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2012-10-07 11:55:29 AM
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2012-10-07 01:54:50 PM
Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?
 
2012-10-07 02:48:37 PM

simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?


Bismarck, North Dakota.
 
2012-10-07 02:50:17 PM

FirstNationalBastard: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

Bismarck, North Dakota.


Well, that will certainly improve attendance. After all, what else is there to do there?
 
2012-10-07 03:09:05 PM

simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?


Great, another team to not sell out the LA Coliseum.
 
2012-10-07 03:14:53 PM

Generation_D: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

Great, another team to not sell out the LA Coliseum.


If there are rats there, the Jets won't play there. That was their excuse for leaving Shea Stadium. The players were afraid of the rats. Oddly enough, it didn't bother the Mets, but then again, they all had baseball bats.
 
2012-10-07 04:07:36 PM
Better than the LA Jags. Leave the Jags be, farkers.
 
2012-10-07 04:30:05 PM

simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?


I love how people brings up "HEY THE NEW YORK JETS PLAY IN NEW JERSEY!" and thinks they are so witty.

The Redskins and the Cowboys both are at least the distance from their "home" city than the Jets are.
 
2012-10-07 04:30:29 PM

simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?


The Los Angeles New York Jets of New Jersey of Anaheim
 
2012-10-07 04:35:16 PM

MattyFridays: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

I love how people brings up "HEY THE NEW YORK JETS PLAY IN NEW JERSEY!" and thinks they are so witty.

The Redskins and the Cowboys both are at least the distance from their "home" city than the Jets are.


Not witty, just pissed. I could get to Shea a lot easier than I could get New Jersey. Of course, I lived in Queens, so it was just a bus ride to Flushing and a quick subway ride.
 
2012-10-07 04:48:43 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

The Los Angeles New York Jets of New Jersey of Anaheim


This. Actually, isn't it supposed to be Carson at this point? Or did that deal fall through?
 
2012-10-07 05:03:30 PM
LA Jets has a nice ring to it

No it doesn't.
 
2012-10-07 05:05:19 PM

red5ish: LA Jets has a nice ring to it

No it doesn't.


Jets and Ring don't go together.
 
2012-10-07 05:07:24 PM

simplicimus: red5ish: LA Jets has a nice ring to it

No it doesn't.

Jets and Ring don't go together.


Nice.
 
2012-10-07 05:19:48 PM

Generation_D: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

Great, another team to not sell out the LA Coliseum.


If LA ever happens, it will be with a new, much smaller stadium.
 
2012-10-07 05:22:10 PM

MattyFridays: The Redskins and the Cowboys both are at least the distance from their "home" city than the Jets are.


Yeah but the Cowboys at least play in their home state, SUCKA!
 
2012-10-07 05:24:16 PM
Perhaps the Jets may finally get tired of being the little brother that is always ignored.
The question is, will any team ever stay in LA?
/always a bridesmaid never a bride
 
2012-10-07 05:53:29 PM

MattyFridays: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

I love how people brings up "HEY THE NEW YORK JETS PLAY IN NEW JERSEY!" and thinks they are so witty.

The Redskins and the Cowboys both are at least the distance from their "home" city than the Jets are.


At least the Cowboys are still in the same state. As for the Redskins, they are inside the beltway. Both the Jets and Giants are in another state altogether but keep the NYC name.
 
2012-10-07 06:02:59 PM
You don't see too many people using the Jets and ring in the same sentence.
 
2012-10-07 06:37:56 PM

FriarReb98: the_vegetarian_cannibal: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

The Los Angeles New York Jets of New Jersey of Anaheim

This. Actually, isn't it supposed to be Carson at this point? Or did that deal fall through?


Carson is no more. It's a soccer stadium and Chargers practice facility on occasion. Only seats ~20k.

Two current projects in development(ground unbroken) are Farmer's Field in DTLA and the field in Diamond Bar. Both are about as likely to get built at this point. Both are shiatty places to put a football stadium. Both will only succeed if we actually have good owners this time. Chances are nil.

Also, fark the Jets. We don't want them here. Already have 1 NY transplant team, don't need another.
 
