In today’s Los Angeles Times, NFL beat writer Sam Farmer posted in his column some predictions regarding the National Football League’s possible return to L.A. within a couple of years.
Rose Bowl officials have already turned down the NFL’s proposal to have that iconic Pasadena landmark serve as a temporary home to whichever team relocates to Los Angeles; NFL officials are planning to appeal to places like the Coliseum, Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium and Carson’s StubHub Center.
Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers (left) and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (right), who may eventually share a stadium in Carson if their teams get their way
I don’t want to get into the predictions that Farmer made in his article, but the possibility of pro football returning to L.A. (and no, the Arena Football League’s L.A. Kiss doesn’t count! Neither does the Legends Football League’s – the women’s league whose players wear skimpy shorts and tops – L.A. Temptation) has piqued my curiosity to the point of wanting to find out sentiments as to which team they would want back in the Southland…
The St. Louis Rams, the San Diego Chargers, or the Oakland Raiders, three franchises that have called America’s largest city west of the Mississippi River home at one time or another.
As fans most likely know, Rams owner Stan Kroenke wants his team at the former Hollywood Park site in Inglewood; the race track has already been torn down for the purpose of building a new stadium.
A group of Rams celebrating after a play; could they be doing this in Inglewood sometime in the near future?
Meanwhile, Chargers owner Dean Spanos and his Raider counterpart, Mark Davis (son of Al), have big plans to build a state of the art place in Carson and have their teams, who happen to be division rivals, share it.
I won’t waste any more time; here’s the poll: