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Thread: Another reason the Dolphins will NEVER move to LA

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    Another reason the Dolphins will NEVER move to LA

    The fight over workers comp reform for pro athletes isn't new. It has taken place in Florida, Arizona and Louisiana, to name a few states. The battle in California is significant, however, because it's often regarded as the state of last resort, meaning out-of-state players who weren't informed of their workers comp rights by their teams -- or who had physical or cognitive issues surface after the statute of limitation lapsed in their home states -- could have their cases heard in California, one of only nine states that recognizes what's known as "cumulative trauma," wear-and-tear injuries or conditions sustained from their jobs.

    Proponents contend that AB 1309 would close the "loophole" that allows active and retired athletes to "double-dip" by filing claims in both their home state and California, sometimes without ever having actually played in California. Opponents counter that the bill would retroactively wipe out hundreds, if not thousands, of pending cases and deny medical care to athletes who paid into the system during their careers.

    The issue is particularly acute among California team owners, whose workers comp costs sometimes are two-thirds higher than their out-of-state colleagues. Local NFL owners contend the discrepancy puts them at a competitive disadvantage because they're left with less revenue for expenses like coach and player salaries, facility upgrades and team travel.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl.../?sct=uk_t2_a4

    The prospect of the Dolphins moving to LA is very silly thing to be worried about for any number of reasons, but here's another.
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    Good post. This is the sort of practical, grounded point people need to look for when coming up with their opinion on this issue(assuming people havent already made up their mind before looking for information).

    Its not as simply as hauling ass out of town. Theres a lot of factors to consider. Almost all of those factors work against the Dolphins in this situation.
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    yeah I've been tryingto think of a city that would fit and I'm just not sure. but def not la. if they move there I'm rootin for my hometeam the bungles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maralieus View Post
    yeah I've been tryingto think of a city that would fit and I'm just not sure. but def not la. if they move there I'm rootin for my hometeam the bungles.
    in reality there are no alot of cities that are wanting to take an established team esp with all the extra stuff that needs to be done.
    La is perfect for Raiders though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maralieus View Post
    yeah I've been tryingto think of a city that would fit and I'm just not sure. but def not la. if they move there I'm rootin for my hometeam the bungles.
    Chargers are the likeliest, imo. Old Jack Murphy stadium is one of the worst in the country, they're the closest in distance to LA and actually used to be in LA in their earliest days.

    The Dolphins aren't going anywhere, certainly not cross country to a state with exorbitant taxes and prohibitive workman's comp costs. And that's just why the next owner wouldn't give a thought to moving the team. As I've stated in more than one thread, the other owners aren't going to approve of the sale of the team to someone who's interested in moving, either.

    It's senseless. It's paranoia. It's weak thinking from people who apparently can be bullied by the barest hints, no matter how illogical.

    Hopefully the next owner has his head bolted on correctly and knows how to massage these situations... building a class organization and consistent winner, building good relationships in the community, and building a new stadium right in the middle of downtown. That's when we'll be cooking with gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    Chargers are the likeliest, imo. Old Jack Murphy stadium is one of the worst in the country, they're the closest in distance to LA and actually used to be in LA in their earliest days.

    The Dolphins aren't going anywhere, certainly not cross country to a state with exorbitant taxes and prohibitive workman's comp costs. And that's just why the next owner wouldn't give a thought to moving the team. As I've stated in more than one thread, the other owners aren't going to approve of the sale of the team to someone who's interested in moving, either.

    It's senseless. It's paranoia. It's weak thinking from people who apparently can be bullied by the barest hints, no matter how illogical.

    Hopefully the next owner has his head bolted on correctly and knows how to massage these situations... building a class organization and consistent winner, building good relationships in the community, and building a new stadium right in the middle of downtown. That's when we'll be cooking with gas.
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    Another reason the Dolphins will NEVER move to LA

    The heights of alarmism that this defeated bill has created on this forum is just mind-numbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkapePhin View Post
    The heights of alarmism that this defeated bill has created on this forum is just mind-numbing.
    Actually I think the alarmism is the result of numbed minds.
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    LA isnt the only willing market....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlockz View Post
    in reality there are no alot of cities that are wanting to take an established team esp with all the extra stuff that needs to be done.
    La is perfect for Raiders though.
    the NFL has LA
    the NBA has Seattle
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