Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Nov 2005

NFL to Move All 32 Teams to Los Angeles

"Los Angeles is a perfect football city," said Gene Washington, the NFL's director of football operations. "I'm sure the die-hard followers of the Glendale Steelers and the Orange County Packers won't abandon their teams over a little thing like geography."

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 25 Nov 2005

7 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 10:44am by Sophandros


by Duane (not verified) :: Fri, 11/25/2005 - 6:49pm

"Plus, the intricate L.A. highway system will cut team travel time by almost 25 percent," Washington added. Nice.

Interesting concept, though. The Commoncensus Sport Map Project now shows fan presence in L.A. for every NFL team

by Noble (not verified) :: Sat, 11/26/2005 - 12:26pm

Pff. Moving to LA is a losing prospect anyways. Everybody knows that California is going to slide into the ocean within their lifetime.

by Sophandros (not verified) :: Sat, 11/26/2005 - 4:17pm

Yeah, let's tempt nature by taking a team whose town was demolished by a hurricane and move it to a place that can get hit by a storm AND an earthquake.

by putnamp (not verified) :: Sat, 11/26/2005 - 10:09pm

What kind of storms does LA have, exactly, because I've never seen any.

by kleph (not verified) :: Sun, 11/27/2005 - 1:46am

and let's not forget wildfires...

by wyote (not verified) :: Sun, 11/27/2005 - 10:06am

media storms...

LA has media storms

by Sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/27/2005 - 10:44am

I said, CAN get hit by a storm, just as New York CAN get hit by a hurricane. There are also mudslides, etc.