If the Cowboys were to Move...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Q_the_man, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Q_the_man

    Q_the_man Well-Known Member

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    to another city like LA, Chi Town, anywhere but Texas who would still be a fan of this team.

    if u say no would u get a new favorite team...

    Me, I would probably cry, then wait years til the Cowboys are back in Dallas via expansion
  2. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    Interesting question but a very unlikely scenario. Would the Yankees, Celtics or Lakers ever move? Why move the flagship franchise of the league?

    If they did, I would be very upset but would probably still remain a fan of the team.
  3. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    well... er, uh... i think the lakers did move - from minneapolis.
  4. parchy

    parchy Active Member

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    Even still, I don't think the focus of his question was whether or not this was a viable scenario... just kind of a 'what if' situation.
  5. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    Got me on that one but that was a long time ago and before the Lakers became national icons and worth hundreds of millions of dollars. They wouldn't move now.
  6. Qwickdraw

    Qwickdraw Benched

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    They should move to VA.
    The Hampton Roads Cowboys...
    I like the sound of that...
  7. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    My friend, Im from Cali, i lived in Dallas til i was 5. its been my team. I could care less if they were from Duluth, Mn. or NY, Ny. its my cowboys. So waht kind of question is taht
  8. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    That would be a tough one for me. All of my favorite teams are Texas teams and when the Oilers moved to TN I quit following them at all; they had been my second favorite team and my favorite AFC team until then. Of course I never cared nearly as much about them as I do the Cowboys so I can't answer this really. It would be very traumatic for me to say the least.

    But I suspect that I would become a Texans fan or just quit watching football. That probably sounds extreme to many of you, especially those of you who are not Texans anyway and do not live in the State. But I am a Texan through and through and I just don't think I could root for an out of state team.
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    It would depend on the circumstances of the move. If Jerry did it like the Colts did, in the middle of the night, or the way Modell moved the original Browns I don't know if I could.
  10. Tobal

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    They are getting a new stadium, that thng better last 20- 30 yrs, so that would be 2035 or so I'd be 65. If the stadium is shot when I'm 65 and no one in North Texas will build a team I might follow them. If they move while that stadium is still very function forget it.
  11. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    Thank goodness this scenario will never happen. God Bless Texas.
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Yes but I don't think they are going anywhere.
  13. kingwhicker

    kingwhicker BCRSA

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    No way in He!!
  14. Big Country

    Big Country Rolling Thunder

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    I am a Texan first and foremost... I root for Texas teams too for the most part... save a Chicago Bulls team with MJ. I'm proud to root for a local team and to be part of a team who has so many fans far and wide... that makes it all more worthwhile. I think the Cowboys are who they are because of such a huge local base ALONG with such devoted fans countrywide, even worldwide... This means all of ya'll here.

    But I'm not going to ever think of a scenario where the Cowboys move... They wouldn't even be the Cowboys to me anymore if they moved... Maybe they might if they played in Wyoming, but when would that ever happen? The Cowboys in LA... blasphemy!!! It's pronounced (ro-dee-o) not (ro-day-o). The Cowboys will never move, EVER. Trust me!
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    :laugh1: :laugh2: :laugh1:
  16. johnnybluestar

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    If the Cowboys were to move I would probably lose faith in the NFL. I would be disgruntled to say the least. I can't say what I would do. I may keep following them, but I could just say what is the point and find a new hobby to consume me. If a successful team like the Cowboys were to move it would be obvious that Jerry Jones and the NFL were not interested or appreciative of fan loyalty and team love. It would be really hard for me to watch the Los Angeles Cowboys and actually care after that revalation.
    At the very least, I would hate Jerry Jones.
  17. JDSmith

    JDSmith Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't matter to me and probably 80% of the Cowboys fans - because we don't live anywhere near Texas. I live in NJ, if the team moved to Cali it would only be marginally further from me and no more or less accessible.
  18. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    That's an easy question and the answer is yes. I fell in love with the franchise, not its location. Thankfully, for Cowboy fans, this is a question which was made irrelevant as soon as the good citizens of Arlington (God bless you people :) ) agreed with Jerry Jones' desire to build a new stadium within the Dallas area.

    What many fans, media, etc. refuse to accept is that the NFL is a business--pure and simple. Without a new stadium, Jones cannot capitalize (pun intended) on increased revenues such as more luxury suites or grander sporting events such as hosting the Super Bowl, etc. What good is it to own one of the most marketable names in all of sports and not profit from it to the nith degree?

    With a new stadium (and complex) in the works, Jones can see the $$$ on the horizon. No matter what we, the fans, believed, he didn't see those profits before Arlington. Before Arlington, it was a remote possibility of him moving the team. After Arlington, he (and we) knows that the team ain't going nowhere.
  19. Trophy#6

    Trophy#6 New Member

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    I'm a fan of the Star, period. Anyone with another answer should be ashamed of themselves, period.
  20. underdark

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    You have to wonder how the NFL would replace Los Vaqueros in their efforts to market football to Mexico. The Cowboys are "North Americas Team" even if they aren't Americas Team any longer.

    I'd love to have them within a day's driving distance. Maybe we could move them to some town where they'd be appreciated by fans who'd come out and actually make some noise at games.

    Wile you are at, we'd like to have Lance Armstrong and Willie Nelson too. You can have GW back.

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