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Hervoyel
09-29-2012, 12:03 AM
We're not trying to steal a franchise and we're not trying to force them to move before they make a decision to move. That's up to the individual owners out there today. But we will be very active in letting them know, despite what a lot of people thought, we have a deal with the city, we've gone through this process and we are shovel-ready.

L.A. City Council approves plan (http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nfl/story/_/id/8436735/los-angeles-city-council-approves-plan-downtown-nfl-stadium)

Fans of poorly supported teams around the league had better pucker up. It looks like L.A. is about to steal a franchise with the league's approval.

gtexan02
09-29-2012, 12:26 AM
I hope its not Jacksonville. The tarps aren't very loud so its like a home game when we play there.

Hervoyel
09-29-2012, 12:30 AM
I just hate that it has to be anyone. L.A. takes ages to get their act together and yet some of these deluded stooges think they have a chance of luring more than one team to their new stadium. Should make them take back the Rams.

Hookem Horns
09-29-2012, 12:42 AM
I hate to say it because I live here now but the Bucs aren't selling jack here. I know they have some crazy lease in place but we all know those can be broken.

gtexan02
09-29-2012, 12:56 AM
I just hate that it has to be anyone. L.A. takes ages to get their act together and yet some of these deluded stooges think they have a chance of luring more than one team to their new stadium. Should make them take back the Rams.

When an owner moves his team for ridiculous reasons, yeah, I hate it too.
But when a team can't sell out its stadium and has to black out all its home games, I think a move is in order. Man up and support your team or lose them to LA

Fili
09-29-2012, 12:56 AM
Meh, I don't like adding more teams...

Premier
09-29-2012, 04:51 AM
Meh, I don't like adding more teams...

relocation not expansion...

if anything it should/could possibly shake up our division and we wont be the only big market in the afcs.. nashville, indy, & jax are terrible markets, houston is a bigger msa than all 3 combined..

Lucky
09-29-2012, 05:18 AM
Ranking the teams in likelihood of relocating to LA:

1) Raiders - They're not getting a new stadium in Oakland
2) Jaguars - Can get out of their lease for $60 million, chump change in the NFL
3) Rams - Have an escape clause in 2015
4) Chargers - Have an escape clause in 2013, but are trying to work a deal to stay in San Diego

I think Davis' son will eventually sell and the team moves to LA. It's possible both the Raiders and Rams move and share the stadium.

Playoffs
09-29-2012, 07:56 AM
It's about time for Los Angeles to get another NFL team to ignore. :kitten:

drs23
09-29-2012, 10:07 AM
It's about time for Los Angeles to get another NFL team to ignore. :kitten:

Or two even. :kitten: :kitten:

Malloy
09-29-2012, 11:45 AM
Did the Vikings solve their stadium problems?

Hookem Horns
09-29-2012, 02:00 PM
Did the Vikings solve their stadium problems?

Think that was finally passed and they are getting the deal they wanted.

Malloy
09-30-2012, 06:03 PM
Think that was finally passed and they are getting the deal they wanted.

Gotya!

Showtime100
09-30-2012, 08:04 PM
Good to be a Texan. That's my main feeling.

Years ago if this scenario came up you might wonder about Bud. But here, now, I know Bob loves Houston and Houston loves Bob.

utahmark
09-30-2012, 08:23 PM
Are they going to wait till they have a team to actually build it. I seem to remember San Antonio building a stadium but forgeting to get the team.

TheMatrix31
09-30-2012, 09:50 PM
lol, LA City Council.

This city and the "people" that live here ruined basketball for me, and make life a living hell every single day from their insufferable nature and general doucheosity. They better not ****ing ruin football for me too.

Showtime100
09-30-2012, 09:56 PM
lol, LA City Council.

This city and the "people" that live here ruined basketball for me, and make life a living hell every single day from their insufferable nature and general doucheosity. They better not ****ing ruin football for me too.

Friendly curiosity here, are you a Texan fan?? If so, I fail to see how California, your home or not, would affect your football mood.

Corrosion
09-30-2012, 10:51 PM
When an owner moves his team for ridiculous reasons, yeah, I hate it too.
But when a team can't sell out its stadium and has to black out all its home games, I think a move is in order. Man up and support your team or lose them to LA

A team in LA isnt going to sell out games unless they are winner .... Thats a proven fact. They havent been above to keep how many teams over the years ?!


I think we all know the NFL wants a team there. I feel for the city that loses their team to LA and maybe even worse , I feel for the teams who play in the division with that team that moves to LA .... I can easily envision some bias twards a team from LA because of the money to be made .... Not to mention the home of ESPN.

