If the NFL were to add a 33rd team via expansion, I’ll tell you where they should go. The NBA prefers to be the only game in town for these types of … in between. NFL in More Territory. Rock Island actually had an NFL team, the Independents, in the earliest days of the league (1920-26), when the Bears were the Decatur Staleys and the Packers were funded by the Acme Packing Company. ), Monday Morning QB: Even in New NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers Embrace Physicality of Football. 24 UCLA, handing the program its first PAC-12 loss of the season. Oscar da Silva's overtime buzzer-beater lifted Stanford over No. Cool ideas for hypothetical *new* NFL expansion team names / mascots. Choice for next confirmed MLS team. Luckily, somebody has done some research into the popularity of various NFL teams, county-by-county. It had previously used an eight-team … SI's Chris Burke first examines potential locations, head coaches, coordinators and GMs. Iowa only has a handful of professional sports teams, and that has always made me sad. Well, it represents both the former Lake Agassiz, a glacier lake named for Swiss-born polygenist Louis Agassiz that ceded to create the Red River valley that Fargo currently sits in, and serves as a reminder that the world is burning due to man made toxins and pollution. Remember, two teams were added in 1988, two in 1989, two in 1995, and one in 2004 to bring the league to 30 teams, which is a rate of 7 teams in 16 years. The Matthew Stafford era in Detroit is reportedly over. NHL 2050. The NFL has made it no secret what its next big move is -- international expansion. If you're thinking this market is too small for a pro team, think again. In the case of the NFL, “expansion” can have very different meanings and complications. Here are 4 potential concept jerseys for the possible NHL expansion teams. Those two cities aren’t seen as a combined market but are just a few Buc-ees Truck Stops away from each other, sitting less than 80 miles apart—the Alamodome is actually 83 miles from Sixth Street in the state’s capital. los … Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will meet in a highly anticipated rematch at Saturday's UFC 257. Some hoped the team would rebrand to the Washington … Bonjour, Montreal Rouges. The results were unfortunate for a league that prides itself on parity—Houston did not finish above .500 until its eighth season, did not make the playoffs until year 10, and the career of QB David Carr (No. The NHL will be growing in the near future. An additional piece of help for the current 32 teams: Any player taken in the past two drafts, and still on his original roster, was automatically protected. Florida State overwhelmed No. I would like to put forth this idea of Exponential Expansion as a Geography Business Thesis (Masters, Ph.D), as co-author. We understand the only reason the Chargers are now the L.A. Chargers is because Spanos tried to strong-arm the city into publicly funding a new stadium the team—admittedly—badly needed. The CFL’s Montreal Alouettes have a rich history with seven Grey Cups: One in 1949, then three in the ’70s and three since 2000. The London NFL franchise is a hypothetical National Football League (NFL) American football team based in London, United Kingdom, formed as a new expansion team or by relocating one of the existing 32 NFL teams currently based in the United States. Fans will wear wind turbines on their heads that can turn on small lights attached to their helmets. The Quad City Tractors’ name is a nod to the area’s major industry: tractor production. Let's toss around some ideas. The Bills’ season would partially overlap with an NBA expansion team while the Sabres would run at the same time. Let’s just have a little fun thinking about where the new teams could go and what they’d be called. —Mark Mravic. —Jenny Vrentas. With a shifting landscape based on relocation, here are 10 cities that need an NFL expansion team. Leaders discuss ideas about African American-owned NFL expansion team in Oakland. Oscar da Silva's overtime buzzer-beater lifted Stanford over No. Con: Arguably, the biggest obstacle to an NFL team in Omaha is just popular misconception. Catch up with the latest hot stove news around MLB. The Glaciers will operate completely on sustainable power, underlined by their pre-game routine of having a famous person from the area crank a man-powered generator to turn the lights on. Maybe I just really like pinot noir. Clockwise from top-left: Minas Panagiotakis/Getty, Joe Sohm/Visions of America/UIG via Getty, Diego G Diaz/Icon Sportswire via Getty, Tom Walko/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty. The Rose City appears to be a likelier candidate for a MLB team (Russell Wilson and Ciara have invested in the Portland Diamond Project toward that end), but as a 2015 article in The Oregonian stated, “It’s Football! An NFL expansion team would find very fertile ground in Nebraska. No Expansion Necessary. And Oklahoma isn’t unfamiliar to football, with