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    It's also been rumored that if no team wants to go to the City of Angels, the NFL could just start a new team in town. Now word comes from CBSSports.com that if the league adds a new team in L.A., it will likely also add another team somewhere else in order to keep things balanced. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league "doesn't want to move any of our teams" and "we probably don't want to go to 33" if the NFL decides expansion is a good choice.
    If that's the route they go, I bet the other city would be Toronto.

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    Could be a number of spots - Toronto and Mexico City for local foreign destinations, and you know they are eying London heavily.

    Domestic LA ofc would be a landing spot, but I could see a team in Vegas, OKC, San Antonio.

    2 teams is an odd number though - how exactly would that work division wise? It seems really unfair to have a division with 1 more team than the others. Four teams seems more logical, but I am not sure if the NFL would want to expand that quickly. It would probably also mean a realignment. I could see us in a South-East type of division with teams like Atlanta, JVille, Tampa, New Orleans more than remaining with the AFC Northeast folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texanphinatic View Post
    Could be a number of spots - Toronto and Mexico City for local foreign destinations, and you know they are eying London heavily.

    Domestic LA ofc would be a landing spot, but I could see a team in Vegas, OKC, San Antonio.

    2 teams is an odd number though - how exactly would that work division wise? It seems really unfair to have a division with 1 more team than the others. Four teams seems more logical, but I am not sure if the NFL would want to expand that quickly. It would probably also mean a realignment. I could see us in a South-East type of division with teams like Atlanta, JVille, Tampa, New Orleans more than remaining with the AFC Northeast folks.
    Yeah. If they are gonna expand, they almost have to expand by 4. Make it 36 teams. 18 in each conference. 6 divisions of 6.

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    And it would give the NFL more of reason to go to a 18-game schedule.
    Expansion possibilities:
    L.A. (x2 maybe)
    Toronto
    Mexico City
    San Antonio
    OKC
    Las Vegas
    Portland
    Birmingham
    London (god I hope not)

    I basically just rifled these off the top of my head. Any other possibilities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSG View Post
    Yeah. If they are gonna expand, they almost have to expand by 4. Make it 36 teams. 18 in each conference. 6 divisions of 6.
    I had the same thought. You have to split it up evenly by conferences and divisions to be fair. There was a time that there were different amounts of teams between divisions so I guess they couls go back to that. There was time that baltimore was in the AFC east and St Louis was in the Nfc east

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    this is a strange report. I heard a radio report on Friday, with a quote from Goodell, saying there will be no "new" teams in the LA market. He said the league is not planning for it and he doesn't see it in the near future. The only way another team gets added is if one moves from an existing city.
    The OTAs will be May 24-26, May 31-June 2, and June 6-9. The mandatory minicamp will end the offseason program June 14-16.

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    his actual quote:

    "We have not talked about expansion in the league at all. It has not been on our agenda. It is not something we've focused on with our membership. And I don't see that in the foreseeable future," Goodell said. "We want to keep our teams where they are. We believe that's healthier for the league in the long term. We're working to get stadiums built and make sure we do whatever we can to make sure those teams are successful in those communities."
    Los Angeles, the second-largest market in the U.S., has been without an NFL team since the Rams and Raiders both left after the 1994 season.
    "We would like to be back in Los Angeles, if we can do it correctly," Goodell said. "There are a lot of issues that have to be balanced there."
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    Would LOVE to see Portland get a team. Not sure if the market is big enough to sustain it, but Portlanders are crazy loyal. Blazers do great, as do the Timbers. I'd be first in like for season tickets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSG View Post
    And it would give the NFL more of reason to go to a 18-game schedule.
    Expansion possibilities:
    L.A. (x2 maybe)
    Toronto
    Mexico City
    San Antonio
    OKC
    Las VegasPortland
    Birmingham
    London (god I hope not)

    I basically just rifled these off the top of my head. Any other possibilities?
    Las Vegas would never happen.
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    Horrible idea. Do not add 2 more teams. 32 is perfect for balance and scheduling. If anything relocate a few teams. My wish:

    - STL back to LA. They're already in the NFC West so it makes sense for them to be on that coast.
    - Move Jax to STL. STL is a good fanbase and deserves a team.


    Leave 32 teams and 16 game schedule alone. If anything add a few more teams to the postseason, but don't water down the league more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frumundah Finnatic View Post
    Las Vegas would never happen.
    Unfortunately I agree.

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    Vegas could have a team........as long as they outlawed gambling. We all know that wont happen so is the dream of a team there.


    Let me rant.....sports gambling being illegal is just dumb. Makes no sense that its illegal, except in vegas. Let it be legal everywhere, like horse gambling mostly is.

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    Why not San Antonio? They did partially house the Saints, and they do have a great market, IMO.

    I could see them being called the San Antono Desperados or Locomotives.

    And what about Hawaii? They have about a million mascots they could choose from.

    And Mexico City? I could definitely see them being called the Aztecs or Vacqueros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverphin View Post
    Why not San Antonio? They did partially house the Saints, and they do have a great market, IMO.

    I could see them being called the San Antono Desperados or Locomotives.

    And what about Hawaii? They have about a million mascots they could choose from.

    And Mexico City? I could definitely see them being called the Aztecs or Vacqueros.
    Hawaii should get a team long before London......

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    The Mexico City Burritos would be fun.

    London shouldn't happen for the fact of travel time involved...... unless they get 8 consecutive home games.

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    I live in Toronto and I can't necessarily say that I want a team here. We would support it like crazy, but we don't have the culture. When the Bills came to Toronto there was no tailgate. Walk around with a beer on the sidewalk and you get a $110 ticket. I don't know, forget Canada, Mexico, and Europe. NFL is an American game and it should stay there in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone_E View Post
    I live in Toronto and I can't necessarily say that I want a team here. We would support it like crazy, but we don't have the culture. When the Bills came to Toronto there was no tailgate. Walk around with a beer on the sidewalk and you get a $110 ticket. I don't know, forget Canada, Mexico, and Europe. NFL is an American game and it should stay there in my opinion.
    Exactly this.

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