It's been about 20 years since the LA Rams left Los Angeles for the greener pastures of St. Louis. A few months later, the Raiders would join the NFL exodus, returning to Oakland. And, so, Los Angeles, the nation's second biggest media market – behind only New York – has gone two decades without a National Football League franchise. Through the years, there have been numerous plans to change that. And, now, a development group that includes the owner of the Rams announced plans today to build an 80,000-seat stadium in Inglewood, which is adding fuel to a fire of talk about pro football in LA. Kevin Roderick joins KCRW's Steve Chiotakis with this week's LA Observed.
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