Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member. It’s small by NFL standards, but still comes in handy. 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. MLB has toyed with the idea of expansion teams. The most profitable and popular sports league, the NFL, offers a template for MLB: 32 teams. Maybe I just really like pinot noir. So why not honor Texas’s football legacy, and the cinematic triumph that was Varsity Blues, and call them the Coyotes? 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. —Jenny Vrentas. There’s frozen tundra in abundance. Plus, added bonus, its far away from Kansas City that it wouldn’t cannibalize another team’s market share. So we have our teams set. Three Ideas for MLB Expansion. Our expansion franchise had to pick at least one player, but no more than two, off each current NFL roster. Maryland's victory over Minnesota marks the first time in program history that it has three road wins over ranked teams in one season. 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. 1 overall draft pick in 2002) imploded behind an awful supporting cast. Kansas City is a mid-sized American city that already has an NFL team and an MLB team. 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. For whatever reason, the NFL seems intent on branding a team … Iowa only has a handful of professional sports teams, and that has always made me sad. Idea for NFL expansion to 40 Teams. (Herein lies the reason why Portland does not have an NFL team.) The Lions will seek a trade for the star QB this offseason, per NFL Network. They are both huge markets and, like London, footholds in a global expansion strategy that could boost every NFL team… Now we just need a name. If the NFL decided to expand, what might the team look like? I love the Havana idea but I wonder whether it would ever be politically feasible. Luckily, somebody has done some research into the popularity of various NFL teams, county-by-county. 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. But, its viewership has been dipping lately, slumping a few percentage points each year. 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. Plus, adding Tony Romo in the expansion draft would help the new team sell tickets to their opener/Tony Romo’s last NFL game. Apparently warhawk is an old political term and the definition fits for an NFL team and the city. NHL 2050. Plus, in a few decades Anchorage will have the climate of Miami and become an ideal Super Bowl site. With this petition, the league will know that it's time to once and for all come up with a permanent solution. 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. I had a few other ideas but a friend came up with this and I thought it was better than anything I had. 7. I think this is probably just a … 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. The Jaguars nickname was selected through a fan contest in 1991, two years before the city was officially awarded an NFL expansion team. Put those teams in the same division and things could get intense. 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 … First, it’s a nod to the CFL, where a rouge is a one-point score that doesn’t exist in American football. A place that’s got the boomtown business potential the league was looking for when it expanded to Charlotte and Jacksonville in 1995. You love football!” (Note: This was the only “pro” listed for a Portlandian NFL team.) Let's toss around some ideas. 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. The folks running the … I like Montreal and Charlotte for expansion to 32 teams. 20 Clemson between four players scoring in double digits and one tallying a double-double during its 80-61 upset win Saturday. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, the cinematic triumph that was Varsity Blues, the league is already angling for a new stadium or else threatening to leave, invested in the Portland Diamond Project toward that end. 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. The Bills’ season would partially overlap with an NBA expansion team while the Sabres would run at the same time. (The ’02 Texans also were required to fill a set percentage of the overall salary cap via the expansion draft. So this one is a nod to the almost NFL expansion franchise that almost ended up in St. Louis. Here are 4 potential concept jerseys for the possible NHL expansion teams. #SeattleSeaLions #NFLEpansion #YouDidntKnowIf you're new, Subscribe! 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. 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. I’m looking for a place that has the population, interest and wealth to support a team. Adding 18 teams in 50 years is aggressive, but it isn’t completely crazy. out of … Interesting proposals. Florida State overwhelmed No. Leaders discuss ideas about African American-owned NFL expansion team in Oakland. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. The Independents weren’t affiliated with a company or organization—hence their name. 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. An NFL expansion team would find very fertile ground in Nebraska. And since it’s so close to Russia, the team will have a scouting advantage on regarding as-yet untapped talent pool. I would like to put forth this idea of Exponential Expansion as a Geography Business Thesis (Masters, Ph.D), as co-author. 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. John Deere is still headquartered in Moline, and of course, we all know Iowa is mostly rural. With appropriate team names too, of course. Popular Posts. Let’s just have a little fun thinking about where the new teams could go and what they’d be called. Later on, the NFL proposed expansion teams in Memphis then Charlotte (now the Carolina Panthers) name their team the Rhinos. (Only pronounced KY-oats in our case.) 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. —Conor Orr. All Rights Reserved. Cincinnati 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 … 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. There are some clear open spaces, where fans are forced to side up with distant franchises. It was the American Professional Football Association back then, and it included only 10 teams. The rules for our draft tossed aside the NFL’s ’02 model and stole a page instead from the NHL’s recent expansion draft, involving the Las Vegas Golden Knights. The price of an expansion team is not set in stone. 