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What Rams football will and won't bring to L.A.

What Rams football will and won't bring to L.A.

The late bookie Jimmy the Greek once said that no event involving human beings has odds longer than 20-1. Upsets can always happen. For the Rams, a lawsuit, an environmental impact report or even LAX flight path issues could still imperil their return to Los Angeles.

But this deal looks virtually certain to go through. Rams owner Stan Kroenke has a huge amount at stake in his development of the former Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood. Likewise, Inglewood officials are thrilled that the city isn't shelling out direct taxpayer subsidies to get an NFL team.

Public subsidies for stadiums face stiff resistance in the current political environment, as evidenced by the earlier...