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    New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    by Brick Top on Mar 31, 2012 1:03 PM CDT

    New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    A proposed bill could destroy current negotiations over the Edward Jones Dome between the Rams and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.

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    A proposed bill could destroy current negotiations over the Edward Jones Dome between the Rams and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.

    Today the Post Dispatch had a story about a new bill proposed by Rep. Jeanette Mott Oxford from St. Louis for the Missouri state government. Now we usually keep away from politics on this site, but this bill has a direct impact on the Rams and the city of St. Louis in the Edward Jones Dome negotiations. The Bill proposes that any sports team that receives state money would have to make their financial records public.

    This bill, if passed, would completely destroy the current negotiations and certainly guarantee that the Rams will leave for LA. There is no way that Stan Kroenke would want to release any financial records from the Rams. Remember how none of the owners wanted to release any financial records in the CBA negotiations? It has been pretty obvious that to keep the Rams in St. Louis, Missouri tax payers would have to pay some of the tab.

    Now there is no reason to panic for fans from St. Louis, or for others that want the team to stay in St. Louis. This bill is still in its infancy, and it is very unlikely to pass. Oxford was part of a group called the Coalition Against Public Funding for Stadiums in 2001, whose main goal was to fight any public dollars going to the construction of the new Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals. The group failed as the Cardinals got public money to build their ballpark.

    This bill, as previously mentioned, isn't likely to gain much stream and most likely will not pass, but it is something for Rams fans to keep their eye on.

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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by LA Rammer View Post
    This bill, as previously mentioned, isn't likely to gain much stream and most likely will not pass.
    Then why publish it?
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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by LA Rammer View Post
    Then why publish it?
    Politicians like to make waves and see their names in the newspaper, and convince themselves that pushing bills that would do more harm than good and would never pass somehow means they are doing their job.
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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    Add another non-story to my list.

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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    This is such big news that the people of Missouri have not heard a single word about it until now.

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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    This bill was proposed by Jeanette Mott Oxford, a St. Louis County politician, who has a burr in her saddle for subsidized pro sports teams. She tried something similar 10 years ago. There's no chance this bill even sees the light of day.
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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    This bill was proposed by Jeanette Mott Oxford, a St. Louis County politician, who has a burr in her saddle for subsidized pro sports teams. She tried something similar 10 years ago. There's no chance this bill even sees the light of day.
    ...she's probably a part of some sort of conspiracy, probably in cahoots with politicians from LA.
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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post
    ...she's probably a part of some sort of conspiracy, probably in cahoots with politicians from LA.
    No, that would be silly. She just doesn't like subsidized sports.
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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post
    ...she's probably a part of some sort of conspiracy, probably in cahoots with politicians from LA.
    Heh...tongue firmly in cheek, eh RFRH?

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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMarkable View Post
    Heh...tongue firmly in cheek, eh RFRH?
    Of course. ...but I agree with her on one point. I don't like subsidized sports either. If the Rams were a real possibility to move back here, but at the cost of the taxpayers, I'd vote "no". No reason non-football fans should subsidize a pro team. Bad enough we have to subsidize the USC Trojans....

    Yes, more tongue-in-cheek... Sorta.
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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    Never mind, I had a temporary brain meltdown. Perhaps it's time for bed.

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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    Did anyone catch who wrote this story? "Brick Top". Are you kidding me? Is this an April Fools joke?

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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    the OP is an everyday joke, I know that much.

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    Re: New Bill in Missouri Could Kill the Rams Stadium Negotiations

    la fans so desperate to get team back?

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