Video released for Carson NFL stadium proposal

The relationship between the NFL and Los Angeles has looked like a middle school dance for the last decade. The St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers stand on one side of the dance floor while areas like Carson and Inglewood wait on the other for someone to make a move. That move might finally happen during the 2016 NFL season.

Building for the $1.8-billion Inglewood Stadium project, supported by Rams owner Stan Kroenke, could start as soon as December, according to mayor James Butts. But backers for the Carson proposal, linked to the Raiders and Chargers, released a revised video for their stadium in August.

Gone are the dangerous lightning bolts and flames, but the Kiefer Sutherland–voiced video does tout a farmers’ market during tailgates, an aerodynamic design, and sideline patios.

Both proposals are just waiting for the go-ahead. The decision, though, ultimately rests with the 32 NFL ownership groups.

‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson still banned by MLB despite cryptic post by museum

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“Shoeless” Joe Jackson will remain on MLB’s ineligible list for further notice. The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum teased on their Facebook page Monday that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred had come to a ruling on the banner batter. And Tuesday, the museum revealed that the answer was still no, sparking several “Say it ain’t so” jokes.

A new baseball commissioner means a new outlook on the nation’s pastime, like new change of pace rules and new teams. But the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville, S.C., saw an opening to clear the name of their namesake, who took money to throw the 1919 World Series, 94 years after MLB placed him on the ineligible list.

Manfred said in the letter, dated July 20, 2015, that he’s been investigating the evidence and reviewing past commissioners’ thoughts on the ruling, but believes it “would not be appropriate for me to re-open this matter.”

It’s a convoluted, 95-year-old case that featured a grand jury testimony and a written confession by Jackson that he accepted money to throw the games. Then there’s the question of whether the illiterate Jackson knew what he was signing. Then there’s key evidence, including the confession, going missing before the trial, allowing eight Chicago White Sox players to get acquitted of conspiracy to defraud. Then the confession resurfaced decades later.

Regardless, the only place you’ll see the late outfielder for the foreseeable future is in “Field of Dreams.” The museum has asked Manfred to reconsider his ruling.