2012-10-07 07:03:27 PM

simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?


Cheapest option would be East Rutherford, New Jersey, new home of the L.A. Jets.
 
2012-10-07 07:08:54 PM

asimplescribe: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

Cheapest option would be East Rutherford, New Jersey, new home of the L.A. Jets.


That's just brilliant. Let's separate the teams from the locale completely.
 
2012-10-07 07:20:59 PM

simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?


Hollywood.
 
2012-10-07 07:39:21 PM
Winnipeg just...oh those jets
Just End The Sanchez!
 
2012-10-07 07:59:00 PM

skinink: MattyFridays: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

I love how people brings up "HEY THE NEW YORK JETS PLAY IN NEW JERSEY!" and thinks they are so witty.

The Redskins and the Cowboys both are at least the distance from their "home" city than the Jets are.

At least the Cowboys are still in the same state. As for the Redskins, they are inside the beltway. Both the Jets and Giants are in another state altogether but keep the NYC name.


Oh FARK THIS LOGIC. The Redskins are "inside the beltway"? THEY'RE IN ANOTHER FARKING STATE JUST LIKE THE JETS AND GIANTS.

Middle of Dallas to Cowboys Stadium: 22 miles

Washington DC to FedEx field: 14 miles

New York City to MetLife Stadium: 9 miles.

The reason why the Jets and Giants play in NJ is simple:

THERE'S NO FARKING ROOM TO BUILD A STADIUM AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDED TO DO IT ON A REASONABLE BUDGET.

If they were going to play in NYC, it would be in Manhattan. You would need parking, mass transit access, etc. etc.

The Jets HAD a site and were going to try to build in NYC. You know why they didn't do it? JAMES DOLAN.

When they realized this was going to be impossible. they split the cost to rebuild the Meadowlands.

Yankee Stadium cost 1.5 BILLION to build, and they already had parking and all of the infrastructure in place.
 
2012-10-07 08:17:44 PM

MattyFridays: Oh FARK THIS LOGIC. The Redskins are "inside the beltway"? THEY'RE IN ANOTHER FARKING STATE JUST LIKE THE JETS AND GIANTS.

Middle of Dallas to Cowboys Stadium: 22 miles

Washington DC to FedEx field: 14 miles

New York City to MetLife Stadium: 9 miles.


Extent of butthurt: 45 miles.

/J-E-S-T....
 
2012-10-07 08:18:15 PM
Why are you so mad though?
 
2012-10-07 08:23:36 PM

FirstNationalBastard: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

Bismarck, North Dakota.


TIJUANA! XD
 
2012-10-07 08:27:01 PM

RickyWilliams'sBong: MattyFridays: Oh FARK THIS LOGIC. The Redskins are "inside the beltway"? THEY'RE IN ANOTHER FARKING STATE JUST LIKE THE JETS AND GIANTS.

Middle of Dallas to Cowboys Stadium: 22 miles

Washington DC to FedEx field: 14 miles

New York City to MetLife Stadium: 9 miles.

Extent of butthurt: 45 miles.

/J-E-S-T....


New York City to MetLife Stadium: 9 miles.
Watch out for eels in your hovercraft.
 
2012-10-07 09:09:54 PM

MattyFridays: THEY'RE IN ANOTHER FARKING STATE JUST LIKE THE JETS AND GIANTS.


Well DC is much smaller than New York state.
 
2012-10-07 09:47:47 PM
Okay, which came first? Subby's headline, or the Weeners in TFA?
 
2012-10-07 09:54:32 PM

lacrossestar83: Okay, which came first? Subby's headline, or the Weeners in TFA?


I was wondering what triggered that filter. LOL.

/should read "...or the initial* comment in TFA
 
2012-10-07 10:04:30 PM

simplicimus:

New York City to MetLife Stadium: 9 miles.
Watch out for eels in your hovercraft.


Go to Google Maps.

Map distance between Madison Square Garden (which is pretty much one of the big epicenters for travel in NYC) and Metife Stadium.

Come back, apologize for your snark.
 
2012-10-07 10:51:23 PM
This won't happen for a while.

There's always jet lag when you go from New York to L.A.
 
