On Tuesday evening, NFL owners approved, by a vote of 30-2, the move of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles for the 2016 season. In addition, the San Diego Chargers have the right of first refusal to join the Rams in Los Angeles, and will likely do so within a year. The Oakland Raiders would have the option to do so in January of 2017 if San Diego somehow finds a way to keep the Chargers.
That means that, for the first time in over 20 years, the Buffalo Bills will be playing a road game in Los Angeles. They're scheduled to take on the Rams on the road in 2016. The Rams won't have a new stadium built until 2019, so while nothing is official yet, all signs point to that Rams-Bills tilt taking place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula were among the majority of owners that approved the plan that will send the Rams (and the Chargers, or maybe the Raiders) to LA. The man they bought the Bills from, the late Ralph Wilson, always voted the opposite way. But then, the Pegulas have invested $1.4 billion into the NFL, as well - and the Rams' proposed stadium plan includes a lot of extras, which you can read about here, that will do wonders for the league's business.
What are your thoughts on the NFL's move to Los Angeles, and the Bills playing out there next year, mercifully as a road team? If you're feeling sentimental for fans in St. Louis and San Diego, make sure you drop by Turf Show Times and Bolts from the Blue with a kind disposition.