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Old 08-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #21
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Default Re: Expansion teams in Pittsburgh

IMO Pittsburgh won't acquire another professional sports franchise, such as an NBA or professional soccer team.

I would consider the Pitt Panthers to be the "basketball team" in Pittsburgh. The program wins on a consistent basis (minus the down year last year), recruits well, and draws a lot of fans.

I think one reason why arena football came to Pittsburgh is the success of the Steelers. Pittsburghers love their Steelers, and because we have been successful over the past 40 years, I think there is a high level of enthusiasm for football in the city. So it made sense an arena football franchise came to town.
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