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What if the Vancouver Grizzlies drafted Steve Nash in 1996?

What if the Suns kept him and didn't trade him to Dallas?

Wouldn't have made much of a difference- he went back to Phoenix for his prime years.

Yeh, but I guess Dirk's first years would've been more diffucult without him.

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what if Fitzroy merged with Footscray to become the Fitzroy Bulldogs.

what if Fitzroy merged with North Melbourne in 1996? would the Bears still be around (or would they have merged sometime down the road).

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned... what if Donald Trump didn't sink the USFL?

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a few hockey what if's.

what if the Maple Leafs made it to the 1993 Stanley Cup Final instead of the Kings. would they have won the Cup (or made it a better series maybe having the series go 7 games or was the Habs much better then the Leafs).

what if what if Patrick Roy was traded to someone else. would Colorado still win the Cup that year or would the Red Wings won in 1996 (and in 1997 and 1998).

what if Sabres won the Cup in 1999

what if the Flames won in 2004

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned... what if Donald Trump didn't sink the USFL?

would the USFL merged with the NFL.

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what if a third Major League started in baseball (a few tried back in the day) or what if baseball lost its anti-trust case in 1922.

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What if the WHA merged earlier with the NHL and included Cincinnati and Houston in the deal?

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned... what if Donald Trump didn't sink the USFL?

would the USFL merged with the NFL.
a 46 team super-league (28 NFL teams, 18 USFL teams) in 1987 (year USFL folded) or would some of the teams have merged and the league be compressed to around 34 or 36?

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What if Jimmy Johnson never left Dallas after Super Bowl XXVIII? Could the 1990s Dallas Cowboys have been the best dynasty in the NFL ever?

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned... what if Donald Trump didn't sink the USFL?

would the USFL merged with the NFL.
a 46 team super-league (28 NFL teams, 18 USFL teams) in 1987 (year USFL folded) or would some of the teams have merged and the league be compressed to around 34 or 36?
I think ideally, the USFL wouldn't have gotten so big so fast. Somehow, I think the merged league would have ended up in the 30s.

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned... what if Donald Trump didn't sink the USFL?

would the USFL merged with the NFL.
a 46 team super-league (28 NFL teams, 18 USFL teams) in 1987 (year USFL folded) or would some of the teams have merged and the league be compressed to around 34 or 36?
I think ideally, the USFL wouldn't have gotten so big so fast. Somehow, I think the merged league would have ended up in the 30s.
Most likely the NFL teams wouldn't want to merge with any USFL teams which leads me to believe that those 18 USFL teams would shrink to 6. Resulting in a 34 team merged league which would be doable

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what if a third Major League started in baseball (a few tried back in the day) or what if baseball lost its anti-trust case in 1922.

If the Giants and Dodgers didn't leave New York for California, then we'd still have the PCL as a third major league.

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What if Peter Pockilington didn't trade Gretzky? How many more cups would the Oilers win? What happens to hockey in California without the influence of the Great One in LA?

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What if the A's didn't choke in the wild card game this year? Who wins the AL, and do they have a chance a against Bumgarner and the Giants?

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-What if the Pittsburgh Penguins never got the arena deal to build Consol Energy Center?

-What if John Spano hadn't been a fraud? Where would the Islanders be as a franchise now? (one I thought of after watching that 30 for 30 a while back).

-What if the MLB Lockout never happened in 1994?

-What if the NHL Lockout of 2004-05 never happened?

-What if the San Francisco Giants had moved to Tampa in 1993?

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I believe I remember that Tim Duncan turned to basketball after a hurricane destroyed the only Olympic-sized swimming pool in his home country and that he, might otherwise, have been an Olympic swimmer. What if Tim Duncan had continued down that path and never got into basketball?

Would San Antonio have drafted Keith Van Horn instead? Maybe Chauncey Billups?

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what if Sabres won the Cup in 1999

what if the Flames won in 2004

I don't know too much about the Flames' Cup run, but for the Sabres' at least... would anything have changed other than the names on the Stanley Cup? Hasek probably would have still blown up a couple years later and demanded a trade. The Sabres' coach and GM were still with the team for another 14 years (roughly) after the Cup finals run, so losing didn't get them fired or anything. The Rigases would have still been flying La Femme Nikita around on the company dime, sending the team into bankruptcy.

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There's many of these in NHL that I often think about.

1. What if the next six included Baltimore instead of Philadelphia as originally planned. Do the Flyers simple become a 70's expansion club?

IIRC St. Louis was the 6th team and was only added because the Wirtzes owned the Checkerdome.

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What if the Montreal Expos were able to move to a new stadium? Do Jeffrey Loria and Bud Selig still screw them over?

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