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08:02 AM ET 11.30 | Sorry, Los Angeles. Before you get too far down the road with the idea of the Los Angeles Jaguars, understand that moving the team from Jacksonville isn't as simple as it might seem. Not today, not a year from now and probably not even four or five years down the line. Never mind that outgoing owner Wayne Weaver, who saved new owner Shahid Khan the trouble by firing coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday before announcing the sale, promised that Khan has no plans to move the team. Never mind that Khan put out a public statement saying he was fully committed to bringing Jacksonville its first Super Bowl victory. Just remember that there's a lease to get out from underneath and it runs through the 2027 season.

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November 30, 2011  08:05 AM ET

For the right price they would be able to get out of the lease.

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November 30, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Hit the road, Jack. And don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more.

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November 30, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Jacksonville, you just a word of confidence. That means they're bolting.

November 30, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Those empty seats I saw last Sunday speak volumes about this team's current viability.


As TxHeat said... any price is negotiable.

November 30, 2011  08:17 AM ET

2027. That's when they'll win the Super Bowl.

November 30, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hit the road, Jack. And don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more.

Dammit! Jack was on the 10 year plan. He was on the cusp.

November 30, 2011  08:19 AM ET

I don't know. Buying out 15 years of a stadium lease could prove costly for a poor immigrant struggling to make it in America.

November 30, 2011  08:31 AM ET

According to Peter King (who knows airy damn thing), the Jags are moving to Europe.

November 30, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Let's face it.......who would want them anyways?

November 30, 2011  08:36 AM ET
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NFL Powwr Rankings:http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/1250287

completely wrong too ...

November 30, 2011  08:54 AM ET

It's notoriously hard to get ready of deadbeat tenants under Florida rental law. You'd think the city would jump at the chance to let the Jags go quietly.

November 30, 2011  09:09 AM ET

LA is already full of Jag(offs), can't see why they would pay for more

November 30, 2011  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

LA is already full of Jag(offs)

Heh hehheh

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November 30, 2011  09:40 AM ET

Jaguars aren't native to the Los Angeles area. How about the Los Angeles Cougars?

November 30, 2011  10:04 AM ET

No one cares where the Jags go. They will be a basement dweller for a long time to come.

November 30, 2011  10:11 AM ET

Why would anyone want to buy this franchise, without having some kind of an alterior motive, like relocation?

 
November 30, 2011  10:53 AM ET
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Jaguars aren't native to the Los Angeles area. How about the Los Angeles Cougars?

Good idea, they can put a naked picture of a old woman on their helmets.

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