July 13, 2000 |
J.K. McKay, who spent the last two years trying to convince the NFL to return to the Southland, was introduced Wednesday as president and general manager of the fledgling Xtreme Football League's Los Angeles franchise that will play at the Coliseum. His appointment gives an air of legitimacy to the league, which promises a brand of smash-mouth football and is the brainchild of pro wrestling magnate Vince McMahon.
February 3, 2000 |
Ed Roski Jr., co-owner of the Kings, is awaiting word from the NFL about his latest proposal to bring a team to Los Angeles: He wants to buy a minority stake in an existing franchise and relocate it to play in a renovated Coliseum. "We've had a number of discussions with them, which they're taking under consideration," Roski said of league executives. "Hopefully, they'll get back to us in a couple of weeks."
August 7, 1999 |
Thirty-nine days until the NFL's L.A.-or-Houston deadline, and like a third-down Billy Joe Hobert pass, there's no telling where it's going to fall. But unless the NFL plays Eli Broad, a.k.a. Eli Billionaire, for the fool, and he appears to be warming to the role, there are going to be all kinds of twists and turns, beginning today with billionaire investor Marvin Davis' first comments on his potential bid to own a team in Los Angeles.
July 29, 1999 |
Read his lips: No football team without more of your money. After two days of owners' meetings here and presentation of a Los Angeles plan to contribute $150 million in public money to build parking garages in Exposition Park, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said the NFL will not return to Los Angeles without more of the public's money.
July 28, 1999 |
I saw where Los Angeles' football suitors Tuesday were trying to get a firm--as in love us or leave us--commitment from the NFL, tired of playing footsie. And I saw where Houston's football buzzards were still circling, praying and preying that L.A.'s bid would drop dead.
July 28, 1999 |
This just in. In regards to the prospect of football returning to Los Angeles following a night of NFL meetings here, nothing happened. Further testimony is provided. After Bill Chadwick, the governor's appointee, presented Los Angeles' case for football to the NFL's expansion committee, owners were asked for their comments. "Not tonight," said Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, "I'm going to have a drink."