I'm sure they will sellout the PSLs in LA. In a market that size, and with so much wealth in the market, they should. Nonetheless, there will be some sticker shock when the PSL prices are set, and the average fan figures to get frozen out.
Doesn't look like the Vikings are counting on him in any way, shape or form to be ready by the start of 2017, to the point that they signed ex-Ram Case Keenum as the backup to Sam Bradford.
Unfair to some. But I don't think Commissioner Jones _ or Stan Kroenke _ is complaining.
I'm sure they'll come to that conclusion, probably sooner rather than later. Then again, even Georgia Frontiere who I knew and liked, stumbled into the Greatest Show on Turf. And look at what the Bidwills have done with the ARizonna Cardinals.
Actually, it's still a viable option for NFL football. That was never really the issue in St, Louis. It as the first-tier clause in the league and an owner's desire to enrich his wallet and his ego with a move to LA.
The question there is, was, and will continue to be: Who builds a stadium there with no public money?
It's all about his health. He has missed a lot of games over the past couple of seasons. And I'm not entirely certain that he will be effective when it comes to dropping in coverage.
Yes, I think you are. The federal government has a lot on its plate these days other than relocations in football. Would you say?
That's interesting. It's all about the TV dollars for the NFL. As I've said many times, if the ratings fall that's a big issue for the NFL.
Not sure on that one. I'll try to check.
There's no way they will. But will they rise enough in LA (and Las Vegas) to offset the decline in those other markets? We'll see. And unless the Rams and Chargers suddenly start inning a lot of games, you'd have to say that's doubtful in LA. The ratings in 2016 with the Rams in town were lower in LA than they were the previous year without them.
I've made a call on your behalf earlier in the chat. But have yet to get a reply to your question. I'll pass something along before the end of the chat if I hear something.
Even with all the public money involved, I don't know if it ever makes sense moving from the sixth-largest market to the 40th-largest. Although it did work in St. Louis, moving from No. 2 to No. 21. If Las Vegas continues to grow at a fast rate, market size might not be a factor down the road. I also think the NFL is sweeping the whole gambling thing under the rug. Sure there are casinos all over the U.S. where you can play blackjack and roulette and the slots, etc. I get that. But you just can't walk into any casino and place a legal sports bet on a game happening in your town. A part of me wonders if it's only a matter of time before there's some form of betting scandal in Las Vegas.
Curious to see if the NFL tries to get a team in London in the next five years or so. Some current market _ Jacksonville? _ will pay the price.
It sure did over the second half of last season. It's amazing how the Cardinals and the Blues thrive in the same time that Kroenke portrays as a dying market.
Well, it happens all the time _ PSL dollars that is. There are still more than enough people that crave the product. For now.
I'm leaning towards next Linehan. But we'll see.