I would say there are more Rams than bears fans here. I rarely see a bears game on especially if there is a Rams game they will always play Rams over the bears.
Same goes with the Cardinals and cubs they always show Cards games but you can barely find a cubs game on here. I love it lol. You would think we live in Illinois that we would only see Illinois teams but apparently just goes by region. We also only hear Cards and Rams on ESPN radio around here.
The Rams will be in St louis for awhile and everyone has Sammy B and this amazing front office to thank I guarantee that the seats will be filled again seeing Sam and the Rams light it up.
I don't know what your obsession is netminder with the Rams moving. You really want the Rams to move and to have to reestablish themselves in California when they are now getting setup and settled in Missouri? There are so many teams in California to compete with already I don't want our Rams going out there and getting lost.
Not to mention what if Stan did sell the team and the new owners decided to renovate the front office. Now in years past that would be ok and actually warranted but now we have a solid front office I don't want a single thing changing because we need stability to get to the superbowl not chaos of having to move.
And I don't know man if I had a chance of my team moving near or to my city I'd be wanting that to! lol would Be a easy drive... The El Paso Rams.... don't like? The Albuerquerque Rams? still...? New Mexican Rams? lol
On a real note I was about to apply for a position for the rams past couple of years in the sales. 1. So I could experience something new and 2. Live out a dream job! Been so divided on doing it even with a pay cut and logistics of moving that far but would be bad ass! lol *sigh*
We don't need to become a nomad team we will never have a established fan base.
Seeing as I lived in Arizona for a couple months and loved it I don't know if I could tell ya to move to the midwest. It gets pretty cold and pretty hot here. Its around 100 daily now and during the winter is down below 30 sometimes in the single digits. So we do get both extremes here. But to me I couldn't live without my Rams and Cards so I dont know if I could move away.0
AEG Wants to Break Ground Next Year on Football Staduim
If you build it, they will come.
That's the hope of AEG CEO and President Tim Leiweke as his company prepares to break ground on Farmer's Field in an effort to attract an NFL team to Los Angeles.
"The commissioner has encouraged us to talk to anyone and everyone that wants to talk to us and we've done that," Leiweke told NBC4. "
Leiweke said unlike many cities hoping to subsidize a football stadium with tax revenue, his company is willing to pay for the stadium outright—and that may be the secret to luring a team to Los Angeles.
"Some of the teams that are playing in old stadiums that are non-competitive especially in the new economics of the NFL, we're going to have teams that want to move to LA," Leiweke said.
AEG is ready to break ground the first part of next year on the stadium, according to Leiweke.
"We have an owner here that has the capability of stepping up and saying 'this is about a billion-and-a-half-dollars I'm going to have to risk and I'm prepared to do it.'"
The project is estimated to cost nearly $1 billion. Leiweke said the 65,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof would be built on the site of the western hall of the Convention Center.
A 30-year naming-rights deal with Farmers Insurance Exchange, potentially worth $700 million, would help underwrite some of the cost.
The plan is one of two stadium proposals with hopes of attracting an NFL team to Los Angeles for the first time since 1995, when the Rams moved to St. Louis and the Raiders returned to Oakland.
I for one am just excited the see the Rams back home in Rams Park after this long labor winter. It's good to be home. Welcome back home, boys. And to all the new players, welcome to your new home at Rams Park; enjoy.
My question to those that are SURE the Rams are staying in STL is this. Where ARE the Rams going to be in two years, when they don't meet the stadium lease agreement, and there's no money available (through the taxpayers) for a new stadium in St. Louis? Will Stan be content on keeping the Rams in one of the worst venues in sports? As many articles have stated, there seems virtually no chance of the Rams getting a new stadium in Missouri, and the ED is an outdated dinosaur by league standards. (even though it's not that old) So, where will they go? IF a brand new stadium is ready to be built in LA, at no cost to him, or the taxpayers, you don't think that Stan would jump at it? Timing is everything and if he doesn't feel he's going to get a deal in St. Louis and has a window of opportunity to go into the 2nd largest market in the country into a brand-new billion dollar stadium, you think he'd pass it up?
No, Stan isn't going to say anything about moving as long as he's trying to sell season tickets. He'd be an idiot to do so and he's surely no idiot.
This whole thing will play out before the summer of next year. Probably immediately after the environmental impact study is done in LA. (I believe it will be complete around April) A team (or two) will be announced and the moving trucks will be on their way before the summer. There's always a chance that the local politicians will screw it up and the deal will fall apart, but right now, I'd say there's going to be NFL football in LA next year.
With everything going on right now in Rams Park, and we're still beating this rumor-mongered, speculation-filled horse?
Wow. I guess there will always be those who put more stock in the first part of a team's name than the last.
GO LA Jaguars!!!
Or Wait, Minnesota doesn't have a home field right now, so....
GO LA Vikings!!!