NFL in L.A.

Twelve years ago, the Rams and the Raiders left Los Angeles — and 12 years later, L.A. still doesn't have its own NFL team. How much should local officials do (and how much taxpayer money should they spend) to bring the NFL back to L.A.? And why not fútbol instead of football? Local sportswriter Scott Olin Schmidt and Coliseum Commissioner Barry A. Sanders debate.

January 24, 2008

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Whose home is the Coliseum?

Today, Schmidt and Sanders discuss USC's proposal to control the Coliseum. Previously, they assessed the future of L.A.'s relationship with the NFL after local elections this year and debated whether it's worth spending public money on bringing a pro football team to the city. Tomorrow, they'll conclude their exchange by addressing the rising popularity of professional soccer in Los Angeles.

January 23, 2008

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Pro football’s political cheerleaders

Today, Sanders and Schmidt assess the future of L.A.'s relationship with the NFL after local elections this year. Yesterday, they debated whether it's worth spending public money on bringing an NFL team to L.A. Tomorrow and Friday, they'll discuss USC's lease negotiations with the Coliseum Commission and the rising popularity of professional soccer in Southern California.

January 22, 2008

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NFL in L.A.

Today, Schmidt and Sanders debate whether luring the NFL to Los Angeles is worth the money. Later in the week, they'll discuss the local politics surrounding the NFL, USC's future at the Coliseum and more.

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