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L.A. Suddenly Wears NFL Lipstick

Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register

Chargers, Raiders Co-Exist? Ha, Ha, Ha

Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times

Chargers-Raiders Plan Is a Scam

Dennis Romero, LA Weekly

Best Plan for L.A. Football: 1 Team Only

Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times

L.A. Might Go From 0 NFL Teams to 3

Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times

Even by the 405’s gridlocked standards a 14-mile stretch of the freeway through Los Angeles County seemed especially congested in recent days with NFL franchises practically li...(full article)

Here we are, 20 years after being jilted by the Rams and Raiders, arriving at a theater of the absurd. You need to read about this stuff in a small, soundproof room, so nobody will...(full article)

If you believe that the NFL's Chargers and Raiders are coming to town in order to share a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, you might also be interested in our all-you-can-eat diet. ...(full article)

The skies have opened and here it comes, a torrent of bolts and pirates and horns, a deluge of threats and ultimatums, a shower of artists' renderings and architect boasts, a dow...(full article)

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, rivals on the field, are moving forward together on a plan to build a $1.7-billion NFL stadium in Carson that they will share.   The Ch...(full article)

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