2012-10-07 11:04:10 PM

skinink: At least the Cowboys are still in the same state. As for the Redskins, they are inside the beltway. Both the Jets and Giants are in another state altogether but keep the NYC name.


yep, because new york isn't a city along the state line, close to new jersey than the rest of the state.

because north jersey isn't a part of the metropolitan area of NYC, isn't part of the same market... but hey, i'm sure the upstate new york is part of NYC metro.

but i'm glad Washington gets a pass on not being in the same city, which is also a state (but not really).
 
2012-10-07 11:08:20 PM
Probably because the Yanks are playing Baltimore at the same time.
 
2012-10-07 11:19:16 PM
From the comments in TFA: Wow. The largest market in the nation and still, 12,000 unsold tickets.

LA's the second-largest market in the nation, and it's been un-enthusiastic about football since forever. I mean, the rich guys are eager to put a team there, but the populace in general gives not shiat one.

simplicimus: Well, that will certainly improve attendance. After all, what else is there to do [in Bismarck]?


This may be the problem. In NY and LA, there's just too much other shiat going on. You need a city with enough people to fill a stadium that's still small enough so an NFL franchise is an automatic draw.
 
2012-10-07 11:47:28 PM
As long as it's not the Raiders I'll be happy.

/Jets aren't going anywhere
 
2012-10-08 12:00:16 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: From the comments in TFA: Wow. The largest market in the nation and still, 12,000 unsold tickets.

LA's the second-largest market in the nation, and it's been un-enthusiastic about football since forever. I mean, the rich guys are eager to put a team there, but the populace in general gives not shiat one.

simplicimus: Well, that will certainly improve attendance. After all, what else is there to do [in Bismarck]?

This may be the problem. In NY and LA, there's just too much other shiat going on. You need a city with enough people to fill a stadium that's still small enough so an NFL franchise is an automatic draw.


Jacksonville sounds like it fits the bill
 
2012-10-08 01:05:08 AM
Any time I see the logo for Pro Football Talk, I think of the sound a fart makes...
 
2012-10-08 01:39:45 AM
Jersey Jets has a nicer ring to it. And they deserve to sray there with the Jersey Giants.
 
2012-10-08 02:54:20 AM

skinink: MattyFridays: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

I love how people brings up "HEY THE NEW YORK JETS PLAY IN NEW JERSEY!" and thinks they are so witty.

The Redskins and the Cowboys both are at least the distance from their "home" city than the Jets are.

At least the Cowboys are still in the same state. As for the Redskins, they are inside the beltway. Both the Jets and Giants are in another state altogether but keep the NYC name.


Not only that, but Dallas has a snake oil salesman for an owner. How many other teams can make such a claim? NONE
 
2012-10-08 03:02:59 AM
We are all missing the point here, the sweet, sweet schadenfreude of a Jets team that can't sell tickets.

They have a franchise QB.
Their coach is the best defensive mind in the league.
They've been preseason favorites to win the superbowl for most of the past five years.
They've got a ground and pound identity.

They've explained all these things to us and they still can't fill the stadium.
 
2012-10-08 03:06:31 AM

SubBass49: Any time I see the logo for Pro Football Talk, I think of the sound a fart makes...


coincidentally, Florio's football opinions make me think of the same thing.
 
2012-10-08 03:08:32 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: simplicimus: Well, that will certainly improve attendance. After all, what else is there to do [in Bismarck]?

This may be the problem. In NY and LA, there's just too much other shiat going on. You need a city with enough people to fill a stadium that's still small enough so an NFL franchise is an automatic draw.


Works for Green Bay.
 
2012-10-08 03:39:08 AM

CodeMonkey4Life: We are all missing the point here, the sweet, sweet schadenfreude of a Jets team that can't sell tickets.

They have a franchise QB.
Their coach is the best defensive mind in the league.
They've been preseason favorites to win the superbowl for most of the past five years.
They've got a ground and pound identity.

They've explained all these things to us and they still can't fill the stadium.


The problem might be the people peddling that shiat are Jets fans. No one in their right mind believes any of that.
 
