A Quick History of the NFL Teasing L.A.
With talk of NFL stadium plans in the city of Industry and in downtown, LA Times columnist Michael Hiltzik says forget about it. Los Angeles has been without a NFL team since 1995 and says the league has been playing coy every since. Explains Hiltzik: "Here's City Councilman Bernard Parks (circa 2004, re the Coliseum): 'If we resolve the issues, then they've said clearly there's no need to look at other sites.' Here's John Moag, point man for the Rose Bowl, 2004: 'Things are moving in the right direction.' Former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley: 'I can see it … putting the goal posts right here' (at Chavez Ravine, 1995). And R.D. Hubbard, owner of Hollywood Park: 'There are just a few little items to be worked out' (also 1995)."