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Miami Dolphins' Los Angeles move played down by NFL commissioner
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Posted on 05/13/2013 6:47:16 PM PDT by Perdogg

The commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, has played down speculation linking the Miami Dolphins with a possible move to Los Angeles.

Florida politicians last week rejected the Dolphins' appeal for taxpayers to partially meet the $350m (£227m) cost of redeveloping their Sun Life stadium.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: nfl

1 posted on 05/13/2013 6:47:16 PM PDT by Perdogg
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2 posted on 05/13/2013 6:48:38 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

“Give us a free stadium or we’re moving to L.A.!” Is starting to ring awfully hollow.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 6:49:01 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Perdogg
From the article:

He added that the proposal the Dolphins and local officials had worked on was "very intelligent and very thoughtful."

Very intelligent in that it smartly took money from the people rather than the politicians or team owners.

Very thoughtful in that it tried it's best to put the best shade of lipstick on the pig.

4 posted on 05/13/2013 6:52:24 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Perdogg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers_Field

Los Angeles has a stadium approved contingent on an NFL team committing to a move. Whether they’ll actually build it if a team relocates is a different question.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 6:52:43 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Perdogg

You can trust Goodell. He’s a lawyer making a difference. Instead of chasing ambulances, he’s slowing them down so the other lawyers can catch up and sue his league.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 6:52:51 PM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: Perdogg

I just hope Oakland Raiders don’t get any crazy idea I take any NFL team not the Raiders

I am Raider fan LOL!


7 posted on 05/13/2013 6:53:43 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Perdogg

The taxpayers just built a new stadium for the Miami Marlins, only to have the Marlins sell off most of their quality players immediately afterwards, assuring the city will have a last place team for the foreseeable future. I don’t think they’ll be too anxious to foot the bill for yet another new stadium anytime soon.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 7:01:46 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet

I used to be a huge sports fan, now I hope they all go broke.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 7:09:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Perdogg

Wow, even Jerry Jones had enough class to hire a real coach and pump up the Cowboys’ record for a few years during the run up to the new palace of Jerry and subsequent return to your regularly scheduled mediocrity in silver and blue.

The ‘fins management must really think poorly of the taxpayers in Florida.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 7:09:58 PM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: Perdogg
The Dolphins' cheerleaders become free agents?


11 posted on 05/13/2013 7:12:37 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Perdogg

NFL wouldn’t be the same without the Miami Dolphins, as much as I despise them as a Bills fan. Eventually the owners’ disrespect of tradition and fan loyalty will catch up with them.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 7:13:30 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Perdogg
Not having a team in LA is probably the most profitable thing to happen to the NFL. Just mention the LA Bengals, LA Vikings, LA Dolphins, etc. and politicians rip the wallets from the taxpayers' pockets to build a new stadium. Once LA actually has a team, the other NFL teams will have to threaten to move to Portland, Oregon (the next largest metro area without a team nearby) which doesn't seem quite as frightening.
13 posted on 05/13/2013 7:14:28 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Perdogg

There is a lot of talk about the Rams moving back to LA as well.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 7:15:06 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Perdogg

I can just see Art Modell smiling from that great injured reserve list far down below


15 posted on 05/13/2013 7:17:29 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Perdogg
Why does LA need another football team? We already have the Occidental College Tigers.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 7:19:14 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Perdogg

How bad is it for the Jaguars? Even the NFL doesn’t want them to move to LA

Those fools lost millions when they did not sign Tim Tebow. Could have removed the seat tarps with that signing


17 posted on 05/13/2013 7:21:21 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

San Diego did that last year Chula Vista, ok, no. Oceanside, looks good, uh no. On second thought, Chula Vista....................

The chargers should just go to LA and get it over with.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 7:23:04 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Perdogg

Any team that moves to LA will need a new name. Let’s see....The Los Angeles Illegals....The Los Angeles Banditos...The California Tax and Spenders....The North Mexico Conquistadors....


