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@Neil_Paine — 13,231 followers, 8,228 tweets

@bpurd06 ironically, Denver's path to that Super Bowl was easier than Seattle's
@ForecasterEnten So it was a quiz on Michael Lewis's "Losers"?
@ronaldjhansen @Browns @NFL It's a good question. I started looking at things in 1961, when MLB expanded for the first time in decades. That, to me, kicks off the 'expansion era' of U.S. pro sports. But the Q of how to handle mergers for existing teams is tough -- fwiw, I didn't include WHA/ABA teams either
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