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#71 h0llywood

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

The mega region of Southern California is home to 22 million people. I doubt there will be a problem filling the stadium.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

The mega region of Southern California is home to 22 million people. I doubt there will be a problem filling the stadium.

Why did the Raiders and Rams leave?

I know stadium issues were part of it, but you have Hollywood and all of those attractions and amenities associated with it, major league baseball, one NBA teams steeped in tradition and still viewed as contenders and another on the rise with young stars, and oh yeah, the Kings who just won the Stanley Cup, if there wasn't a lockout.

I'm sure fans would come the first year or so, but it would die down after that, especially if the team isn't successful... There's just too much to do and no matter how popular the game of football is, I don't see it sustaining interest in the form of ticket sales in L.A.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

I hope not, I do not want my favorite team to be 3,000 miles away



Story of my life right now!! lol

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:09 PM

There's a plethora of reasons.

The biggest one was the stupidity of Al Davis playing at the Colisium. Worst neighborhood to ever place a stadium and with over 100k seats, it was nearly impossible to ever sell out which caused blackouts and fans weren't able to watch the games on tv. Gang violence associated itself with the team which dissuaded many fans to not attend in person. Imagine going to a game and your life was threatened by street gangs. That's not exactly a place families would go. I believe any new team will have different colors to prevent such a conflict to occur.

If any of you recall the history of the Panthers, the NFL had great concerns about the Panthers as an inaugural team having the color black as the primary color. Fact is Charlotte doesn't have the gang problem LA has/had. I believe as long as the Raiders aren't around, it won't be a problem this time.

As for the Rams, the team actually played in Anaheim Stadium which was a baseball field. God bless her soul passed away but she was the major force in the team leaving. The stadium was behind in box seats and other revenue making and her best bet after the 1994 earthquake was to move the team to St. Louis. I think the fan base for Rams fans is big enough for them to last this time around.

Fact is a new state of the art Stadium will no doubt want fans to come in. If a fan like me has watched a game in Charlotte, Minnesota, Arizona and San Diego, I wouldn't mind driving down the freeway to watch my home grown team.

The biggest obstacle is gaining new fans. The NFL has been gone so long that everyone who watches the NFL in LA has their teams already. It would be the fair weather fans that would become diehards.

Back in 1994, how'd your prepare yourselves to start watching the Panthers assuming you already had a team? It would be the same situation.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:29 PM

I hope this isn't true but I could see LA targeting us just because we have a marketable qb Cam Newton,who want's to cheer for Blaine Garbage?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

Why did the Raiders and Rams leave?

I know stadium issues were part of it, but you have Hollywood and all of those attractions and amenities associated with it, major league baseball, one NBA teams steeped in tradition and still viewed as contenders and another on the rise with young stars, and oh yeah, the Kings who just won the Stanley Cup, if there wasn't a lockout.

I'm sure fans would come the first year or so, but it would die down after that, especially if the team isn't successful... There's just too much to do and no matter how popular the game of football is, I don't see it sustaining interest in the form of ticket sales in L.A.


OK, let's talk Los Angeles Football history because much of the Huddle population was born when there wasn't Pro Football in LA anymore..

The Rams came to Los Angeles in 1946.
They stayed 48 years.
This was long before corporate sponsors, luxury suites or even much Television coverage for that matter.
Where did the Rams play?
The Rams played in the LA Coliseum.
So named because it was built in the 1930s in anticipation of the 1932 Summer Olympics.
Oh yes boys and girls, there were Olympics before Micheal Phelps was selling cereal and Subway sandwiches every 9 minutes on your TV.
As the decades flew by, 50s, 60s, 70, 80s, the Coliseum continued to detoeriorate and has become the shythole located in the slum that it is today.
Imagine if the Panthers were still playing in Clemson today.
The Rams fleeing to St. Louis was never about fan attendance or love of the Rams. It was about that bytch Georgia Frontierre having the then new and shiny Trans World Dome waved under her nose.
At the time the Rams were playing their home games at the Big A in Anaheim. The home of the California Angels. Nothing worse than trying to play football in a converted baseball stadium. So the Rams left town, fans be damned.
Speaking of shythole stadiums this is where Da Raiders come in.
Al Davis was stuck in Oakland in a shythole Oakland Alameda Stadium where the Raiders first played an AFC game back in 1966.
Al saw an opportunity to play Oakland vs Los Angeles in hope for a shiny new stadium and loaded the buses and set out for LA.
Massive law suits followed between Al and the NFL.
Bottom line, eventually the Raiders headed back to Oaklnd from whence they came and to this day still play football in the same shythole. Think back earlier this season and remember the Raiders in Prime Time with the Oakland Athletics dirt baseball infield on the 50 yard line.

The Rams leaving and the Raiders coming and going were always about Stadium deals.

IMHO only one way the NFL returns to LA:
Deep pockets as is already in position at two potential sites build a 1 Billion dollar plus stadium that will be shared by two teams as is currnetly done in New York by the Giants and Jets.
The fans will attend in droves and lead the League in attendance as they do for the Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Ducks.
Will one of the NFL teams be the Panthers?
No chance.






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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

Hey Sam Mills Fan, no comments about the Panthers win Sunday? Or our quarterbacks performance? You called him a choker just the other day. Instead of being happy about the win like any fan would be, you resort to posting some insignificant rumor about our team moving to L.A. lol. Great job!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:15 AM

Los Angeles Panthers. Love it.


You should. It is a better name than what you have now: Los Angeles Squat

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:16 AM

OK, let's talk Los Angeles Football history because much of the Huddle population was born when there wasn't Pro Football in LA anymore..
The Rams played in the LA Coliseum.
As the decades flew by, 50s, 60s, 70, 80s, the Coliseum continued to detoeriorate and has become the shythole located in the slum that it is today.
Imagine if the Panthers were still playing in Clemson today.


LOL!!! So true.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:56 AM

Thanks for the detailed summary KG. Being in my late 20s, I was only mildly aware of what was going on with the Rams and Raiders as far as L.A. went, but heard about what went down here and there.

That being said, I just don't appreciate people begging and drooling over the Panthers being mentioned as a possible team being targeted for relocation. After enduring it ourselves, I don't wish that on any other city. In basketball, we were lucky enough to get a new team, but I doubt that would happen for whatever city loses a franchise to L.A., unless they do expand to London.

I just hope and pray we (as the Carolina Panthers) never relocate and hope this is all conjecture.


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