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« on: March 15, 2019, 11:27:09 am »

What moves would you make?    Personally, I'd stay out of NFL markets at all costs.   I'd want teams in midsize cities that don't have NFL teams but have NFL fan bases that could embrace the concept of their own hometown football team.

I'd move Atlanta to Columbia, SC and move Arizona to Albuquerque, NM.   I'd also add a team in Boise, ID and one in Storrs, CT
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 11:37:32 am »

Why Storrs, CT? That just seems kind of random to me. I'd love a local team. Local being Boston.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 12:43:50 pm »

Why Storrs, CT? That just seems kind of random to me. I'd love a local team. Local being Boston.

Because Boston has the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and a bunch of other sports teams to compete against.   Remember, this league has all its teams playing at college stadiums.   The Storrs, CT team could play at UCONN and attract fans from both the Boston and the New York areas.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 01:21:38 pm »

what football stadium does unconn have in Storrs and what highway exists there? .. they're better off having games in new haven if they're going for that new york but not new york audience ..  and they get I-95
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 01:33:50 pm »

what football stadium does unconn have in Storrs and what highway exists there? .. they're better off having games in new haven if they're going for that new york but not new york audience ..  and they get I-95
Nobody wants anything to do with New Haven. Yale is there. But seriously, Have you ever been to the Yale Bowl, or Newhaven? Don't if you haven't. The Yale Bowl is not a comfortable place to watch a game. Splintery wooden benches, you're far from the field, and it's a bowl shaped stadium. Ugly as anything, and Newhaven is a dangerous place to be. Besides, Newhaven is so close to NYC that you'd be competing with the NYC teams, and Newhaven being so far away from Boston and Metro Boston, you're not likely to get fans from there either.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 02:24:00 pm »

Why move Atlanta?  They seem to be a very viable franchise in one of the country's largest cities...
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 02:46:59 pm »

Only suitable location in the northeast is Syracuse. Need a dome during their playing season.
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 02:48:25 pm »

Nobody wants anything to do with New Haven. Yale is there. But seriously, Have you ever been to the Yale Bowl, or Newhaven? Don't if you haven't. The Yale Bowl is not a comfortable place to watch a game. Splintery wooden benches, you're far from the field, and it's a bowl shaped stadium. Ugly as anything, and Newhaven is a dangerous place to be. Besides, Newhaven is so close to NYC that you'd be competing with the NYC teams, and Newhaven being so far away from Boston and Metro Boston, you're not likely to get fans from there either.

i have been to new haven actually .. and i've been to yale and yale bowl .. i don't have a problem with new haven.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 02:55:17 pm »

I'd be down with ABQ. We tried to get a team once. Then we went bankrupt.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 08:48:10 pm »

what football stadium does unconn have in Storrs and what highway exists there? .. they're better off having games in new haven if they're going for that new york but not new york audience ..  and they get I-95

After reading this post, I looked it up and it turns out they play just outside of Hartford.   So move the team there. 

You sound like you know the area.
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 09:07:59 pm »

Hartford would be good. Just about equidistant between NYC and Boston.
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 11:39:36 pm »

you guys need to factor in the season.  You need a dome.
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2019, 07:40:15 am »

Football should be played in the elements.
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2019, 09:04:49 am »

Football should be played in the elements.

in the fall, yes.  but for AAF season, no.
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2019, 02:26:30 pm »

in the fall, yes.  but for AAF season, no.

Last I checked Salt Lake plays in the snow.   
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