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Could the Buffalo Bills Be LA's Football Team?

For years, Los Angeles has been looking for a football team to adopt, which has left many Angelenos rooting for a wide array of teams across the league. ATVN's Ani Ucar introduces us to an association of die-hard fans of the last team you may think to support out on the West Coast. 

USC and UCLA football has dominated Los Angeles since the Rams and Raiders left the City of Angels. With only collegiate football in the area, many Angelenos have had to find other teams to root for to fulfill their passion for the National Football League, such as the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers.

However, what might surprise some is a strong fan base in Los Angeles that supports the Buffalo Bills. Despite a desire for a professional team, or two to come to L.A., the general consensus is that the Bills should not be relocated.

One Buffalo fan visiting L.A. form New York, Fran Lukaczyk, said, "“Oh no not at all, the Bills if they leave Buffalo they’ve lost their identity you know.”

AnotherBills fan who lives in L.A., Will Slocombe, added, "I even said in a bar back home right before I moved here, I said if the Bills follow me to L.A. I won't support them anymore. They need to be in Buffalo, I don't care."

While it looks like the Bills won't be coming to L.A., and it appears a lot of their fans don't want them to, there will continue to be a strong backing of the Buffalo Bills in L.A., as the lack of an L.A. professional team isn't stopping NFL fandom. 


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