When he's not chiming in on the state of the
Speaking with USA Today, Johnson said he could see himself playing a role in helping an NFL franchise sell itself to a city that has managed to get along without a pro football team for two decades. He cites the role he's undertaken in helping the Dodgers win over fans who may have been disillusioned under previous owner
"We helped the Dodgers rebound," Johnson told the newspaper Tuesday. "We're No. 1 in attendance in baseball; we've been that for the last two years. So we know how to take a franchise, elevate it and also sell it to the fans in Los Angeles.
"That's going to be important to whoever the owner is, to make sure they have someone locally to sell the team to the local market."
Johnson said his track record of helping teams in the L.A. market speaks for itself. "I know how to do it," he said. "Whether it's me or somebody else, I think it's important."
In addition to his small stake in the Dodgers, Johnson has stakes in the Sparks and the Los Angeles Football Club soccer team that will make its MLS debut in 2017.
His remarks come a little more than an month after
If an NFL team does move to L.A., Johnson said, he will be its biggest supporter -- whether it's in an official capacity or not.