For 46 years, NFL football was played in the city of Los Angeles.
However, the second largest city in America is now still being left without a professional football franchise for the 23rd straight year.
And Los Angeles residents aren’t going to stand for it any longer.
Last week, a petition was started to bring NFL football back to the City of Angels.
Petition spokesperson Michael Garcetti spoke to the Daly Dose on Monday and stated the reasoning behind the petition.
“We are the largest city in California. We are the second largest city in the United States. Yet, for some reason we cannot have any representation in the National Football League.” Garcetti continued. “When I was a boy living in Los Angeles, I watched Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen. They were true professionals. And we cheered for Jack Youngblood and Jackie Slater and Eric Dickerson. But we haven’t had football to cheer for in over twenty years, and that needs to change!”
So far, Garcetti claims that he has over 40 thousand signatures, and that he is going to continue to get even more.
“We are going to keep getting signatures.” he concluded. “It isn’t fair that some cities like New York have two NFL franchises, and we can’t even get one!”