Last week, Chargers owner Dean Spanos angrily denied that his team was relocating to where "football" is another sport. This first high-profile contemplation of such a move raises the specter, opines sportswriter Conor Orr, that London could be the next shining city for itchy NFL franchises. Teams already rotate games there, and there's a nascent English fan base for the game.
Would they really move there? Of course not, writes Orr. Owners could simply feign interest — as they did for the years Los Angeles was vacant — as a tactic for exacting concessions out of hapless host cities.