HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Business of Hockey
The Business of Hockey Discuss the financial and business aspects of the NHL. Topics may include the CBA, work stoppages, broadcast contracts, franchise sales, and NHL revenues.

OT: NFL Buffalo signs 10 year lease extension

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
12-31-2012, 09:30 PM
  #101
adsfan
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,826
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PenguinPower420 View Post
Why not? St. Louis and Green Bay are much smaller and have little trouble.
The Packers are located away from other pro and minor league teams. The Milwaukee Brewers play 2 hours to the south. Madison, with UW football and hockey is also about 2 hours away. The local competition is UW-Green Bay and the Gamblers, a USHL team. The Packers still get fans from Milwaukee coming up for home games 2 and 5 during the season. With 72K seats, it is still hard to get tickets!

adsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-31-2012, 09:36 PM
  #102
blueandgoldguy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Greg's River Heights
Posts: 1,580
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by scotchex View Post
The Bills aren't Toronto's team. Toronto considers itself in a class above Buffalo. It's the biggest, most powerful, most important city in Canada. Buffalo isn't the most important city in it's own state.

If the Bills relocated to Toronto and became the Toronto Bills (or something else) -- fan interest would explode overnight.

It'd be like if the San Diego Chargers had a deal to play some games in LA. LA considers itself above San Diego. LA wants its own team, not the scraps from a smaller, lesser city.

What's holding up an NFL team in Toronto is politics -- not economics or fan interest. An NFL team in Toronto is a mortal threat to the CFL. Toronto would benefit but the rest of Canada would suffer -- at least that's what they fear.
This is typical of Toronto NFL fanboys. They like to reason amongst themselves that the NFL won't come to town because it will threaten the very existence of the CFL. In their blind devotion to all things NFLish, they fail to realize that

1) they do not have a proper NFL facility and no, a retrofitted Rogers Centre is not a long-term solution. No private interests will spend $1 billion on a facility and the city and province can't afford to spend more than a token amount.

2) Toronto is in Buffalo Bills' territory and with the signing of a long-term lease the BIlls won't be going anywhere.

3) The NFL team cannot be owned by a corporation. Thus, Rogers cannot own a team and there is no clear consensus as to who would.

These are the primary reasons why Toronto should not expect an NFL team in their city(and I haven't even covered Toronto's questionable long-term support of the team either), not some silly little notion that the CFL is preventing it from happening.

NFL fanboys in Toronto have to come to terms with their city's shortcomings with regards to the NFL (no stadium, no owner and in Bills' territory). Don't blame it on other external forces to try and console yourselves with why you don't have an NFL team. It comes across as rather desparate and pathetic.


Last edited by blueandgoldguy: 12-31-2012 at 09:39 PM. Reason: quote
blueandgoldguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-31-2012, 10:22 PM
  #103
KevyD
Make It 30!!!!
 
KevyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Niagara
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,240
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueandgoldguy View Post
This is typical of Toronto NFL fanboys. They like to reason amongst themselves that the NFL won't come to town because it will threaten the very existence of the CFL. In their blind devotion to all things NFLish, they fail to realize that

1) they do not have a proper NFL facility and no, a retrofitted Rogers Centre is not a long-term solution. No private interests will spend $1 billion on a facility and the city and province can't afford to spend more than a token amount.

2) Toronto is in Buffalo Bills' territory and with the signing of a long-term lease the BIlls won't be going anywhere.

3) The NFL team cannot be owned by a corporation. Thus, Rogers cannot own a team and there is no clear consensus as to who would.

These are the primary reasons why Toronto should not expect an NFL team in their city(and I haven't even covered Toronto's questionable long-term support of the team either), not some silly little notion that the CFL is preventing it from happening.

NFL fanboys in Toronto have to come to terms with their city's shortcomings with regards to the NFL (no stadium, no owner and in Bills' territory). Don't blame it on other external forces to try and console yourselves with why you don't have an NFL team. It comes across as rather desparate and pathetic.
Great and accurate post. So tired of Toronto NFL fans deluding themselves.

KevyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.