The mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, is in town today, along with some other elected L.A. officials, to meet with 11 NFL team owners who've come to Dallas to see just where Cowboys owner Jerry Jones buried coach Bill Parcells. (What? You say he's still alive? Then just where he be?) Actually, they're all here so the L.A. contingent can make a pitch for a new football team in Smog City, which has been without pro ball since the Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995; Anaheim officials are on their way, too. Here's all L.A. wants: an $800 million, 67,000-seat stadium inside the old Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and it wants the NFL to pay for the new stadium. If that fails, Arlington might offer to pony up some dough. That city's good like that. --Robert Wilonsky
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