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. 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. The National Football League has been around in some form or another and stoking its fans since 1920. NFL to a 34 Team Expansion?! Envision possibility at your place. I would like to put forth this idea of Exponential Expansion as a Geography Business Thesis (Masters, Ph.D), as co-author. Immediately the Sculpins would have the best color scheme in the league, and the name really rolls off the tongue. I considered the Austin Armadillos, but I’m not sure that’s an aggressive enough animal. out of fashion. The Willamette River runs through Portland, and the Willamette Valley is most likely home to the last great pinot noir you drank. Whether due to rabid fan bases, booming economies or global warming, here are eight cities that could be deserving of a new NFL team. The Jaguars nickname was selected through a fan contest in 1991, two years before the city was officially awarded an NFL expansion team. The Matthew Stafford era in Detroit is reportedly over. The Bills and Jags move to LA and Toronto respectively and to have a little fun lets name our NFL expansion teams: Hawaii Hurricanes, Portland Sharks, San Antonio Outlaws and the Oklahoma City Red Wolves. But first, a small technical thing: A 34th team should follow close behind, for obvious reasons. The NHL will be growing in the near future. If baseball were to expand to 36 teams, I'd suggest San Antonio, Sacramento, and Orlando in addition to the cities you've named. Email us at talkback@themmqb.com. Sporting leagues also hope that the expansion of their competition will grow the popularity of the sport generally. But Who? Other names considered included the … Forget, for a moment, about whether or not the league should bring in a new team (or two). 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. Create your own 2021 NFL mock draft with The Draft Network's mock draft machine. This week, the conversation around Buffalo’s stadium situation got us thinking. Some hoped the team would rebrand to the Washington … A modest expansion of just two teams allows for a greater likelihood for those clubs to be competitive as well. With the addition of Seattle, the NHL ties the NFL for most teams with 32. The post-draft roster includes 42 players, of varying contracts and NFL experience. A place that’s growing. If you're thinking this market is too small for a pro team, think again. It’s been fun to watch the success of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and how they’ve been embraced as Canada’s team. in between. A vote of NFL owners is set to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. 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. 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. 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. 20 Clemson between four players scoring in double digits and one tallying a double-double during its 80-61 upset win Saturday. 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. 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. Picking cities for new teams is a bit trickier. 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. 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. Columbus. With your heart and mind. With a shifting landscape based on relocation, here are 10 cities that need an NFL expansion team. Could a black-owned NFL team be coming to Oakland? To fill out our new team's roster, let's follow the rules from the 2002 draft. 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. 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. 6,605 Messages. NFL in More Territory. 24 UCLA, handing the program its first PAC-12 loss of the season. The APFA became the NFL two years later on June 24, 1922, and expanded to 18 teams. It had previously used an eight-team … 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. 24 UCLA, handing the program its first PAC-12 loss of the season. A place where the fervor for football is strong. Choice for next confirmed MLS team. Spitball ! By no means is the NHL playing copy cat, but until another league shows it can support more than 32 teams, I don’t expect the NHL to experiment. 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. If the NFL were to add a 33rd team via expansion, I’ll tell you where they should go. The Jets' hiring of head coach Robert Saleh has quarterback Deshaun Watson intrigued. It doesn’t have a huge population, and it already had two professional teams in the NFL’s Bills and NHL’s Sabres. My idea would be to use 4 versions (poor, average, good, excellent) of varying strengths of each of the different colored 7 dice. The team was to … No, this stadium does not exist, and no, I have no idea where the funds will come from. The rest, as they say, is history. Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Mar 29, 2019. Today, continued arena issues and the proximity of the Washington Capitals make a Baltimore NHL team unlikely. 7,426 Likes Received. 41 in the U.S., just behind Las Vegas at No. —Mark Mravic. potential host cities to a handful of viable options, laying the foundation for a front office and coaching staff. Catch up with the latest hot stove news around MLB. The Cleveland Browns move to Mexico City. Relocation is usually an unpleasant topic, but expansion sounds like harmless fun. It is, at first blush, a stronger outfit, on paper, than the Texans cobbled together. 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. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. If … 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. Choice for next confirmed MLS team. 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. 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. All Rights Reserved. —Albert Breer. The Matthew Stafford era in Detroit is reportedly over. Fans will wear wind turbines on their heads that can turn on small lights attached to their helmets. