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Giant step taken in the return of the NFL to LA...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    The development-killing Environmental Impact Review is more or less being waived for the new stadium...now there's really nothing to block the new stadium, provided of course financing is actually in place.

  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Now Roski is an interesting dude. That guy knows how to play the NFL game.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Fixed, to reflect the Speaker in the House...
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    there's no l.a. rams, so who cares.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Here's a thought, does the NFL grant one franchise to LA or really go for it and promise to help foot the bill for the stadium and sell two franchises.
    If Houston was worth $700 mil, I've got to think LA will be $800 at least for one - but the area is big enough for two. Put one in the NFC, the other in the AFC. Sell one to Roski and the other to Ovitz.
  6. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I thought L.A. already had a pro team with USC. [/reggiebush]
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Is there actual funding in place for this, or at least a plan that doesn't involve public money? It's hard to imagine they'll actually have any money behind this.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Roski is a billionaire. He "owns" the City of Industry. I read a bio on the guy - he's climbed Everest, probably owns half of the California legislature and has other developers terrified of just talking about him.
  9. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Is there fan interest for even one L.A. team at this point? This is a city that has lost two NFL franchises and didn't seem too upset about it either time, as I recall ...
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    A 34-team league would be pretty unwieldy. Eight divisions of four teams apiece is pretty good, albeit not as good as the old 28-team set up.

    I could see them putting two existing teams there...Jax and Buffalo?
  11. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Reading the article, San Diego seems to be concerned that the new stadium would be used to lure the Chargers away.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Between LA, teams grumbling about wanting new stadiums, a potential lockout and the UFL, not to mention the TV rights coming up for renewal in 2011, it should be an interesting couple of years for the NFL. The UFL has said they would be open to allowing NFL players to play if the NFL goes black.
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