19 posted on 05/13/2013 7:23:35 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: dinoparty

Miami used to have a team in the AAFC called the Miami Seahawks, they became the Baltimore Colts.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 7:25:18 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

These clowns don’t even know the truth here, even when I go to Dodger games. No white dude watches baseball above the lower seats. They’re all mexicans above it.


21 posted on 05/13/2013 7:25:55 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Veggie Todd

The Los Angeles EBT’s.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 7:26:56 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: SevenofNine

I hear there is talk that the Raiders are considering a second trip down South.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 7:32:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: KarlInOhio

L.A. just wasn’t meant to have football. If the Rams (1946) couldn’t stay there, and they’ve gone over 15 years without a team...


24 posted on 05/13/2013 7:33:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

In all seriousness, Oakland can’t even field enough police officers, do they really need to invest in a football stadium? I think so!!!! I live in Oakland......let the Dolphins move to LA. It’s about time some other team threaten to move. Keep the Raiders, A’s, and Warriors in Oakland!!


25 posted on 05/13/2013 7:44:29 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Fiji Hill

“Why does LA need another football team? “

I saw the logo and thought you meant LA = Louisiana = LSU. Then I managed to see the fine print. Occidental College - I’ve heard of it, but had no idea where it was.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 8:06:24 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Gil4

Oxy is in Eagle Rock, a suburb of northeastern Los Angeles. It’s very liberal. Obama went there for 2 years....and you would think he graduated from there based on the number of Obama related stuff the school pumps out. Jack Kemp did graduate from there and barely got any publicity from the school.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 8:12:14 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Perdogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOYY6futWBc

Regarding the NFL....Los Angeles never did recover from this (above video)


28 posted on 05/13/2013 8:13:58 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: GreenHornet

I think the Marlins problem is that they seem to embrace Latin America for marketing. They even built the stadium in Little Havana at the old Orange bowl site.

The thing is the majority of th people who went to the games, especially in 1997 and 2003 were Americans and mostly white from Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach county. Additionally after both World Series they had a garage sale of all the great players on those teams. They have abused their fan base throughout their entire history. They reap what they sow.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 8:54:53 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Gil4
Occidental College - I’ve heard of it, but had no idea where it was.

Occidental College on the western slope of Fiji Hill in Eagle Rock, Calif. Jack Kemp, the Congressman, Cabinet member, VP candidate and conservative war horse graduated from Oxy in 1957. Another guy who gets a lot of attention in the news media also attended Oxy, but he didn't graduate from there.

30 posted on 05/13/2013 8:59:13 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Perdogg
Florida politicians last week rejected the Dolphins' appeal for taxpayers to partially meet the $350m (£227m) cost of redeveloping their Sun Life stadium.

The Dolphins will just have to keep bribing county officials until they agree.

The corrupt bastards are just holding out for more cash before they agree to hand over the taxpayers money.

31 posted on 05/13/2013 9:04:37 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
Jack Kemp did graduate from there and barely got any publicity from the school.

They do honor Kemp. In 2011, I attended the ceremony in which the football stadium at Oxy was named Jack Kemp Stadium. However, there's a shrine--the school's term, not mine--in the library to that other guy who went to Oxy.

When I was there, the school was called Moscow on the Hill by residents of the surrounding neighborhood because it was so left-wing. Today, they probably call it Pyongyang on the Hill.

32 posted on 05/13/2013 9:07:34 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: nickcarraway
L.A. just wasn’t meant to have football. If the Rams (1946) couldn’t stay there, and they’ve gone over 15 years without a team...

I was a fanatic Rams supporter, especially in the days George Allen ran the team. However, the antics of the team's owners (is that where the word "onerous" comes from?) eventually made me disgusted with the NFL.

Today, I don't follow the NFL at all--I couldn't even tell you who won the last Super Bowl. But I will be in the Coliseum cheering on the USC Trojans at every home game this fall, even though it is expected to be a lousy season.

