Skip to comments.Miami Dolphins' Los Angeles move played down by NFL commissioner
Posted on 05/13/2013 6:47:16 PM PDT by Perdogg
The commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, has played down speculation linking the Miami Dolphins with a possible move to Los Angeles.
Florida politicians last week rejected the Dolphins' appeal for taxpayers to partially meet the $350m (£227m) cost of redeveloping their Sun Life stadium.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
“Give us a free stadium or we’re moving to L.A.!” Is starting to ring awfully hollow.
He added that the proposal the Dolphins and local officials had worked on was "very intelligent and very thoughtful."
Very intelligent in that it smartly took money from the people rather than the politicians or team owners.
Very thoughtful in that it tried it's best to put the best shade of lipstick on the pig.
Los Angeles has a stadium approved contingent on an NFL team committing to a move. Whether they’ll actually build it if a team relocates is a different question.
You can trust Goodell. He’s a lawyer making a difference. Instead of chasing ambulances, he’s slowing them down so the other lawyers can catch up and sue his league.
I just hope Oakland Raiders don’t get any crazy idea I take any NFL team not the Raiders
I am Raider fan LOL!
The taxpayers just built a new stadium for the Miami Marlins, only to have the Marlins sell off most of their quality players immediately afterwards, assuring the city will have a last place team for the foreseeable future. I don’t think they’ll be too anxious to foot the bill for yet another new stadium anytime soon.
I used to be a huge sports fan, now I hope they all go broke.
Wow, even Jerry Jones had enough class to hire a real coach and pump up the Cowboys’ record for a few years during the run up to the new palace of Jerry and subsequent return to your regularly scheduled mediocrity in silver and blue.
The ‘fins management must really think poorly of the taxpayers in Florida.
NFL wouldn’t be the same without the Miami Dolphins, as much as I despise them as a Bills fan. Eventually the owners’ disrespect of tradition and fan loyalty will catch up with them.
There is a lot of talk about the Rams moving back to LA as well.
I can just see Art Modell smiling from that great injured reserve list far down below
How bad is it for the Jaguars? Even the NFL doesn’t want them to move to LA
Those fools lost millions when they did not sign Tim Tebow. Could have removed the seat tarps with that signing
San Diego did that last year Chula Vista, ok, no. Oceanside, looks good, uh no. On second thought, Chula Vista....................
The chargers should just go to LA and get it over with.
Any team that moves to LA will need a new name. Let’s see....The Los Angeles Illegals....The Los Angeles Banditos...The California Tax and Spenders....The North Mexico Conquistadors....
Miami used to have a team in the AAFC called the Miami Seahawks, they became the Baltimore Colts.
These clowns don’t even know the truth here, even when I go to Dodger games. No white dude watches baseball above the lower seats. They’re all mexicans above it.
The Los Angeles EBT’s.
I hear there is talk that the Raiders are considering a second trip down South.
L.A. just wasn’t meant to have football. If the Rams (1946) couldn’t stay there, and they’ve gone over 15 years without a team...
In all seriousness, Oakland can’t even field enough police officers, do they really need to invest in a football stadium? I think so!!!! I live in Oakland......let the Dolphins move to LA. It’s about time some other team threaten to move. Keep the Raiders, A’s, and Warriors in Oakland!!
“Why does LA need another football team? “
I saw the logo and thought you meant LA = Louisiana = LSU. Then I managed to see the fine print. Occidental College - I’ve heard of it, but had no idea where it was.
Oxy is in Eagle Rock, a suburb of northeastern Los Angeles. It’s very liberal. Obama went there for 2 years....and you would think he graduated from there based on the number of Obama related stuff the school pumps out. Jack Kemp did graduate from there and barely got any publicity from the school.
Regarding the NFL....Los Angeles never did recover from this (above video)
I think the Marlins problem is that they seem to embrace Latin America for marketing. They even built the stadium in Little Havana at the old Orange bowl site.
The thing is the majority of th people who went to the games, especially in 1997 and 2003 were Americans and mostly white from Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach county. Additionally after both World Series they had a garage sale of all the great players on those teams. They have abused their fan base throughout their entire history. They reap what they sow.
Occidental College on the western slope of Fiji Hill in Eagle Rock, Calif. Jack Kemp, the Congressman, Cabinet member, VP candidate and conservative war horse graduated from Oxy in 1957. Another guy who gets a lot of attention in the news media also attended Oxy, but he didn't graduate from there.
The Dolphins will just have to keep bribing county officials until they agree.
The corrupt bastards are just holding out for more cash before they agree to hand over the taxpayers money.
They do honor Kemp. In 2011, I attended the ceremony in which the football stadium at Oxy was named Jack Kemp Stadium. However, there's a shrine--the school's term, not mine--in the library to that other guy who went to Oxy.
When I was there, the school was called Moscow on the Hill by residents of the surrounding neighborhood because it was so left-wing. Today, they probably call it Pyongyang on the Hill.
I was a fanatic Rams supporter, especially in the days George Allen ran the team. However, the antics of the team's owners (is that where the word "onerous" comes from?) eventually made me disgusted with the NFL.
Today, I don't follow the NFL at all--I couldn't even tell you who won the last Super Bowl. But I will be in the Coliseum cheering on the USC Trojans at every home game this fall, even though it is expected to be a lousy season.
Loria doesn’t need to sell a single ticket now that he has all the concession rights.
What a scumbag,and you should see what they have at the AAA Level.
They have guys named Peanut Petersen and Popcorn Downs.
Real funny after stealing taxpayer money Loria,what goes around comes around.
Really? I only saw him in one game, but the freshman quarterback I saw last year, was one of the best freshman QBs I’ve ever seen. He was scary. Should be better than Palmer,Linehart, Sanchez,and Barkley put together. What is his name? If I were a coach I would want that kid. After I saw that game, I thought, I wouldn’t want to be playing USC in the next 4 years.
.. Or the L.A. Bloods, L.A. Crips, or...
In light of the anticipated homo movement in pro sports...
The West Hollywood Pink Princesses!
Go. Take off to L.A.
The team has been rotten for years.
And please take the pathetic Marlins with you.
Hmmm? Could the NFLPA file a grievance with the league.
But ... but ... they just got that cool new logo
billionaires and millionaires demanding welfare
You might be thinking of Cody Kessler, who seems to be in the lead for starting QB for the Trojans this fall. Max Wittek, who took over from Matt Barkley last year when he got hurt, and Max Browne are also in the hunt.
>>Give us a free stadium or were moving to L.A.! Is starting to ring awfully hollow.<<
Quite the contrary. It seems to have a 100% success rate.
It has been working for decades. Even for cities WITHOUT teams!
That was the ONLY good thing L.A. did when I was there: ask he NFL how much it will pay to have a team there. L.A. is none the worse for wear for not having a franchise and we got to watch the best games every week.
Don’t sayyyy thattt Nick LOL!
NO NO NO LOL!
I don’t want Oakland turn LA turn Oakland again turn LA again possibly Raiders LOL!
LA has a profession football team, that pays their players, it’s called “USC.”
No, it was Max Wittek, I think. He played the last game of the year, right? It would be amazing to me that he didn’t start. Seems like a future Heisman winner.
It worked well 10 yrs ago in Indianapolis, we ponied up $725 mil which is a huge sum for a community our size. But I agree with you, the story is getting old.
Is that Gen Petraeus squeeze?
The Vikings got their stadium by threatening to move to L.A. I think they will just keep L.A. as a viable location until all the teams get new stadiums. And then begin the process all over again.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.