SoCal Stadium Bill Revives "L.A. Raiders" Rumors

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    The "L.A. Raiders" rumors are back again.

    When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill last week allowing for the construction of a new, NFL-sized stadium in the City of Industry, it didn't just revive rumors that some NFL team will move to Los Angeles.

    It revived rumors that the Raiders would be moving back to Los Angeles.

    The St. Paul Pioneer Press, in an effort to convince themselves that it won't be the Minnesota Vikings who pack up and move to L.A., takes a look at the other NFL franchises who are candidates for a move.

    "If there is a relocation to Los Angeles, it likely wouldn't occur until 2011," the Pioneer Press writes. "The timing works for several reasons, one of which is that the Oakland Raiders' lease is up after the 2010 season."

    "(Al) Davis turns 81 next summer," observes the Pioneer Press. "Who knows, but a deal with (stadium developer Ed) Roski could allow the developer to buy remaining stock in the franchise upon Davis' passing."

    Silly St. Paul Pioneer Press! Don't they realize? Vampires don't die, leave living wills, or sell their NFL franchises to mortal beings.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who is sure that "City of Industry Raiders" does not have a nice ring to it.