2012-10-08 07:16:11 AM
LA Jets has a nice ring to it

Which is Spanish for ......

/got nothin'
 
2012-10-08 08:29:22 AM

simplicimus: FirstNationalBastard: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

Bismarck, North Dakota.

Well, that will certainly improve attendance. After all, what else is there to do there?


Yeah, but could anyone there afford the tickets? From what I understand, the Jets have a notoriously retarded pricing scheme. Which would be fine I guess...if the team was worth a sh*t.
 
2012-10-08 08:34:34 AM

simplicimus: Fuggin Bizzy: simplicimus: Well, that will certainly improve attendance. After all, what else is there to do [in Bismarck]?

This may be the problem. In NY and LA, there's just too much other shiat going on. You need a city with enough people to fill a stadium that's still small enough so an NFL franchise is an automatic draw.

Works for Green Bay.


And New Orleans. Regardless of performance, this town is absolutely obsessed with the Saints. I can't recall the last time we had a blackout. The game, not drinking - 'cos that happens daily around here.
 
2012-10-08 09:18:21 AM

simplicimus: Generation_D: simplicimus: Quick question: Since the New York Jets play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, what city would the LA Jets play in?

Great, another team to not sell out the LA Coliseum.

If there are rats there, the Jets won't play there. That was their excuse for leaving Shea Stadium. The players were afraid of the rats. Oddly enough, it didn't bother the Mets, but then again, they all had baseball bats.


They're the Mets; they couldn't hit the rats unless they were already dead.
 
2012-10-08 09:46:48 AM

dickfreckle: simplicimus: Fuggin Bizzy: simplicimus: Well, that will certainly improve attendance. After all, what else is there to do [in Bismarck]?

This may be the problem. In NY and LA, there's just too much other shiat going on. You need a city with enough people to fill a stadium that's still small enough so an NFL franchise is an automatic draw.

Works for Green Bay.

And New Orleans. Regardless of performance, this town is absolutely obsessed with the Saints. I can't recall the last time we had a blackout. The game, not drinking - 'cos that happens daily around here.


The only reason NO has a team is the combination of Katrina and Drew Brees. Prior to that, the only thing being discussed was how long before they move to LA
 
2012-10-08 09:49:08 AM
Move them to Montreal.
 
2012-10-08 10:13:55 AM

Hardy-r-r: LA Jets has a nice ring to it

Which is Spanish for ......

/got nothin'


Sanchize's next underage girlfriend?

He'll have plenty of time, once Teblow knocks him out of the starting job, might be as soon as tonight...
 
2012-10-08 10:22:28 AM
How about "LA Chiefs"?
 
2012-10-08 11:12:46 AM
As much as I hate to say it (as a St. Louis native), imo the "best" plan (though not the simplest) is:

Rams back to LA.
Jags to STL.

NFCW is all on the West coast again like it should be, and geographically the AFC South would still make sense, though I don't know how inclined the NFL is to disrupt two cities' fanbases. That aside, I'd like the Rams to stay here. They've had more success here than they ever did in LA.
 
2012-10-08 11:43:06 AM
It would be a terrible stadium decision, so it's right in the Jets' wheelhouse.
 
2012-10-08 01:00:52 PM

skinink: At least the Cowboys are still in the same state. As for the Redskins, they are inside the beltway. Both the Jets and Giants are in another state altogether but keep the NYC name.


I'm failing to see how the state matters. They are named for the metropolitan area in which they play, like many professional teams. East Rutherford is an immediate suburb of New York City, this isn't rocket science.
 
2012-10-08 02:36:37 PM

Yanks_RSJ: skinink: At least the Cowboys are still in the same state. As for the Redskins, they are inside the beltway. Both the Jets and Giants are in another state altogether but keep the NYC name.

I'm failing to see how the state matters. They are named for the metropolitan area in which they play, like many professional teams. East Rutherford is an immediate suburb of New York City, this isn't rocket science.


Sorry, but if the Chicago White Sox played in Munster, IN, it would make zero sense. Just like the Jets playing in a neighboring state makes no sense.
 
2012-10-08 03:53:22 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Sorry, but if the Chicago White Sox played in Munster, IN, it would make zero sense. Just like the Jets playing in a neighboring state makes no sense.


