by Jeff Lightsy Jr.
The second largest city in America once again has a football team. Well actually two. According to ESPN, both the Rams and Chargers have been approved by the NFL to relocate to Los Angeles.
NFL owners have currently been meeting in Houston, Texas to discuss the relocation of these teams. Along with the Chargers and Rams the Raiders also filed to relocate to LA, but it doesn’t appear they received enough votes to move.
Of the 32 NFL owners a vote of 24 was needed for the Rams and Chargers to be able to relocate. Both the Rams and Chargers will share a stadium in Inglewood. They will begin playing games in the city of angles starting in the 2016 season, but will not begin playing games in their Inglewood stadium until the 2019 season.
This is exactly what the NFL needed. How is it the the second biggest market in America hasn’t had a football team since 1994? LA needs football! And I’m not talking about USC or UCLA.
Now personally I would have like to have seen the Raiders in LA more so than the Chargers, but I will take what I can get. Somewhere Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg are also upset, but the football fans of Los Angeles are not. They are just glad to have football back in their city.