Originally Posted by Kingspoint
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.
i guess we are arguing two different things. I am NOT claiming that LA fans are the best. No sane person would ever claim that. However, it is no mistake that their teams have been extremely successful. UCLA is widely considered the top university in the country for successful sports teams. UCLA has 100 team titles (1st), and USC has 84 (3rd), (Stanford is in the middle). If they win 28 more titles, they will equal the entire Big Ten.
LA Dodgers: 5 titles
LA Angels: 1 title
Anaheim Ducks: 1 title
LA Lakers: 9 titles
On a National Scale, they have been extremely competitive.