Skip to comments.Cowboys Owner: At Least 1 NFL Team Could Come To LA
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 leagues 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.
Its more imminent than any time since we havent had a team in Los Angeles, Jones told NFL.com. And yes, this market is a huge market. Its 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 wouldnt speculate on any potential teams that may be considering the move, Jones downplayed the possibility of league expansion.
There wont 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 McCourts involvement with any deal could hinder efforts to bring back pro football to the city.
Of course, that is if the taxpayers will pony up billions for them.
I PRAY for Jerry Jones to have a Cerebral Anurism.
translation: Six of them may
Maybe Jerry can do us a favor and move the Cowboys there, at least our streets would be safer.
CA native ??? Jerry Jones is from Little Rock, Arkansas.....
So far that hasn’t happened. Hence no team.
I bet it will be the Rams.
He was born in Los Angeles.
“I PRAY for Jerry Jones to have a Cerebral Anurism.”
This. This I tell you.
take our chargers.......please
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.
Why do you think so?
Jones almost bought the Chargers in the 1960s, when they were still in the AFL, but passed it up.
I don’t see St Louis giving them a new stadium.
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.
“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.
If the NFL wants an LA team bad enough, they can pony up the money.
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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.
Most of their fans now live in Canada, so a move to Toronto would make the most sense.
no new stadium with city funds in SD, so time for them to move. Some fans will follow to LA
Why does LA need an NFL team? We already have the Occidental College Tigers.
Well they started out in LA.
They already have two football teams, Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy.
Los Angeles already has a professional football team. The USC Trojans.
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.
The Coliseum and Rose Bowl are nonstarters except as temporary sites.
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.
True, the players would take a pay cut to play for the NFL team there!
Would love to have the Chargers!
Works for me.
Too bad Al Davis is not around, he could return with the Raiders....LA deserves the Raiders.
And given the city’s financial condition, the Los Angeles Bills is a perfect team name :)
Good, create a new franchise in L.A. and add the team to the NFC East.
I'd go for calling them the Hollywood Ho's myself...
“The Coliseum and Rose Bowl are nonstarters except as temporary sites”, Why?
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.
What about Hamilton?
Then some entity is buying up the empty seats because their attendance at home games is one of the lowest in the NFL.
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