Take last year for example. We had a bad record (7-9) but so many free agents came here (Mikell, Dahl) because of the potential we have. We will always have the potential to be a breakout team because of Bradford. That alone will bring players here, and add that with a city that will attract more people, you got yourselves some FA's that you may not have had before.
Marshall Faulk requested to be traded to a outdoor team that plays on grass. Nobody thinks of these things, but they actually have an effect.
But I hope the franchise stays in STL.
I don't care if the Rams play in LA, St. Louis, or here in Albuquerque. I just want them to stop sucking...
Dahl came to the Rams(2009) before last year and his talent is backup material. Mikell probably saw 7-9 as a sign the team was on the rise as many others expected, and that's been shown to be absolutely false.
The Rams had to seriously overpay to get Bell and Brown(highest paid center in history? BROWN??) to come here because of how bad the team was when they signed. Don't forget horrid scrub James Butler and his contract and he's a 3rd stringer. If this suck season continues, it's going to be hard to get good FA's without large overpayments no matter where the team is located.
[QUOTE=bradwill;397457]Dahl came to the Rams(2009) before last year and his talent is backup material. I believe he meant Harvey Dahl, We picked him up in the off season to help shore up the OL.:disapointed:
St. Louis Rams likely to play in L.A. next season? Fanís take
By Freddy Sherman
When your wife is the daughter of one of the founders of Wal-Mart, I think it's pretty easy to make money. For St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, it was leasing and developing shopping centers anchored by his wife's family's Wal-Mart stores. That real estate business, plus his wife's enormous family fortune in cash and stock, made Kroenke a billionaire.
The St. Louis arch.
Some of those billions were used to buy into professional sports franchises including the Colorado Avalanche, the Denver Nuggets and the St. Louis Rams. Originally a minority owner of the Rams, he used some of his money to buy out his minority partners in 2010 and he's now the majority owner of the team. I think he will end up making a deal with AEG, who he has bought teams from in the past, and move the Rams back to Los Angeles.
With all those real estate connections he still hasn't been able to make a deal for a new NFL stadium in St. Louis. He did develop a huge soccer stadium and complex, Dick's Sporting Goods Park but the team has not yet been presented a football plan from the city. Kroenke was part of the effort in 1995 to bring the team to St. Louis and helped make a deal that had the city pay $260 million to secure the team but he's a businessman and knows the team just can't make money in St. Louis. This is made even more apparent with the what I can only assume are lucrative offers from AEG and Majestic Realty, the developers of the other Los Angeles NFL stadium project, Grand Crossing.
The Rams have played in Edward Jones Stadium since their move from Los Angeles / Anaheim in 1995. They have a deal that forces the city to come up with a viable stadium plan by March 2015, or the team is able to accept an offer to move. The city must inform the team of the plan by February 2012.
AEG, the developer of downtown Los Angeles' Farmers Field stadium project is on the hunt for a team. After approvals from the city of Los Angeles and the state of California, the project really does seem to be on a fast track. The Rams are one of the teams AEG has confirmed they have had formal talks with about making the move. It's believed AEG wants to acquire at least 49% of any team they would bring to Los Angeles, and this percentage has been a sticking point in negotiations with other teams.
I think the history of the Rams already playing in Los Angeles makes them a great choice to return. It would not surprise me to see the Rams playing here in 2013, after they are able to terminate their stadium lease.
Although born and raised with Eagles fans in Philadelphia, Freddy Sherman has always been a citizen of Raider Nation at heart. Since his dad got him a signed George Blanda football as child, to meeting Lyle Alzado in the 1980s, he hasn't looked back.
Can someone please merge this with the official Rams to LA thread? Thanks!
I would absolutely love this. Doesn't really matter to me at the end of the day though. L.A RAMS!
This is going to be something very interesting to see develop, it's really going to come down to which team the NFL and the Commissioner want to see play in LA and which team makes more sense, it's looking like the Rams might end up back in SoCal really soon......Stay tuned!
I say we should move the Rams to Mexico so everyone would be equally unhappy so we can lock this thread!
on a side note imagine drinkin 25$ corona's in the stands lol!
Sadly, even after the Chargers move to LA, the thread will still be clamoring for the Rams to be the 2nd LA team. And if LA does happen to get a 2nd team, the LA Vikings will not be able to slow down this thread as it evolves into a "The Rams will be the 3rd team in LA" thread. And on the off chance that the NFL allows the LA Chargers, LA Vikings, & LA Jaguars to occupy the same space, the thread will simply move on to "The Rams should be the 4th LA team".
And so this perpetuality scheme moves.