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NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby FunnGun » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:10 pm

daniel kaplan ‏@dkaplanSBJ
Reporting in SBJ today that dolphins owner steve ross' related cos bidding on AEG, which means LA football proposal too


https://twitter.com/dkaplanSBJ/status/2 ... 8593966080



Dolphintards, discuss. :lol:
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby vulcan_alex » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:34 pm

Not likely especially not the Fins.

Reasons:

Commissioner does not want moves.

Fins own their stadium.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby WobbleGator » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:35 pm

Won't happen. Bucs or Jags, but never the Dolphins
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby FunnGun » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:39 pm

WobbleGator wrote:Won't happen. Bucs or Jags, but never the Dolphins

I wouldn't be so sure. They are treading water down there with little hope of it getting better. LA, is a gold mine. Ross, is a businessman, with an ego.

Maybe they should sign Tebow to save the franchise?
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby WobbleGator » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:44 pm

FunnGun wrote:
WobbleGator wrote:Won't happen. Bucs or Jags, but never the Dolphins

I wouldn't be so sure. They are treading water down there with little hope of it getting better. LA, is a gold mine. Ross, is a businessman, with an ego.

Maybe they should sign Tebow to save the franchise?

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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby rogdochar » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:55 pm

Ross can't be fishing for the Dolphins ... by law they have to use
dolphin excluder nets out there. Sheesh, dealing with the
ill-informed is such a burden.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby phideltgator » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:17 pm

It is all going to be one big circus.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby Swamp Queen » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:54 pm

rogdochar wrote:Ross can't be fishing for the Dolphins ... by law they have to use
dolphin excluder nets out there. Sheesh, dealing with the
ill-informed is such a burden.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby FunnGun » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:12 pm

WobbleGator wrote:
FunnGun wrote:
WobbleGator wrote:Won't happen. Bucs or Jags, but never the Dolphins

I wouldn't be so sure. They are treading water down there with little hope of it getting better. LA, is a gold mine. Ross, is a businessman, with an ego.

Maybe they should sign Tebow to save the franchise?

:fishing:

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Not really. That was low hanging fruit but I had to go there and get it out of the way. This has nothing to do with him. I'm above the tactics of the jock worshipers(I kid, I kid :lol: ).


But forreelz, it's just speculation but it makes sense. Owning your own stadium isn't ideal for 80% percent of the league. Attendance for Dolphin games is an embarrassment and they can't sell tickets for any of their events(which floats the stadium cost). The deal in LA, even without owning the stadium, is a better deal for Ross if he's looking. And I know he's thought it over on some level. It's business, he would be doing himself a disservice if he didn't at least listen and entertain the idea. I'm sure people think there's no way Miami goes without a franchise, but they said that about LA too. Just sayin'.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby FunnGun » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:14 pm

phideltgator wrote:It is all going to be one big circus.
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Looks like they are following the Miami Marlins business plan. Good for them. Wait a minute...
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby FunnGun » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:18 pm

vulcan_alex wrote:Not likely especially not the Fins.

Reasons:

Commissioner does not want moves.


Smart thing to say. And the exact same thing every commish has said up until the day a team moves.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby Dugaboy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:20 pm

Business plan? It must be a well-kept secret...like philidelpigator is showing in his post: put a roof over it, air condition the dam place and attendance will follow. Oh, I also forgot....start winning some football games.

Seems the Hurricanes and the Dolphins have the same problem for the same reason..
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby CapitalGator02 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:42 pm

vulcan_alex wrote:Not likely especially not the Fins.

Reasons:

Commissioner does not want moves.

Fins own their stadium.


Goodell only cares about what makes the NFL/owners money. If a move accomplishes this, it will happen...
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby Gator Fever » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:59 pm

It will be the Jags probably if a move is made.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby Ringer » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:59 pm

Last week the Fins announced a 70 million stadium renovation, I don't think they are going anywhere.

The Bucs are one of the 10 most profitable franchises, I don't think they will chase the money.

That leaves the Jags.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby StPeteGator » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:20 pm

Definitely not the Bucs. They're very profitable here, and good fan support, the recession notwithstanding.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby oxrageous » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:41 pm

Jags are history. What a shame. All they had to say was "Tebow" and they would have been permanently a Jacksonville team.

Too bad.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby Class of '78 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:41 pm

I have no idea how to interpret this, but this much I do know: Miami is a shyt sports town, and the Dolphins finishing last in NFL attendance this season is part of the proof.

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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby FunnGun » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:58 pm

Ringer wrote:Last week the Fins announced a 70 million stadium renovation, I don't think they are going anywhere.

They announced? :lol:

No, they're asking for 400 million from the South Florida tax payers in the form of a sales tax increase. Good luck with that. :lol:

Oh, and if you don't pass it, look for Ross to leverage the LA deal to force it on you or just pack up and leave with that excuse in hand.
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Re: NFL: Florida Team Moving To LA?

Postby FunnGun » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:02 pm

StPeteGator wrote:Definitely not the Bucs. They're very profitable here, and good fan support, the recession notwithstanding.

Although their attendance was also an embarrassment this year I don't think they would ever leave, nor would they want to. They enjoy a good situation there. Miami is a totally different dynamic.
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