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LA Football Saga Continues

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The NFL-LA saga continued this week, as Mayor Villaraigosa chose to score political points by stating the obvious.

"We need a football team here," Villaraigosa told radio host Rikki Kleiman. "It's the entertainment capital of America, and we need a football team here. What I've said, though, is we're not spending public money for it. We're not going to subsidize the building of stadiums."

Thanks Antonio for reminding the NFL owners how difficult it's going to be to get a team here. The NFL recognized long ago that not a cent of public money would go toward a new stadium. And now that has led to a remarkable proposal where the NFL would spend over $500 million to renovate the aging Coliseum which is publicly-owned. That's right, no public money spent to renovate a publicly-owned stadium. Talk about a steal.