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NFL expansion in Chicago?
Much easier for the Bears to pay for half of a stadium than a full one:

https://www.nj.com/giants/2021/07/nfl-ru...appen.html

Adding a Chicago AFC team would also make the AFC TV contract more valuable. Not sure who the NFC would expand with, but this could be a way to get back into Saint Louis or San Diego, pending a new stadium.

AFC
N - CHI, IND, PIT, CLE, CIN
S - HOU, MIA, JAX, TEN
E - BAL, NYJ, BUF, NE
W - KC, DEN, LV, LAC

NFC
N - CHB, MN, GB, DET, STL
S - NO, ATL, TV, CAR
E - DAL, NYG, PHI, WAS
W - LAR, SF, AZ, SEA
07-09-2021 04:15 PM
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RE: NFL expansion in Chicago?
Yes, and be sure to put them in the AFC so that they only play the Bears every 4 or 5 years.
07-09-2021 05:41 PM
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RE: NFL expansion in Chicago?
Why not just relocate Jacksonville and rename to the Chicago Tigers (defunct NFL team). You could simply keep them in the AFC South and travel would probably be better than it is now. It would be more accurate to call it the AFC Central at that point with teams in Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, and Nashville.
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RE: NFL expansion in Chicago?
The two network TV contracts are just $100M/year apart. Since conference games aren't solely on a specific network, a second Chicago team isn't that necessary.
07-10-2021 01:50 PM
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RE: NFL expansion in Chicago?
(07-10-2021 11:08 AM)BePcr07 Wrote:  Why not just relocate Jacksonville and rename to the Chicago Tigers (defunct NFL team). You could simply keep them in the AFC South and travel would probably be better than it is now. It would be more accurate to call it the AFC Central at that point with teams in Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, and Nashville.
I guess that's always possible, but Jacksonville's ownership has connections across the pond. They'll be in London before they'll be in Arlington Heights.

Not sure if the NFL would approve Tigers with the Bengals also in use, but it would certainly be an interesting nod to history.

What relocation does not accomplish, though, is creating more inventory for TV. Only expanding the number of games or number of teams does that.
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RE: NFL expansion in Chicago?
(07-10-2021 08:55 PM)chargeradio Wrote:  
(07-10-2021 11:08 AM)BePcr07 Wrote:  Why not just relocate Jacksonville and rename to the Chicago Tigers (defunct NFL team). You could simply keep them in the AFC South and travel would probably be better than it is now. It would be more accurate to call it the AFC Central at that point with teams in Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, and Nashville.
I guess that's always possible, but Jacksonville's ownership has connections across the pond. They'll be in London before they'll be in Arlington Heights.

Not sure if the NFL would approve Tigers with the Bengals also in use, but it would certainly be an interesting nod to history.

What relocation does not accomplish, though, is creating more inventory for TV. Only expanding the number of games or number of teams does that.


He also has connections to Illinois...
07-10-2021 10:19 PM
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RE: NFL expansion in Chicago?
(07-10-2021 10:19 PM)dbackjon Wrote:  
(07-10-2021 08:55 PM)chargeradio Wrote:  
(07-10-2021 11:08 AM)BePcr07 Wrote:  Why not just relocate Jacksonville and rename to the Chicago Tigers (defunct NFL team). You could simply keep them in the AFC South and travel would probably be better than it is now. It would be more accurate to call it the AFC Central at that point with teams in Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, and Nashville.
I guess that's always possible, but Jacksonville's ownership has connections across the pond. They'll be in London before they'll be in Arlington Heights.

Not sure if the NFL would approve Tigers with the Bengals also in use, but it would certainly be an interesting nod to history.

What relocation does not accomplish, though, is creating more inventory for TV. Only expanding the number of games or number of teams does that.


He also has connections to Illinois...

Yep. He has connections to Chicago too.
07-12-2021 01:29 AM
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