Saturday, July 5, 2014

West Coast Representation Lacking for the Big Leagues

Three cities come to mind.
Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle.
Two are missing the NFL
One is missing MLB
One is missing NBA
And two are missing NHL.

Another trailblazing city comes to mind.  It's Las Vegas.  Let's break it into the big leagues.  Ease it in there as a camp city.  Try it out.  I know it's a resort place.  Kind of how I feel about baseball in Tampa.  That bay is like the Rays travel team home for Yankees refugees.

Wouldn't the whoas of Oakland be better settled if the Athletics and Raiders became a West Coast brand?
Get some football in L.A. for the love of God!  Let's have top hockey in America's great northwest.  Let's get Las Vegas in on the action, finally!  For basketball let's have the West Coast Flights of Seattle and Vegas.  Throw SLC in there and give the Jazz back to pelican-ridden New Orleans.  Let's start making sense again.

I'm starting to think, as dictator I'd call San Fran, "the Bay" for the Giants and Niners.  Put the Raiders and A's in a better place.
West Coast Raiders and A's with camp in Portland and Las Vegas are in there.  For the love of God, Rams in L.A. again.  West Coast teams appearance every few years in Honolulu.

The Texas Rangers is geographically smart coverage.  Ditto for the ol' California Angels co-locating ball in let's say Sacramento and Oakland.
Out west the Phoenix Coyotes became the Arizona Coyotes.  The football Phoenix Cardinals expanded out to the Arizona thing years back.  I wish hockey would've expanded further regionally so that the KiyeeOates could play in a few places each season like Vegas, Portland and Seattle.  Maybe the Western Travelers or Cowboys has a ring to it.  The Western Wolf Pack.  Wolf Pact.  A game or eight in Anchorage.  A Honolulu one every couple of years.

Since we're talking west, maybe we can designate the Broncos as Rocky Mountain and give New Mexico, Montana and some outlying places nearer Boise and Casper some love.  Old West Cardinals showing some love to Vegas and OKC?  Austin or San Antone?
In the past I have also expressed thoughts on places like the oil fields bordering the Dakotas, Witchita, Omaha and the like.

Teams in More Places for the East Regional
Shares in the east?  For hockey I have made mention of Nashville combining with Atlanta and becoming a team "Southern".  Cleveland and Milwaukee being a "Great Lakes" Armada of sorts.  I wouldn't mind a "Fleet" team taking camp for the NBA in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis/KC.  River Delta Fleet?  Eastern Fleet?  Battle Group?  Maybe the Pirates of Pittsburgh, Columbus and Indy riding along I-70.  Eastland Pirates.
What of the Pistons touring camps in Dayton/Cincinnati, maybe KY and TN, all the way down by Tampa.  The I-75 Pistons.

Moving the Jaguars to Toronto and sharing the Southern Saints with Alabama and Jacksonville.
For the NFL I had mentioned a Canadian team camped throughout CFL facilities, coined Norde Force ( a play on the French, Mounties and obvious positioning without blatently naming it the Canadian National Team.  Shared baseball for Southern Rays being in New Orleans, Nashville and Charlotte among places.

See more expansion and relocation talk for football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer on my blog (starting in Feb 2014, see table of contents/archive):  Major League/Pro Expansion <CLICK> 
And please feel free to contribute your two cents with mine.  

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