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The most boring sport is baseball.

 

Followed by Soccer: Like watching an anthill with attractive ants; hockey: Like open-play recess at a school for juvnile delinquents; basketball; back and forth, back and forth; tennis: back and forth, back and forth; the summer olympics; the winter olympics.

 

NASCAR, of course, is not a sport, but a crime prevention tactic. Like infants are enthralled with a spinning mobile perched above their cribs and will stare quietly for hours, rednecks can be herded into large stadiums to sit and watch cars drive around in circles, during which time they will not be manufacturing methamphetamine, driving drunk, composing country music, committing rape or lynching.

 

I'll take offense to the hockey comment but laugh extensively at the Nascar comment.

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The most boring "sport" is the endless prattle about whether, when or how LA will get an NFL franchise. Just do it.

Serious question. How is it that LA has lost not one but *two* NFL teams? It really is amazing, especially when you consider that the LA metro area supports two baseball teams and two basketball teams.

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The most boring "sport" is the endless prattle about whether, when or how LA will get an NFL franchise. Just do it.

Serious question. How is it that LA has lost not one but *two* NFL teams? It really is amazing, especially when you consider that the LA metro area supports two baseball teams and two basketball teams.

And two hockey teams. And two soccer teams. The short answer is that LA has resisted the NFL's demands to give it a world class stadium for free as well as bond money and favorable tax treatment. More to the point, Georgia Frontiere et al. poorly managed the Rams and ultimately moved the team to St. Louis for a better deal/attendance. Al Davis repeatedly gamed LA to get a better deal from Oakland. And Raiders fans had a nasty habit of jumping one another or their rivals. All this has left a bitter taste in the mouths of officials and some fans. But in the next two or three or four years, there is a strong likelihood that LA will allow itself to be extorted into buying a franchise. We are currently expecting to get a phony EIR telling us with a wink that putting a team downtown (next to the convention center and LA Live--our not so cheap knock off of Times Square) won't seriously impact traffic, pollution, congestion, crime, etc. Meanwhile, we wait.

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...But in the next two or three or four years, there is a strong likelihood that LA will allow itself to be extorted into buying a franchise. We are currently expecting to get a phony EIR telling us with a wink that putting a team downtown (next to the convention center and LA Live--our not so cheap knock off of Times Square) won't seriously impact traffic, pollution, congestion, crime, etc. Meanwhile, we wait.

There's an article about AEG in the New Yorker this week.

 

If the Vikings don't get government support for a stadium they may be the NFL's pick for a move. You already have our Lakers.

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