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Old Posted Aug 22, 2019, 3:43 PM
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St. Louis Pizza
shut yer face! when Chicago gets a team they can be the Chicago Dumpsters Filled With Tomato Sauce.
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2019, 4:08 PM
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shut yer face! when Chicago gets a team they can be the Chicago Dumpsters Filled With Tomato Sauce.
add some tomato sauce to get STL pizza.
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Here's how I would name those teams, to be as fierce and scary as possible:

Dallas Grassy Knoll
Houston Sprawl
Los Angeles Traffic
New York Quants
St. Louis Pizza
Seattle Cloud Cover
Tampa Bay Florida Men
Washington Lobbyists
More like Seattle Annoying Rainers.
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2019, 6:14 PM
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Roughnecks is a creative and apropos name for a Houston sports franchise. But Defenders, Dragons, Guardians, Vipers... Terrible. Did they let 10-year-old boys name these teams?
Umm, Roughnecks sucks. Houston is like Toronto plopped into Texas, Roughnecks works much better for San Antonio or Fort Worth (but both are urban and to a lesser extent cosmopolitan). Turn off the John Wayne movies, not all of Texas is like that.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2019, 3:55 AM
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Umm, Roughnecks sucks. Houston is like Toronto plopped into Texas, Roughnecks works much better for San Antonio or Fort Worth (but both are urban and to a lesser extent cosmopolitan). Turn off the John Wayne movies, not all of Texas is like that.
Roughnecks wouldn't work well for S.A.

Not sure of a city it would work well for. Borough-wise, Bronx or Brooklyn might reflect a cinematic fit.
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Here's how I would name those teams, to be as fierce and scary as possible:

Dallas Grassy Knoll
Houston Sprawl
Los Angeles Traffic
New York Quants
St. Louis Pizza
Seattle Cloud Cover
Tampa Bay Florida Men
Washington Lobbyists
Houston can use Hurricanes for a non-NHL sport.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2019, 7:23 PM
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What about OKC for relocation? Small, reactionary, not particularly prosperous metro, very unappealing for FAs, and team is basically torn to shreds. But good ownership, passionate, forgiving fans, and some history of success.

I cannot imagine they're worth more in OKC than in rich, booming, 4x as big Seattle.
The ownership group in OKC is all locally-based so unless they sell out I don't think the team is going anywhere. And as the only pro team in Oklahoma, a state with a population of 4M, they have good support. OKC and Tulsa metros are combined 2.5M. Now that the team isn't as good it will be interesting to see how well they support the team during a few down years.
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Since the last set of posts, Sacramento was also awarded an MLS franchise.

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/...eam-sacramento

Stadium located in the Railyards just north of downtown.

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The ownership group in OKC is all locally-based so unless they sell out I don't think the team is going anywhere. And as the only pro team in Oklahoma, a state with a population of 4M, they have good support. OKC and Tulsa metros are combined 2.5M. Now that the team isn't as good it will be interesting to see how well they support the team during a few down years.
Will be interesting to see whether any of the following cities land an NBA team this coming decade:

Seattle
Las Vegas
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
San Diego (doubtful)
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Will be interesting to see whether any of the following cities land an NBA team this coming decade:

Seattle
Las Vegas
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
San Diego (doubtful)
Very good chance for Seattle. Decent chance for Las Vegas. Slim chance for the others. IMO Louisville has a better shot than St Louis, Cincy or Pittsburgh.
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2019, 8:43 AM
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IMO Louisville has a better shot than St Louis, Cincy or Pittsburgh.
How so? It's a much smaller MSA than the others, and in a state seemingly dominated by college hoops.
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2019, 3:40 PM
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Cincinnati can barely support the pro teams it has and is currently entangled in what most experts call one of the biggest public stadium funding ripoffs in history thanks to Mike Brown's contentment to suck so long as he gets money from the NFL. I'm pretty sure the Bengals will move to another city when their stadium agreement with Hamilton County expires in 2026.

Louisville is a basketball crazy town that had a relatively popular ABA team back in the 1970s. I could see them supporting an NBA team.
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Will be interesting to see whether any of the following cities land an NBA team this coming decade:

Seattle
Las Vegas
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
San Diego (doubtful)

I'd throw Kansas City into the mix, too.

I know they had the Kings in the 70s and 80s, but it seems like an NBA team would do well these days in KC given their long obsession with the Jayhawks.
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Will be interesting to see whether any of the following cities land an NBA team this coming decade:

Seattle
Las Vegas
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
San Diego (doubtful)
I would be surprised if Vegas doesn't have an NBA team by the end of the 2020s.
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I would be surprised if Vegas doesn't have an NBA team by the end of the 2020s.
They've shown surprisingly strong local, homegrown support for the NHL, so I don't see why they couldn't support a sport that's growing as popular globally as basketball is. The star-driven nature of the NBA obviously suits Vegas well.

It was a perfect storm for the Golden Knights though given the opening night of the city's first professional franchise coinciding with the mass shooting only weeks before. Add in a historic finals run in their inaugural season and they seem to be pretty well ingrained into the city's culture already.
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It would be a disgrace if Vegas got an NBA team before the Sonics return to Seattle...
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2019, 5:18 PM
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I'd throw Kansas City into the mix, too.

I know they had the Kings in the 70s and 80s, but it seems like an NBA team would do well these days in KC given their long obsession with the Jayhawks.
kc was “promised” another major league team with the sprint center...by whom i don't recall.
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2019, 5:34 PM
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^ the sprint center is now a dozen years old and still doesn't have a main tenant.

when does KC throw in the towel on NBA/NHL and at least try to get an AHL team or something in there to try to fill some of the seats of that white elephant?
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Charlotte is the newest MLS team and will begin play in 2021. With the success of Atlanta United, Nashville beginning play next season, as well as Inter Miami, looks like MLS is finally getting a hold in the south.
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kc was “promised” another major league team with the sprint center...by whom i don't recall.
Mario Lemieux had threatened to move the Pittsburgh Penguins to Kansas City unless Pittsburgh voted to approve a new arena, which they did. Unfortunately, we later learned that it was just a scare tactic, and that he was never serious about moving the team out of Pittsburgh, and openly admitted that he was just using the Sprint Center as leverage, and essentially "used" KC as an excuse to get the red carpet treatment when he visited the Kansas City officials!! Since then, there hasn't been really any talk about getting an NBA or NHL team.

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^ the sprint center is now a dozen years old and still doesn't have a main tenant.
when does KC throw in the towel on NBA/NHL and at least try to get an AHL team or something in there to try to fill some of the seats of that white elephant?


More than likely, the window of opportunity has essentially closed on the Sprint Center, which is too bad, because it's still a state of the art arena, and there seems to be enough support to accommodate a team. That said, the Sprint Center appears to be doing well. There are quite a number of shows and concerts that perform there, so it stays busy and profitable. As far as getting an AHL team, we have a pretty popular ECHL with the Kansas City Mavericks, but they play at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena which is in eastern Independence. Not sure if the city would support more than one minor league hockey team.
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