Sam Farmer of the LA Times did an interview with 1010xl Monday on why the Jags won’t move to LA. 1010xl has the interview available for on-demand listening and I’ve linked to it below.
http://www.stationcaster.com/stations/wjxl/index.php?d=AM# Just click the play now button.
Here’s a compilation of Sam Farmer’s main points.
-Sam senses apathy for the NFL in the LA marketplace, and notes they have lost two teams already.
-The Jaguars’ stadium deal requires the Jaguars to show three straight years of documented losses to avoid being sued by the city for breach of contract in an attempted move.
-Metropolous apparently made an offer far below the Jaguars’ current value, and would have taken over the team in 3 years. The breakdown is as follows: 30% the first year, 30% the second year and 40% the third year. A measly 750 million was all the supposed mogul could offer. Farmer speculates the reason the offer was so low was that the team would have to stay in
-Metropolous is also on a short list of potential outright buyers for the St. Louis Rams. He has no intentions of being a minority owner; it is clear this guy wants a team of his own.
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