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will meet in a highly anticipated rematch at Saturday's UFC 257. We've also come up with a few locations/team names ideas for each of the league. Oscar da Silva's overtime buzzer-beater lifted Stanford over No. SI's Chris Burke first examines potential locations, head coaches, coordinators and GMs. I envision a riverside game-day experience notable for the quality of wine, beer and coffee served and the exceptional greenness of the venue. © 2021 ABG-SI LLC. The NFL jumped into the flying-by-their-ass pool Monday by reportedly discussing expanding this year’s playoffs to 16 teams. Washington NFL Team Asks Fans to Create New Name and Logo. The Oklahoma City TV market ranks No. Let the NFL know that St. Louis deserves better treatment they what they received by giving the city a expansion team! 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. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Over on r/Portland, Redditors are coming up with possible names for the team.Here are some of those suggestions, plus ours. 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 … 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. Why the Glaciers? 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. In the case of the NFL, “expansion” can have very different meanings and complications. Where does all the NFL's money come from? The Jets' hiring of head coach Robert Saleh has quarterback Deshaun Watson intrigued. Maryland's victory over Minnesota marks the first time in program history that it has three road wins over ranked teams in one season. Oregon has the Ducks in college but an NFL team would be a huge deal for the state. 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. 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. But first, a small technical thing: A 34th team should follow close behind, for obvious reasons. —Bette Marston. Florida State overwhelmed No. And with games being played at Wembley Stadium in London every … Con: Arguably, the biggest obstacle to an NFL team in Omaha is just popular misconception. Vote below or comment with another idea. 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. I don't know why this one isn't explored more often. The NHL will be growing in the near future. 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. 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 The last time the NFL held an expansion draft, for the Texans’ inception in 2002, very little talent made its way onto the board. 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So why not honor Texas’s football legacy, and the cinematic triumph that was Varsity Blues, and call them the Coyotes? 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. —Jenny Vrentas. There’s frozen tundra in abundance. Plus, added bonus, its far away from Kansas City that it wouldn’t cannibalize another team’s market share. So we have our teams set. Three Ideas for MLB Expansion. Our expansion franchise had to pick at least one player, but no more than two, off each current NFL roster. Maryland's victory over Minnesota marks the first time in program history that it has three road wins over ranked teams in one season. 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. 1 overall draft pick in 2002) imploded behind an awful supporting cast. Kansas City is a mid-sized American city that already has an NFL team and an MLB team. 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. For whatever reason, the NFL seems intent on branding a team … Iowa only has a handful of professional sports teams, and that has always made me sad. Idea for NFL expansion to 40 Teams. (Herein lies the reason why Portland does not have an NFL team.) The Lions will seek a trade for the star QB this offseason, per NFL Network. They are both huge markets and, like London, footholds in a global expansion strategy that could boost every NFL team… Now we just need a name. If the NFL decided to expand, what might the team look like? I love the Havana idea but I wonder whether it would ever be politically feasible. Luckily, somebody has done some research into the popularity of various NFL teams, county-by-county. 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. But, its viewership has been dipping lately, slumping a few percentage points each year. 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. Plus, adding Tony Romo in the expansion draft would help the new team sell tickets to their opener/Tony Romo’s last NFL game. Apparently warhawk is an old political term and the definition fits for an NFL team and the city. NHL 2050. Plus, in a few decades Anchorage will have the climate of Miami and become an ideal Super Bowl site. With this petition, the league will know that it's time to once and for all come up with a permanent solution. 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. I had a few other ideas but a friend came up with this and I thought it was better than anything I had. 7. I think this is probably just a … 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. The Jaguars nickname was selected through a fan contest in 1991, two years before the city was officially awarded an NFL expansion team. Put those teams in the same division and things could get intense. 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 … First, it’s a nod to the CFL, where a rouge is a one-point score that doesn’t exist in American football. A place that’s got the boomtown business potential the league was looking for when it expanded to Charlotte and Jacksonville in 1995. You love football!” (Note: This was the only “pro” listed for a Portlandian NFL team.) Let's toss around some ideas. 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. The folks running the … I like Montreal and Charlotte for expansion to 32 teams. 20 Clemson between four players scoring in double digits and one tallying a double-double during its 80-61 upset win Saturday. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, the cinematic triumph that was Varsity Blues, the league is already angling for a new stadium or else threatening to leave, invested in the Portland Diamond Project toward that end. 