It's Hard to Move an NFL Franchise to the High Ground

– Forbes

If a manufacturer of widgets wanted to move his factory from St. Louis to Los Angeles, it would probably not cause any legal problems. If an association of 32 widget manufacturers decided that such a move should (or shouldn't) be made, the antitrust laws, which prohibit concerted activities among competitors would likely be implicated. Change the widget factory in the example above to an NFL team, and the situation, as we saw in this past week and in the lead-up to it, becomes much more complicated and emotional.

What could possibly go wrong? If we look at history-which involves the selfsame Oakland Raiders that were denied permission to move to Los Angeles this week-plenty.

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