I'd go to a lot more Sox games though... How about Gary? They already have Chicago's third airport.

grinding_journalist:
Rams back to LA.
Jags to STL.

NFCW is all on the West coast again like it should be, and geographically the AFC South would still make sense, though I don't know how inclined the NFL is to disrupt two cities' fanbases. That aside, I'd like the Rams to stay here. They've had more success here than they ever did in LA.


Why not just move the Jags to LA, and have the two properties swap divisions? It's easier to break up the only minor rivalry in the division than it is to sell this to the fans.

You can't just drop another team in a city with an existing audience and expect them to embrace the new team.
 
2012-10-08 03:55:24 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Yanks_RSJ: skinink: At least the Cowboys are still in the same state. As for the Redskins, they are inside the beltway. Both the Jets and Giants are in another state altogether but keep the NYC name.

I'm failing to see how the state matters. They are named for the metropolitan area in which they play, like many professional teams. East Rutherford is an immediate suburb of New York City, this isn't rocket science.

Sorry, but if the Chicago White Sox played in Munster, IN, it would make zero sense. Just like the Jets playing in a neighboring state makes no sense.



Munster, Indiana is 26 miles from midtown Chicago. Metlife Stadium is 9 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Also, Chicago is a smaller city than New York.

We done?
 
2012-10-08 04:22:48 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: From the comments in TFA: Wow. The largest market in the nation and still, 12,000 unsold tickets.

LA's the second-largest market in the nation, and it's been un-enthusiastic about football since forever. I mean, the rich guys are eager to put a team there, but the populace in general gives not shiat one..


Actually, we love football here. The problem is, we don't love ONE football team; we all love our various football teams from elsewhere. The only team that would have enough fans is the Raiders. Everyone else is a fan of the teams they loved before and that won't change.

Plus, I'm loving the "no primary market team rules" for TV broadcasting. The Chargers have the Greater LA area as a secondary market (because Orange County is close enough for them to claim that), but there are no rules on having to watch the primary team's games, because we don't have one.
 
2012-10-08 04:58:21 PM

tenton: Fuggin Bizzy: From the comments in TFA: Wow. The largest market in the nation and still, 12,000 unsold tickets.

LA's the second-largest market in the nation, and it's been un-enthusiastic about football since forever. I mean, the rich guys are eager to put a team there, but the populace in general gives not shiat one..

Actually, we love football here. The problem is, we don't love ONE football team; we all love our various football teams from elsewhere. The only team that would have enough fans is the Raiders. Everyone else is a fan of the teams they loved before and that won't change.

Plus, I'm loving the "no primary market team rules" for TV broadcasting. The Chargers have the Greater LA area as a secondary market (because Orange County is close enough for them to claim that), but there are no rules on having to watch the primary team's games, because we don't have one.


Wait, San Diego plays in Orange County? My memory of California geography is sketchy, but isn't that quite a hike?
 
2012-10-08 05:20:40 PM

simplicimus: Wait, San Diego plays in Orange County? My memory of California geography is sketchy, but isn't that quite a hike?


He didn't say that.
 
2012-10-08 05:28:32 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Sorry, but if the Chicago White Sox played in Munster, IN, it would make zero sense. Just like the Jets playing in a neighboring state makes no sense.


So, you're choosing again to focus on the wrong thing (state borders) instead of the metropolitan area. The Washington Redskins do not play in Washington. The Dallas Cowboys do not play in Dallas. The Buffalo Bills do not play in Buffalo.

If New York City was in Bumfark State and not New York State, nobody would even think that it's weird for the Giants and Jets to call themselves "New York".
 
2012-10-08 05:31:45 PM

TheJoe03: simplicimus: Wait, San Diego plays in Orange County? My memory of California geography is sketchy, but isn't that quite a hike?

He didn't say that.


Oh, OK. Guess I misread it. So OC is the closest major market outside of San Diego.
 
2012-10-08 05:34:21 PM

simplicimus: tenton: Fuggin Bizzy: From the comments in TFA: Wow. The largest market in the nation and still, 12,000 unsold tickets.

