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Thread: PFT: Bills fans should be nervous about losing their team to L.A.

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    PFT: Bills fans should be nervous about losing their team to L.A.

    Some viewed the recent decision of AEG’s Tim Leiweke to list five teams other than the Buffalo Bills as candidates for a purchase-and-pack-it-up transaction as a reason to believe that the Bills won’t be targeted for relocation to Los Angeles. Count Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News as among those who view the development as a good sign.

    There’s a good chance, however, that the glass is in reality much more than half empty. With Albert Breer of NFL Network pointing out that, in reality, AEG has been communicating regularly with more than five teams, the Bills become the odds-on favorite for the role of Team No. 6.

    And No. 6 could be No. 1. Leiweke isn’t stupid enough to publicly out the teams that he believes are the best candidates to be available to be bought and then moved. Instead, it’s more likely that Leiweke’s list consists of teams that he knows AEG won’t be buying and moving; thus, he had no qualms about putting those five franchises in a delicate position in their current homes.
    The Bills, on the other hand, eventually will meet both of the primary criteria for landing in L.A..

    “When [92-year-old owner Ralph] Wilson is gone, all bets are off,” Sullivan writes. “If he dies, the Bills would be at or near the top of any list for possible relocation. Wilson has no known succession plan. He plans to have the team auctioned to the highest bidder. It’s hard to imagine the top bid coming from someone who intends to keep the Bills in this market.”
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...r-team-to-l-a/

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    I hope the Bills don't move.
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    I think this will happen..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyjunc View Post
    I hope the Bills don't move.
    For as much as you hate them, you want to keep your rivals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emeraldfin View Post
    For as much as you hate them, you want to keep your rivals.
    Agreed plus it makes it easy for me to go to a game.
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    If the Bills would move to Los Angeles I wonder if the NFL would realign the divisions again. The Bills would be better in the AFC West, the Dolphins really should be in the AFC South, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    If the Bills would move to Los Angeles I wonder if the NFL would realign the divisions again. The Bills would be better in the AFC West, the Dolphins really should be in the AFC South, etc.
    I think they would have to if the Bills went to LA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyjunc View Post
    I think they would have to if the Bills went to LA.
    I could see it happening...But who do they move?

    The Chiefs? San Diego or Denver?

    You know Oakland stays...and you dont wanna break up the rivalry between the other 3....Would be very hard to do..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunaphish429 View Post
    I could see it happening...But who do they move?

    The Chiefs? San Diego or Denver?

    You know Oakland stays...and you dont wanna break up the rivalry between the other 3....Would be very hard to do..
    They could move them to the NFC West, maybe move the Rams to the AFC South and the Colts back to the East? I don't know but there's no way they could keep an LA team in the Eastern division. They'd find some way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    If the Bills would move to Los Angeles I wonder if the NFL would realign the divisions again. The Bills would be better in the AFC West, the Dolphins really should be in the AFC South, etc.
    The entire reason the Dolphins were kept in the East was to keep the rivalry with the Jets and Bills. With the Bills completely gone, there wouldn't really be a reason to keep us in the East. I'd put Pittsburgh in the East, the Colts in the North, and us in the South. That would make a lot more sense geographically.

    All that aside, I doubt they'd realign over a single team moving. A few more moves, or maybe an expansion team coming in, might be enough of a catalyst for a realignment though...

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