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    would a move to LA help the franchise?

    Yes or no

    then give one comment why?

    I would say yes because the la market would only have 1 team and all the attention would be devoted to them...


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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce4life View Post
    Yes or no

    then give one comment why?

    I would say yes because the la market would only have 1 team and all the attention would be devoted to them...
    As opposed to the 2 nfl teams in St. Louis?

    Mods can you make a subforum for this crap? I'm leaning towards leaving for the post-dispatch forums.

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    As far as fanbase goes, I think so. I think You'd have alot of happy fans who still follow the rams, the casual fan and new fans who've never had a team to cheer for, or fans who don't follow the Lakers, Angels, Dodgers, Kings, etc.

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    I'm not sure if this helps the franchise, but I'm pretty sure it would help me follow them.

    That fact that them moving several thousand miles further from me aids this stands as a further indictment of the Frontiere/Rosenbloom/Shawmunt regime.

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    Mods I'll give you guys the next 24 hours or I'll start up a rival forum.

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheTalkOfTheArch View Post
    As opposed to the 2 nfl teams in St. Louis?

    Mods can you make a subforum for this crap? I'm leaning towards leaving for the post-dispatch forums.
    Well...it's more like El Birdos drown everything else out. Fortunately LA has the Dodgers and Angels dividing efforts.

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheTalkOfTheArch View Post
    Mods I'll give you guys the next 24 hours or I'll start up a rival forum.
    why not save 24 hours of your life and just do that..

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    The only way it would help the francise is buy selling tickets to the fans of opposing teams that have moved to LA. With the State of California being close to bankruptcy, who could afford to pay todays advanced ticket prices? If the Stadium employees will be making middle class wages, how expensive do you think tickets and refreshments will be? The majority of "fans" will not want to pay those kinds of costs unless they think their team has a chance of "rewarding them with a win". Right now, that would only be the visiting team.

    LA would be better off with the whiners moving to LA, as they already have a strong fan baase there.


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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    Quote Originally Posted by gap View Post
    The only way it would help the francise is buy selling tickets to the fans of opposing teams that have moved to LA. With the State of California being close to bankruptcy, who could afford to pay todays advanced ticket prices? If the Stadium employees will be making middle class wages, how expensive do you think tickets and refreshments will be? The majority of "fans" will not want to pay those kinds of costs unless they think their team has a chance of "rewarding them with a win". Right now, that would only be the visiting team.

    LA would be better off with the whiners moving to LA, as they already have a strong fan baase there.


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    The state GOVERNMENT is close to bankruptcy. The people have nothing to do with that.

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    No. It would not help at all.

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    i dont know the answer to the question but i think what would be best for the NFL is for the Jags to move there instead of the Rams..and like a Colts or Titans fan (cant recall which) posted the other day..the Jags and the Rams swap divisions.

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    This is one of those threads that has been debated way too much IMO. I appreciate the fact that my brothers and sisters in LA want their team back and I understand their enthusiasm in this matter, it sucks to lose your team. This is someting we know all too well here in St. Louis, and we also know the excitement that comes with the thought that you may get your old team back. The bottom line in all of this is, if it's a smart business move for the NFL to move the Rams back to LA then it will happen, if it's not economically viable enough than they won't approve the move. The "fan" really doesn't come into the eqation at all, your dollars do but you personally don't. I'm not trying to rain on anyones parade here but having walked a mile in these shoes before I can tell that unless your prepared to shell out some serious dollars for PSL's to sell out the stadium for the foreseable future the NFL may very well leave you with a very nice stadium to watch Monster Jam in. If you want to have football back in LA, start saving you money, your going to need it.
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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheTalkOfTheArch View Post
    Mods can you make a subforum for this crap? I'm leaning towards leaving for the post-dispatch forums.
    Actually, they're discussing the exact same thing over there too. Not sure if they have a subforum, but I doubt it. If you're looking for a Rams forum that isn't discussing a possible move to L.A., you might be in trouble finding a place to land.

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    Quote Originally Posted by gap View Post
    The only way it would help the francise is buy selling tickets to the fans of opposing teams that have moved to LA. With the State of California being close to bankruptcy, who could afford to pay todays advanced ticket prices? If the Stadium employees will be making middle class wages, how expensive do you think tickets and refreshments will be? The majority of "fans" will not want to pay those kinds of costs unless they think their team has a chance of "rewarding them with a win". Right now, that would only be the visiting team.

    LA would be better off with the whiners moving to LA, as they already have a strong fan baase there.


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    Then maybe it's time to start taking LA back.

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    Re: would a move to LA help the franchise?

    To me their are only 2 thing to discuss when it comes to which city will help the most

    1.LA has us beat with the new stadium they are building, but that is less important than the 2nd factor

    2. Its all about the Fans. IMO as of right now STL has the stronger Rams fan base, but how should I know I live on the east coast. Who knows maybe in LA if we build it they will come. If we are loosing are the people going to keep coming? You can also question STL a little, we had a tough time selling tickets last year, but with 3 big time QBs coming through in our first few home games it makes you wonder a little. Regardless I still think we have more support in STL as of right now. We have a better chance of selling tickets here as of now and thats what really matters. One thing that will definately hurt STL is the stadium.

    I don't buy the whole media market thing because whoever is winning the most are the people who are going to get the most coverage. If we are going 2-14 in LA we aren't going to get national coverage no one cares if we are horrible. Its all about the biggest stars and winning. Will the players get the chance to get more star power in LA, IMO not really. Who do you really know on the Giants besides Eli, Osi, Tuck, Jacobs. Steve Smith top 5 reciever this year doesn't even get alot of national pub IMO.

    All these problems and location questions will be ironed out as soon as we actually sell the team and we will know what direction we are going in.

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