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Re: Top Two Cities for Expansion (and their names)

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:31 am
by johnnyangryfuzzball
promotherobot wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:38 pm
If you want actual attendance I can't think of worse places to put a team than SF and MIA. You should be in football-mad markets: San Antonio, OKC, Buffalo if it wasn't so cold, though you did have a team in NYC.
Welcome to the board, and nice screen name. Fellow Western New Yorker, I presume?

Re: Top Two Cities for Expansion (and their names)

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:29 am
by Tank55
If the stadium is renovated, that's a different story, but they'd also have to rip out the track. The XFL is a made for TV product, and I'd actually use the Virginia Destroyers as an example of how you definitely don't want to do things. The attendance was solid on paper, but between the lighting and the sheen on the field, it all made for a terrible broadcast.

Re: Top Two Cities for Expansion (and their names)

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:11 pm
by SamTheRam28
promotherobot wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:38 pm
If you want actual attendance I can't think of worse places to put a team than SF and MIA. You should be in football-mad markets: San Antonio, OKC, Buffalo if it wasn't so cold, though you did have a team in NYC.
I agree, especially on Miami. Miami doesn't support any sports teams except when the Heat are very good. Orlando is a much better spot for a Florida team than Miami.

Re: Top Two Cities for Expansion (and their names)

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:57 pm
by johnnyangryfuzzball
Tank55 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:29 am
If the stadium is renovated, that's a different story, but they'd also have to rip out the track. The XFL is a made for TV product, and I'd actually use the Virginia Destroyers as an example of how you definitely don't want to do things. The attendance was solid on paper, but between the lighting and the sheen on the field, it all made for a terrible broadcast.
Good point, and I remember well how the field almost looked silver during those Destroyers games—but on the other hand, the XFL plays most of its games in the afternoon (especially factoring in that it's the West Coast), meaning that artificial lighting won't be as big of an issue.

Re: Top Two Cities for Expansion (and their names)

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:52 am
by Firecop
Ok, to add to the speculation, I choose the Birmingham Iron (assuming it can be used) and the SF Earthquakes or just plain Quakes.

Re: Top Two Cities for Expansion (and their names)

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:08 am
by FootballYoda
I like San Francisco. I like Birmingham.