The league memo from Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the conditions of moving a team to Los Angeles is well worth a read. Obtained by NFL Network's Steve Wyche on Friday, the document leaves one clear impression: The NFL is making real progress in moving back to Los Angeles.
The document laid forth the ground rules for applying to relocate to Los Angeles as soon as 2013. That doesn't mean there are any teams ready to move so soon, but this is a sign the league feels confident the city is finally ready. Here's the key passage:
"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 read.
Things are truly moving forward. The league is trying to make sure it controls the process of a team possibly moving.
We don't know what teams could possibly move, but fans in San Diego particularly can't feel too comfortable.