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On 12/8/2019 at 12:40 PM, Tygers09 said:

The U.S. has 26 metropolitan cities that have either loss a professional football franchise or has been mention for expansion into the NFL. The demise of the WFL of the 60s & the 70s, the USFL, the XFL, the UFL, and most recently the AAF, have enough teams to make another football league.


The cities listed have over a 600k and well over a million in their MSA (Metropolitan Statisical Area):

Albuquerque, NM

Baton Rouge, LA

Birmingham, AL

Boise, ID

Columbus, OH

El Paso, TX

Grand Rapids, MI

Hampton Roads, VA (Norfolk, VA Beach, Newport News)

Hartford, CT

Honolulu, HI

Louisville, KY

Memphis, TN

Milwaukee, WI

Oklahoma City, OK

Omaha, NE

Orlando, FL

Portland, OR

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Sacramento, CA

Salt Lake City, UT

San Antonio, TX

San Diego, CA

St.Louis, MO

Tuscon, AZ

Winston- Salem, NC


One has to ask why these cities keep getting overlooked? It is because they don't have a stadium? They have the population, are they close proximity to a city that already has an NFL franchise?  Is there a owner of a company in these cities that has an interests in owning a football team? All these questions have to be or already been asked, yet they cities are still left out of having their time to shine or are capable of having acquiring a football franchise. And now the new XFL again, has cities that already have a NFL franchise! It's a damn shame that these cities don't, maybe the second go around of the XFL can change all this!




All the cities bolded may not have NFL teams but it doesn't make those cities inferior sports cities compared to Miami, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New York or LA.  As I said earlier, the cities bolded have teams in one, two or all three of the NBA, NHL or MLB.  The NFL may look down upon all of these cities, but the NBA, NHL and MLB certainly do not, especially the NBA, which is in 8 of the cities bolded.  

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Yeah and that was some of the point I was trying to make, its bad when cities like Sacramento, Portland, Omaha, Louisville, who have a large population base but no stadium (other than college football stadiums) and still no profossional team. And when they do get a chance the league as a whole folds!

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