OT: NFL Buffalo signs 10 year lease extension
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12-31-2012, 04:33 PM
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Overnight I agree it would explode. However, two years down the road when they're still playing at Rogers Center with no atmosphere, nowhere to tailgate, and have yet to make playoffs, fan interest would dwindle.
I disagree with you, economics is most certainly what is holding up an NFL team in Toronto.
Who will pay for a multi-million, if not billion, dollar stadium (with only 8 home games a year)
? Who is going to own and pay the expansion/relocation fee? how many viewers in the States are going to tune into the Toronto games (ie: take for example the Blue Jays and Raptors viewership south of the border). CFL viewership would still be more than NFL, even if Toronto did get a team.
Not to mention the untapped markets in LA and Mexico City
Exactly, Americans are more risk takers or maybe big spenders is a better term. Canadians are cautious and there is no way anybody is laying out money like Jerry Jones in Dallas. Canada just doesn't have the big spenders. The U S probably has a few hundred Billionaires. Canada has a few.
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