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Frank McCourt Wooed By Fickle NFL, Talks Bikes and Transit

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Fresh off his LA Marathon, Frank McCourt spoke to the Valley Industry and Commerce Association yesterday and to the press, and he has all kinds of things to say about Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, and transit. He's planning an LA bicycle race, with a tentative debut date in November, "that he hopes can evolve into a world-class event similar to the marathon." And running with the livable streets thing, he talked about the need for "robust public transit" in the county, "noting that the sellout crowd on opening day inevitably will struggle to get out of the ballpark and onto streets and freeways during the afternoon rush hour." (No mention in the article of the revived Dodger shuttle.) As for those divorce filings that revealed he's still trying to bring the NFL to the Dodgers parking lot? He told the LA Times "It's probably the worst-kept secret in Los Angeles that the NFL would love to be at Chavez Ravine," but otherwise had no comment. The LAT's Dodgers blog had fun mocking that: "No doubt at some point, the NFL has blown in McCourt's ear. Hope he didn’t get all excited and flustered. The NFL is a shameless flirt. It just can’t help itself."
· Frank McCourt speaks his mind about baseball, an NFL franchise and more [LAT]

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