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    More news today about NFL in LA

    More news broke today on ESPN radio and 570 am, as well as a report on ESPN Los Angeles on the internet.

    LOS ANGELES -- The company behind a plan to lure the NFL back to Los Angeles said Tuesday the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills are the first teams it will try to relocate.
    Majestic Realty Co. managing partner John Semcken said the company is still considering at least seven franchises for a new stadium some 25 miles east of Los Angeles.
    They also include the San Francisco *****, San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders.
    But he said the Jaguars and the Bills are at the top of the list because they play in small markets that tamp down their earning potential and because they have little hope of building larger venues in their home regions.
    "Jacksonville and Buffalo are two teams in very, very small markets, he said. "They are teams that have either outdated stadiums or are having trouble filling their stadiums or both."
    The Jaguars have struggled for years to fill Jacksonville Municipal Stadium and had several games blacked out on local TV this season. The Bills, meanwhile, have been playing some home games in Toronto in an effort to expand their market.
    Messages were left seeking comment from the Jaguars and Bills.
    Jaguars majority owner Wayne Weaver and Bills owner Ralph Wilson have steadfastly dismissed any suggestion they will sell or move their teams.
    Semcken said Majestic won't approach the *****, Chargers or Vikings as long as they are seeking stadium plans of their own. He said it would not be fair to interfere with their efforts to remain in their home markets.
    Semcken also said Majestic chief executive Ed Roski's preference is to find owners willing to sell their franchise to a consortium of investors that he would lead, rather than buying a minority stake in a team that would move with its existing majority owner at the helm.

    I like the idea of getting the Jaguars. The LA Jaguars sounds good. The Bills? Uh,,,, no.

    I was bummed that the Chargers were not on the top of the list though, but glad to hear that the Whiners were also not being considered a top candidate because of their stadium issues.

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    Re: More news today about NFL in LA

    Anything other than the Los Angeles Rams doesn't do it for me. It would be interesting to see the NFL back in LA, but I wouldn't be spending any of my NFL Sunday Ticket or ClanRam Bash funds on a new team here.

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    Re: More news today about NFL in LA

    If it is the Jags or the Bills I would hope they change the name to something like...


    The LA Stars

    or the Los Angeles Angels... just to confuse people.

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    Re: More news today about NFL in LA

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    Anything other than the Los Angeles Rams doesn't do it for me. It would be interesting to see the NFL back in LA, but I wouldn't be spending any of my NFL Sunday Ticket or ClanRam Bash funds on a new team here.
    U CANT HAVE MEH RAMS!!!

    (I live in Saint Louis...)

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    Re: More news today about NFL in LA

    Quote Originally Posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
    U CANT HAVE MEH RAMS!!!

    (I live in Saint Louis...)
    I'm fine with them in St. Louis, but I wouldn't cry if they moved back to LA.

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    Re: More news today about NFL in LA

    Wouldn't want to see anyone lose a NFL team to another city. But I could see Jags going to LA, seems like all season they were blacked out on TV or on the verge of being blacked out.

    Still wouldn't mind seeing the Bills playing in Toronto. That would be something.

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    Re: More news today about NFL in LA

    Quote Originally Posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
    U CANT HAVE MEH RAMS!!!

    (I live in Saint Louis...)
    Hey Bralidore, unless you are going to multiple games every year since they've been in St. Louis you would probably benefit more by seeing games on national TV if they were in the LA market. How many years has it been that the game in ST Louis hasn't been blacked out? By the way how games per year do you go to the dome?

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    Re: More news today about NFL in LA

    I think the Jags are the logical choice. Ralph Wilson would never move the Bills. He has always been the champion of the small market team and a pioneer in revenue sharing to help smaller markets. A move would be contrary to everything that he has ever stood for. The wildcard is Al Davis. As long as he lives and is in control, you can never count him out for making moves...
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    Re: More news today about NFL in LA

    The Raiders won't be a good choice for L.A. because I can imagine all these Raider fans from South Central L.A. trashing a good stadium down. The best nominees would include the Vikings (would attract Laker fans due to purple & yellow), Jacksonville (seen many recent blackouts lately), and of course, our beloved Rams.

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