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Old 10-09-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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The politics behind why Los Angeles doesn’t have an NFL team - The Washington Post
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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Good article. Turns out LA is more useful to the NFL owners as a vacancy, where they can threaten to relocate if they don't get their way.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I just heard today that the Rams and Chargers both have expiring leases on their stadiums, so here we go again with threats to move to L.A.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The National Fraud League (NFL) is run by a bunch of hucksters who wrap themselves in the American flag. I could care less if LA ever gets a team again. But I sure as hell don't one public dime spent to help the effort.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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I guess the NFL is just as popular or more popular than it was when I was younger but I've really soured on the sport. The violence in the game, the medical problems ex-players have and the NFL's despicable tactics in dealing with the brain injury problem has made it hard for me to watch the league. But its also little things that have turned me off the sport. The aesthetics of it have changed a lot. It used to be most of the games were on grass fields. Last I checked most of the fields were turf. The broadcasts have gotten too technical, there are too many commercials, there is too much parity. I find American football an increasingly boring thing.

I much prefer to watch a baseball or soccer game. But, that's just personal preference.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:06 AM
 
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NFL wants one here, but NFL wants city or govt to pay, like all the other cities and states do, but that is political suicide in LA. The League didn't really understand that/refused to believe it until just a few years ago. Since then, things have moved along far better, and they accept or have faith that a large private entity like AEG can pay for what the League wants. NFL, finally, now knows there will never be direct tax payer money to pay for any NFL move and know they have to work with a private entity if they ever want to move here, and they so do want that money they can make here. So I think we will get a team before too long now that the NFL is working on it knowing there will be no direct taxpayer money involved.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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The rams are coming--St. Louis has no desire to renovate their current stadium, much less foot the bill for a new one.

It's the least they can do, considering how badly their baseball team owns ours.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Chargers owner Dean Spanos not interested in L.A. getting NFL team - CBSSports.com

"So we are trying to protect our business in San Diego. … It would really be harmful to us.”
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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I guess the NFL is just as popular or more popular than it was when I was younger but I've really soured on the sport. The violence in the game, the medical problems ex-players have and the NFL's despicable tactics in dealing with the brain injury problem has made it hard for me to watch the league. But its also little things that have turned me off the sport. The aesthetics of it have changed a lot. It used to be most of the games were on grass fields. Last I checked most of the fields were turf. The broadcasts have gotten too technical, there are too many commercials, there is too much parity. I find American football an increasingly boring thing.

I much prefer to watch a baseball or soccer game. But, that's just personal preference.
Questions marks all over the place on this post. Too much parity? Not too much fun to watch a few teams dominate all the time. Most games not on grass?
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Chargers owner Dean Spanos not interested in L.A. getting NFL team - CBSSports.com

"So we are trying to protect our business in San Diego. … It would really be harmful to us.”
San Diego is also in danger of losing Comic Con to Los Angeles. Imagine if the Chargers and Comic Con moved to LA. San Diego would be effed.
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