A 16-year rocky relationship

Why no NFL team in L.A.? It's a study of power brokers and bureaucratic morass

Updated: February 5, 2011, 2:55 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- When the NFL finally does make its long-awaited return to Los Angeles, there will be a winning team and a losing team long before Los Angeles' new football team ever plays its first game in its new stadium. It's the one constant theme that hasn't changed during the city's disjointed, disorganized and disorderly attempt at attracting an NFL team back to the city since the Raiders and Rams left in 1995. There have always been competing groups and proposals, none anyone can agree ...

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