During the whole stadium debate, many of the people that were against a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings often cited the fact that an NFL team moving to Los Angeles was "just a bluff" and that the NFL had no real interested in putting a team in Los Angeles.
According to the L.A. Times, somebody apparently forgot to inform Roger Goodell about this.
"Although substantial uncertainties remain," Goodell wrote in the two-page memo, "stadium development in Los Angeles has advanced to the point where the prospects for a new facility are better than they have been in many years."
The memo also mentions the 2013 season, a clear indication that they're thinking sooner rather than later. If a team wanted to apply to relocate, they'd have to file paperwork between Jan. 1, 2013 and Feb. 15, 2013, although the memo said no vote was likely to be taken before March 2013.
The National Football League wants a team in Los Angeles, folks. They're going to take steps to ensure that a team gets there sooner rather than later, and there are a few candidates to make that move.
You know who isn't a candidate to make that move any longer? The Minnesota Vikings.
Isn't that great?