Originally Posted by improbus
Ummm...The LA Raiders won the Super Bowl in 1981. Plus, they've hosted 7 of them. They have plenty of history with that. They also host the Rose Bowl every year. You can't call a city title-town just because they host an event. That is more coincidence than anything else.
Look, I hate LA more than any other city in the country. I still hate the Dodgers, even years after the Reds-Dodgers rivalry ran its course, so this isn't easy for me. But, NY teams not named the Yankees and Giants have been HUGE underachievers. Boston has won as many titles in the last 8 years (6 titles) as NY has won in the last twenty (I don't count the Devils, who play in Jersey).
They didn't move to LA until after they won the Superbowl in January of 1981. They played their first game there on August 29th, 1982.
Yes, New Jersey does count as both the Jets and Giants also play in New Jersey.
It's also not about what's happened in just the last decade.
LA didn't even get on the professional sports scene until around 1960 as the Dodgers were arriving from New York City, the Lakers were arriving from Minneapolis, and the Rams were at the beginnings of their franchise.
Boston has a larger claim as the 2nd-best Title-Town/Sports Town than LA ever will. St. Louis is a much better sports town than LA. As one person put it, the LA fans speak for themselves, as they are about the worst sports fans of any city in the United States.
You look up the word "bandwagon" and you get a picture of an LA sports fan.
LA is a wussy town.
Sorry. No team has ever won a Superbowl with Los Angeles in their name.