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bringbackmarty
05-02-2006, 10:48 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2430018
Try one first why dontcha?
Associated Press

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday he wants the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area -- with two teams.

After meeting with a group of NFL owners, Schwarzenegger said he was there to make sure "we're getting not only one NFL team to the Los Angeles area, Southern California, but to actually get two teams. That's why I came. Why limit it?"

NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and a committee of 11 owners met to hear proposals from Los Angeles and Anaheim. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle were there to make separate presentations but joined the governor for a joint session.

"There's enough room and enough audience to have two teams," Schwarzenegger said. "We just have to all work together and make it happen."

Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest television market, has been without an NFL team since the Raiders and Rams both left after the 1994 season. When the NFL expanded in 2002, the new team went to Houston after Los Angeles leaders and supporters couldn't reach an agreement with the league.

Tagliabue, who is retiring in July, has long made it a priority to get a franchise back in Los Angeles.

The owners' committee, which includes Dan Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and Bob Kraft of the New England Patriots, planned to hear stadium proposals from the Anaheim and Los Angeles officials. The cost estimates of $800 million are considerably higher than previous price tags.

Anaheim's plan calls for a new facility near Angels Stadium, which was converted to a baseball-only complex after the Rams left. The NFL team and the Los Angeles Angels had shared the stadium.

The Los Angeles plan is to construct a stadium inside the existing Los Angeles Coliseum, home to the Rams from 1946-79 and the Raiders from 1982-94.

The NFL owners' group won't make any decisions on the proposals during their meeting at a Dallas-Fort Worth Airport hotel. Instead, the group will make a presentation at the league's spring meetings in Denver, scheduled May 22-24.

After Schwarzenegger and the two mayors emerged from a 10-minute meeting with the owners, the governor chatted in the hallway with Jones, the Cowboys' owner. Tagliabue then pulled the group back into the meeting for about 20 minutes.

The governor returned to Los Angeles immediately afterward. The individual presentations by the cities were later in the day.

StcChief
05-02-2006, 10:58 AM
When the roof blows off the Superdome again (likely this year) maybe that will be enough to move Saints to LA.

bogie
05-02-2006, 11:02 AM
I would LOVE a team in LA. My concern is the fan base will be similar to the Oakland gang members and it won't be safe to go to games anyway.

Ebolapox
05-02-2006, 12:14 PM
they wouldn't support ONE nfl team, why would they support TWO nfl teams??

I like ahnold, but he's on mushrooms apparently

Simplex3
05-02-2006, 12:16 PM
they wouldn't support ONE nfl team, why would they support TWO nfl teams??

I like ahnold, but he's on mushrooms apparently
:clap:

BIG_DADDY
05-02-2006, 12:20 PM
they wouldn't support ONE nfl team

They support two Basketball and two Baseball teams. They would easily support a football team.

Bowser
05-02-2006, 12:20 PM
I bet AH-nold would love to be considered for a lead in a Spielberg directed drama, too.

Ebolapox
05-02-2006, 12:21 PM
They support two Basketball and two Baseball teams. They would easily support a football team.

yeah. That's why the raiders and rams were so quick to leave ~ten years ago and nobody's been in a rush to get back

Simplex3
05-02-2006, 12:38 PM
They support two Basketball and two Baseball teams. They would easily support a football team.
I like you but this take is bulls**t without something to support it. LA has proven it can't support a football team not once but twice.

DaneMcCloud
05-02-2006, 12:50 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?p=3158260#post3158260

I've given multiple reasons in this thread as to why both teams left Los Angeles, and NONE of them have to do with the fans. I'm not going to repeat myself, so read the posts on that thread.

Brock
05-02-2006, 01:13 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?p=3158260#post3158260

I've given multiple reasons in this thread as to why both teams left Los Angeles, and NONE of them have to do with the fans. I'm not going to repeat myself, so read the posts on that thread.

Maybe you'll get your own team this time instead of poaching somebody else's.

KCChiefsFan88
05-02-2006, 01:25 PM
Give them the 'Aints and Chargers

ROYC75
05-02-2006, 01:36 PM
2 ? BTA Arnold has always been full of shit.

BIG_DADDY
05-02-2006, 01:45 PM
I like you but this take is bulls**t without something to support it. LA has proven it can't support a football team not once but twice.

They are LA people dude. They need an indoor stadium the caliber of Staples Center and not only will every game be sold out they will also do it at top dollar. I wouldn't put a team in there without a new stadium.

buddha
05-02-2006, 01:51 PM
The Chargers came from LA originally...some of you young guys probably didn't know that! :)


Orange County supported the Rams, but there was an issue with the stadium down there. They could easily support their own team.

L.A. proper could also support its own team...however, where to put it? You would get fewer hoods if it were in Pasadena or someplace like that. The L.A. Coliseum is in hoodville. Most families wouldn't risk their necks by going down there.

ENDelt260
05-02-2006, 01:53 PM
rams were so quick to leave

It took 'em almost 50 years.

Frazod
05-02-2006, 02:02 PM
I think they need another baseball team. Let's send them the Royals.

Let's send ANYBODY the Royals. :shake:

KCChiefsFan88
05-02-2006, 02:20 PM
I think they need another baseball team. Let's send them the Royals.

