via LA Times: “An NFL return to L.A.? There’s a lot of smoke but still no fire”

In “An NFL return to L.A.? There’s a lot of smoke but still no fire,” Los Angeles Times writer Sam Farmer suggests some doubts about whether or not the NFL will return to Los Angeles in 2013:

Will any teams submit that application in the 2013 window?

Doubtful. Why would a team rush to submit an application, thereby poisoning the water in its current market, before the L.A. picture was fully in focus? Focus comes only when the downtown option has cleared all of the necessary hurdles.

AEG’s Tim Leiweke believes he can get everything checked off his list before the application deadline in five months. He has momentum with the city and a track record of getting venues built, but that’s still a tall order.

Click HERE to read the entire article, which was published in the Los Angeles Times on August 28, 2012.

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