Los Angeles is now one step closer to bringing back the NFL

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The Raiders actually had and still have a huge following. I would argue that they still have more fans here than in Oakland.

Which is fascinating because I would have argued the exact same thing about Oakland when the Raiders were in LA.

There must be something about Al Davis which makes fans like him more from afar...

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Off topic,but I personally think the NFL could absorb a merger with the CFL & their 8 current teams,but that's a whole 'nother can of worms.

None of the Canadian venues would be of NFL caliber except Toronto and the refurbed BC Place. I'm not sure that Toronto is large enough. Most of the league plays in the equivalent of D1-FCS stadia.

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Then you would know how Cleveland felt when the Browns moved to Baltimore. ;)

Actually, the team that got to Baltimore was pretty terrible; possibly the worst defensive team I've ever seen.

I will admit they improved in a hurry, though.
 
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The NFL just announced that NO team will be in L.A. for a few more years because no one can agree on financing the new stadium. The NFL wants a 50/50 financing of the new stadium. The City of L.A. nor the City of Industry, both don't have the money right now. So the stink'in Raiders can stay where they are FOREVER!!!!!!!!!
 
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Actually, the team that got to Baltimore was pretty terrible; possibly the worst defensive team I've ever seen.

I will admit they improved in a hurry, though.
It took them a couple years to shake off the Cleveland taint. ;)
 
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None of the Canadian venues would be of NFL caliber except Toronto and the refurbed BC Place. I'm not sure that Toronto is large enough. Most of the league plays in the equivalent of D1-FCS stadia.
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Actually,you left out Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium & Montreal's Olympic Stadium.The NFL requires that their teams play in a stadium that can seat at least 50,000 people & the CFL only requires that their stadiums seat 25,000. With the exception of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats,most of the CFL teams can exceed 50,000 with temporary seating. The Alouettes play in a small stadium(just renovated to finally hold 25,000 people) during the regular season,& then they play in the Olympic Stadium during the play-offs.
 
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The big problem is that the CFL plays with completely different rules.

They play 3 downs (instead of 4).

Have a longer (110 yards instead of 110 yards) and wider field (65 yards instead of 53) with deeper End Zones (20 yards instead of 10).

Not to mention they also have 12 men on the field instead of 11, along with several others rule differences.
 
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The big problem is that the CFL plays with completely different rules.

They play 3 downs (instead of 4).

Have a longer (110 yards instead of 110 yards) and wider field (65 yards instead of 53) with deeper End Zones (20 yards instead of 10).

Not to mention they also have 12 men on the field instead of 11, along with several others rule differences.

I thought about that. The old ABA had a red,white,& blue basket & the original 3 point line. They sacrificed their rules & unique traditions to enter the NBA.

I read that American high school teams have played against Canadian high school teams in football. They just used "North of the Border/South of the Border" rules. North of the Border play CFL rules,South of the Border play NFL rules.
 
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The biggest problem with the CFL is their CBA between the players & the CFL where the players are only allowed to practice 4 hours a day. A Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan told me that is why they haven't used new plays like the Wildcat,they don't have the time to practice it because of the CBA. The league wants to expand the hours of practice from 4 to 6 hours,but nothing has come of that. Also the CFL has a rule of how many Canadians must play,versus "import players."
 
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Actually,the above should read that the CFL has a rule about how many Canadian players must start versus "import(USA)" players. They also do have a roster limit of how many "import(USA)" players they can have on a team.
 
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The developers claim that the stadium will create 6,700 permanent full time jobs and bring $762 million to the Los Angeles County economy each year.

By saying this the developers are either trying to head off local opposition or preparing to asking for a substantial government contribution. :(

And how does an stadium used 10 times per year (plus perhaps a few concerts) provide 6700 full time jobs? The lies that developers use to justify new stadiums get more outrageous every year.
 
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By saying this the developers are either trying to head off local opposition or preparing to asking for a substantial government contribution. :(

And how does an stadium used 10 times per year (plus perhaps a few concerts) provide 6700 full time jobs? The lies that developers use to justify new stadiums get more outrageous every year.
It will be used much more than 10 times per year. Most of these football stadiums do much more than just football and do much more football than the 8 home games by the host team.
 

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