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. The Bills’ season would partially overlap with an NBA expansion team while the Sabres would run at the same time. (The ’02 Texans also were required to fill a set percentage of the overall salary cap via the expansion draft. So this one is a nod to the almost NFL expansion franchise that almost ended up in St. Louis. Here are 4 potential concept jerseys for the possible NHL expansion teams. #SeattleSeaLions #NFLEpansion #YouDidntKnowIf you're new, Subscribe! 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. 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. I’m looking for a place that has the population, interest and wealth to support a team. Adding 18 teams in 50 years is aggressive, but it isn’t completely crazy. out of … Interesting proposals. Florida State overwhelmed No. Leaders discuss ideas about African American-owned NFL expansion team in Oakland. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. The Independents weren’t affiliated with a company or organization—hence their name. 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. An NFL expansion team would find very fertile ground in Nebraska. And since it’s so close to Russia, the team will have a scouting advantage on regarding as-yet untapped talent pool. I would like to put forth this idea of Exponential Expansion as a Geography Business Thesis (Masters, Ph.D), as co-author. 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. John Deere is still headquartered in Moline, and of course, we all know Iowa is mostly rural. With appropriate team names too, of course. Popular Posts. Let’s just have a little fun thinking about where the new teams could go and what they’d be called. Later on, the NFL proposed expansion teams in Memphis then Charlotte (now the Carolina Panthers) name their team the Rhinos. (Only pronounced KY-oats in our case.) 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. —Conor Orr. All Rights Reserved. Cincinnati 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 … 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. There are some clear open spaces, where fans are forced to side up with distant franchises. It was the American Professional Football Association back then, and it included only 10 teams. The rules for our draft tossed aside the NFL’s ’02 model and stole a page instead from the NHL’s recent expansion draft, involving the Las Vegas Golden Knights. The price of an expansion team is not set in stone. 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. 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. The National Football League has been around in some form or another and stoking its fans since 1920. NFL to a 34 Team Expansion?! Envision possibility at your place. I would like to put forth this idea of Exponential Expansion as a Geography Business Thesis (Masters, Ph.D), as co-author. Immediately the Sculpins would have the best color scheme in the league, and the name really rolls off the tongue. I considered the Austin Armadillos, but I’m not sure that’s an aggressive enough animal. out of fashion. The Willamette River runs through Portland, and the Willamette Valley is most likely home to the last great pinot noir you drank. Whether due to rabid fan bases, booming economies or global warming, here are eight cities that could be deserving of a new NFL team. The Jaguars nickname was selected through a fan contest in 1991, two years before the city was officially awarded an NFL expansion team. The Matthew Stafford era in Detroit is reportedly over. The Bills and Jags move to LA and Toronto respectively and to have a little fun lets name our NFL expansion teams: Hawaii Hurricanes, Portland Sharks, San Antonio Outlaws and the Oklahoma City Red Wolves. But first, a small technical thing: A 34th team should follow close behind, for obvious reasons. The NHL will be growing in the near future. If baseball were to expand to 36 teams, I'd suggest San Antonio, Sacramento, and Orlando in addition to the cities you've named. Email us at talkback@themmqb.com. Sporting leagues also hope that the expansion of their competition will grow the popularity of the sport generally. But Who? Other names considered included the … Forget, for a moment, about whether or not the league should bring in a new team (or two). 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. Create your own 2021 NFL mock draft with The Draft Network's mock draft machine. This week, the conversation around Buffalo’s stadium situation got us thinking. Some hoped the team would rebrand to the Washington … A modest expansion of just two teams allows for a greater likelihood for those clubs to be competitive as well. With the addition of Seattle, the NHL ties the NFL for most teams with 32. The post-draft roster includes 42 players, of varying contracts and NFL experience. A place that’s growing. If you're thinking this market is too small for a pro team, think again. It’s been fun to watch the success of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and how they’ve been embraced as Canada’s team. in between. A vote of NFL owners is set to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. 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. 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. 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. 20 Clemson between four players scoring in double digits and one tallying a double-double during its 80-61 upset win Saturday. 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. 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. Picking cities for new teams is a bit trickier. 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. 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. Columbus. With your heart and mind. With a shifting landscape based on relocation, here are 10 cities that need an NFL expansion team. Could a black-owned NFL team be coming to Oakland? To fill out our new team's roster, let's follow the rules from the 2002 draft. 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. 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. 6,605 Messages. NFL in More Territory. 24 UCLA, handing the program its first PAC-12 loss of the season. The APFA became the NFL two years later on June 24, 1922, and expanded to 18 teams. It had previously used an eight-team … 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. 24 UCLA, handing the program its first PAC-12 loss of the season. A place where the fervor for football is strong. Choice for next confirmed MLS team. Spitball ! By no means is the NHL playing copy cat, but until another league shows it can support more than 32 teams, I don’t expect the NHL to experiment. 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. If the NFL were to add a 33rd team via expansion, I’ll tell you where they should go. The Jets' hiring of head coach Robert Saleh has quarterback Deshaun Watson intrigued. It doesn’t have a huge population, and it already had two professional teams in the NFL’s Bills and NHL’s Sabres. My idea would be to use 4 versions (poor, average, good, excellent) of varying strengths of each of the different colored 7 dice. The team was to … No, this stadium does not exist, and no, I have no idea where the funds will come from. The rest, as they say, is history. Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Mar 29, 2019. Today, continued arena issues and the proximity of the Washington Capitals make a Baltimore NHL team unlikely. 7,426 Likes Received. 41 in the U.S., just behind Las Vegas at No. —Mark Mravic. potential host cities to a handful of viable options, laying the foundation for a front office and coaching staff. Catch up with the latest hot stove news around MLB. The Cleveland Browns move to Mexico City. Relocation is usually an unpleasant topic, but expansion sounds like harmless fun. It is, at first blush, a stronger outfit, on paper, than the Texans cobbled together. 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. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. If … 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. Choice for next confirmed MLS team. 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. 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. All Rights Reserved. —Albert Breer. The Matthew Stafford era in Detroit is reportedly over. Fans will wear wind turbines on their heads that can turn on small lights attached to their helmets. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will meet in a highly anticipated rematch at Saturday's UFC 257. We've also come up with a few locations/team names ideas for each of the league. Oscar da Silva's overtime buzzer-beater lifted Stanford over No. SI's Chris Burke first examines potential locations, head coaches, coordinators and GMs. I envision a riverside game-day experience notable for the quality of wine, beer and coffee served and the exceptional greenness of the venue. © 2021 ABG-SI LLC. The NFL jumped into the flying-by-their-ass pool Monday by reportedly discussing expanding this year’s playoffs to 16 teams. Washington NFL Team Asks Fans to Create New Name and Logo. The Oklahoma City TV market ranks No. Let the NFL know that St. Louis deserves better treatment they what they received by giving the city a expansion team! 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. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Over on r/Portland, Redditors are coming up with possible names for the team.Here are some of those suggestions, plus ours. 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 … 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. Why the Glaciers? 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. In the case of the NFL, “expansion” can have very different meanings and complications. Where does all the NFL's money come from? The Jets' hiring of head coach Robert Saleh has quarterback Deshaun Watson intrigued. Maryland's victory over Minnesota marks the first time in program history that it has three road wins over ranked teams in one season. Oregon has the Ducks in college but an NFL team would be a huge deal for the state. 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. 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. But first, a small technical thing: A 34th team should follow close behind, for obvious reasons. —Bette Marston. Florida State overwhelmed No. And with games being played at Wembley Stadium in London every … Con: Arguably, the biggest obstacle to an NFL team in Omaha is just popular misconception. Vote below or comment with another idea. 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. I don't know why this one isn't explored more often. The NHL will be growing in the near future. 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. 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 The last time the NFL held an expansion draft, for the Texans’ inception in 2002, very little talent made its way onto the board. 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Con: Arguably, the biggest obstacle to an NFL team in Omaha is just popular misconception. No Expansion Necessary. Several cities could host an expansion franchise. Here are 4 potential concept jerseys for the possible NHL expansion teams. 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. No such requirement was made here, nor were players on the final year of their contract blocked from being exposed to the draft. ... social media was abuzz with ideas. 17: Madrid Mayhem 4 … Besides, I love having exactly 32 teams and I’d hate to see that change. Adding more teams seems to be a quick response, but that might just dilute the talent pool, along with spreading around fan dollars. 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. The St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers … The last time the NFL held an expansion draft, for the Texans’ inception in 2002, very little talent made its way onto the board. 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. Eighteen overseas teams in 50 years is still only an average of two teams … But there's good reason to believe that Charm City could support an NHL team. San Antonio, as a TV market, is bigger than Kansas City, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Las Vegas on its own. 