward the TV cameras...east and west coast.
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And if they don't see Houston as a national media draw, they certainly won't recognize San Antonio. San Antonio has recently surpassed Dallas/Ft. Worth in population, second in the state. But like mentioned above, it is strong Cowboy country.
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Judging by the way the media's trashing Jacksonville on an almost hourly basis (especially media from big cities or major networks) as being a small "minor-league" city with terrible infrastructure, I have to think they'd have a field day with San Antonio too. Difference is, San Antonio has a couple of things Jacksonville doesn't:

1) Hotels.
2) Nightlife.

San Antonio is a convention city and can handle big events, but it just seems weird to put one in a city were the NFL has no regular presence. They can pull off the NBA Finals and NCAA Final Four, but the Super Bowl's something altogether different.

No matter. San Antonio's not getting an NFL team, and neither is Jacksonville.

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San Antonio is the largest small town in America. It has the hotels and entertainment, but it doesn't seem to have the corporate infrastructure of other highly populated cities.
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Sure they have Oilers in L.A. They're a vital part of the *cough* exotic *cough* dancing industry. They oil up the dancers before they hit the stage for artistic reasons.
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