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  • The stadium deal has until October to go forward and the support for that seems not so much down here.
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  • This is "keep 'em on the hook" talk after L.A. officials stated that they were getting tired of being pawns for stadium deals in other cities.

    However, the Chargers, Raiders, and Rams all have legitimate stadium issues and OAK is broke as hell specifically, so they actually might have a chance of getting a team back.
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  • Smelly McUgly wrote:This is "keep 'em on the hook" talk after L.A. officials stated that they were getting tired of being pawns for stadium deals in other cities.

    However, the Chargers, Raiders, and Rams all have legitimate stadium issues and OAK is broke as hell specifically, so they actually might have a chance of getting a team back.

    They have the same problem that Seattle has when it comes to NHL/NBA, no league ready venue (see stadium meeting league standards).If LA had a new stadium they'd have a team (see Rams, Chargers, Raiders).
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  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    Smelly McUgly wrote:This is "keep 'em on the hook" talk after L.A. officials stated that they were getting tired of being pawns for stadium deals in other cities.

    However, the Chargers, Raiders, and Rams all have legitimate stadium issues and OAK is broke as hell specifically, so they actually might have a chance of getting a team back.

    They have the same problem that Seattle has when it comes to NHL/NBA, no league ready venue (see stadium meeting league standards).If LA had a new stadium they'd have a team (see Rams, Chargers, Raiders).


    Bingo, just build the damn thing if you want a team. Don't talk about it, be about it.
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  • Throwdown wrote:
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    Smelly McUgly wrote:This is "keep 'em on the hook" talk after L.A. officials stated that they were getting tired of being pawns for stadium deals in other cities.

    However, the Chargers, Raiders, and Rams all have legitimate stadium issues and OAK is broke as hell specifically, so they actually might have a chance of getting a team back.

    They have the same problem that Seattle has when it comes to NHL/NBA, no league ready venue (see stadium meeting league standards).If LA had a new stadium they'd have a team (see Rams, Chargers, Raiders).


    Bingo, just build the damn thing if you want a team. Don't talk about it, be about it.


    Kansas City did that and they still don't have a basketball team. Is a team coming to Vegas even as they build a new arena to try again? Nope.

    It is stupid to build first, IMO. Make the league commit to you before you rob your taxpayers for a hope and a dream. L.A. has more important things to spend money on besides an arena just for a "maybe."
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  • Kansas City doesn't have anyone actively pursuing anything, the arena brings in a lot of revenue without a main tenant. Vegas needs to stop, pro sports will never be in Vegas.
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  • KC isn't pursuing anything now, but the arena being built was originally an attempt at getting basketball, hockey, or both.

    I don't see the good of building an arena short of a guarantee from a league that can be codified in a contract. Otherwise, you well may just waste money on an arena or stadium for no reason, and honestly, there are more important things to spend stadium money on even when you DO have a team for some especially broke areas.

    To tie this to Seattle though it's off-topic, it would make a bit more sense to build the SoDo arena because the NHL clearly wants to stick a team here, and it would be a good way to get an arena built now and have it for later if you hope to entice the NBA back here. However, I would still want the builders to get a promise of a team from the NHL first (and this is all moot because Hansen isn't going to build for NHL first - precisely for the reason that there is no promise that even if he does build, the NBA will be back).

    In terms of L.A., I don't see why you would build a stadium in City of Industry or wherever unless you knew for sure that you had a team coming.
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  • I lived in the OC/LA area for 30 years. Unless things have drastically changed, LA is not that good of an NFL venue. Of course, the last two owners weren't the best, and didn't do a lot to keep the team there, but still, there's not a lot of public support for stadium investment with public funds. For one thing, there is just too much competition from other forms of entertainment in the area. Sure, TV is the big ticket, but you still have to put butts in the seats. Unless some private investors pony up some big bucks and some guarantees--ala PA and the Seahawks--it ain't gonna happen IMHO.
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  • When Carroll Rosembloom was alive the Rams had good attendence and following, it was after the bitch killed him that things went south. Everyone knew she wanted to get out of LA. Raiders having Al Davis there was never going to work, everyone knew they were rentals, Al was consistently working the Oakland situation.