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.) Memphis almost had an NFL franchise back in the 1990’s but could only watch as Carolina and Jacksonville were awarded expansion teams. Or they’d have it as early as the first week of November if the Alouettes miss the postseason entirely. 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. Friday, October 16, 2015. Cool ideas for hypothetical *new* NFL expansion team names / mascots. Leaders discuss ideas about African American-owned NFL expansion team in Oakland. 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… 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. 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.) Author: Tom Lohr. The people are rugged and hardy. 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. 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 latter came into play for a couple of rosters. 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). 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! 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. Popular Posts. With a shifting landscape based on relocation, here are 10 cities that need an NFL expansion team. For now, the locals can build a roofed venue—the Palin Dome?—with their excess oil money. The NBA prefers to be the only game in town for these types of … This even number allows for more creative divisional alignments and schedule opportunities. Catch up with the latest hot stove news around MLB. —Mitch Goldich. If the NFL were to add a 33rd team via expansion, I’ll tell you where they should go. © 2021 ABG-SI LLC. They haven't expanded since 1998, but if there is MLB expansion, here are seven cities for new teams. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will meet in a highly anticipated rematch at Saturday's UFC 257. As for the name, I propose naming the team after my favorite beer from the city: The San Diego Sculpins. Then he breaks down the players each team would protect, and then drafts the complete expansion team. —Jonathan Jones. The expansion of the National Basketball Association has happened several times in the league's history since it began play in 1946. 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. But Montreal would be a perfect spot for Canada’s team. What's your favorite? 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. The NFL has made it no secret what its next big move is -- international expansion. los … San Diego, rightly, said “nah, bruh.”. The Alouettes already have a stadium. 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. 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. Is there a way to put a more competitive product on the field, should the NFL go the expansion route again? Bonjour, Montreal Rouges. I’ve come up with a few half-serious ideas for expansion teams to fill the gaps in those maps: Other … It's also the personal favorite of 5 On Your Side Sports Director, who's fantasy football team … ), Monday Morning QB: Even in New NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers Embrace Physicality of Football. —Kalyn Kahler, I’d like to welcome the Anchorage Orcas to the NFL. An NFL expansion team would find very fertile ground in Nebraska. Oscar da Silva's overtime buzzer-beater lifted Stanford over No. 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. It may all be about to change though, with three teams clamoring to fill the NFL's gaping hole. Let’s just get it over with. And finally, it comes with a built-in color scheme. 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. There would still be four division winners, but an extra wild-card team would be added in both the NFC and AFC. I like naming them the Rouges for several reasons. We’re back with another summer Friday roundtable. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member. It’s small by NFL standards, but still comes in handy. 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. MLB has toyed with the idea of expansion teams. The most profitable and popular sports league, the NFL, offers a template for MLB: 32 teams. Maybe I just really like pinot noir. So why not honor Texas’s football legacy, and the cinematic triumph that was Varsity Blues, and call them the Coyotes? 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. —Jenny Vrentas. There’s frozen tundra in abundance. Plus, added bonus, its far away from Kansas City that it wouldn’t cannibalize another team’s market share. So we have our teams set. Three Ideas for MLB Expansion. Our expansion franchise had to pick at least one player, but no more than two, off each current NFL roster. Maryland's victory over Minnesota marks the first time in program history that it has three road wins over ranked teams in one season. 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. 1 overall draft pick in 2002) imploded behind an awful supporting cast. Kansas City is a mid-sized American city that already has an NFL team and an MLB team. 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. For whatever reason, the NFL seems intent on branding a team … Iowa only has a handful of professional sports teams, and that has always made me sad. Idea for NFL expansion to 40 Teams. (Herein lies the reason why Portland does not have an NFL team.) The Lions will seek a trade for the star QB this offseason, per NFL Network. They are both huge markets and, like London, footholds in a global expansion strategy that could boost every NFL team… Now we just need a name. If the NFL decided to expand, what might the team look like? I love the Havana idea but I wonder whether it would ever be politically feasible. Luckily, somebody has done some research into the popularity of various NFL teams, county-by-county. 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. But, its viewership has been dipping lately, slumping a few percentage points each year. 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. Plus, adding Tony Romo in the expansion draft would help the new team sell tickets to their opener/Tony Romo’s last NFL game. Apparently warhawk is an old political term and the definition fits for an NFL team and the city. NHL 2050. Plus, in a few decades Anchorage will have the climate of Miami and become an ideal Super Bowl site. With this petition, the league will know that it's time to once and for all come up with a permanent solution. 