fandom for college football running deep in the state. The Willamette River runs through Portland, and the Willamette Valley is most likely home to the last great pinot noir you drank. San Antonio, as a TV market, is bigger than Kansas City, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Las Vegas on its own. I’m looking for a place that has the population, interest and wealth to support a team. It took almost 20 years for hockey to catch up, and it’s hard to imagine they’ll overtake any of the other league anytime soon. It marked the first time since the early 1930s that an NFL team had played two regular-season games in a road stadium in the same season.) Could a black-owned NFL team be coming to Oakland? Over on r/Portland, Redditors are coming up with possible names for the team.Here are some of those suggestions, plus ours. Sporting leagues also hope that the expansion of their competition will grow the popularity of the sport generally. I’ve come up with a few half-serious ideas for expansion teams to fill the gaps in those maps: In this case, the CFL’s season runs from June through the Grey Cup in late November, so the NFL team would have the stage to itself for the playoff push. Popular Posts. Kevin, yes the NFL has black out rules and I doubt any expansion NFl franchise would regularly sell out so not many locals would not get to see the team anyways. More than 3 million people live in Iowa, and plenty more in Western Illinois who would also root for the Tractors. Plus, in a few decades Anchorage will have the climate of Miami and become an ideal Super Bowl site. Envision possibility at your place. The post-draft roster includes 42 players, of varying contracts and NFL experience. —Bette Marston. In the late 1990s when the NFL voted on an expansion team, L.A. was shafted for Houston. Typically, it is a slight inflation of the perceived value of a team in a similar market. Con: Arguably, the biggest obstacle to an NFL team in Omaha is just popular misconception. —Jonathan Jones. © 2021 ABG-SI LLC. The last time the NFL held an expansion draft, for the Texans’ inception in 2002, very little talent made its way onto the board. NFL Expansion Project The Stadium:Los,Angelas NFC West •Total Population: 3,844,829 •Approximate population growth in 2005:4.1 •Average Family income:47,434 •City: Los Angelas, California •Team Nickname: California Bears NFC East •Total Population: 231,483 •Average Family But, its viewership has been dipping lately, slumping a few percentage points each year. Interesting proposals. Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Mar 29, 2019. It’s been fun to watch the success of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and how they’ve been embraced as Canada’s team. Just the other day in Buffalo, NFL commish Roger Goodell boasted that of the $13 billion spent on NFL stadiums in the past eight years, $11 billion has been private money. 6,605 Messages. They haven't expanded since 1998, but if there is MLB expansion, here are seven cities for new teams. An NFL expansion team would find very fertile ground in Nebraska. Combine it with Austin, and you have 1.71 million TV households, which is more than Miami-Fort Lauderdale or Denver, and in the ballpark of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle-Tacoma. On Monday, we delved into what it would take for the NBA to consider expanding the league from 30 teams to 32.There’s been no indication from the league itself that expansion … An expansion team is a new team in a sports league, usually from a city that has not hosted a team in that league before, formed with the intention of satisfying the demand for a local team from a population in a new area. Teams have never moved from the city due to a lack of enthusiasm or popularity, on due to stadium issues. I like to think about how it would be fun to pick team names for hypothetical NFL expansion teams, because I know we could probably come up with some ideas that are way better than the Texans or when the NBA had cities vote to pick dumb mascots like the Bobcats and Pelicans. With your heart and mind. Plus, adding Tony Romo in the expansion draft would help the new team sell tickets to their opener/Tony Romo’s last NFL game. If … We’re back with another summer Friday roundtable. We discussed Richmond a few minutes ago, and if that city is too small for an NBA expansion team then maybe a team shared by these sister cities fits the bill. Let’s just get it over with. Plus, added bonus, its far away from Kansas City that it wouldn’t cannibalize another team’s market share. And with a line of tech and hedge-fund billionaires waiting for their shot at owning a shiny new NFL toy, there’s no reason they can’t fund their $2-3 billion stadium with private money on land they lease for a buck in the wonderful city of San Diego. If ignoring the restrictions of the multi-team cities, Philadelphia and the New York Giants would swap, while the LA Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders switch divisions. Other … Maryland's victory over Minnesota marks the first time in program history that it has three road wins over ranked teams in one season. But there's good reason to believe that Charm City could support an NHL team. In this exercise, each team was permitted to select one of two protection options: 1) Six offensive players, six defensive players plus a kicker/punter for a total of 13 on the keeper list; 2) A keeper list of 10 players, without any positional restrictions. Email us at talkback@themmqb.com. Since the Thunder came from Seattle in 2008, Oklahoma City residents have embraced the NBA team, and given that there are no other professional sports teams in the city, that passion should carry over to an NFL team. Sure, the NFL is in no danger of going broke. —Kalyn Kahler, I’d like to welcome the Anchorage Orcas to the NFL. Friday, October 16, 2015. Spitball ! A place where the fervor for football is strong. 41 in the U.S., just behind Las Vegas at No. The NFL jumped into the flying-by-their-ass pool Monday by reportedly discussing expanding this year’s playoffs to 16 teams. Vote below or comment with another idea. If the NFL decided to expand, what might the team look like? And while Austin brings the cash and growth, San Antonio and its prominent Spanish-speaking community can serve as a gateway for the league into Mexico. Catch up with the latest hot stove news around MLB. There’s frozen tundra in abundance. Now we just need a name. The league has never played even an exhibition game in our 49th and largest state, but in many ways Alaska is an ideal spot for pro football. San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg said the city remains interested in an NFL team, but it is taking a more long-term approach to making itself a more attractive destination in the eyes of the league. It’s small by NFL standards, but still comes in handy. It is, at first blush, a stronger outfit, on paper, than the Texans cobbled together. Forget, for a moment, about whether or not the league should bring in a new team (or two). With appropriate team names too, of course. The Alouettes already have a stadium. Each NFL team would be assigned a "strength" die for each of the 7 colors based on their overall playing ability (not unlike what you already find with the expansion teams). It doesn’t have a huge population, and it already had two professional teams in the NFL’s Bills and NHL’s Sabres. I know it may seem like two teams fighting for attention in the same city could cannibalize interest, but the league is fine with New York and L.A. teams sharing stadiums, and Montreal’s two wouldn’t even be in the same league. 17: Madrid Mayhem 4 … The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. The NHL will be growing in the near future. I considered the Austin Armadillos, but I’m not sure that’s an aggressive enough animal. Memphis almost had an NFL franchise back in the 1990’s but could only watch as Carolina and Jacksonville were awarded expansion teams. With that has come a tech boom and economic explosion in the region, smack in the middle of the most football-crazy state in America. I like naming them the Rouges for several reasons. • Question or comment? So we have our teams set. No such requirement was made here, nor were players on the final year of their contract blocked from being exposed to the draft. Cincinnati We've also come up with a few locations/team names ideas for each of the league. Is there a way to put a more competitive product on the field, should the NFL go the expansion route again? To fill out our new team's roster, let's follow the rules from the 2002 draft. Columbus. Plus, added bonus, its far away from Kansas City that it wouldn’t cannibalize another team’s market share. The Lions will seek a trade for the star QB this offseason, per NFL Network. 1 overall draft pick in 2002) imploded behind an awful supporting cast. Idea for NFL expansion to 40 Teams. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. Second, a French name is a nice tie-in to the local region and largely bilingual fan base. This week, the conversation around Buffalo’s stadium situation got us thinking. The people are rugged and hardy. 7. The team was to … 24 UCLA, handing the program its first PAC-12 loss of the season. First, it’s a nod to the CFL, where a rouge is a one-point score that doesn’t exist in American football. It's also the personal favorite of 5 On Your Side Sports Director, who's fantasy football team … Kansas City is a mid-sized American city that already has an NFL team and an MLB team. The St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers … The Jets' hiring of head coach Robert Saleh has quarterback Deshaun Watson intrigued. What's your favorite? And with games being played at Wembley Stadium in London every … The Matthew Stafford era in Detroit is reportedly over. If the NFL were to add a 33rd team via expansion, I’ll tell you where they should go. I know Lexington isn't an ideal city of the NFL, but keep in mind that I am adding 8 so they