Norg
10-01-2012, 12:24 AM
see ya JAGS LOL its been nice playing ya

if for one think the need to re shape the AFC south get the colts out of it there not een in the SOUTH !!!!!!!!!! i wonder if the Rams or dallas would be man enough to leave the NFC and join us oll texans :P

BattleRedToro
10-01-2012, 12:35 AM
see ya JAGS LOL its been nice playing ya

if for one think the need to re shape the AFC south get the colts out of it there not een in the SOUTH !!!!!!!!!! i wonder if the Rams or dallas would be man enough to leave the NFC and join us oll texans :P

Dallas isn't changing divisions, so you can forget about that. I could see the Rams, Raiders, or Chargers moving there since they all have some ties to LA. If the Rams move to LA, I could see a scenario where the Jaguars could then move to St. Louis.

houstonspartan
10-01-2012, 01:20 AM
see ya JAGS LOL its been nice playing ya

if for one think the need to re shape the AFC south get the colts out of it there not een in the SOUTH !!!!!!!!!! i wonder if the Rams or dallas would be man enough to leave the NFC and join us oll texans :P

What I'd do: The Jags move to Los Angeles, and they swap divisions with St. Louis, putting St Louis in the AFC South. Problem solved.

Los Angeles will get two teams. They'll get one now, then wait several years until the first team builds a football fan base, and they'll get another one.

Sorry Jags fans, but it's time to face the truth: Jacksonville is not an NFL market.

bshep86
10-01-2012, 01:21 AM
Did the Vikings solve their stadium problems?

They are playing at the Metrodome until 2014. 2015 they are playing at University of Minnesota, and in 2016 they will move to their new stadium.

TheMatrix31
10-01-2012, 02:34 AM
Friendly curiosity here, are you a Texan fan?? If so, I fail to see how California, your home or not, would affect your football mood.


I am.

And trust me, it's the stupidity involved. People here are unbelievably aloof, clueless, idiotic, trendy, and annoying. Don't believe me? Look at Los Angeles Lakers fans, who are EASILY the most insufferable, inarticulate, uninformed, ridiculous fan base in all of North American sports.

"Oh broooooo did you see that game last night broooooo?"

I really don't know how to describe it if you don't live here or know what the ****heads here are like.

Not to mention football doesn't work here. It simply doesn't. A) So many people here are so unbelievably douchified and bandwagony that they won't care unless the team is doing good, and even then, who knows. B) Most people here are either Charger or Raider fans already.

Just, stay away from LA. LA doesn't DESERVE a team. Let alone two. This place is a cesspool of monumental proportions. Take the NFL to a place that won't be overshadowed by "the latest club brooooo" or "omg the beachhhhh"

Though, I guess it'll happen. Hopefully I move by the time they come. And hopefully it won't be too ridiculous when they move within 10 years after opening up shop. I'd love for Los Angeles to take another monetary hit and have an empty stadium that ends up worthless. Ahhhh, that would be great.

Playoffs
10-01-2012, 09:05 AM
lol, LA City Council.

This city and the "people" that live here ruined basketball for me, and make life a living hell every single day from their insufferable nature and general doucheosity. They better not ****ing ruin football for me too.

I am.

And trust me, it's the stupidity involved. People here are unbelievably aloof, clueless, idiotic, trendy, and annoying. Don't believe me? Look at Los Angeles Lakers fans, who are EASILY the most insufferable, inarticulate, uninformed, ridiculous fan base in all of North American sports.

"Oh broooooo did you see that game last night broooooo?"

I really don't know how to describe it if you don't live here or know what the ****heads here are like.

Not to mention football doesn't work here. It simply doesn't. A) So many people here are so unbelievably douchified and bandwagony that they won't care unless the team is doing good, and even then, who knows. B) Most people here are either Charger or Raider fans already.

Just, stay away from LA. LA doesn't DESERVE a team. Let alone two. This place is a cesspool of monumental proportions. Take the NFL to a place that won't be overshadowed by "the latest club brooooo" or "omg the beachhhhh"

Though, I guess it'll happen. Hopefully I move by the time they come. And hopefully it won't be too ridiculous when they move within 10 years after opening up shop. I'd love for Los Angeles to take another monetary hit and have an empty stadium that ends up worthless. Ahhhh, that would be great.
Quoted for truth. Doucheosity, lol! :lol:

Hookem Horns
10-01-2012, 01:25 PM
I was at the Bucs/Skins game yesterday and honestly I can see why NFL teams in Florida have issues selling tix. The Bucs game experience is really good (tailgating, etc) however once you are in that stadium it is HOT and humid.

This was a 4:30 start and it got bearable once the sun went below the stands however before that it was pretty miserable. I can only imagine a 1 o'clock start.

I went also went to the Texans/Jags game a couple of weeks ago and it was even worse (until the rain started).

Personally I would prefer to watch the game on my HDTV next to the pool than go to any of these stadiums here where not only am I burning myself up but also my wallet.

Tack on the teams struggling and it's easy to see why fans around here stay at home on Sundays.

I haven't been to a Dolphins game but I know Miami is even hotter.