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. I had a few other ideas but a friend came up with this and I thought it was better than anything I had. 7. I think this is probably just a … 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. The Jaguars nickname was selected through a fan contest in 1991, two years before the city was officially awarded an NFL expansion team. Put those teams in the same division and things could get intense. 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 … First, it’s a nod to the CFL, where a rouge is a one-point score that doesn’t exist in American football. A place that’s got the boomtown business potential the league was looking for when it expanded to Charlotte and Jacksonville in 1995. You love football!” (Note: This was the only “pro” listed for a Portlandian NFL team.) Let's toss around some ideas. 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. The folks running the … I like Montreal and Charlotte for expansion to 32 teams. 20 Clemson between four players scoring in double digits and one tallying a double-double during its 80-61 upset win Saturday. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, the cinematic triumph that was Varsity Blues, the league is already angling for a new stadium or else threatening to leave, invested in the Portland Diamond Project toward that end. 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. The Bills’ season would partially overlap with an NBA expansion team while the Sabres would run at the same time. (The ’02 Texans also were required to fill a set percentage of the overall salary cap via the expansion draft. So this one is a nod to the almost NFL expansion franchise that almost ended up in St. Louis. Here are 4 potential concept jerseys for the possible NHL expansion teams. #SeattleSeaLions #NFLEpansion #YouDidntKnowIf you're new, Subscribe! 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. 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. I’m looking for a place that has the population, interest and wealth to support a team. Adding 18 teams in 50 years is aggressive, but it isn’t completely crazy. out of … Interesting proposals. Florida State overwhelmed No. Leaders discuss ideas about African American-owned NFL expansion team in Oakland. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. The Independents weren’t affiliated with a company or organization—hence their name. 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. An NFL expansion team would find very fertile ground in Nebraska. And since it’s so close to Russia, the team will have a scouting advantage on regarding as-yet untapped talent pool. I would like to put forth this idea of Exponential Expansion as a Geography Business Thesis (Masters, Ph.D), as co-author. 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. John Deere is still headquartered in Moline, and of course, we all know Iowa is mostly rural. With appropriate team names too, of course. Popular Posts. Let’s just have a little fun thinking about where the new teams could go and what they’d be called. Later on, the NFL proposed expansion teams in Memphis then Charlotte (now the Carolina Panthers) name their team the Rhinos. (Only pronounced KY-oats in our case.) 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. —Conor Orr. All Rights Reserved. Cincinnati 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 … 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. There are some clear open spaces, where fans are forced to side up with distant franchises. It was the American Professional Football Association back then, and it included only 10 teams. The rules for our draft tossed aside the NFL’s ’02 model and stole a page instead from the NHL’s recent expansion draft, involving the Las Vegas Golden Knights. The price of an expansion team is not set in stone. 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. 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. The National Football League has been around in some form or another and stoking its fans since 1920. NFL to a 34 Team Expansion?! Envision possibility at your place. I would like to put forth this idea of Exponential Expansion as a Geography Business Thesis (Masters, Ph.D), as co-author. Immediately the Sculpins would have the best color scheme in the league, and the name really rolls off the tongue. I considered the Austin Armadillos, but I’m not sure that’s an aggressive enough animal. out of fashion. The Willamette River runs through Portland, and the Willamette Valley is most likely home to the last great pinot noir you drank. Whether due to rabid fan bases, booming economies or global warming, here are eight cities that could be deserving of a new NFL team. The Jaguars nickname was selected through a fan contest in 1991, two years before the city was officially awarded an NFL expansion team. The Matthew Stafford era in Detroit is reportedly over. The Bills and Jags move to LA and Toronto respectively and to have a little fun lets name our NFL expansion teams: Hawaii Hurricanes, Portland Sharks, San Antonio Outlaws and the Oklahoma City Red Wolves. But first, a small technical thing: A 34th team should follow close behind, for obvious reasons. The NHL will be growing in the near future. If baseball were to expand to 36 teams, I'd suggest San Antonio, Sacramento, and Orlando in addition to the cities you've named. Email us at talkback@themmqb.com. Sporting leagues also hope that the expansion of their competition will grow the popularity of the sport generally. But Who? Other names considered included the … Forget, for a moment, about whether or not the league should bring in a new team (or two). 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. Create your own 2021 NFL mock draft with The Draft Network's mock draft machine. This week, the conversation around Buffalo’s stadium situation got us thinking. Some hoped the team would rebrand to the Washington … A modest expansion of just two teams allows for a greater likelihood for those clubs to be competitive as well. With the addition of Seattle, the NHL ties the NFL for most teams with 32. The post-draft roster includes 42 players, of varying contracts and NFL experience. A place that’s growing. If you're thinking this market is too small for a pro team, think again. It’s been fun to watch the success of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and how they’ve been embraced as Canada’s team. in between. A vote of NFL owners is set to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. 