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There’s been so much California news this week — Kamala Harris, the L.A. teachers’ strike — that the Los Angeles Rams’ making the Super Bowl seems as if it slipped under the radar.
Part of the reason may be that while the Rams do have a history in Los Angeles, the team’s presence is still new and novel to anyone college age or younger.
“We are the shiny new toy, but we need to be the favorite toy,” Kevin Demoff, the Rams’ chief operating officer, told my colleague Ken Belson when the Rams returned to Los Angeles in 2016. “No matter how successful we are, there are going to be challenges.”
They weren’t very good at first, but the Rams sure are successful now. So I asked Mr. Belson, our N.F.L. expert, to outline the challenges that remain.
Matt Stevens: For those who aren’t close followers of the team, how did the Rams go from 4-12 in 2016 to 13-3 this season?
Ken Belson: The turnaround started when the Rams hired Sean McVay. In his four-plus seasons as Rams coach, Jeff Fisher never had a winning record. McVay, by contrast, is considered an offensive genius, and an unconventional coach. It didn’t hurt that the team chose Jared Goff with the first pick in the draft, and has Aaron Donald, the best pass rusher in the game.
Best you can tell though, when the Rams take the field on Super Bowl Sunday, will Angelenos care?
Winning cures all, and the Rams’ timing couldn’t be better. Some fans who never dropped the team remain; younger fans who are just now getting turned on to football in L.A. are likely to join the Rams bandwagon too. And L.A., the theory goes, is filled with front-runners, which means many others are starting to root for the team.
But the city has not had a team for more than 20 years, and the Raiders, who left Southern California with the Rams after the 1994 season, remain more popular than the Rams or the Chargers, who moved north from San Diego. (I wrote about this phenomenon a couple of years ago.)
It’s worth remembering, too, that the Rams moved out of Los Angeles in 1980 and played in Anaheim until 1994. Orange County, of course, is very different from Los Angeles.
O.K., so this is all part of a process. But both the Rams and Chargers will have to fill a giant new stadium by 2020...
Yes. Right now, both teams are selling seat licenses, which enable fans to buy season tickets. So far, the Rams say they’ve sold all their most expensive seat licenses, while the Chargers say their cheapest seat licenses are selling well. That should tell you something.
There’s so much television and merchandise revenue shared among all 32 teams, that it’s very hard to lose money in the N.F.L. The issue is really how quickly the Rams owner, Stan Kroenke, can recoup the costs of building the stadium. He needs his team to do well so he can get top dollar for tickets, sponsorships and naming rights — plus he gets a healthy contribution from the Chargers.
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• A pair of measures to reopen the government — one with President Trump’s border wall, the other without it — failed in the Senate on Thursday. [The New York Times]
• Mr. Trump has never before faced an adversary like Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The president prides himself on being a master negotiator, but Ms. Pelosi, so far, has flummoxed him. [The New York Times]
• The Trump administration has said it will start blocking a small number of asylum seekers from entering the United States from Mexico. [The New York Times]
• This profile of Senator Kamala Harris looks at how she ran her first race — for San Francisco district attorney. In a word, “Ruthless.” [Politico Magazine]
• PG&E has been cleared of responsibility for the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County, which killed 22 people and destroyed over 5,600 buildings. [The New York Times]
• A group of Bay Area philanthropists has pledged to spend half a billion dollars to protect and expand affordable housing in the region. [The New York Times]
• “Electric vehicles are for the rich. It’s not for us,” a Sacramento resident told my colleague. But because of a Volkswagen settlement, they are popping up around town — and people seem to like them. [The New York Times]
• When’s the recession? Los Angeles is one of several cities stashing money to prepare. [The Wall Street Journal]
• Patrons of restaurants and coffee shops in Berkeley will have to pay a 25-cent fee for a disposable cup under a new ordinance approved this week. [The Associated Press]
• Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician, has been appointed California’s first-ever surgeon general. [NBC News]
• We asked L.A.U.S.D. teachers to tell us what it’s like to teach their largest classes. Here’s what they told us. [The New York Times]
• The Los Angeles Times has restored its signature Column One feature. The first is a profile of a California doctor who makes monthly commutes to other states to perform abortions. [The Los Angeles Times]
• Desolation Center, a series of guerrilla punk shows in Southern California, set an adventurous precedent that lingers and lives on in the form of Coachella and Lollapalooza. Now the shows’ history is being chronicled in a documentary. [The New York Times]And Finally ...
Our California food writer, Tejal Rao, is back and ready to send you off into the weekend with a recommendation. Today she invites you to partake in a comfy meal in L.A.’s Koreatown.
Locals, friends, readers and cooks all helped me to compile a list of must-visit restaurants when I first moved to Los Angeles and I appreciated that many of these suggestions weren’t flashy, or new, or run by celebrities, but had instead been up and running for several decades, sometimes specializing in just a single dish.
I’ve been trying to visit them all, and I want to tell you about a favorite so far: Beverly Soon Tofu. The small restaurant in Koreatown has been open since the 1980s, and it’s known for its beautiful, bubbling-hot tofu stews with deeply flavored broths wobbling with fresh tofu as soft as pudding. The dish is delicious and available in so many variations — all of them are a comfort when Los Angeles turns a little cold.
