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Does LA Need An NFL Team Or Will Farmers Field Crop Dust Our City?

Now that the Holiday season is far enough behind us that the lights are down and people have stopped saying Happy New Year, it is time to truly head into the most wonderful time of the year… The Super Bowl.

These next two weeks sweep the nation; bets are made, tickets bought, and dreams fulfilled.

As a resident of LA, the question we’ve been asking for years and years resurfaces:

“When will we get a professional football team?”

Never. LA does not need an NFL team and should not have one.

Here are five reasons LA should not have a team:

1. Where are you from?

Where are you from?” is a common a question as “what is your name?” out here in the City of Angels.

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Everyone who lives here is from somewhere else. Whether they moved out here for the entertainment industry or the cloudless skies, it is rare to meet someone who was born and raised in LA.

Just walk into a sports bar on a Sunday, and you might as well be cruisin’ the Sunset Strip club with the rainbow of colors your eyes see. In the course of the day, all 30 teams are represented at your neighborhood dive bar.

And even though people have no hesitation about moving thousands of miles away from their family and friends, they won’t give up their sports allegiances quite so easily.

Simply transferring the Jaguars or Chargers to LA is not going to create instant fans! Instead, we’ll see a upcrop of fair-weathered fans and a team in which 3 million people are ambivalent about… unless they’re playing that fan’s hometown team.

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Hey, let’s have more people move here!

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2. We don’t want more people moving here

Los Angeles is paradise.

Crank up the blinds and just look outside! The high tomorrow is 68. We have the ocean. We have the mountains. We have Jack Nicholson.

People want to move here, and do so regularly. But perhaps the lack of a NFL team is keeping some people away. Could you imagine if we had a successful NFL franchise? We would have nothing to stop people from moving here… well, maybe except for the smog.

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Whether the weather…

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3. Weather

Football is a fall sport. Watching a football game outside in mid-October, a chill in the air as the leaves turn all around you is as good as it gets.

We may be glamorizing some idyllic image of the gridiron sport, but that is how football is meant to be enjoyed. Football is not meant to be watched in a desert surrounded by palm trees! The NFL fits perfectly in NY, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, Green Bay, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Denver.

It doesn’t belong in Miami. It doesn’t belong in Arizona.

It doesn’t belong in Los Angeles.

Agree? Disagree? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Is LA just a negotiation point?

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4. Negotiating Point

It’s always good to have leverage, and this constant threat to “move to LA” is perfection.

This negotiating point helps other teams get what they want. There are many stadiums in the NFL which desperately need overhauls. The 49er’s Candlestick, the Ram’s Dome, and the Vikings Metrodome make you feel like you are watching a game in a run down convention center.

However, getting the money for the renovations is simple: just bring up Farmers Field. This ultimatum will never tire: “Give us the new stadium or we shall go west and prosper.”

You’ll get the stadium.

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How much will tickets cost?

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5. Rich Tix

So we’ve seen the layout for Farmers Field and it looks more like a Beverly Hills Country Club than a football stadium.

Seems there are more box suites than general admission seats. If LA truly gets a team for the first time in 20 years, our guess is ticket prices are not going to be geared to the resident of Rancho Cucamonga, but will instead be targeted to every tier of celebrity.

Farmers Field will become the place to “be seen.” We already cringe at the though of the Kardashian entourage camping out on the 10 yard line. That is not exactly a conducive atmosphere for tailgating and watching a game.

It will become a place that the people in the “secret society of hollywood” treat as their backyard, and will just add to the embitterment and angst of the struggling artist.  And we all know the struggling artists in this town have enough bring them down, without the sadness of not being able to afford tickets to the Los Angeles Jags.

Agree? Disagree? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Comments

One Comment

  1. ybobby says:

    L.A. does need a football team it has one of the largest T.V. markets in the country. So why shouldn’t they have a team.

  2. Being back the Raiders🙂

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