LA's the second-largest market in the nation, and it's been un-enthusiastic about football since forever. I mean, the rich guys are eager to put a team there, but the populace in general gives not shiat one..

Actually, we love football here. The problem is, we don't love ONE football team; we all love our various football teams from elsewhere. The only team that would have enough fans is the Raiders. Everyone else is a fan of the teams they loved before and that won't change.

Plus, I'm loving the "no primary market team rules" for TV broadcasting. The Chargers have the Greater LA area as a secondary market (because Orange County is close enough for them to claim that), but there are no rules on having to watch the primary team's games, because we don't have one.

Wait, San Diego plays in Orange County? My memory of California geography is sketchy, but isn't that quite a hike?


San Diego city is far from Orange County(relatively, it's a 2/2.5 hour drive). San Diego County borders Orange County.
 
2012-10-08 09:48:22 PM
Jesus, only New Yorkers would have a 2 page argument over which teams stadium is further from their home team monicker. This also might be the first time NYers are arguing to INCLUDE New Jersey with NY.

/lets just all agree that everythings farked
 
2012-10-09 03:32:29 AM

bhcompy: dickfreckle: simplicimus: Fuggin Bizzy: simplicimus: Well, that will certainly improve attendance. After all, what else is there to do [in Bismarck]?

This may be the problem. In NY and LA, there's just too much other shiat going on. You need a city with enough people to fill a stadium that's still small enough so an NFL franchise is an automatic draw.

Works for Green Bay.

And New Orleans. Regardless of performance, this town is absolutely obsessed with the Saints. I can't recall the last time we had a blackout. The game, not drinking - 'cos that happens daily around here.

The only reason NO has a team is the combination of Katrina and Drew Brees. Prior to that, the only thing being discussed was how long before they move to LA


So what's your point, exactly? We still have a team, and will for a long time. The fans were loyal even before the storm, not that that's a reason owners stay in a given market. But it was my original point, having not brought up the threat of being moved.

And most of that talk was grandstanding leading up to Benson's hustling of the state for subsidies. You know how this business works. They hold fans hostage while they negotiate for handouts. Mike Foster (then-governor) gave them a big one. Katrina just hastened the inevitable, with much of that money coming from the NFL itself.

Even if Aaron Brooks still played here, we'd still be the NEW ORLEANS Saints. Drew Brees (and a scroll of names you seem to miss) just ratcheted the fans from "Hell yeah!" to "HELL YEAH!"
 
2012-10-09 11:20:44 AM

bhcompy: simplicimus: tenton: Fuggin Bizzy: From the comments in TFA: Wow. The largest market in the nation and still, 12,000 unsold tickets.

LA's the second-largest market in the nation, and it's been un-enthusiastic about football since forever. I mean, the rich guys are eager to put a team there, but the populace in general gives not shiat one..

Actually, we love football here. The problem is, we don't love ONE football team; we all love our various football teams from elsewhere. The only team that would have enough fans is the Raiders. Everyone else is a fan of the teams they loved before and that won't change.

Plus, I'm loving the "no primary market team rules" for TV broadcasting. The Chargers have the Greater LA area as a secondary market (because Orange County is close enough for them to claim that), but there are no rules on having to watch the primary team's games, because we don't have one.

Wait, San Diego plays in Orange County? My memory of California geography is sketchy, but isn't that quite a hike?

San Diego city is far from Orange County(relatively, it's a 2/2.5 hour drive). San Diego County borders Orange County.


That's with traffic. Without traffic you can be in San Diego from OC (Disneyland) in about an hour or 75 minutes. I used to do SFV to San Diego in 2 hours at night with no traffic.
 
2012-10-09 11:23:33 AM

skrame: Why not just move the Jags to LA, and have the two properties swap divisions? It's easier to break up the only minor rivalry in the division than it is to sell this to the fans.

You can't just drop another team in a city with an existing audience and expect them to embrace the new team.


Oh, I very much agree. But I can't guarantee the NFL will see it that way, and they're much more concerned about the "national" pool of fans than the ones in individual cities. All I want is for football to stay in STL. If it means we have to swap teams, so be it.
 
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