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The California State Assembly must have plenty of free time on their hands. Otherwise, how else would Tom Umberg of Garden Grove get to introduce the "Truth in Sports Advertising Act"? The bill was unanimously approved today, by the state assembly's Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media (say that six times fast), and will now come to a vote before the full assembly.

The bill would require all California teams named for a different geographical area from where they play, to put a disclaimer on all tickets and advertisements.

So those big Angel billboards around the city would now read at the bottom: "DISCLAIMER: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim actually play their home games in Anaheim, which is definitely not Los Anegeles."

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It's times like these when we're glad the Los Angeles Lakers left The Forum in Inglewood for Downtown LA.