|Megalopolises. Thanks Wikipedia.|
- Baltimore-Washington, Maryland/District of Columbia
- Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina, more often called "The Triangle"
- Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
- Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, more often called the "Twin Cities"
- San Bernardino-Riverside, California, more often called the Inland Empire or the Twin Cities of the West
- San Jose-Oakland-San Francisco, California, more often called the "Bay Area"
- Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida, referred to together as Tampa Bay
- Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, also known as Florida's "Gold Coast"
- Winston-Salem–Greensboro–High Point, North Carolina, more often called the "Piedmont Triad"
- Huntsville–Athens–Decatur–Florence, Alabama, more often called the "Tennessee Valley" area or "The Shoals", referring to nearby Muscle Shoals, Alabama
- Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC more often called "Hampton Roads" and also known as the Tidewater Region
- Daytonnati, a convergence of the urban areas of both Dayton and greater Cincinnati
- Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, a metroplex that was established in 1972, The estimated 2011 U.S Census population is 6,526,548, A conventional hub usually called as "North Texas"
|A team in the likes of Boise at the same time as SLC? OKC and Omaha?|
Boise - Salt Lake City area combo is over 3 million people. What could be their Western moniker justification in name be?
Okalahoma City - Omaha (Lincoln) is well over 2, approaching 3 million people.
Nashville - Charlotte is approaching 4.5 million people. The Southland brand would include a ton more.
And, looking at it, the sports with the most amount of games (aka, not weekly like the footballs) seem most agreeable for a share. That being MLB, NHL and NBA.
The West Coasters? Would that make a team name for something NBA or NHL for SLC, Boise and Vegas?
Southland? Midland? Is that what we could name some of these teams.
The West Coast Athletics (Oakland (or Sacramento) with Portland and Las Vegas
The Tampa Bay-Monterrey Rays: Yep, Mexico
|Caring is sharing. Tag team in your mind.|
Florida Marlins again (Rays leave, Marlins play there sometime.
Maybe getting rid of the Rays and resurrecting the Expos, this time as the East Coast Expos also playing in Charlotte.
It's Without Expanding
West Coast Clippers (maybe San Diego and Seattle). Think Hawaii and Alaska exhibition.
West Coast Raiders in Las Vegas. (And Los Angeles again for that and/or the Rams) West Coast Rams in Portland, too? Screw Saint Lou.
|Emily. Blurred Lines|
Kentucky Downs sounds lofty.
West Coast Coyote brand change that includes Portland and Seattle. Maybe Vegas.
Love the Lightning. Crash the Panthers. Bring them up north for the Great Lakes brand I talk about, anchoring the fleet in Milwaukee and Cleveland.
Wouldn't it be neat for the Predators to co-locate in Atlanta and become the Southlakes Fishermen?
For MLS, there are plenty of places with the league growth. New ground from West to East like Las Vegas, Austin and Louisville would be great for their expansion. I wish LAFC (old Chivas) became a West Coast brand and something to the effect of name-change like D.C. Baltimore United.
I would like an east coast expansion to include the East Coast Whalers of Hartford and Hampton Roads. A Midlakes team looking at the likes of the Dakotas, Omaha/Lincoln and Austin is a nifty thought.
All of this has been mentioned previously in my blog posts.
So here is a small recap of some of the new geography powerbrand names: Southlakes, Midlakes, Great Lakes, West Coast, Southland, East Coast and Midland. Do you like any of these?