aren't all going to be the best. Choice for next confirmed MLS team. And thanks to the growth of both areas, the urban sprawl between the two is probably 10-15 years away from melding the two metros, with small cities like San Marcos and New Braunfels (Kliff Kingsbury’s hometown!) With Las Vegas in line for an expansion team, here's a look at the suggested nicknames and logos the ESPN.com team came up with for a team in the desert. London (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images) Putting a team in an international city that doesn’t much like American football has long been the dream of Roger Goodell, noted idiot. out of fashion. With Las Vegas in line for an expansion team, here's a look at the suggested nicknames and logos the ESPN.com team came up with for a team in the desert. The Packers and the Staleys survived into the modern era, but the Independents went out of business after the team left the NFL for the rival American Football League in 1926. My idea would be to use 4 versions (poor, average, good, excellent) of varying strengths of each of the different colored 7 dice. The Jaguars nickname was selected through a fan contest in 1991, two years before the city was officially awarded an NFL expansion team. Create your own 2021 NFL mock draft with The Draft Network's mock draft machine. Other names considered included the … All Rights Reserved. I wouldn’t feel right putting an NFL team in Toronto, given the close proximity to Buffalo and the fact that the league is already angling for a new stadium or else threatening to leave. With a shifting landscape based on relocation, here are 10 cities that need an NFL expansion team. 20 Clemson between four players scoring in double digits and one tallying a double-double during its 80-61 upset win Saturday. All Rights Reserved. Each existing team has to make five players from its roster available, and only one of those players can have 10 or more years of experience in the league. But first, a small technical thing: A 34th team should follow close behind, for obvious reasons. We'd also like to have at least one team in Rochester (NY) in any sport (except NFL). Where does all the NFL's money come from? This even number allows for more creative divisional alignments and schedule opportunities. It’s fair to think the number will keep rising, too, considering that Austin is the fastest growing major metro area (up 26 percent since 2010) in America. Florida State overwhelmed No. If the franchise selected two players off the same roster, they had to come from different sides of the ball—one defense, one offense (or special teams); it could not, for example, select two Seattle wide receivers. L.A. would also lose the right to broadcast double header games like they do now and certain teams would also be blacked out to to NFL guidelines. The city showed it would lease the city of the new stadium for $1 per year for 99 years, and that’s good enough for me. The next city to get an NFL team should be Bismarck, North Dakota—a central location representing states without NFL teams, such as Montana, Wyoming and both Dakotas. San Diego, rightly, said “nah, bruh.”. Leaders discuss ideas about African American-owned NFL expansion team in Oakland. With the addition of Seattle, the NHL ties the NFL for most teams with 32. MLB has toyed with the idea of expansion teams. And finally, it comes with a built-in color scheme. I don't know why this one isn't explored more often. Maryland's victory over Minnesota marks the first time in program history that it has three road wins over ranked teams in one season. Our expansion franchise had to pick at least one player, but no more than two, off each current NFL roster. (Herein lies the reason why Portland does not have an NFL team.) So this one is a nod to the almost NFL expansion franchise that almost ended up in St. Louis. It was the American Professional Football Association back then, and it included only 10 teams. They are both huge markets and, like London, footholds in a global expansion strategy that could boost every NFL team… Adding more teams seems to be a quick response, but that might just dilute the talent pool, along with spreading around fan dollars. But first, a small technical thing: A 34th team should follow close behind, for obvious reasons. That’s right, a little over a decade after both the Raiders and Saints flirted with the area, the San Antonio/Austin metroplex (yup, we’ll steal that from Dallas too) is ripe and ready to be home to an NFL team. © 2021 ABG-SI LLC. After re-signing with the Packers, Tramon Williams could make history as the first NFL player to play for two different teams in the postseason. NFL expansion draft rules Unlike the NHL — which allows teams to protect players from being selected — NFL teams have had to do the opposite and choose a list of players to make available. Typically, only one player who went on injured reserve can be placed on the list, but because the league would have made its injured reserve decisions differently in 2015 if an expansion draft were coming, we'll rel… I know the McNairs and Joneses won’t like it, but the best unoccupied market in these United States is sitting right down the road from Houston and Dallas in Central Texas. Then he breaks down the players each team would protect, and then drafts the complete expansion team. Apparently warhawk is an old political term and the definition fits for an NFL team and the city. potential host cities to a handful of viable options, laying the foundation for a front office and coaching staff. ... social media was abuzz with ideas. Popular Posts. Today, continued arena issues and the proximity of the Washington Capitals make a Baltimore NHL team unlikely. