Canada's Team?

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    Canada's Team?

     

     

    Patriots top sales chart

    Patriots top sales chart

     

    So far this season

    the New England

    Patriots have sold

    more merchandise in

    Canada than any

    other NFL team.

    The Steelers, Packers, Raiders and Bills

    round out the top-five in Canada.

    Earlier this season the East coast New

    England Patriots dominated Sun Media'™s ˜Favourite

    NFL Team™ polls in Toronto and

    Ottawa (12.41% of respondents to the Ottawa Sun

    poll chose the Patriots as their

    favourite team“ more than any other team;

    in Toronto the Patriots were chosen by

    9.76% of respondents, trailing only the

    Pittsburgh Steelers).

     

    In the United States, the Super Bowl

    champion New York Giants lead the way in

    overall team merchandise sales (followed by

    the Steelers, Cowboys, Broncos and 49ers).

     

     
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    Re: Canada's Team?

    "in Toronto the Patriots were chosen by

     

    9.76% of respondents, trailing only the

    Pittsburgh Steelers"

    Sounds like the Buffalo/Toronto experiment isn't working very well.

     
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    Re: Canada's Team?

    They would like the vikes or gb more IMO .    Maybe Seattle after this year.  

     
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    In response to nyjoseph's comment:
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    "in Toronto the Patriots were chosen by

     

    9.76% of respondents, trailing only the

    Pittsburgh Steelers"

    Sounds like the Buffalo/Toronto experiment isn't working very well.

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    Reports say the agreement to play one regular season game a year in Toronto (plus a preseason game every other year) is going to be renewed, even with the Bills' renovating their stadium in Buffalo.  My sense, though, is most Torontonians have favorite NFL teams that aren't the Bills.  In my office in downtown Toronto, it's mostly Bears and Pats fans.   No one is a Bills fan as far as I can tell.  If they are, they aren't admitting it . . . 

     

     
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    Re: Canada's Team?

    At last year's AFC Championship game I ran into three young guys from Toronto who got up at 3:00 AM to drive alll the way to the game. That's dedication.

    Also, from talking to other Canadians the Patriots (and Red Sox) are popular in the the maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  

     
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    In response to lioneljoe's comment:
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    At last year's AFC Championship game I ran into three young guys from Toronto who got up at 3:00 AM to drive alll the way to the game. That's dedication.

    Also, from talking to other Canadians the Patriots (and Red Sox) are popular in the the maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  

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    I still have my season tickets from when I lived in Massachusetts.  I mostly fly down rather than drive down for the games (if you shop for sales you can get round-trip plane tickets for not much more than your gas would cost if you drove), but I'm always surprised by how many Pats fans are on my flights before and after the games. I've had a lot of people asking me for tickets too . . . there's a lot of interest in the Pats up here.  Red Sox and Bruins are surprisingly popular too, though of course nothing like the Jays and Leafs.  

     

     
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    Re: Canada's Team?

    Canadiens have no ax to grind as they have no team in the NFL, obviously.  In the states, it is all about winners, and the Pats win so much, many fans in the states love to see a consistant winner lose once in a while. Look at the continued hate towards ND this year even though this is the first time in years they have been significant in the BCS.  It will be a cold day in hell before the Pats even approach the top of favorite teams in the NFL.

     
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    makes me want to sing the canadian national anthem

     
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    Re: Canada's Team?

    I still maintain the NFL will put 2 teams in Canada by 2020.  I certainly would if I were Commish.  Going to Europe before Canada/Mexico is insane.

    I'd put a team in Toronto and Vancouver, relocating the Bills to Toronto due to geographic rights.  The Vancouver franchise would belong to the NFC for balance.

    The new Bills lease has a poison pill ($400M) for breaking the lease early, but conveniently allows an exit after year 7 (2020) for the relatively small sum of $28M.  NY owns the stadium in Buffalo, unlike Kraft with the Pats. 

    These 2 franchises would also effectively end the CFL (sorry prolate) and thereby increase interest in the NFL north of the US.

     
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    Over here in Saskatchewan I think a lot of the older generation are Vikings fans because it is driving distance from most places in Saskatchewan. Other then that there is a mixed bag of favorite teams from everyone I know. A lot of Manning fans. I get my share of flack out here for being a Pats fan just from them being competitive year after year. I feel like out here a lot of people stick to their guns with the CFL and have to costantly just watch one type of football rather than enjoying both the NFL and the CFL.

     
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    In response to agcsbill's comment:
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    Canadiens have no ax to grind as they have no team in the NFL, obviously.  In the states, it is all about winners, and the Pats win so much, many fans in the states love to see a consistant winner lose once in a while. Look at the continued hate towards ND this year even though this is the first time in years they have been significant in the BCS.  It will be a cold day in hell before the Pats even approach the top of favorite teams in the NFL.

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    The Pats have been a top seller in other years. It's cyclical.  

     
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    I don't think the CFL is going away . . . it's always going to be big in smaller Canadian cities that couldn't support an NFL team and also has a pretty loyal fan base in certain larger cities.  Plus it's actually expanding (new team on Ottawa is coming soon).  

    Personally, I'd like to see the Argos have both an NFL and a CFL team here in Toronto.  If I owned the Argos, I'd be trying to pull that off.  

     

     
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    In response to nyjoseph's comment:
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    I still maintain the NFL will put 2 teams in Canada by 2020.  I certainly would if I were Commish.  Going to Europe before Canada/Mexico is insane.

    I'd put a team in Toronto and Vancouver, relocating the Bills to Toronto due to geographic rights.  The Vancouver franchise would belong to the NFC for balance.

    The new Bills lease has a poison pill ($400M) for breaking the lease early, but conveniently allows an exit after year 7 (2020) for the relatively small sum of $28M.  NY owns the stadium in Buffalo, unlike Kraft with the Pats. 

    These 2 franchises would also effectively end the CFL (sorry prolate) and thereby increase interest in the NFL north of the US.

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    I agree with a team In Toronto, but not at the expesne of the Buffalo fans.

    I don't htink Vancouver would support an NFL team. They had an NBA team and they headed south.

    I see a day when the NFL has 40 teams. I hope not one of them is that third world ocuntry - Mexico

     

     
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    In response to kansaspatriot's comment:
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    In response to nyjoseph's comment:
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    I still maintain the NFL will put 2 teams in Canada by 2020.  I certainly would if I were Commish.  Going to Europe before Canada/Mexico is insane.

    I'd put a team in Toronto and Vancouver, relocating the Bills to Toronto due to geographic rights.  The Vancouver franchise would belong to the NFC for balance.

    The new Bills lease has a poison pill ($400M) for breaking the lease early, but conveniently allows an exit after year 7 (2020) for the relatively small sum of $28M.  NY owns the stadium in Buffalo, unlike Kraft with the Pats. 

    These 2 franchises would also effectively end the CFL (sorry prolate) and thereby increase interest in the NFL north of the US.

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    I agree with a team In Toronto, but not at the expesne of the Buffalo fans.

    I don't htink Vancouver would support an NFL team. They had an NBA team and they headed south.

    I see a day when the NFL has 40 teams. I hope not one of them is that third world ocuntry - Mexico

     

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    Buffalo "owns" the geographic rights to Toronto so you can't have teams in both cities.  I don't think the Vancouver basketball situation is relevant.   Basketball is not as big in Canada.  British Columbia already has a CFL team.

     
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