But for this exercise of spreading pro football to more cities, I won't co-locate them with the mothership or same city.
Imagine some Minor League Football Affiliations and Brands. Part II, In or Outside the Big League City
See any NFL geographic relationships in here? Do you think affiliation is even important, farm system-wise or geographically? If the farm system were slot-based and a pool for the entire league you obviously wouldn't need 32 teams and the league formation wouldn't resemble a pro-am for the first handful of years.
Interesting thoughts and questions pop into mind. Would universities eventually get to the point where athletes with lower GPAs would be discouraged from attending college altogether? Would this negate a sense of input/output as it so happens to be with affirmative action?
Would the NFL benefit by a more militaristic training approach with concerns to distractions by having the minor league system overseas. Remember NFL Europe? Would practice squad members fine tune their skills at the likes of Panama or Brazil in the late Winter/early Spring?
Would there be de facto minor league relationship with the CFL once Canada lands the NFL?