If one or two NFL teams move to Los Angeles, the NFL will need a new potential destination to which an owner can threaten to move his franchise if/when efforts to finance a new stadium with public money fail.
NFL telecasts ranked 1-2 in viewership among all television programs last week with the FOX national telecast (mostly Giants-Cowboys) topping the charts with 27.0 million average viewers. The 49ers –Broncos matchup on NBC’s Sunday Night Football held the second spot for the week, drawing 23.8 million average viewers. This marks the seventh time in seven weeks that two NFL games have topped the weekly viewership charts.
John Hart was hesitant to become a general manager again. But he has agreed to a loftier title and the responsibility to oversee the Braves' front office that he has helped reconstruct over the past month.