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View Poll Results: Should LA have a NFL team
yes 49 65.33%
no 26 34.67%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-30-2010, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Back in the Southland
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There is some talk about that and I want to put in my 2 cents.
I do not want an NFL team in LA, all it would do is collect more traffic that I have to drive on and most people are already loyal to other teams.
Remember the rams games, the coliseum and Angel stadium never sold out.

What are your opinions,
Do you think LA should have a team and would you support them if a team moved here
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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There's been talk of a team moving to LA for 20 years. In fact, there are several existing CD threads on this.

The Rams did sell out in Anaheim occasionally but I think Anaheim only held 65000. I don't ever remember a televised Rams game from the mammoth Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.



Traffic? On Sunday? Would affect most commuters during the week.

I'd support the team but I probably wouldn't attend any games - way too expensive and too many other things to do in LA on beautiful fall Sundays.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:36 PM
 
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No!
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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It depends where a NFL team would play. The mayor and governor have been working on convincing the NFL to renovate the Coliseum but the traffic on the Harbor freeway would be a mess since Staples is close by and also USC. Some are talking about a stadium in Orange county near Angels ball park; if so then the 5 freeway would be jammed. But more and more the discussion is to build a stadium out in the east San Gabriel valley in the City of Industry. That would be near the 10 & 57 freeways and probably a good place for the NFL.

But seriously, I don't care where football would be played so long as the NFL bring it back to Los Angeles. No one thought it would take this long to get pro football again.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:16 PM
 
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Why can't LA make it's own football team? Why does it have to take another city's representation and pride?
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Of course they should, the second largest city in the USA and no national football team, how sad and rediculous.

I look for one of the teans that are not drawing in their area (like Jacksonville) to move, but God only know when that will be.

Yes, they need a new stadium and have been talking about this for ages.

Why would anyone think the Los Angeles area doesn't need a team?

Nita
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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The problem is the economy. That's why games aren't sold out for many NFL teams. it's just way too expensive. Factor in parking and the food and it adds up to around 200 dollars if not more. Plus in Southern california, we have just too much going on around us. In places like the midwest, sports is like the only thing to do and hold on to especially when it's like 25 degrees and snowing.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:00 AM
 
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Of course they should, the second largest city in the USA and no national football team, how sad and rediculous.

I look for one of the teans that are not drawing in their area (like Jacksonville) to move, but God only know when that will be.

Yes, they need a new stadium and have been talking about this for ages.

Why would anyone think the Los Angeles area doesn't need a team?

Nita

If it means my team moves there then no they don't deserve one.They already tried to steal the Comic Con.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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We went through this every year. Every year the NFL would promise us a team. But at the end of the day, nobody wanted to play at the colliseum and the stadium in Anaheim cant be used for football anymore.

But to speculate, I would guess the Jaguars may be fair game. That was always the rumor I heard the most.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The problem is the economy. That's why games aren't sold out for many NFL teams. it's just way too expensive. Factor in parking and the food and it adds up to around 200 dollars if not more. Plus in Southern california, we have just too much going on around us. In places like the midwest, sports is like the only thing to do and hold on to especially when it's like 25 degrees and snowing.
come on, explain the draw in the NY area,Dallas, Wash DC, are you saying nothing going on in those areas???

BTW, many teams do sell out, the areas that do not sell out, didn't sell out 5 years ago either.

Nita
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