Game day vs. elec­tion day

Re “Call­ing the op­tions for an NFL re­turn to L.A.,” April 8

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Can’t The Times find more news­wor­thy items for the front page than spec­u­la­tion on whether next year’s pro­fes­sional foot­ball fran­chises in the NFL might fea­ture an L.A.based team? Re­ally, the 2016 sea­son won’t begin for an­other 17 months.

On sec­ond thought, if The Times plans to have foot­ball pre­empt front­page space that oth­er­wise would go to 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion spec­u­la­tion, I’m fine with that.

Af­ter all, next year’s na­tional elec­tion won’t be held un­til two months af­ter the NFL sea­son kicks off. And heaven knows we have more rea­son to root for a home­town foot­ball team — whether it’s the Rams, Raiders or Charg­ers — than to sup­port any­one from the cur­rent crop of likely pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates.

Robin Groves

Pa­cific Pal­isades

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