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    Question What if?

    As it seams to be popular at the moment.

    What if, Los Angeles are granted a franchise .... As long as its "named" the "Los Angeles Rams" and St Louis has to rebrand. This is a what if only.

    So.

    St Louis would not loose anything OTHER than the name. It keeps its players, coaches and staff but has to pick a new name and logo and colour.

    What do YOU do? mmmm
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    Re: What if?

    What would happen to its history, franchise records etc?

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    Re: What if?

    If l.a. gets the Rams back then I would think they would have to give St Louis back the Cardinals

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    Re: What if?

    It worked for the Browns, it could work here. But I doubt Stan would want to give up the name because of the "branding" and history of the franchise...
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    Re: What if?

    Interesting what if. I think that brand and history has to stay with the owner, he bought it (MoonJoe makes a great point).

    However, naming the St Louis Franchise would be interesting.
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    Re: What if?

    Dang, talk about a conundrum....
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    Re: What if?

    Quote Originally Posted by RamDez View Post
    What do YOU do? mmmm
    I'm not an LA fan!

    I'm not a St. Louis fan!

    I'm a Rams fan!!

    And I will always continue to be a Rams fan!!!




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    Re: What if?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferter View Post
    I'm not an LA fan!

    I'm not a St. Louis fan!

    I'm a Rams fan!!

    And I will always continue to be a Rams fan!!!




    I am in agreement. I would have to stay a Ram fan even if its in a different city. And I would hate to even think of the implications of this. If they move to AZ I will move to AZ. Love the weather.

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    Re: What if?

    Quote Originally Posted by RamDez View Post
    As it seams to be popular at the moment.

    What if, Los Angeles are granted a franchise .... As long as its "named" the "Los Angeles Rams" and St Louis has to rebrand. This is a what if only.

    So.

    St Louis would not loose anything OTHER than the name. It keeps its players, coaches and staff but has to pick a new name and logo and colour.

    What do YOU do? mmmm
    Los Angeles doesn't own the name Rams, so the scenario that you painted is kinda out of the question. They could call themselves the Los Angeles Trendies; the Los Angeles Hollywoods; the Los Angeles South LAs; the Los Angeles Confidentials etc.

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    Re: What if?

    yeah I'm a Rams fan so no way I want the name changed, ever.

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    Re: What if?

    Quote Originally Posted by TorontoRam View Post
    Los Angeles doesn't own the name Rams, so the scenario that you painted is kinda out of the question. They could call themselves the Los Angeles Trendies; the Los Angeles Hollywoods; the Los Angeles South LAs; the Los Angeles Confidentials etc.
    But to add to the "What if".......what if the owners of the LA expansion team offer Stan enough money to buy the mascot? Not the personnel or infrastructure, just the logo?
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    Re: What if?

    Quote Originally Posted by RamDez View Post
    As it seams to be popular at the moment.

    What if, Los Angeles are granted a franchise .... As long as its "named" the "Los Angeles Rams" and St Louis has to rebrand. This is a what if only.

    So.

    St Louis would not loose anything OTHER than the name. It keeps its players, coaches and staff but has to pick a new name and logo and colour.

    What do YOU do? mmmm
    Quote Originally Posted by sjacksonrules View Post
    If l.a. gets the Rams back then I would think they would have to give St Louis back the Cardinals
    At first I thought, 'Don't want it.' Then I thought abut the Baseball team, and that would be an option for hardcore St. Louis fans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richbert88 View Post
    Interesting what if. I think that brand and history has to stay with the owner, he bought it (MoonJoe makes a great point).

    However, naming the St Louis Franchise would be interesting.
    St. Louis Stallions was the name of the team that became the Jacksonville Jaguars because of the league's vandetta against St. Louis. Yes, St. Louis was more prepared for a football team, and has better supported a football team, but the league was still pissed at St. Louis for not paying their extortion money to keep bidwell in town. Maybe if the league had not been so set against St. Louis having an expansion team, the RAMS would still be in LA. Or maybe they'd be in Baltimore.
    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    But to add to the "What if".......what if the owners of the LA expansion team offer Stan enough money to buy the mascot? Not the personnel or infrastructure, just the logo?
    To this and Dez's post, I don't want to think about it. But since I am already here...

    I no longer live in St. Louis, but I still have ties there. The current team, with whatever the new name would be, would probably stay my number one (due to players and coaches), but I would still root just as hard for the RAMS.


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    Re: What if?

    All I would want is coach Fischer!

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    Re: What if?

    If the heart of this theoretical situation is whether your loyalty is to Fisher & this current group of players/staff or the name/logo/colors/franchise history/records, it's an easy one; I am a Rams fan & always will be.
    I certainly don't see the NFL messing with brand loyalty ( ie profit) by taking the name without all that it symbolizes. I could see some local fans sticking with Fisher & co as the St Louis Steamers or whatever but why would any other Rams fan ?

    Coaches, even owners and cities, players and equipment managers come & go but the blue & gold Gehrke swirl is forever to me.

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    Re: What if?

    This would be a tough call for me. Would I stick with an organization and players I'm emotionally vested in, or follow a name and uniform. I'd probably take the easy way out and stick with both, at least for a while.
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