For two decades Los Angeles has served as the NFL’s bogeyman, lurking just out of sight as an implicit threat to any city that refused to pay up for a new or renovated stadium. You better flash the cash, the NFL would threaten, or the Bills/Dolphins/Jaguars/Vikings/Colts are going to bolt for glamorous Los Angeles.
But now that the Rams and probably Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, the bogeyman is gone. So what’s an owner who is locked into a battle with his city over the cost of a new stadium to do? Get wined and dined by the Las Vegas elite, of course!