Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Will The Last Team To Leave Please Turn Out The Lights

The other day someone stumbled across something interesting while searching around the NFL’s official web site. The fan, Brian Sweeney, stumbled upon what appears to be a current page for the Los Angeles Rams. This got NFL conspiracy theorist on edge claiming this as proof positive that the Rams are moving back to Los Angeles. Once the news got out on Monday the page was deleted which added fuel to the fire.

The NFL responded with the announcement that the search actually brought the reader to a legacy page of the old Rams when they were still playing at Anaheim Stadium prior to their relocation to St. Louis. The coding for the NFL’s web site pulls up the legacy team if no current team exists. If you change the “LA” to “BOS” it pulls up the Boston Patriots or “PHO” brings up the Phoenix Cardinals.

Now that this mystery has been cleared up the question to ask is which team will be the first to move to LA? Will we see a joint Chargers-Raiders collaboration in Carson or will the Rams build their “terrorist magnet” stadium in Inglewood?

I find it interesting that all three teams considering a move to LA, which will not happen until after the 2015-16 NFL season, have spent at least one season in LA previously and moved away.

If any, which team do you want to see in Los Angeles?


  1. I'd like to see the Dallas Cowboys move to Los Angeles. Then disband.

    I kid!

    Seriously, I don't think there is a need for a team in LA. If the city is such a good NFL city, then why do teams keep leaving for smaller locales like Oakland and St. Louis? LA is a transient city -- one of those places that most people who live there aren't from there -- and that makes for a difficult time to establish fan loyalty.

    1. I fully agree, you would think that the teams would realize that they left for a reason. The only logic I can see is that they use LA as a scare tactic so they can hold their current city hostage in an attempt to get a new stadium and if they don't then they leave. Basically what Bennett did with the City of Seattle when he stole the Sonics.