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Cowboys Owner: At Least 1 NFL Team Could Come To LA
CBSLA.com) ^ | July 25, 2013 9:48 AM

Posted on 07/25/2013 12:21:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Could the city of Los Angeles be getting at least one NFL team?

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently thinks so: he told reporters at the Cowboys training camp in Oxnard last weekend that the league’s return to L.A. is “closer than ever,” according to NFL.com.

Jones, a California native, said a move for at least one NFL team could be “imminent.”

“It’s more imminent than any time since we haven’t had a team in Los Angeles,” Jones told NFL.com. “And yes, this market is a huge market. It’s a little bit of a black eye for all of us to have had this many years and not had an NFL team in Los Angeles.”

While he wouldn’t speculate on any potential teams that may be considering the move, Jones downplayed the possibility of league expansion.

“There won’t be any expansion, so it will be teams that move,” he said.

CBS2 Sports Director Jim Hill reported last month that league sources believe former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt’s involvement with any deal could hinder efforts to bring back pro football to the city.


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1 posted on 07/25/2013 12:21:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 07/25/2013 12:21:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Of course, that is if the taxpayers will pony up billions for them.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 12:23:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: BenLurkin

I PRAY for Jerry Jones to have a Cerebral Anurism.


4 posted on 07/25/2013 12:23:44 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: BenLurkin

translation: Six of them may

WTH, Jerry???


5 posted on 07/25/2013 12:24:07 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe Jerry can do us a favor and move the Cowboys there, at least our streets would be safer.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 12:24:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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CA native ??? Jerry Jones is from Little Rock, Arkansas.....


7 posted on 07/25/2013 12:26:51 PM PDT by falcon1966
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To: GeronL

So far that hasn’t happened. Hence no team.


8 posted on 07/25/2013 12:27:04 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I bet it will be the Rams.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 12:28:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: falcon1966

He was born in Los Angeles.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 12:28:32 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: dfwgator

“I PRAY for Jerry Jones to have a Cerebral Anurism.”

This. This I tell you.


11 posted on 07/25/2013 12:29:01 PM PDT by FAA
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To: BenLurkin

take our chargers.......please


12 posted on 07/25/2013 12:29:09 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: falcon1966

I thought so, too, but per Wikipedia:

Jones was born in Los Angeles, California. His family moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas when he was an infant.

Freegards !


13 posted on 07/25/2013 12:29:47 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: dfwgator

Why do you think so?


14 posted on 07/25/2013 12:29:52 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: morphing libertarian

Jones almost bought the Chargers in the 1960s, when they were still in the AFL, but passed it up.


15 posted on 07/25/2013 12:30:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I don’t see St Louis giving them a new stadium.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 12:30:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator; cripplecreek

A move I’d support.

NOLA is a city in-line to follwo my Detroit.

Just...don’t let the Lions relocate until after I’ve passed! I want to spend my retirement years in stadium seats at Ford Field and Comerica Park.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 12:31:52 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: GeronL

“Of course, that is if the taxpayers will pony up billions for them.”

The taxpayers won’t pay for a new stadium which is why there is no NFL team in the LA/OC area.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 12:34:32 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: BenLurkin
Jacksonville moving to LA would be my guess ... franchise is struggling financially, there are three NFL teams in Florida.
19 posted on 07/25/2013 12:34:41 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: chrisinoc

If the NFL wants an LA team bad enough, they can pony up the money.


20 posted on 07/25/2013 12:35:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin
Future LA Times Front Page Article:

... an investment group led by Magic Johnson ... hope to bring ... Speculation continues ... likely to be named the Los Angeles Magicians ... Other sources indicate that ... LA Queens ...

21 posted on 07/25/2013 12:35:23 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Eventually the Buffalo Bills will move, mainly because demographics in Upstate New York are just cratering. NY State threw more fistfuls of tax money at them to hang around though.


22 posted on 07/25/2013 12:35:51 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Most of their fans now live in Canada, so a move to Toronto would make the most sense.


23 posted on 07/25/2013 12:36:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

no new stadium with city funds in SD, so time for them to move. Some fans will follow to LA


24 posted on 07/25/2013 12:36:55 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BenLurkin

Why does LA need an NFL team? We already have the Occidental College Tigers.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 12:37:13 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: morphing libertarian

Well they started out in LA.


26 posted on 07/25/2013 12:37:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fiji Hill

They already have two football teams, Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy.


27 posted on 07/25/2013 12:37:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Los Angeles already has a professional football team. The USC Trojans.


28 posted on 07/25/2013 12:38:03 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: forgotten man

Good point.


29 posted on 07/25/2013 12:38:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BluH2o

Jacksonville had zero blackouts last year, want to take a shot at how many other Florida teams can say that? ZERO.

If any team goes to LA it will be San Diego.


30 posted on 07/25/2013 12:38:51 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: BenLurkin
Screw the Cowboys.


31 posted on 07/25/2013 12:38:54 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: forgotten man

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32 posted on 07/25/2013 12:39:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator
Both NFL stadium proposals, one near the LA Convention Center and the other in the east San Gabriel Valley, will be privately funded.

The Coliseum and Rose Bowl are nonstarters except as temporary sites.

33 posted on 07/25/2013 12:39:33 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: morphing libertarian

I grew up a Charger fan, but there is no way in hell I can ever root for an LA team. The Bears will be my main team if they move.


34 posted on 07/25/2013 12:39:48 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: forgotten man

True, the players would take a pay cut to play for the NFL team there!


35 posted on 07/25/2013 12:40:11 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: morphing libertarian

Would love to have the Chargers!


36 posted on 07/25/2013 12:40:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator

Works for me.


37 posted on 07/25/2013 12:40:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: chrisinoc

Too bad Al Davis is not around, he could return with the Raiders....LA deserves the Raiders.


38 posted on 07/25/2013 12:41:38 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And given the city’s financial condition, the Los Angeles Bills is a perfect team name :)


39 posted on 07/25/2013 12:41:59 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: BluH2o

Makes sense!


40 posted on 07/25/2013 12:42:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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"Cowboys Owner: At Least 1 NFL Team Could Come To LA"

Good, create a new franchise in L.A. and add the team to the NFC East.

41 posted on 07/25/2013 12:42:48 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: dfwgator

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42 posted on 07/25/2013 12:43:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: InterceptPoint
... an investment group led by Magic Johnson ... hope to bring ... Speculation continues ... likely to be named the Los Angeles Magicians ... Other sources indicate that ... LA Queens ...

I'd go for calling them the Hollywood Ho's myself...

43 posted on 07/25/2013 12:45:18 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: chrisinoc

“The Coliseum and Rose Bowl are nonstarters except as temporary sites”, Why?


44 posted on 07/25/2013 12:45:36 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Mouton

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45 posted on 07/25/2013 12:45:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2001convSVT

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46 posted on 07/25/2013 12:46:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator

I believe Canada actually has a law stating no NFL team can move to Toronto or Montreal, as that would be the death knell for the CFL.


47 posted on 07/25/2013 12:47:11 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dfwgator

Cowboys either.


48 posted on 07/25/2013 12:48:19 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What about Hamilton?


49 posted on 07/25/2013 12:49:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mouton
Jacksonville had zero blackouts last year ...

Then some entity is buying up the empty seats because their attendance at home games is one of the lowest in the NFL.

50 posted on 07/25/2013 12:49:50 PM PDT by BluH2o
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