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L.A. BUCCANEERS? It could've happened. (By SI's count, at least 21 NFL teams have looked seriously toward La La Land over the years.) With a few twists of fate—a stadium fire avoided here, a handshake deal followed through on there—the NFL could look mighty different. Which, of course, led us to imagine that world.

1 | JACKSONVILLE OILERS

Houston Oilers owner Bud Adams flirted with Gator Bowl in '87

2 | ST. LOUIS STALLIONS

Proposed expansion team in '95

3 | HARTFORD RAMS

Lost to St. Louis in '94 Rams bid

4 | ARIZONA EAGLES

Handshake agreement in '84 fell through

5 | LOS ANGELES SEAHAWKS

NFL intervened to stop move in '96

6 | CLEVELAND BUCCANEERS

Bucs nearly became OSU Buckeyes' neighbors in '96

7 | SAN FRANCISCO CARDINALS

Then-Chicago Cards were expected to fly west in '46

8 | MEMPHIS FALCONS

Memphis was looking for a team right around the time Falcons weighed an '80s move

9 | ALBUQUERQUE SAINTS

Rumored destination in '05

10 | HOUSTON BEARS

Bob McNair tried to snag Bears in '99

11 | ORLANDO BENGALS

Orlando mayor Glenda Hood pitched team in '93

12 | CAROLINA COUGARS

Cougars ultimately lost to Panthers in naming decision

13 | CINCINNATI BUCKEYES

Owner Paul Brown chose Bengals nickname over fan fave Buckeyes

14 | WINSTON-SALEM BRONCOS

N.C. bid for Broncos in '67, after Denver stadium was voted down

15 | PORTSMOUTH (OHIO) LIONS

Played in Portsmouth until '34

16 | MIAMI PACKERS

Speculation had this as one of several destinations for relocation in '56

17 | PORTLAND COLTS

Owner Bob Irsay planned to meet with a Rose City developer in '79

18 | NEW ORLEANS TEXANS*

Dallas Texans chose K.C. instead in '63

19 | LAS VEGAS VIKINGS

Vegas resident bid for team in '98

20 | NEW YORK PATRIOTS

Donald Trump wanted to build Pats a stadium in '88

21 | SEATTLE BILLS

Threatened move in '68

22 | DALLAS GIANTS

Dallas's Clint Murchison Jr. inquired about purchase in '50s

23 | LOS ANGELES JETS

Discussed as part of '66 AFL-NFL merger

24 | SACRAMENTO RAIDERS

Sactown wooed Raiders in '87, '89

25 | LOUISVILLE STEELERS

Team considered a relocation offer in '56

26 | ATLANTA CHARGERS

Ownership chose San Diego instead in '60

27 | DALLAS 49ERS

Takeover attempt failed in '53

28 | BUFFALO REDSKINS

Boston '(Skins moved to D.C. instead

29 | BALTIMORE BOMBERS

Failed expansion attempt in '93

30 | BIRMINGHAM DOLPHINS

Jimmy the Greek considered the move "almost even money" in '77

31 | FRANKFORD (PA.) YELLOW JACKETS

Real team; five years after winning '26 NFL title, stadium fire dealt crippling blow to finances

32 | POTTSVILLE (PA.) MAROONS

Real team lost '25 NFL title due to controversial bans; folded in '29

*O.K., the name probably would have changed