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View Poll Results: Which of these teams are most likely to move to L.A.?
Bills 0 0%
Chargers 22 22.45%
49ers 2 2.04%
Jaguars 30 30.61%
Raiders 18 18.37%
Rams 6 6.12%
Vikings 20 20.41%
Voters: 98. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-06-2011, 12:44 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Anyone who knows football knows the Buffalo Bills won't be going anywhere. The attachment to the team and the city is too great.
Attachment means NOTHING. Just ask Houston Oilers fans, the (original) Cleveland Browns fans, Baltimore Colts... hell, the Saints could have moved to San Antonio. The possibilty was there.

It doesn't matter how attatched a team is, because the NFL is also a business. You can have a favorite restaurant and go there every single day, but that wont keep it from moving to what the owners may think is a better spot.

The Packers fans and town of Green Bay owns the team. It ain't like that in Buffalo, and I firmly believe that as soon as Ralph Wilson dies, the Bills are movin' to Canada. That sounds harsh, but why do you think the Bills have been playing like one or two games in the SkyDome lately? It's all about what the NFL wants, and Goodell wants a team in Toronto.

 
Old 02-06-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I was crushed as a kid when the Rams left Los Angeles and I'm not even close to being from L.A.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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and California is the toughest, most difficult state to build a Sports Arena in
 
Old 07-26-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Southwest Arkansas
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of course the players would take a pay cut by going the NFL
as for the Vikings what's wrong with them playing at the Univ. of Minnesota's new stadium?
 
Old 07-26-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Last I heard they are fixing the dome but the lease is up in Feb, 2012, I think. They were pushing heavy duty for a new stadium but budget issues with the state means not much help there. If a state has problems, pretty hard to push 300 mill. through. The county will put up a half cent sales tax and the owners pledged 400 mill. I'd say the Vikings will be between a rock and a hard spot come Feb. and maybe LA may come calling again.

I always laugh when people comment about the Packers! They are the only privately owned team, very profitable, books are totally public record, no secrets and they made money in 2010 and 2011. Stockholders meeting is Thurs. at Lambeau and they always release info beforehand.

Green Bay is not on the hook for the renovations at Lambeau and the atrium, pro shop, hall of fame just plain awesome. I stopped by there today, parking lot was packed. 5 tour buses, lines for the pro shop, lines to tour the stadium, lines for the hall of fame, things are great in Packerland and the Pack isn't leaving Green Bay.
 
Old 08-10-2011, 05:57 PM
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With the stadium in L.A. one step closer to reality, ownership has its eyes set on the teams I mentioned.

But for all of you who voted Jacksonville, they are NOT the front runners. It's San Diego and Oakland, just as I thought....
 
Old 08-10-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I heard speculation about San Diego this a.m. and that really does make the most sense!

The only reason I was talking about the Vikings is they do have major issues with funding, money, etc.!

I think San Diego is logical and a good choice.
 
Old 08-10-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think the Vikings are nearly a sure bet to move to Los Angeles. If the team cannot get funding from the Minnesota legislature during a possible special session this Fall they're as good as gone.

With Los Angeles placated with a new team the league can begin to focus on other cities that would like an NFL franchise like, San Antonio.
 
Old 08-10-2011, 08:50 PM
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Just keep holdin' on to that thought. NFL in San Antonio may be next....
 
Old 08-10-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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I think the Vikings are nearly a sure bet to move to Los Angeles. If the team cannot get funding from the Minnesota legislature during a possible special session this Fall they're as good as gone.

With Los Angeles placated with a new team the league can begin to focus on other cities that would like an NFL franchise like, San Antonio.
I can't see that happening...the Vikes have a great fanbase in MN. There would be a revolt in the Twin Cities if the Vikings ever moved. I think its between the Chargers, Raiders, Rams, and Jags. 3 of those 4 played in LA at one time.

If the Rams moved, that would probably kill St. Louis forever for football...losing 2 teams, plus baseball is already #1 there. The best fit is the Raiders, in my opinion, they have a big fanbase in LA, and their support in Oakland isn't great.
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