WHERE ARE YOU GUYS RIGHT NOW IN HE BAY AREA?
We’re still working in Oakland trying to get something done.
DO YOU THINK IT WILL HAPPEN?
HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THE CITY AND COUNTY MUTUALLY SIGNING OFF ON COLISEUM LAND USE?
Hopefully that should make a difference. Now that there’s going to be one voice there, it will be interesting to see how the project progresses.
ARE YOU OPTIMISTIC?
I don’t know. I’m not optimistic. I’m not pessimistic. I’m a realist. We’l just see how it goes.
WHAT SENSE DO YOU GET FLOYD KEPHART CAN PUT THIS DEAL TOGETHER?
I don’t know Floyd that well.
BUT NOW THAT IT LOOKS LIKE CITY AND COUNTY ARE ON ONE PAGE YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD?
The city, the county, Floyd Kephart. It doesn’t necessarily have to entail Floyd. As long as the city and county are talking in one voice it gives us the opportunity to do something.
WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR A NEW HOME IN OAKLAND?
In Oakland we just need something that makes our fans proud, make out team proud and give us an opportunity to be successful.
YOUR VIEW ON CARSON?
It’s a great project. It’s a good opportunity and a good option.
HOW DID THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHARGERS COME ABOUT?
I guess it’s all part of this long process. Dean (Spanos) and I sat down for the first time and really got to know each other a little bit. And saw that we had like-minded business views and thought that it would work out.
By splitting it with two teams in makes it much easier to finance it and recoup the revenues as well.
THERE IS TALK AN NFL TEAM WIN BE IN L.A. BY 2016. DO YOU SHARE THAT FEELING?
I’ve heard that for the last 20 years. You never know. You really never know. But we’re working hard towards getting something done in our own market. If all three of us are successful in our own markets, maybe there won’t.
DO YOU THINK RAMS OWNER STAN KROENKE HAS A PREFERRED END GAME?
You’d have to ask Stan. I think that’s the most fair way to go about these questions. I don’t even have a guess.
DID RAMS PLAY ON INGLEWOOD FORCE YOUR HAND?
For me there’s no time frames or time lines or anyone kick starting anything that I’m going to do. I’m going to do what’s right and I want to do it right. I’ve seen certain situations and certain stadiums rushed and it didn’t quite come out the way they planned. I don;t want that to happen. I want to make sure whatever we do, we do it right.
DO YOU WORRY ABOUT BEING THE ODD MAN OUT IN L.A.?
No, again there’s three teams right now and two sites. But three teams looking for homes in their current markets and there are two spots in Los Angeles. We’ll just see what happens. It won’t be the end of the world.