I'd also add, the same state doesn't mean anything in regards to regional pride. Some cities have such a rivalry that they would never pull for the other city's team.
Plus there's the whole being able to attend a game thing. You're more connected to a team you invest money in and can attend games regularly. Sacramento citizens aren't traveling many hours to watch a game in LA. It's like driving down to Orlando just to watch a game. There's just less of a connection if its not your community, doesn't matter if its the same state.
Hell, even the same city. If New York lost the Mets, I guarantee those fans aren't gonna pull for the Yankees. Same with cubs and white sox fans. Even within 8 miles, if Carolina ever disappeared from earth (stop dreaming abc'ers), you would never find a true UNC fan then pulling for dook, just because they are right there.
Last edited by Bogg; 01-10-2013 at 05:27 PM.
What people are saying about the state is true though: it's massive and very culturally diverse. I'm sure there will be plenty of people that begin to follow Phoenix, Portland, Utah, and stick with Seattle. Maybe we'll score a fan or two looking to get on the way up.
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Love how this topic, of all topics, became controversial.
Last edited by StakJak; 01-11-2013 at 01:58 AM.
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Okay I live in Durham and it takes me 90 mins to get to charlotte. The warriors are also 90 mins away from sac town. So what's the difference?
You want those people to have to drive 6 hours round trip to catch a game? It's the same state though, right?
In just about that same time you could drive from Charlotte to Charleston.... and back. It's the same state though, right?