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Why doesn't Alaska have an NFL or NHL team? That's racist.
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Discuss
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No one lives there.
Half of the population would die trying to storm the eternal blizzard just to get to the stadium.
The rest would die at the stadium from frostbite.
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Alaska should be gave back to Russia
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>>65419627
Yet Green Bay has a football team
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>>65419627
Anchorage looks comfy on Google Maps
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think of the sales you could make on alcohol alone
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>>65418926
they deserve a Hockey team, one of the California/Florida teams should be there.

I've gone to several Anchorage Alaska @ Colorado College NCAA games and they seem to have a decent following for being Alaska. They couldn't be any worse fans than Cali/Florida/Arizona desu

>>65419777
why, so they can waste its potential like every other piece of land they own? China will turn Siberia into huge profits as soon as they annex it.
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Alaskan here, people are just content with bandwagoning the fuck out of other places and teams.
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>>65418926
This, not even a soccer team.
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>>65419862
Less than 750,000 people live in the whole state of Alaska, and over 5.5 million people live in Wisconsin.
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>>65420107
Have a comfy new arena for the college teams in Anchorage but no one goes to the games. Sports fans are just too apathetic.
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>>65420242
>>65419862

I don't get this "muh population" thing, there are VILLAGES in england that played top flight divegrass
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>>65420555
Alaska's too remote, you have to fly out to get anywhere else to play. Costs way too much for travel. Same reason Hawaii doesn't really have any teams.
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>>65420555
>>65420597
But if they were gifted an nfl team it would work with the whole redistribution of revenue they have going
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>>65420384
what are the yellow lines for?
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>>65420555
Except you're forgetting how much bigger the US is vs the UK, and how long those countries within the UK have been around. If you compare just England to Alaska, then you realize that you can fit 13 Englands into Alaska and still have room left over. That plus there are over 50 million people just in England vs 700k in Alaska.
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>>65420597
How far away could a place be that pro clubs couldn't afford chartering? There are teams in Siberia that play with teams in Moscow, and if that Siberian team gets a European spot, they have to travel there too.

The "too far" thing seems bullshit, considering Russia don't seem to be having problems
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Alaska is very much still a frontier, USA is saving it for when shit goes south
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Their biggest city has 300,000 people. That is minor league size and they play in an AA league with Boise and Loveland Colorado. Even Bakersfield and Stockton and Ontario were too relevant for the ECHL.
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>>65421147
Maybe not too far for an NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB team, but smaller sports and small college sports don't have the budget for that, and there's a long list of cities that will get a major league team before Anchorage does.
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DAILY REMINDER THAT ALASKA IS FUCKIN HUEG
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>>65421204
shiiieeeeett
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>>65421204
Fuck man, that is huge

>>65421188
Calling bullshit on that too, this is the Russian SECOND DIVISION League, a league that has less attendance than most minor league baseball teams, and yet they can manage system where you literally travel from a place that borders Poland to a place that borders North Korea.

Can a someone explain me how is this possible? Is the Russian FA heavily subsidizing flights?
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Literally no one cares
The only people who live there are
>oil workers
>miners
>inuits
>ex cons
>hermits
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>>65421493
remember russia also had an entire hockey team die in a plane crash a few years ago
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>>65421667
And Poland had an entire government die in a plane crash a few years ago, yet we still fly
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>>65420555
Alaska is 7.05 times the size of Great Britain.
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>>65421493
Russia has the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
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>>65421147
>>65421493
Maybe if the US/Alaska only had one sport like most of Russia, there's be enough demand for more teams there, but it's all split up evenly between everything, it's not like everyone is a huge hockey fan. Basketball's actually bigger the more rural you go, everyone plays/watches because there's not much else to do.
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>>65419872

Alaska is very comfy. Comfy people too.
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>>65421493
>Is the Russian FA heavily subsidizing flights?

probably

here in Portugal we a lot of teams from Madeira, which is closer to Morocco than it is to Portugal competing in the continental divisions and they're heavily subsidized by the regional government

I imagine the flights alone (~30 tickets every other week) would be enough to bankrupt these teams, especially the ones in the lower leagues
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>>65421565
>ex cons
aslaska as a big population of straight up fugitives because it is too expensive to extradict johnny the public masturbatory back to Georgia
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>>65421746
Yes and the only part of it that isn't an ice desert covers an area about the size of Yorkshire. What the hell has land mass got to do with anything?
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>>65420803
Stadium is probably used for futsal, we have similar lines in my local stadium and that's what it's used for
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>>65421565
You forgot crazy people.
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>>65421804
Dream to move there, to be honest
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>>65422617
Juneau is one of the larger cities and even being in the panhandle, it's 1700 miles away from the closest major city, Seattle.
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>>65422958
It's expensive as fuck, especially the further you get from Anchorage

