Because more Americans wiil be drawn to watching an LA team on TV than they would a Toronto team.
Do you think that US sports fans would tune in to more Blue Jays games or Dodgers games?
Do you think the US sports fans would tune in to to more Raptors games or Lakers games?
Raptors and Blue Jays are barely on the US TV radar. No comparison. The lakers and Dodgers are huge! Always have been. Have the Jays or raptors ever been huge in the US? Back to back World Series couldn't do it.
... local franchises tend to add a couple of zeroes to the value of TV deals.The league doesn't care about local deals. It's all about the BIG deal and there's nothing bigger than the NFL and [b]nationa;[/b] TV coverage. LA would stand a much better chance of increasing national TV numbers than any Toronto team ever could. Why would any NFL owner care about Toronto's local deal. they just care about what a franchise could do for the league as a whole, and by extension, their own team
I hope the naysayers are correct - IMO 5-7 NFL-related stories a day littering the newspapers I read is 5-7 too many, but I can't see a league that is legendary in their ability to maximize revenue continuing to prop up franchises in tier three cities like Buffalo and Minnesota forever when one of the ten largest money trees in North America is just screaming to be picked clean.But that's the common misconception yet again. Toronto is NOT a money tree for the NFL. Toronto won't do much for the rest of the league. Certainly not as much as LA.
The thing with McCown's arguments is that they're frequently intelligent, usually logical but often wrong all the same.So far he's been right on this count for a few decades now. Talk of a Toronto NFL team is hardly new.