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. 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. 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. 20 Clemson between four players scoring in double digits and one tallying a double-double during its 80-61 upset win Saturday. 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. 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. Picking cities for new teams is a bit trickier. 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. 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. Columbus. With your heart and mind. With a shifting landscape based on relocation, here are 10 cities that need an NFL expansion team. Could a black-owned NFL team be coming to Oakland? To fill out our new team's roster, let's follow the rules from the 2002 draft. 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. 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. 6,605 Messages. NFL in More Territory. 24 UCLA, handing the program its first PAC-12 loss of the season. The APFA became the NFL two years later on June 24, 1922, and expanded to 18 teams. It had previously used an eight-team … 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. 24 UCLA, handing the program its first PAC-12 loss of the season. A place where the fervor for football is strong. Choice for next confirmed MLS team. Spitball ! By no means is the NHL playing copy cat, but until another league shows it can support more than 32 teams, I don’t expect the NHL to experiment. 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. If the NFL were to add a 33rd team via expansion, I’ll tell you where they should go. The Jets' hiring of head coach Robert Saleh has quarterback Deshaun Watson intrigued. It doesn’t have a huge population, and it already had two professional teams in the NFL’s Bills and NHL’s Sabres. My idea would be to use 4 versions (poor, average, good, excellent) of varying strengths of each of the different colored 7 dice. The team was to … No, this stadium does not exist, and no, I have no idea where the funds will come from. The rest, as they say, is history. Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Mar 29, 2019. Today, continued arena issues and the proximity of the Washington Capitals make a Baltimore NHL team unlikely. 7,426 Likes Received. 41 in the U.S., just behind Las Vegas at No. —Mark Mravic. potential host cities to a handful of viable options, laying the foundation for a front office and coaching staff. Catch up with the latest hot stove news around MLB. The Cleveland Browns move to Mexico City. Relocation is usually an unpleasant topic, but expansion sounds like harmless fun. It is, at first blush, a stronger outfit, on paper, than the Texans cobbled together. 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. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. If … 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. Choice for next confirmed MLS team. 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. 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. All Rights Reserved. —Albert Breer. The Matthew Stafford era in Detroit is reportedly over. Fans will wear wind turbines on their heads that can turn on small lights attached to their helmets. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will meet in a highly anticipated rematch at Saturday's UFC 257. We've also come up with a few locations/team names ideas for each of the league. Oscar da Silva's overtime buzzer-beater lifted Stanford over No. SI's Chris Burke first examines potential locations, head coaches, coordinators and GMs. I envision a riverside game-day experience notable for the quality of wine, beer and coffee served and the exceptional greenness of the venue. © 2021 ABG-SI LLC. The NFL jumped into the flying-by-their-ass pool Monday by reportedly discussing expanding this year’s playoffs to 16 teams. Washington NFL Team Asks Fans to Create New Name and Logo. The Oklahoma City TV market ranks No. Let the NFL know that St. Louis deserves better treatment they what they received by giving the city a expansion team! 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. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Over on r/Portland, Redditors are coming up with possible names for the team.Here are some of those suggestions, plus ours. 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 … 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. Why the Glaciers? 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. In the case of the NFL, “expansion” can have very different meanings and complications. Where does all the NFL's money come from? The Jets' hiring of head coach Robert Saleh has quarterback Deshaun Watson intrigued. Maryland's victory over Minnesota marks the first time in program history that it has three road wins over ranked teams in one season. Oregon has the Ducks in college but an NFL team would be a huge deal for the state. 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. 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. But first, a small technical thing: A 34th team should follow close behind, for obvious reasons. —Bette Marston. Florida State overwhelmed No. And with games being played at Wembley Stadium in London every … Con: Arguably, the biggest obstacle to an NFL team in Omaha is just popular misconception. Vote below or comment with another idea. 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. I don't know why this one isn't explored more often. The NHL will be growing in the near future. 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. 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 The last time the NFL held an expansion draft, for the Texans’ inception in 2002, very little talent made its way onto the board. 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