Stan Kroenke

California once again on center stage with NFL on the move

America's most popular sport is in the midst of its greatest migration since the mid-1990s. In a little over a year, three NFL franchises have moved , announced a resettlement or filed paperwork seeking to relocate .

California is once again at the heart of this shift. That was the case in 1958 when the Giants and Dodgers brought big league baseball to the West Coast, two years later when the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles and again in 1995 when the Raiders and Rams abandoned L.A.

The Rams returned last year, ending the NFL's 21-year absence from the nation's second-largest media market. They were joined by the Chargers this month, and the Raiders could be...