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Old 02-26-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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Football is the king of American Pro Sports, Baseball the queen (or grand duke?) now.

To wit, local football teams are now arguably the kings of their respective cities in fan frenzy and following (ie Steelers, Redskins, Cowboys)

Yet there are a few cities where this isn't true. NYC's fav team is easily the yankees, STL the Cards and Boston the Sox. Chicago and Detroit are unique for their high hockey popularity (though I think baseball rules Chi and football the D)

Is L.A. a town where the largest sports frenzy comes from the baseball base too? Especially scince it has no NFL team (but I think one will come back).
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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USC football and the Lakers.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Lakers are #1 for me, hands down. Then Dodgers.

Of course, nothing compares to my Buckeye football!!!
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The Dodgers have always drawn well and lately the Angels have too.
The Rams rarely sold out the "Mammoth" Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Raiders sold out a few times and maybe a couple times to lift the TV blackout.
The Lakers tickets are too expensive for most people.
The Kings had (have) a loyal fan base but are almost as disappointing as the Clippers.
The Clippers aren't that popular; A lot of people feel they would do better in Anaheim and be able to establish their own identity.
The Ducks, not sure, but they won the cup a couple years ago.

In the 1960s the Dodgers won and the Lakers lost to Boston every year.
In the 1970s the Rams were consistently not good enough to go all the way; losing every year to Minnesota or Dallas
In the 1980s lots of good things happened: Dodgers, Raiders, Lakers, Olympics.

USC has always been good at football and every year it seemed it was USC vs UCLA and Mich vs Ohio State for the Rose Bowl Game.

A lot of why sports in LA are popular is due to this:

"The Mount Rushmore of Sports Announcers"

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Old 02-26-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Football is the king of American Pro Sports, Baseball the queen (or grand duke?) now.

To wit, local football teams are now arguably the kings of their respective cities in fan frenzy and following (ie Steelers, Redskins, Cowboys)

Yet there are a few cities where this isn't true. NYC's fav team is easily the yankees, STL the Cards and Boston the Sox. Chicago and Detroit are unique for their high hockey popularity (though I think baseball rules Chi and football the D)

Is L.A. a town where the largest sports frenzy comes from the baseball base too? Especially scince it has no NFL team (but I think one will come back).
I have heard one is coming back, it is just which one?

Baseball has always been the secret to sprots in Los Angeles, followed by the Lakers.. As many years as we have been gone, we are true Blue, it's Dodgers all the way. Our oldest daughter could almost have been born at a World series game, my dad had two tickets, he couldn't go, hubby had to work, and I couldn't find anyone to go with me, so I went into labor instead. Those were in the days even before Dodger Stadium. Guess that dates it huh?

I can't believe how many years it has been since Pro football left?

Of course who could forget about USC?
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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Los Angeles is supposed to be getting a Football Team (A Stadium is supposed to be built in the City of Industry).
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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The stadium construction, IIRC, depends on whether or not LA can actually land an NFL franchise. General consensus is that the only way LA will get an NFL team is if one relocates (Jaguars, Vikings*, Chargers, Raiders and maybe the Rams are commonly thought to be the four or five teams most likely to move). Long story short, if a team wants to move to LA (the league is dying to have a franchise back in the country's second-largest media market), the stadium will be built.

*The Vikings leaving Minneapolis depends on whether or not they've resolved their stadium issue. Obviously, I don't follow Minnesota sports enough to know what's going on up there.

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Of course, nothing compares to my Buckeye football!!!
Word. But lets see if they can beat the Trojans this September...Given the rebuilding USC had to do this off-season, it could very well be an interesting game (I saw the "Collapse at the Coliseum" in-person).
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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I would think the Rams would be the best bet. Jacksonville's only major league sports team is the Jaguars...that would be weird if they left.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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Always with the big 3 pro sports! Don't forget swimming, tennis, volleyball, soccer, track and field, etc, but also, not to be devalued by etcetera, figure skating? Who'd have thought that the Los Angeles area would be an historical hotbed for figure skating!
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The stadium construction, IIRC, depends on whether or not LA can actually land an NFL franchise. General consensus is that the only way LA will get an NFL team is if one relocates (Jaguars, Vikings*, Chargers, Raiders and maybe the Rams are commonly thought to be the four or five teams most likely to move). Long story short, if a team wants to move to LA (the league is dying to have a franchise back in the country's second-largest media market), the stadium will be built.

*The Vikings leaving Minneapolis depends on whether or not they've resolved their stadium issue. Obviously, I don't follow Minnesota sports enough to know what's going on up there.



Word. But lets see if they can beat the Trojans this September...Given the rebuilding USC had to do this off-season, it could very well be an interesting game (I saw the "Collapse at the Coliseum" in-person).
Buckeye, could you be just living in a fantasy world??? Do ya think Ohio is really ready for the Trojans??? Of course I am kidding..I hope SC can conitnue. I have watched SC for too many years and how often we have heard, they need to re-build, it just seems they are always re-built, the talents comes out of the wall, whether the kids are 18 year olf freshman or 22 year old seniors. It is unbelievable..I love it, hubby is a UCLA fan..
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