Jeff Cesario: Please, Vikings, don't come to L.A. You'll be little fish in Hollywood

This opinion column is like blunt force trauma to NFL fans hoping the Vikings move to Los Angeles. Jeff Cesario points out that L.A. has plenty of team-specific football bars and does just fine without its own team. He also points out that Hollywood will never love a football team as much as Minnesota fans do.
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This opinion column is like blunt force trauma to NFL fans hoping the Vikings move to Los Angeles. Jeff Cesario points out that L.A. has plenty of team-specific football bars and does just fine without its own team. He also points out that Hollywood will never love a football team as much as Minnesota fans do.

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