Okay the population reason is awful. Just because its a larger city doesnít mean people are going to go. Look at Tampa Bay they have to get rid of their whole team because no one goes to the game. Same with Florida Marlins. Its like saying donít invite ISU to a bowl game because Ames is a small city. If you place it in Omaha(I know Omaha is in NE) or Council Bluffs. You have Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Sioux City, Des Moines. Right there is over a million people.
The Rays and Marlins are an example of what happens when you use bad stadiums in bad locations. No team in the Tampa Bay area should be playing in a stadium located in St. Petersburg - not when it's a peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico, the majority of the population lives on the Tampa side, and it takes forever to get to a game because you have to pick your causeway of choice just to get to St. Petersburg. Same with the Marlins and Sun Life Stadium - it's 15 miles outside of downtown Miami and located on the freaking Florida's Turnpike, not to mention in a part of town that has shown not to be baseball friendly. We'll see whether the Marlins are able to draw at all or not when they start playing in their new stadium just outside of downtown in Little Havana (the old site of the Orange Bowl) - a much better venue for a baseball team.
Never underestimate the importance of where a stadium is located and its impact on whether it's even feasible for fans to get there.
Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice? Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.
Growing up in MN my family always said Gopher football died the say the Vikings came to town. For recruiting, these kids want to be the top dog in town and in Iowa they are. Put in an NFL team and these kids play second fiddle.
Also, the NFL doesn't want community ownership because it's easier to deal with one person than a board of directors. I think all teams should be community owned or at least have a system of promotion and relegation.
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