I got into Alaska-Fairbanks but I didn't want to spend $800 a month to live with a roommate. Or $400 to live by myself in a house without running water
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>>65421804
If you enjoy the company of drunk rapists
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>>65422992
It also has a population of 32,000. It's the second largest city in the state
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Lived in Alaska for 3 years. The reason they don't have a team is because of massive autism. Vid related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5YjPteCPLo

>>65423036
Fairbanks is bigger than Juneau retard
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>>65423036
>>65423236
this, juneau has no suburbs, they built it on the side of a mountain
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>>65422998
But, the jobs pay good as well, right?
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>>65422998
Fairbanks sucks anyway senpai I went on a training detachment there it was shit
The denali though is based though but 3 hours south
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>>65423377
And there are no roads into or out of it
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>>65423439
Everything pays a little better but the oil is starting to dry up, and most of the residents go batshit insane whenever the government tries spending any of *their* money, so there's nothing else up there worth a damn.
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>>65423448
Yeah, plus it gets to - 40 in the winter. It's like living on Venus

Instead I go to school in a place where it gets to 115 in the summer
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>>65423587
I was there in late August and it was 30 pretty much the whole 2 weeks. And Asu? That's were I go ironically enough
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>>65421804
This is now the little comfy thread during Super Bowl
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>>65423587
Fairbanks gets up in the 90s during summer also.
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>>65420597
it's the pros teams fly everywhere
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The age difference that separates Cam Newton and Peyton Manning is 13 years and 48 days. It is the biggest age difference between starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history.
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The panhandle and Anchorage are habitable thanks to the pacific keeping shit warm in the winter. Everything else is a godawful nightmare. I don't understand how Fairbanks can be populated by humans.
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>>65420555
It's the remoteness and the population. People in London will drive three hours to Manchester to see United play. There's nobody in Alaska, and there's nobody in any neighboring areas to come see any teams play either.

I live near Detroit, which has seen it's population decline from 2 million to 800,000 in 50 years. It's still more populated than all of Alaska, and it's sports teams still get most of their attendees from people living in the suburbs.
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With an unprecedented audience that only seems to keep growing–last year’s Super Bowl average of 114.4 million viewers was the most watched broadcast in US history, breaking the record set at…the previous Super Bowl–broadcasters are able to keep hiking up the price for air space.

According to CBS president Leslie Moonves, via Forbes, a 30-second spot during this year’s Super Bowl will cost marketers a whopping $5 million. That’s up from $4.5 million a year ago, and it’s a 66.6 percent increase from what the price was just five years ago.
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The Broncos are 0-4 all-time wearing their orange jerseys in the Super Bowl. They'll wear their white threads against the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. The Panthers will wear their black uniforms. They wore white when they lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

In fact, 10 of the last 11 Super Bowl winners were wearing white uniforms.
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>>65423236
thats awesome
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>>65423236
>tfw your hometown will never be destroyed by an astral icebear with a hockey stick that farts flames out of its ass
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I'm always confused when people on 4chan get enthusiastic about moving to the middle of nowhere but then I remember that everyone here is just at their computer all day
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>>65423236
Holy fuck, the 2009/2010 version is even more fucked up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8THGqrjUDGI
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>>65422908
You mean crazy hot
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>>65418926
>yfw alaska is a waste of a state
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>>65428887
>Broncos in the white
>Panthers in the dark
>It's the last time they spoke as friends

Bravo Goodell.
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The game between the New York Jets and the Baltimore Colts in 1969 was the first time the league used Roman numerals and the official “Super Bowl” name. The Jets went on to beat the Colts 16-7 and Joe Namath continued on a path that would eventually lead him to the Hall of Fame.
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>>65418926
>not enough people
>cost of raw materials means it would be 2-3 times as expensive to build a stadium/arena
>terrible weather in the winter would affect attendance
>the distance/time to travel there for visiting teams

Pick one or all
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>>65427809
they aren't human
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Isn't everyone in Alaska either a rapist or a serial killer
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The team to score first has won 25 of 36 Super Bowls The team leading at the end of the third quarter has won 31 of 36 Super Bowls.
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>>65418926

same reason montana or wyoming doesn't have any.
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>>65430518
That's wisconsin
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So it begins. The greatest battle of our tiem.
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