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member. Or they’d have it as early as the first week of November if the Alouettes miss the postseason entirely. Eighteen overseas teams in 50 years is still only an average of two teams … The last two weeks, our writers have given their picks for the teams that have improved the most this offseason and the ones that have gotten worse. So why not honor Texas’s football legacy, and the cinematic triumph that was Varsity Blues, and call them the Coyotes? So, teams did not have to spend a keeper spot on rookies or second-year players, provided they used a draft pick on said players. A place that’s growing. The most profitable and popular sports league, the NFL, offers a template for MLB: 32 teams. NFL to a 34 Team Expansion?! Relocation is usually an unpleasant topic, but expansion sounds like harmless fun. For whatever reason, the NFL seems intent on branding a team … Oregon has the Ducks in college but an NFL team would be a huge deal for the state. But Montreal would be a perfect spot for Canada’s team. I had a few other ideas but a friend came up with this and I thought it was better than anything I had. But in this bizarre sports world we inhabit, the billionaire who prints millions even if his team goes 0-16 for multiple seasons in a row wanted the taxpayers to fund the stadium. With this petition, the league will know that it's time to once and for all come up with a permanent solution. Considering that they have little problem supporting an NFL team (at least for now), and noticing the glaring hole of MLB territorial coverage in the Carolinas on the map, Charlotte is the front runner for a team inside our borders. The Cleveland Browns move to Mexico City. If baseball were to expand to 36 teams, I'd suggest San Antonio, Sacramento, and Orlando in addition to the cities you've named. Three Ideas for MLB Expansion. With that note out of the way: It’s time for the NFL to go back to San Diego, where the weather is impeccable, the fans love their team and there is no Dean Spanos. The Oklahoma City TV market ranks No. That was one of the driving questions behind our NFL expansion project, which includes a series of challenges: narrowing down the potential host cities to a handful of viable options, establishing “keeper” lists for each of the league’s 32 current rosters, conducting an expansion “draft” and finally, laying the foundation for a front office and coaching staff. The last time the NFL held an expansion draft, for the Texans’ inception in 2002, very little talent made its way onto the board. A place that’s got the boomtown business potential the league was looking for when it expanded to Charlotte and Jacksonville in 1995. —Conor Orr. —Mitch Goldich. The rest, as they say, is history. And since it’s so close to Russia, the team will have a scouting advantage on regarding as-yet untapped talent pool. The Independents weren’t affiliated with a company or organization—hence their name. The team could just be a nationwide team (Ireland Dragons), because even if there was a huge expansion there aren't any other cities large enough to have their own team. Oklahoma City fans might not care much about Seattle, but you can bet Seahawks fans would relish any chance to watch their team inflict pain on a team with OKC on their jerseys. (The ’02 Texans also were required to fill a set percentage of the overall salary cap via the expansion draft. Washington NFL Team Asks Fans to Create New Name and Logo. The Lightning team nickname is a nod to the Thunder, and fans should absolutely get ready for Imagine Dragons to be pulsing through those football stadium speakers constantly. #SeattleSeaLions #NFLEpansion #YouDidntKnowIf you're new, Subscribe! The folks running the … The price of an expansion team is not set in stone. Whether due to rabid fan bases, booming economies or global warming, here are eight cities that could be deserving of a new NFL team. out of … The combined population of Norfolk (244,703 population) and Virginia Beach (450,435) is larger than Richmond, and they are far enough away from other NBA cities that they won’t poach fans from an existing team. Not to mention, 4,609 people signed a petition to bring the NFL to Portland five years ago and there is already a Twitter account, @NFLtoPortland. So I propose an