There are several key reasons why Honolulu does not have an NFL franchise or any major sports franchise for that matter.
The hardest obstacle to overcome has been the sheer travel distance for visiting teams and logistical problems that go along with it.
Hawaii is the most isolated land mass on the planet. Moving teams and their equipment, not to mention any media coverage (Television, Radio, etc) is no small task, nor is it cheap.
The island of Oahu, and more specifically Honolulu, where any proposed franchise would no doubt be based, does have the earmarks of a "big league" city. What it lacks is the surrounding suburban population that other major cities draw from for their home games and fan base.
It would probably take a major paradigm shift in the NFL for Hawaii to be awarded a franchise. Perhaps when American football raises a much larger following globally, a Hawaii based franchise would become appealing to the league and any potential investor.
However, it would be far more likely that places like Canada, Japan and Europe would claim a franchise first.
Even with all these factors in mind, Hawaii's football fans would surely embrace professional football in the islands as is evident every February when the NFL's Probowl is played in Honolulu before sold out crowds.
Hawaii dosn't have an actual team. Hawaii is where the NFL has the pro-bowl
No, they are not. But they are the oldest franchise in the NFL's American Football Conference.
The Miami Dolphins play football. The Miami Dolphins are one of the older franchises in the National Football League (NFL). The Dolphins are the only franchise in NFL history to ever have a perfect season. There quarterback that year...Dan Marino.
The franchise began as a group of friends who played football together on Chicago's South Side in 1898. Twenty-two years later, it became a charter member of the American Professional Football Association, later known as the NFL, after the group came up with the $100 franchise fee.
There are no Hawaii NFL teams.
Lamar Hunt applied for an NFL expansion franchise but was refused. Because of this, Hunt spearheaded the formation of the American Football League.
27 players have come from Syracuse to the NFL, not including Tom Coughlin, coach for the New York Giants, and Al Davis(who owns an nfl franchise).
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A franchise record is a record that is just on a team not in the NFL
The NFL awarded an expansion franchise to Clint Murchison and Bedford Wynne in 1960, largely in response to the formation by Lamar Hunt of the Dallas Texans of the American Football League.
The Giants were founded in 1925 by Tim Mara and joined the NFL the same year after Mara paid a $500 franchise fee to enter the NFL.