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USC could benefit, not suffer, from NFL in LA

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07:25 AM ET 10.01 | On Friday, the Los Angeles City Council approved the construction of Farmers Field, a downtown stadium project at LA Live that is being built with hopes of luring an NFL team back to the city for the first time since 1994. If, in fact, the stadium becomes reality and the NFL invades the City of Angels, it would surely have an effect on USC football, but after looking at some data and analysis, it likely won't be in terms of attendance. Instead, Farmers Field could become leverage for the university.

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October 1, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Can anyone explain what it means when the article says, "..Farmers Field could become leverage for the university"?

October 1, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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At what point does LA stop beating their head against the wall and wondering why they have a headache. Failed experiment is a failure. Foosball aint a passion in the city.

Good comment and you are exactly right!!!! Actually LA doesn't get too passion about any football!!!! Maybe they get a little excited about USC, but that's all.

October 1, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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Can anyone explain what it means when the article says, "..Farmers Field could become leverage for the university"?

L.A. is working to build a state-of-the-art sports stadium, entertainment, and premier convention center in downtown L.A. by 2016. The Farmers Field project will create jobs for our community, boost our economy, and finally bring NFL football back to our city.

October 1, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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Can anyone explain what it means when the article says, "..Farmers Field could become leverage for the university"?

Negotiations with the Collesium? Don't really know, don't really care.

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October 1, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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It can't be when its competing against tree hugging, wine and cheese parties, faux reality tv, riots, surfing, telling the rest of the country how backward they are and on and on and on.

LOL, yeah you're right. I told you a long time ago, that there is is quite a bit to do in L.A. I'm sure you missed something, but you hit the nail on the head on most of the stuff that L.A. offers. Oh I thought of one, quite a few people go to Dodger games late (6th or 7th inning) or to Laker games in the 2nd half. I could never figure that one out!!!

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October 1, 2012  10:44 AM ET

Why they calling it Farmers field.......there can't be that many farms or farmers in L.A.

October 1, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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my guess is they checked the score, saw they were winning, and jumped on the bandwagon.either that or they were between the wine and cheese party and clubbing at the Viper room so had some time to kill

Yeah that sounds like some L.A. sprots fans!!! :-)

October 1, 2012  10:54 AM ET
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Yeah that sounds like some L.A. *sprots fans!!! :-)

*sports

October 1, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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Yeah that sounds like some L.A. sprots fans!!! :-)

Freudian slip? Veggies before athletics.

October 1, 2012  11:03 AM ET
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Why they calling it Farmers field.......there can't be that many farms or farmers in L.A.

Why does LSU call their stadium "Tiger stadium", is there that many "live" tigers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana???? LOL.

October 1, 2012  11:04 AM ET
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Freudian slip? Veggies before athletics.

LOL!!!!!

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October 1, 2012  11:15 AM ET
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Nobody said anything about the stadium, he asked about the field.

LOL, corn field or football field?????

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October 1, 2012  11:22 AM ET
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Corn on the football field, so they can stalk the other team?<stick around, I got more where that came from and I can be here all week>Did you hear anything on the field -- get it -- ears.See.I know, you are saying "aw shucks".

LOL, very good my friend!!!!!

October 1, 2012  11:41 AM ET
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L.A. is working to build a state-of-the-art sports stadium, entertainment, and premier convention center in downtown L.A. by 2016. The Farmers Field project will create jobs for our community, boost our economy, and finally bring NFL football back to our city.

Understand all that, OT, but how does it become leverage for USC? Is it the negotiating leverage with the Coliseum for future games?
PS--I hope the city isn't getting roped into paying for this stadium. Most analsysis conclude that the economic payback from public funding of such facilities is not enough to justify the public investment.

 
October 1, 2012  12:08 PM ET
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Understand all that, OT, but how does it become leverage for USC? Is it the negotiating leverage with the Coliseum for future games?PS--I hope the city isn't getting roped into paying for this stadium. Most analsysis conclude that the economic payback from public funding of such facilities is not enough to justify the public investment.

SF, good point and I can't give you an answer. I live in the Seattle/Tacoma area and some of us fans are still upset that, we had to pay for the baseball and football stadium and now they are talking about building a new NBA/Hockey arena. IMO, it's just not right.

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