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12-05-2012, 07:20 PM
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Ernie
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Originally Posted by Jonimaus View Post
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Sweden and Europe is thank god not like NA when it comes to sports. We have traditions here. Stockholm has 2 (3) hockey teams, that town would NEVER EVER (read: it won't happen) unite under 1 team. It just will not happen. And for stockholm to be able to support a team like that, it needs to have the entire city behind it, which it will not have.

And making a new franchise, I would bet that team would have less than 10 fans.
Yes, I recognize that the sports culture is different. But I think star power would sway a lot of people. No doubt there would be a group of die hard fans that wouldn't change their allegiances, but over time a team in a super league would scoop up the majority of new fans, have a better TV deal, and receive the lion's share of sponsorship money.

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