The city of Los Angeles has been without a pro football team since the mid-'90s when the Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams both left the area. L.A. has been trying to get a team to commit to moving there for several years now. The San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams have all been mentioned over the past few years as possibilities to make the move.
It's also been rumored that if no team wants to go to the City of Angels, the NFL could just start a new team in town. Now word comes from CBSSports.com that if the league adds a new team in L.A., it will likely also add another team somewhere else in order to keep things balanced. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league "doesn't want to move any of our teams" and "we probably don't want to go to 33" if the NFL decides expansion is a good choice.
Goodell may not have meant to do it, but now other cities will likely start pitching the league on how they would be the best choice for that second team if and when the NFL finally makes that decision.