"Los Angeles is better off without the NFL.
"You have no idea what an ordeal it's going to be, or how much it's going to cost when the NFL fixes its sights on L.A.
"It will be so expensive to attend a game, most of you will never go. You will have a better chance of running into a drunk NFL player on the freeway than getting an autograph.
"... The NFL is perfect entertainment fare on TV, so let's keep it there -- where it can be turned on or off."
One irony: Remember that ESPN drama from a few years back, Playmakers, that the NFL reportedly deep-sixed after one season since its depiction of women-abusing, drug-dependent players hit a little too close to home? It's not for nothing the game scenes were shot in Toronto -- it should have been a message that this NFL thing is best left as a fantasy, best left to the Americans, who are better at the whole cognitivie dissonance thing.
This NFL thing is more trouble than it's worth (T.J. Simers, Los Angeles Times)