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Re: It's Official - The Las Vegas Raiders
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2017, 07:34:48 PM »

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Two more teams would be just fine.  Reducing teams would be a significant loss.

Not to mention a peeved off player's union.

Yeah, I have no expectation, or even real hope, that contraction will ever happen this side of the Apocalypse. Just a personal preference.
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Re: It's Official - The Las Vegas Raiders
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 08:01:50 PM »

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It's only a matter of time now until they get an NBA team.

If this is true, hopefully it's a relocation—the NBA already has a couple dozen players who don't belong in the league.

As for Vegas being home to pro sports teams, clearly the idea of making money is much more important than any concerns about illegal gambling. To me, Vegas just doesn't seem like a sports town. "Golden Knights" sounds like a low-low-minor-league team, and "Raiders" doesn't say "Vegas" to me at all.

I have a feeling Vegas and Seattle get expansion teams right around the time the next media deal is being negotiated.  Vegas has a metro population of nearly 2 million, and has more than doubled in size since 1990.

And the quality of players has increased at a much faster rate than has the number of teams.  The league won't be hurt for an extra 30 bodies in the league.
This I don't agree with. In fact, I think the number of top echilon players in the league has decreased as a percentage of players in the league since the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Re: It's Official - The Las Vegas Raiders
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2017, 10:28:50 PM »

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It's only a matter of time now until they get an NBA team.

If this is true, hopefully it's a relocation—the NBA already has a couple dozen players who don't belong in the league.

As for Vegas being home to pro sports teams, clearly the idea of making money is much more important than any concerns about illegal gambling. To me, Vegas just doesn't seem like a sports town. "Golden Knights" sounds like a low-low-minor-league team, and "Raiders" doesn't say "Vegas" to me at all.

I have a feeling Vegas and Seattle get expansion teams right around the time the next media deal is being negotiated.  Vegas has a metro population of nearly 2 million, and has more than doubled in size since 1990.

And the quality of players has increased at a much faster rate than has the number of teams.  The league won't be hurt for an extra 30 bodies in the league.
This I don't agree with. In fact, I think the number of top echilon players in the league has decreased as a percentage of players in the league since the late 1980s and early 1990s.
I think if you actually went through the players you wouldn't find that to be the case
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