Updated: Thursday, 07 Jan 2010, 7:29 AM EST
Published : Wednesday, 06 Jan 2010, 6:40 PM EST
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - There's renewed talk of the Buffalo Bills possibly being lured to L.A.
It's the same old talk from the same old guys. The word came out that Majestic Realty Company, the group trying to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles, has targeted the Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars as the first teams they'll try to relocate. Great.
What's the matter real estate boys? No more overpriced condos in Marina Del Ray to sell? Targeting the Bills and the Jaguars?
They may be short of pro football in L.A., but they're certainly not lacking for chutzpah. No stadium yet, ,o track record of support, two teams that have left the L.A. market in the last couple of decades, and they're ready to steal someone else's team? Ready to steal the Bills? After three straight years of sellouts in Ralph Wilson Stadium for a less than mediocre on field product?
There's no question the Bills future is murky given Ralph Wilson's reluctance to set a succession plan in place in Buffalo. And the next owner of the Bills has to make plans to replace the 37 year old stadium. But it cannot just be about market size.
Tradition, local support, and integrity. I think it still matters in the NFL. The vultures in L.A. swooping around the Bills and the Jaguars are not making many friends among other NFL owners. They're pirates. They're scavengers. No one would want to be associated with them.