For 12 long years, the city tried to get the NFL to bring an expansion team to Baltimore, with no luck. Cities like Charlotte, N.C., and Jacksonville, Fla., were deemed more worthy prospects for an NFL franchise. Can anyone with a straight face say that Jacksonville is a better place for a football team than Baltimore? The state of Florida already had two teams! It desperately needed a third? Can anyone say Charlotte has a better, more avid, more vocal fan base than Baltimore? I think any rational person would have to say no.