    Now politicians are involved like here and nothing gets done fast or effciantly, everyone worried about elections and votes and caters to the popular situation at the time, yes means no and no means yes and the answer is only good till the next press conference or interview. They have like 3 major investment groups that won't work together much like we have or had like 3 or 4 here with the Sonics.

    LA will continue like us to be a leverage tool, once the Enviromental assessment is done we need to start digging, waiting will only create a situation where a group will want everything done again since time has passed. LA needs to get to that point with a group as well, the college stadiums as in the Coliseium could take up residency if needed till a pro team was approved, everyone has stated the Coliseium is really bad to watch games in since you are so far away from the feild, that may force LA political people to move in a direction.
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  • This state is broke dick. If a team says they will move here or the nfl says they will get a team I believe the funding would be approved for Farmers Field.
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  • Move the Rams! Shorter flight for the Seahawks.
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:Move the Rams! Shorter flight for the Seahawks.

    This, plus it's where the franchise belongs.
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  • hawksfansinceday1 wrote:
    RolandDeschain wrote:Move the Rams! Shorter flight for the Seahawks.

    This, plus it's where the franchise belongs.

    Yep. Plus, let's be realistic, here; if one wants to visit an away game, L.A. is a great destination compared to................


    St. Louis......

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  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    hawksfansinceday1 wrote:
    RolandDeschain wrote:Move the Rams! Shorter flight for the Seahawks.

    This, plus it's where the franchise belongs.

    Yep. Plus, let's be realistic, here; if one wants to visit an away game, L.A. is a great destination compared to................


    St. Louis......

    *rolls eyes*

    Let's see.........LA in mid-November probably 65-70 degrees and sunny. St. L, without looking up averages I'd say 30-40 degrees and either raining or snowing. Yep, you sir are spot on.
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  • Genuine question, is NFL popular in the Hispanic community?
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  • UK_Seahawk wrote:Genuine question, is NFL popular in the Hispanic community?

    Very much.
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  • UK_Seahawk wrote:Genuine question, is NFL popular in the Hispanic community?


    Yeah, they still wear, and have Raider gear all over the place here.
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  • Smelly McUgly wrote:
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    Smelly McUgly wrote:This is "keep 'em on the hook" talk after L.A. officials stated that they were getting tired of being pawns for stadium deals in other cities.

    However, the Chargers, Raiders, and Rams all have legitimate stadium issues and OAK is broke as hell specifically, so they actually might have a chance of getting a team back.

    They have the same problem that Seattle has when it comes to NHL/NBA, no league ready venue (see stadium meeting league standards).If LA had a new stadium they'd have a team (see Rams, Chargers, Raiders).


    Bingo, just build the damn thing if you want a team. Don't talk about it, be about it.


    Kansas City did that and they still don't have a basketball team. Is a team coming to Vegas even as they build a new arena to try again? Nope.

    It is stupid to build first, IMO. Make the league commit to you before you rob your taxpayers for a hope and a dream. L.A. has more important things to spend money on besides an arena just for a "maybe."

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  • Largent80 wrote:
    UK_Seahawk wrote:Genuine question, is NFL popular in the Hispanic community?


    Yeah, they still wear, and have Raider gear all over the place here.


    Truth.

    Everytime I'm up in LA to watch a game (normally at a random dive bar in Santa Monica area), it's full of Raiders and Charger fans and jerseys.

    First time in ever I've seen people in LA yelling all happy about the Rams is when they showed the gay bar in Hollywood happy that we drafted MSam.

    If he makes the team, will be my first chance to go watch a game in LA with others rooting for the Rams.
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