3.5-hour hearing provides no clarity on St. Louis stadium ordinance

After a couple of false starts and new judges, a key lawsuit in connection with a potential St. Louis football stadium finally made it to court on Thursday. Via David Hunn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Judge Thomas Frawley presided over a 3.5-hour hearing that explored the question of whether a city ordinance requiring a public…

Oakland mayor met with Goodell about new stadium

San Diego officials recently met with NFL officials in an effort to keep the Chargers in town. A prominent Oakland official has done the same thing, regarding the Raiders. Via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, NFL executive V.P. Eric Grubman said that Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf met earlier this month with Commissioner Roger Goodell. Like the first meeting…

First meeting between San Diego, NFL goes well (but doesn’t really accomplish anything)

With the Chargers giving San Diego not just a stiff arm but a Walter Payton-style forearm to the facemask regarding negotiations aimed at putting a stadium proposal onto the ballot before the team’s next deadline for putting all its stuff into a fleet of moving vans, the city has turned to the NFL for help.…

Sebastian Janikowski not sweating offseason PAT changes

Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has plenty of leg, so he’s not really worried about the changes in extra points this offseason. But his coach thinks there might be fewer chances for Janikowski to kick them as the season goes on. The long-time Raiders kicker shrugged at the rules changes that pushed PATs back from the…