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.

The new faces of Steelers vs Ravens

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The Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) and the Baltimore Ravens (0-1) do not get along. It’s not a new hatred. Before a playoff showdown in 2001, then–Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa joked that Baltimore fans should follow any Pittsburghers visiting M&T Bank Stadium into the bathroom and “take care of business.” When Todd Heap hobbled, too hurt to stand, to the line of scrimmage during a 2004 meeting, Steelers linebacker Joey Porter pushed him to the ground the second the Ravens hiked the ball, literally adding insult to injury.

As the Ravens moved from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996, they brought a longstanding rivalry for the Steelers with them. Heavy hitters like Siragusa and Porter made sure the other sideline felt their hate — sometimes with a helmet and other times with a microphone. When the 2014 chapter opens Thursday in Baltimore, though, these new stars will take the reins of the rivalry.

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