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US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team

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Cities that should have a football team are the populous and thriving cities across the United States that are deserving of a home National Football League team. Many of these cities have nearby teams or hosted teams in the past but none currently have an NFL team to call their own.

Of the biggest cities in America, Los Angeles is the biggest without its own NFL team and easily one of the best sports cities in the US. Sure they have the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins in NCAA Football but as of the 2012 season, no NFL team occupies the City of Angels. The Bay Area has the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego has the Chargers but since the Rams left for St. Louis in 1995, Los Angeles has been without a pro team.

But it's not just Southern California that constantly makes the list of places that deserve an NFL team. Las Vegas, Nevada, is a popular pick for where fans would like to see a pro football franchise spring up, as are other Southwest cities like San Antonio, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Adding or moving NFL franchises is a highly debated topic on which not everyone will ever agree. Some want to see more action and closer but others argue that expansion means only more bad teams in the NFL. But what fun would sports be if fans didn't argue all the time?

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    the people's #1 &ranked high on reranks
    Los Angeles

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    96
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    ranked high on reranks
    Portland

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    74
  3. 3
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    Texas, Area code 210, Contiguous United States More
    73
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    ranked high on reranks
    Oklahoma City

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    72
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    Down 681

    ranked high on reranks
    Las Vegas

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    70
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    Area codes 801 and 385, United States of America, Utah More
    64
  7. 7
    Up 253
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    most listed
    Honolulu

    Hawaiian Islands More
    63
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    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    58
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    Canada, Ontario, Americas More
    57
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    Florida, Area code 407, Contiguous United States More
    55
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    Kentucky, Area code 502, United States, with Territories More
    52
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    Texas, Contiguous United States, Area code 512 More
    49
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    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    45
  14. 14
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    Nebraska, United States, with Territories, Area codes 402 and 531 More
    45
  15. 15
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    controversial
    Anchorage

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    37
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    controversial
    Boise

    Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with ... More
    34
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    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    33
    added by: EdwardLeonKillian
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    Area code 614, Ohio, United States, with Territories More
    33
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    Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with ... More
    32
    added by: JohnWarner
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    Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with ... More
    31
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    Area codes 862 and 973, Contiguous United States, United States of America ... More
    31
    added by: mosquito234
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    Texas, Contiguous United States, United States of America More
    29
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    Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with ... More
    29
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    controversial
    Des Moines

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    24
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    controversial
    San Jose

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    24
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    controversial
    Little Rock

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    24
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    new! Brooklyn

    New York More
    24
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    California, Northern California, Contiguous United States More
    24
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    controversial
    Fargo

    Midwestern United States, North Dakota, Contiguous United States More
    23
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    Washington, Western United States, Northwestern United States More
    21
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    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    21
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    Canada, North America, Americas More
    20
  33. 33
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    controversial
    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota, United States, with Territories, Sioux Falls, SD ... More
    19
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    Washington, Western United States, Area code 360 More
    19
    added by: blueline3
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    controversial
    Fort Worth

    Texas, Contiguous United States, United States of America More
    16
    added by: MichaelAngwin
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    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Grand Rapids

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    16
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