Does Wayne Weaver of the Jacksonville Jaguars Hear LA Calling?
Yes, the relocation talks are cranking up once again for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Majestic Realty Group, Inc. is considering the Jaguars and six other NFL teams as possible future Los Angeles residents. The other six teams being considered are the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, and Oakland Raiders.
Wayne Weaver, the owner of the Jaguars, has steadfastly stated that he has no intentions to move the team. However, with the exception of one game, every home game in Jacksonville was blacked out this season, and those games were badly under-sold.
Moreover, Weaver turns 75 years old on Jan. 13, and he may be growing tired of battling the lackadaisical attitude of the Jacksonville community towards his team.
Regardless, it's unlikely that the Jaguars, or any other team for that matter, will move to LA in the immediate future. First of all, the stadium being built outside of LA isn't completed, and I'm not sure if construction has begun.
Also, we don't know if there will be a football season in 2011. A collective bargaining agreement is still on the table and being negotiated, and if an agreement isn't reached, no one will be playing football.
It is, however, a wake-up call for the fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars. It is time to return to the stadium, or inevitably the team will eventually leave.
Weaver, if he's still interested in making money, may want to take a hard look at his coaching staff, and possibly look at drafting a QB and some defense. And no, I'm not subscribing to the "draft Tim Tebow" philosophy of fixing all things wrong with the Jaguars.
Los Angeles, why don't you go after your old team, the Rams, and leave the Jaguars alone? Our team is mediocre, but the Rams are worse.
Besides, St. Louis is a baseball town.
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