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Prepare for crowded sports market

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES — As USC Trojans fans wait eagerly for this week’s NFL draft to see when some of their cardinal and gold heroes are selected, three possible NFL teams are looming just over the western sunset and looking to grab some of the biggest Southland sports headlines since the Los Angeles Dodgers moved from Brooklyn back in 1958.

Considering nearly an entire generation of Los Angeles fans have never seen live NFL football in this city, you can bet if one or two professional teams come to L.A. that the publicity tsunami will be immense, intense and will affect the surrounding local sports entities, especially those that play the game of football.

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Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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