Ron wrote: Look at it this way. The NFL really doesn't like franchise movement. So the "Toronto" group, thanks to this current deal, are now considered a local interest intending to keep the Bills in the current territory (as the NFL sees it) they now sit in. Any LA scenario (again based on bias since .. like Halifax .. there is no stadium and the NFL wants an expansion fee for that deal)) would be a relocation situation for the Bills.
The avalanche has already begun.
Except for the simple fact we are in a different country,
LA isn't. No Borders, passports, criminal records, etc to worry about. Bigger TV market by far. And nicer weather too for an outdoor Superbowl. (quite important to the NFL, they seem to like teams in the south, don't they? That's where a lot of the players come from anyway ) The NFL has never moved to another country before, despite your pal Godfreys efforts and much carpet burns over the years. Why? The Skydump has been there for a long time...and has been too small for a long time too. The biggest risk for the NFL coming here was TO getting the Olympics and a free huge NFL-sized Stadium paid for by the Taxpayers. That never happened. Canadian investors are too cheap to build their own Stadiums. This is a cash grab for all involved but the fans, not an avalanche to those with the insight to see it for what it is and not what they want it to be.
If the NFL doesn't like franchise movement explain please why so many teams have moved over the years? Colts, Browns, Rams, Raiders all come to mind. They all moved despite what the NFL wanted or didn't want. Owners move for money and better Stadium deals to make money, period. if that guy in LA makes the best offer for the Bills when RW dies and has a Stadium plan going or in place already the NFL will give it's blessing, rest assured of that. Keep the money in the USA is their motto I bet.