Monday, August 18, 2014

For States without Big League Ball the Next Landing will be Las Vegas or Louisville


MLS futbol and NFL football are weekly, so what's the wait? (....dilution of talent, TV market money divides)
NHL, while doable in Vegas, has too many others in line.
So, the NBA, whenever it expands, would be great in Louisville.

Las Vegas has proximity to southern California and Arizona team markets.
Louisville contends with Indiana and Cincinnati, pretty much within a hundred miles for the NFL/NBA and NFL/MLB respectively.

My guess would be for when the NBA is ready to expand:
And an expansion that would have Seattle in the west would need an east team.  Louisville!

Murmuring down the line, so if Vegas and Seattle enter the league, who else easterly?  Hartford, CT?  A joint Little Rock/Birmingham camp for a Southern team.  Southern Railroad?  Fantasy land?
But don't forget that when you split the map Kansas City, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are among major league towns like Tampa who could argue a bit for some big time basketball.  But how could one argue that the passion would exceed that of Louisville's.  Out of the above listed, I would say Cinci (touting Xavier, UC and the past).  But personally I wouldn't have the heart to argue against Louisville's big time.

Next Decade?: ......NBA Expansion   Columbus?

<D League expansion link>

Out of the Big Four sports, the gray do not have teams.  Out of these areas, I see Louisville or Las Vegas landing a team.
Louisville:  Down river from Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, and tributaried up to St. Louis and Minnesota..... and down to Memphis and New Orleans.
Viva the Vegases

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>  The first post lays out some of the concept.
And please feel free to contribute your two cents with mine.

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