NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is in the middle of his annual “State of the League” Super Bowl address. And I’m sitting in the audience, furiously typing like a dork.
The first interesting response to Goodell came after a question about Los Angeles and possible expansion.
“We haven’t talked about expansion at all,” Goodell said. “I don’t see that in foreseeable future.”
Asked about moving a team to Los Angeles, Goodell repeated his usual line that “We want to keep teams where they are.” Of course, if there is no expansion and no teams moving, then there won’t be a team in Los Angeles.
But Goodell wants a team in Los Angeles. He talked about the ten-year CBA and re-signed television contracts as providing a “foundation” to come up with solutions for a team in L.A. He said the league has a ten-year runway to make a deal.
Goodell tried to back off his comments on Costas Live Thursday. He said Thursday night that expanding by one team would never be an option. If the league ever expands, it will be by two teams.