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#37 Carl Spackler

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

Misleading thread title. Never says L.A. wants the Panthers.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

A bit off topic, but how the hell would a London team work? Half of their games done in a 5-8 hour time zone difference. That would be miserable.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

It does say the Mayor of L.A. "directly or indirectly" said he wanted the Panthers during the DNC.

I don't care. I just sent an email to the Panthers regarding the article. I hope JR comes out in the affirmative and cuts this off. I understand using it as leverage to get the money for upgrades, but we should be willing to do that regardless of L.A.

I would literally cry, possibly in the fetal position, if they took the Panthers away.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

i wonder if i would even care about the NFL anymore if this happened

I wouldnt...

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Charlotte....what a bunch of cheap bastards. Pay for the upgrades or see your entire economy plummet.

Studies have shown that cities actually lose money by funding stadiums/renovations.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

That does not seem to make any sense.

The threat of moving to LA is what allows most teams to threaten local and state governments into building them new stadiums.

A great deal of the value of NFL teams is tied into the value of the stadium.

Thus if the NFL had a team in LA, the NFL as a whole might not be the most valuable sports league on the planet, because most of the new stadiums around the league probably wouldn't have been built.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Not gonna happen. Although I wouldn't mind tail-gating for the Los Angeles Panthers, has a nice ring to it...

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

But why even start this stupid discussion? Now you're gonna have rivals thinking we're moving to LA. Embarrass us even more why don't cha.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

Yea the wish Cam was the face of LA. Of course why wouldn't they target us.

Still the Panthers will never be move bc that's the biggest Sport Market in NC and SC. Bobcats and Hurricanes has a better chance of moving.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

I'm a big advocate for Farmer's Field and this is not a likely scenario for the Panthers.

For those that don't know the situation in Los Angeles, there are two competing stadiums currently in place that are ready to start breaking ground.

The first proposed stadium ready to break ground is the Los Angeles Stadium situated 22 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles headed by Billionare Ed Roski. http://www.losangele...allstadium.com/

The second proposed stadium is Farmer's Field headed by the deep pockets of AEG. http://farmersfield.com/ There is even a chance that this stadium might not even be built given AEG is up for sale and NFL owners are not interested in the Downtown location, preferring the current location of Chavez Ravine (where Dodgers Stadium currently sits).

The likely scenario playing out is that AEG finds new ownership, Farmer's Field begins building in Downtown and ultimately the stadium in the City of Industry never pans out. Any new team that moves to Farmer's Field will play at the minimum 2-3 years at the Rose Bowl (a mile from my house). Please read the attached EIR from the city of Pasadena. http://www.ci.pasade.../rose_bowl_eir/

In all likeliness, teams like the San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams and the Jacksonville Jaguars will more than likely be the first candidates to move. I do not see you fine folks in Charlotte allowing such a move of this franchise given what the team means for the region. I would place San Diego as the team most likely to move given their stadium situation and proximity and history with Los Angeles.

I hate the Oakland Raiders and their fan base with a passion and they too are a candidate to move to Los Angeles. The new stadium at Santa Clara, CA is being constructed for both the 49ers and the Raiders and the Raiders are wanting their own stadium and not share with their cross bay rivals.

Relax Panther fans. San Diego, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Buffalo and Oakland will move to Los Angeles before the Panthers ever will consider it.

Think of the situation with the Vikings. It takes a lot of threatening to leave in order to get the new stadium and upgrades required.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

Nothing really to see here or get worried about. It is actually a well written and interesting article and should be read to better understand the dynamic a team has within its community and that community's economy.

The article states the obvious of how a team with a privately funded stadium has few hurdles if they wanted to move, but that in itself gives the city more reason to help fund stadium upgrades. That is all.

The panthers are not leaving Charlotte. LA wishes they had a team and wishes they had a team with a 23 yr old CAM NEWTON.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

I really think the Rams are the most plausible and I've read a lot on the subject and listened to a ton of podcasts about it.