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Beware of the NFL

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The NFL and Los Angeles has been a topic ever since the Rams and Raiders up and left town in 1995. Plans to turn the Coliseum and Rose Bowl into NFL stadiums came and fell through. Building a new Downtown LA stadium was laughable. A stadium by Dodger Stadium was counted out. A site on top of a landfill in Carson had the most legs, but in the end proved to be too costly to be practical.

It hasn’t been until Ed Roski’s plan for the Los Angeles Stadium out in the City of Industry that the NFL making a return to LA has been the most tangible. And that’s the worst thing to happen to NFL fans in LA.

NFL fans without access to NFL Sunday Ticket are able to watch the marquee matchups week in and week out without fear of the dreaded blackout. When the Raiders and Rams were in town, if the game wasn’t blacked out then we were forced to watch it since we were the local market. That meant the sexy games were blocked out in favor of those putrid Raiders-Seahawks games.

But perhaps the worst thing about having an NFL team in town is that there will be an NFL team in town.