Let's send ANYBODY the Royals. :shake:

How about a trade, the Royals for the Clippers since the Clippers are finally good.

bogie
05-02-2006, 02:30 PM
The Chargers came from LA originally...some of you young guys probably didn't know that! :)


Orange County supported the Rams, but there was an issue with the stadium down there. They could easily support their own team.

L.A. proper could also support its own team...however, where to put it? You would get fewer hoods if it were in Pasadena or someplace like that. The L.A. Coliseum is in hoodville. Most families wouldn't risk their necks by going down there.

That's my point. I'm pretty sure we could support a team, maybe two. I'm positive we could support a team if the gang members would be controlled. There's no way I would take my daughter to an Oakland game, but I would take her to KC or even San Diego. If security can control the crowd, there are plenty of football fans that will support a team. I have no interest in going to a game with a bunch of knuckle heads flashing their signs and colors and throwing beer and starting fights with opposing fans.

ChiefsCountry
05-02-2006, 02:32 PM
Send them the Saints and Jaguars.

DaneMcCloud
05-02-2006, 02:45 PM
Maybe you'll get your own team this time instead of poaching somebody else's.

First off, I'm originally from KC so the Chiefs are my "only" team. Secondly, I think it would be a gigantic mistake to move any team to Los Angeles. It's has to be an expansion team.

Spicy McHaggis
05-02-2006, 03:08 PM
They are LA people dude. They need an indoor stadium the caliber of Staples Center...

Because it would be a shame to have to watch football outside in LA. Strange people there. I stayed for month with a cousin and it rained once all day. I suggested we go to a movie, something that normal people do on a rainy day and you can't go to beach. They looked at me like I was crazy and said something along the lines of "Um, it's raining out. We're not leaving the house."

morphius
05-02-2006, 03:11 PM
Wanting is a wonderful thing, you can want all you can dream and its pretty much free.

Doesn't mean you are ever gonna get it, but you can sure want it...

Jayhawkerman2001
05-02-2006, 03:12 PM
When you think of LA whats the majority there? Hispanic(baseball based people mostly) and African Americans(Basketball based)

Im not saying that mostly whites watch football, but when ya think about it... its kinda true.

BIG_DADDY
05-02-2006, 03:50 PM
When you think of LA whats the majority there? Hispanic(baseball based people mostly) and African Americans(Basketball based)

Im not saying that mostly whites watch football, but when ya think about it... its kinda true.


That's why hockey does well there. You do have one point though. I sure don't see any honkeys at those Lakers games.

DaneMcCloud
05-02-2006, 05:48 PM
When you think of LA whats the majority there? Hispanic(baseball based people mostly) and African Americans(Basketball based)

Im not saying that mostly whites watch football, but when ya think about it... its kinda true.

Are you kidding me? You really need to get out of Kansas and experience a little. What a ridiculous statement.

There's over 20 million people in the L.A. basin. Los Angeles County is by far the wealthiest county in the nation with over 247,000 millionaires (that's people making in excess of 1 million dollars). Floor seats at the Lakers games are in excess of $1,500 per game and the Clippers aren't too far behind.

There's plenty of people here to fill a couple of 70,000 seat stadiums. And it won't be poor people.

Jayhawkerman2001
05-02-2006, 05:50 PM
I am in no way saying that its all about poor or rich, not at all. Im saying that the majority of blacks perfer basketball and the majority of hispanics perfer baseball, thats what i was saying.

bogie
05-02-2006, 06:02 PM
I am in no way saying that its all about poor or rich, not at all. Im saying that the majority of blacks perfer basketball and the majority of hispanics perfer baseball, thats what i was saying.

and them asian folks are really like to watch that there that ping pong

Skip Towne
05-02-2006, 06:02 PM
Are you kidding me? You really need to get out of Kansas and experience a little. What a ridiculous statement.

There's over 20 million people in the L.A. basin. Los Angeles County is by far the wealthiest county in the nation with over 247,000 millionaires (that's people making in excess of 1 million dollars). Floor seats at the Lakers games are in excess of $1,500 per game and the Clippers aren't too far behind.

There's plenty of people here to fill a couple of 70,000 seat stadiums. And it won't be poor people.
They had the chance, twice, and they didn't fill even one.

el borracho
05-02-2006, 06:24 PM
I am in no way saying that its all about poor or rich, not at all. Im saying that the majority of blacks perfer basketball and the majority of hispanics perfer baseball, thats what i was saying.
Well, thank you, Reggie White.

Logical
05-02-2006, 06:56 PM
I like you but this take is bulls**t without something to support it. LA has proven it can't support a football team not once but twice.This is just silly, the fact is they both wanted new stadiums and neither got them. The coliseum is a pit and even the Raiders should not be viewed negatively for leaving that place. The Rams got a nice new stadium in St. Louis but the attendance was not the issue, if it had been they would not have had to expand Angels stadium from 50K to 65k to house the Rams.

Logical
05-02-2006, 06:59 PM
When you think of LA whats the majority there? Hispanic(baseball based people mostly) and African Americans(Basketball based)

Im not saying that mostly whites watch football, but when ya think about it... its kinda true.The ignorance of this post is pathetic.