NFL team for the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area that includes two cities in eastern Iowa (Davenport and Bettendorf) and two in western Illinois (Moline and Rock Island), separated by the Mississippi River. I envision a riverside game-day experience notable for the quality of wine, beer and coffee served and the exceptional greenness of the venue. But Who? Why the Glaciers? Picking cities for new teams is a bit trickier. Talk also about rebranding and travel-team-like co-location feasibility combinations. Let the NFL know that St. Louis deserves better treatment they what they received by giving the city a expansion team! The last expansion in all of professional sports in North America was the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, and in 2021, Seattle will play host to a professional hockey team … SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. —Albert Breer. 7,426 Likes Received. I'm also a sucker for "old/famous teams" (Montreal Expos, Seattle SuperSonics, etc etc) If you guys have any ideas, please do feel free to suggest or modify our ideas or whatever. I think this is probably just a … You love football!” (Note: This was the only “pro” listed for a Portlandian NFL team.) The rest of the league’s teams had to expose just five players of their respective rosters, with minimal restrictions (no impending free agents, one player with 10-plus years experience, no kickers or punters, etc.) The expansion of the National Basketball Association has happened several times in the league's history since it began play in 1946. (Only pronounced KY-oats in our case.) Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Lions will seek a trade for the star QB this offseason, per NFL Network. Later on, the NFL proposed expansion teams in Memphis then Charlotte (now the Carolina Panthers) name their team the Rhinos. John Deere is still headquartered in Moline, and of course, we all know Iowa is mostly rural. The most recent examples of the expansion of the NBA are the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat in 1988, Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic in 1989, Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies in 1995 (who relocated to Memphis in 2001), and New Orleans … Location-wise, Oklahoma City is closest to Jerry Jones’s team in Dallas (there’s no doubt the powerful owner will protest this expansion team), but there’s a stretch of states north of Oklahoma the Lightning can target, including the newly football-less St. Louis market. Charm City was thought by many to be a favorite to receive an NHL expansion franchise for the 1967-68 season, before arena hang-ups derailed that bid. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will meet in a highly anticipated rematch at Saturday's UFC 257. Author: Tom Lohr. By the way, the circumstances by which the Sonics left Seattle, and the bitterness Seattleites still have over the situation, could make for a potentially incredible football rivalry. No, this stadium does not exist, and no, I have no idea where the funds will come from. The NFL has been operating a 12-team playoff field since 1990, when it added two wild-card teams to what had been a 10-team field from 1978 to 1989. As for the name, I propose naming the team after my favorite beer from the city: The San Diego Sculpins. There are some clear open spaces, where fans are forced to side up with distant franchises. Put those teams in the same division and things could get intense. For now, the locals can build a roofed venue—the Palin Dome?—with their excess oil money. 20 Clemson between four players scoring in double digits and one tallying a double-double during its 80-61 upset win Saturday. Besides, I love having exactly 32 teams and I’d hate to see that change. I love the Havana idea but I wonder whether it would ever be politically feasible. Here are 4 potential concept jerseys for the possible NHL expansion teams. If the success of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder is any indication, then OKC is the ideal location for the NFL’s next expansion team. The latter came into play for a couple of rosters. The Jaguars nickname was selected through a fan contest in 1991, two years before the city was officially awarded an NFL expansion team. The team will be called the Glaciers, and will play in a stadium called the Ice Dome, which will be designed to combine both the advantages of being indoors and the built-in advantage of cold temperature tolerance that people of the area pride themselves on. Doing so would be overly ambitious for them. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken large steps towards ... (from ‘Cost of NHL Expansion Team Goes From $2 million To $500 million ... expect the NHL to shelve any ideas of new teams. And wealth to support a team in Omaha is just popular misconception their name and expanded to Charlotte Jacksonville. 29, 2019 two, off each current NFL roster have it as as... 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