Expanding the NFL

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    Sep 15, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    In order to make the NFL bigger they would have to add eight new teams. Being that there are 8 divisions (4 NFC and 4 AFC). In order to make it even you would have to add one team to each division. Here are a few I came up with.

    1. L.A. Stars
    2. Vancouver Lynx
    3. Las Vegas Outlaws
    4. Albuquerque Atomic
    5. San Antonio Conquistadors
    6. Oklahoma Tornado (OK City)
    7. Memphis Jazz
    8. Toronto Wolves

    Oh yeah Canadian Cities, the NBA, NHL, and MLB have Canadian Teams Toronto Bluejays, Toronto Raptors, Vancouver Canucks . . . . So why not the NFL.

    Anyone else ever thought about this kind of thing??? If so what are some concepts/ideas you came up with???
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 24, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    Sorry but the NFL is for US cities only. Canadians have their own football league. The NFL can expand by 8 teams in the US alone.
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    Oct 24, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    When I was in Canada a lot of people told me they enjoy the NFL and that the cfl is a joke. So its not a terrible idea. But I dunno....
  • ohioguy12

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    Oct 25, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    Don't water down a good product.
  • irishkcguy

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    Oct 25, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    They're never going to expand beyond the 32 teams they have right now. They have tremendous symmetry (8 divisions each with 4 teams) in the way the league is currently arranged. I live in LA, which is a great market for the NFL to expand back into, but they are going to relocate a team rather than add one or two more and throw off the balance they have now.

    The really interesting expansion the NFL is look at would be attempting to increase the profile of the game overseas. I know they are looking into the possibility of relocating a current team to London on a permanent basis.

    Like any successful business, the NFL is looking for ways to increase its brand and its profitability.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 28, 2011 8:22 PM GMT
    The NFL is for American cities only and it needs to be kept 100% pure American. The OP can do the right thing and delete both Toronto and Vancouver and in their place put in Omaha, NE and Portland, OR. I am fully well aware that the NFL is a profit making business but there are enough profitable expansion opportunities within the US. Portland and Omaha are two growing cities with a good corporate base. Both of them deserve NFL expansion franchises.
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    Oct 29, 2011 6:01 AM GMT
    I wouldn't be surprised if the NFL tried to expand to Canada or Europe. They've been testing the waters for years.

    (I hate the way they call the Super Bowl winners "World Champions." It's such an obvious marketing ploy.)
  • mybud

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    Oct 29, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    You can forget about LA....they don't have the fan base...for years the Rams would play to empty seats...jus sayin...BUD
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    Oct 29, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidDon't water down a good product.


    Football is America's new past time, sorry baseball fans, but its true. Canadian Football is a joke, and if they had any teams in the NFL they would just get their asses whooped, even if they brought together an allstar team.
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    Oct 29, 2011 6:52 AM GMT
    the NFL is no more than one or two notches above cock fighting on the moral scale . . . I'm not opposed to blood sports, but the NFL is objectionable because it allows the fat untutored masses to participate vicariously in an end-of-empire death ritual that they have not earned . . .

    the NFL is a symptom, not a sport . . .