08:05 AM ET 07.10 | Unofficially, the countdown is on, and most believe the NFL will return to Los Angeles. Attention is now focused on taking over the last top American metropolitan market without a team, and then, ultimately, developing strategies for expanding the brand globally. ... Of course by that time, L.A. will already have two teams. To many high-ranking team officials I spoke to, it's a foregone conclusion that once whatever new L.A. football facility is built, it will surely end up housing more than one team. But first things first. Who moves there initially, and how quickly? Well, as commissioner Roger Goodell spelled out in his recent letter to owners, nothing will happen until after the 2012 season, and we'll know by Feb. 15 if a team is planning on moving to L.A. for the 2013 season.