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今期玄机跑狗图跑狗网今期Chapter 597 【出】【于】【好】【奇】，【更】【出】【于】【死】【道】【友】【不】【死】【贫】【道】【的】【心】【态】，【几】【个】【人】【不】【约】【而】【同】【的】【凑】【过】【去】【看】，【与】【其】【说】【是】【关】【心】【队】【友】，【更】【不】【如】【说】【是】【看】【热】【闹】。 【颜】【秋】【意】【肃】【着】【一】【张】【脸】，【抖】【搂】【开】【手】【中】【的】【纸】【张】，“【看】【吧】。” 【一】【张】A4【纸】【上】【干】【干】【净】【净】【连】【个】【笔】【画】【都】【没】【有】。 【冉】【美】【玉】【惊】【讶】【道】，“【这】……【啥】【意】【思】？” 【颜】【秋】【意】【面】【无】【表】【情】，【她】
【她】【选】【的】【黑】【洞】【后】【头】【是】【一】【片】【雪】【山】，【祝】【云】【谣】【从】【黑】【洞】【里】【面】【出】【来】，【就】【感】【觉】【到】【浑】【身】【一】【阵】【冰】【冷】，【她】【忍】【不】【住】【双】【手】【环】【着】【手】【臂】，【生】【生】【打】【了】【几】【个】【哆】【嗦】。 【说】【好】【的】【修】【士】【寒】【暑】【不】【侵】【呢】！ 【这】【怎】【么】【冷】【成】【这】【样】！ 【祝】【云】【谣】【从】【空】【间】【里】【面】【摸】【出】【来】【一】【条】【被】【子】，【直】【接】【把】【自】【己】【卷】【成】【了】【个】【蝉】【蛹】，【好】【在】【她】【屁】【股】【下】【面】【的】【傀】【儡】【不】【需】【要】【自】【己】【看】【路】，【不】【然】【祝】【云】【谣】【的】【被】【子】【怕】【是】【把】
【林】【锦】【夕】【连】【忙】【说】【道】：“【夏】【夏】，【我】【不】【是】【这】【个】【意】【思】，【我】【就】【是】……” 【盛】【夏】【见】【她】【这】【么】【激】【动】，【笑】【着】【打】【断】【她】：“【好】【了】【好】【了】，【你】【不】【用】【再】【解】【释】【了】。【我】【懂】【我】【懂】。【你】【就】【当】【是】【让】【俩】【孩】【子】【陪】【大】【橘】【解】【闷】【行】【不】【行】？” “【行】，【怎】【么】【不】【行】？”【林】【锦】【夕】【嘴】【上】【说】【行】，【眼】【睛】【却】【片】【刻】【不】【离】【大】【橘】【猫】，【过】【了】【一】【会】【儿】【问】：“【夏】【夏】，【大】【橘】【是】【不】【是】【变】【胖】【了】？” 【大】【橘】【猫】【循】
【草】【乌】【有】【剧】【毒】，【少】【量】【摄】【入】【致】【人】【兽】【昏】【迷】，【过】【量】【摄】【入】【致】【人】【兽】【死】【亡】。 【秦】【家】【人】【不】【知】【道】【大】【黄】【中】【的】【是】【草】【乌】【毒】，【给】【它】【灌】【下】【的】【解】【毒】【药】【也】【是】【死】【马】【当】【活】【马】【医】，【能】【不】【能】【救】【活】【大】【黄】【就】【看】【大】【黄】【的】【命】【了】。 【解】【毒】【药】【灌】【下】【去】【没】【多】【久】，【原】【本】【一】【动】【不】【动】【的】【大】【黄】【突】【然】【剧】【烈】【的】【抽】【搐】【起】【来】，【腥】【臭】【难】【闻】【的】【涎】【水】【沿】【着】【它】【微】【张】【的】【嘴】【角】【不】【停】【地】【往】【下】【淌】，【喉】【咙】【里】【发】【出】【痛】【苦】【的】【呜】
【刚】【打】【开】【门】【出】【来】【的】【亚】【丝】【娜】【震】【惊】【道】：“【纳】【尼】！？【保】【管】【在】【第】【八】【层】【的】【秘】【钥】【也】【不】【见】【了】！？” 【桐】【人】【顺】【着】【亚】【丝】【娜】【的】【话】，【问】【道】：“【是】【森】【林】【精】【灵】【吗】？” “【不】，【是】【堕】【落】【精】【灵】。【而】【且】，【是】【诺】【尔】【扎】【将】【军】【亲】【自】【带】【队】……”【基】【兹】【梅】【尔】【说】【到】【这】【里】，【闭】【上】【了】【她】【的】【嘴】。 “【诺】【尔】【扎】【吗】……”【刘】【闯】【陷】【入】【了】【沉】【思】。 【为】【什】【么】，【堕】【落】【精】【灵】【会】【在】【这】【个】【节】【点】【上】
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