We might see one of the East Florida teams head west. Both Jacksonville and Miami are looking for newer digs, but state-level help got shot down. Stadium funding is an issue that crosses political lines, where deficit hawks on the right and liberals preferring something more virtious to spend money on than a sports stadium combine to fight jock-sniffers on both-sides of the aisle.
Neither the Jags or the Dolphins have a foot out the door, but LA has been laying the groundwork for getting a team back. It will be interesting to see if the Florida legislature has a change of heart not unlike Minnesota did a bit ago and shell out some taxpayer cash to help or say that they'd rather have the cash rather than another football teams; for X million a year, folks can root for the Bucs.
"So long, Minnesota, and thanks for all the fish!" Kluwe wrote. He added: "Thank you to all the fans, my teammates, and the Wilf family for the past 8.5 years. I wouldn't have traded it for anything."
In left-leaning Minnesota, Kluwe's pro-same-sex-marriage stand would be a feature rather than a bug, but his veteran contract and mediocre stats made him Turk-bait.