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#1 tkr

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:09 PM

In the NFL today it tells much about a team that doesn't sell out until late Friday for their playoff game. In Cincy I just read that Chad Johnson and others had to buy several thousand seats in order for their playoff game with SD to be on TV. This is outrageous and today the NFL takes notice of such matters. Now granted they have a area of only 2 million to draw from but this day and age the NFL is looking at LA and other mega centers to add a team. Look out Cincy you may get the boot and instead of pondering if Lewis stays as your coach, you may be wondering if your team stays.



#2 gordon89

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:07 PM

In the NFL today it tells much about a team that doesn't sell out until late Friday for their playoff game. In Cincy I just read that Chad Johnson and others had to buy several thousand seats in order for their playoff game with SD to be on TV. This is outrageous and today the NFL takes notice of such matters. Now granted they have a area of only 2 million to draw from but this day and age the NFL is looking at LA and other mega centers to add a team. Look out Cincy you may get the boot and instead of pondering if Lewis stays as your coach, you may be wondering if your team stays.

didn't LA have a team (or two) at one time or another? weren't they known as the LA Rams/Raiders? didn't the rams/raiders move to st. louis and back to oakland respectively because tickets didn't sell in LA after two franchise attempts? why would the NFL go back to LA?



#3 codefool

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:49 PM

The only reason to move back to LA is because the metro area is such a huge place.  But they still face some of the same issues that San Dieago faces in terms of warm temps and loads of other things to do during football season.  Not to mention the demographics aren't what they once were in the area. 

 

The NFL had chances to expand to LA when they awarded Houston another team but now I think the LA project is kind of back burnered and now the big push is to give London a franchise which will totally screw everything up.  Could you imagine what team would want to play preseason games in London let alone preseason game 4.



#4 SailorJohn

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:33 PM

Maybe they need to lower prices ...


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#5 Navypost

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:37 PM

The only reason to move back to LA is because the metro area is such a huge place. But they still face some of the same issues that San Dieago faces in terms of warm temps and loads of other things to do during football season. Not to mention the demographics aren't what they once were in the area.

The NFL had chances to expand to LA when they awarded Houston another team but now I think the LA project is kind of back burnered and now the big push is to give London a franchise which will totally screw everything up. Could you imagine what team would want to play preseason games in London let alone preseason game 4.

Things to do, what are the excuses for Indy,Carolina, St Louis and etc. Home entertainment (HD TV, The ticket, NFL redzone) has been a win-loss for the NFL. And even in non warm cities there has been a boom in alternative entertainment. LA fan base is not an effective base for NFL like the MLB & NBA, they arrive late and leave early or not even show up lol. For a 8 game schedule that is a horrible combo.

Edited by Navypost, 06 January 2014 - 07:39 PM.





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