33 posted on 05/13/2013 9:15:26 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: castlegreyskull

Loria doesn’t need to sell a single ticket now that he has all the concession rights.

What a scumbag,and you should see what they have at the AAA Level.

They have guys named Peanut Petersen and Popcorn Downs.

Real funny after stealing taxpayer money Loria,what goes around comes around.


34 posted on 05/13/2013 9:15:40 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Veggie Todd
Let’s see....The Los Angeles Illegals....The Los Angeles Banditos...The California Tax and Spenders....The North Mexico Conquistadors....

You missed the most obvious ones ... The Los Angeles Aztecs, the name of the old NASL team. SO 1970s.


35 posted on 05/13/2013 10:24:24 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: Fiji Hill

Really? I only saw him in one game, but the freshman quarterback I saw last year, was one of the best freshman QBs I’ve ever seen. He was scary. Should be better than Palmer,Linehart, Sanchez,and Barkley put together. What is his name? If I were a coach I would want that kid. After I saw that game, I thought, I wouldn’t want to be playing USC in the next 4 years.


36 posted on 05/14/2013 12:20:12 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Perdogg

37 posted on 05/14/2013 1:05:25 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Veggie Todd

.. Or the L.A. Bloods, L.A. Crips, or...

In light of the anticipated homo movement in pro sports...

The West Hollywood Pink Princesses!


38 posted on 05/14/2013 1:19:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Perdogg

Hey Dolphins,
Go. Take off to L.A.
The team has been rotten for years.
And please take the pathetic Marlins with you.
Just GO.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 3:58:41 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Perdogg; All
Just wait until the Dolphins' players realize that between the maximum California state income tax rate, and the insane housing prices there, as well as most everything else being higher a move to Los Angeles will mean a pay cut of about 35%.

Hmmm? Could the NFLPA file a grievance with the league.

40 posted on 05/14/2013 4:20:56 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: Perdogg

But ... but ... they just got that cool new logo

41 posted on 05/14/2013 5:40:48 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Perdogg

billionaires and millionaires demanding welfare


42 posted on 05/14/2013 5:45:26 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

You might be thinking of Cody Kessler, who seems to be in the lead for starting QB for the Trojans this fall. Max Wittek, who took over from Matt Barkley last year when he got hurt, and Max Browne are also in the hunt.


43 posted on 05/14/2013 6:02:59 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Mr. Jeeves

>>“Give us a free stadium or we’re moving to L.A.!” Is starting to ring awfully hollow.<<

Quite the contrary. It seems to have a 100% success rate.

It has been working for decades. Even for cities WITHOUT teams!

That was the ONLY good thing L.A. did when I was there: ask he NFL how much it will pay to have a team there. L.A. is none the worse for wear for not having a franchise and we got to watch the best games every week.


44 posted on 05/14/2013 6:26:41 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t sayyyy thattt Nick LOL!

NO NO NO LOL!

I don’t want Oakland turn LA turn Oakland again turn LA again possibly Raiders LOL!


45 posted on 05/14/2013 9:23:27 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Fiji Hill

LA has a profession football team, that pays their players, it’s called “USC.”


46 posted on 05/14/2013 9:24:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fiji Hill

No, it was Max Wittek, I think. He played the last game of the year, right? It would be amazing to me that he didn’t start. Seems like a future Heisman winner.


47 posted on 05/14/2013 11:03:00 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Mr. Jeeves
“Give us a free stadium or we’re moving to L.A.!” Is starting to ring awfully hollow.

It worked well 10 yrs ago in Indianapolis, we ponied up $725 mil which is a huge sum for a community our size. But I agree with you, the story is getting old.

48 posted on 05/14/2013 11:06:55 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Mozilla

Is that Gen Petraeus squeeze?


49 posted on 05/14/2013 11:09:28 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

The Vikings got their stadium by threatening to move to L.A. I think they will just keep L.A. as a viable location until all the teams get new stadiums. And then begin the process all over again.


50 posted on 05/14/2013 11:15:54 AM PDT by Spruce
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