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  • Do you care where the Rams play?

    So on a slightly different note we see how many folks here would stay Rams fans no matter where they play. In my case I never lived in LA or St Louis. I became a Rams fan back in the 70s. I just liked the Rams players, and the way the team played. So for me where they are is irrelevant. So how about the rest of you?
    35
    Yes, I follow my local teams.
    25.71%
    9
    No. My team is my team regardless of where it is.
    74.29%
    26

  • #2
    Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

    I would like the Rams to play in Los Angeles. I grew up a Los Angeles Rams fan and they should have never left. Rather than speak ill of Georgia Frontiere, I'll leave it at that.

    In no way is my wish a negative reflection on the people of St. Louis or the state of Missouri. And with that said, and with the probable sale of the Rams to Shalid Khan- a midwesterner- I think the Rams forseeable future is in St. Louis!!

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    • #3
      Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

      I would guess a majority of the members here were fans of the Rams before they moved to St. Louis... I know I was.

      That being said I do not want them to move.

      I didn't fall in love with them because they were in L.A. and I don't love them because they are in St. Louis. They will be my team no matter were they go but...

      Moving is not a solution to any of our problems. In fact I believe it only would add to them.

      Let me flip the thought. If L.A. gets a new team but it isn't the Rams will local fans switch to the new team or stick with the Rams?

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      • #4
        Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

        Honestly, I chose them as my team when I was nine and I liked their helmets. Didn't start actively following them until 2005, so i could really care less were they play.

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        • #5
          Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

          Hell yeah I care, you would too if you had season tickets and home games were a 30 minute drive away.

          LA fans (and people who follow them who never lived in LA/STL) have this question answered quite obviously. It's extremely unfair to ask St Louis people because every St Louis person does care where they play as I'm sure every LA person did before they moved.

          And you can't ask what a St Louis fan would do, who knows? I'm sure it would probably be like LA or any other city where a team has moved, the vast majority aren't going to be long term fans and some will remain die hards.

          All in all, I think this is a really stupid and unfair question for anyone in St Louis because none of us could choose 'no' and if we choose 'yes' then it's like we're a lesser breed of fan. You needed more options to this poll so I didn't vote at all. It just seems like you're trying to paint St Louis fans into a corner with this poll
          Last edited by helorm341; -02-18-2010, 07:40 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

            I voted no. My Team is my team. I love the Rams and I always will. I live next to LA, but I hope the team stays in St Louis. Go Rams.

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            • #7
              Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

              I voted yes, but it's kind of complicated. I've never lived in St. Louis, and if they moved, I wouldn't stop following the team. But it would bother me. I dislike it any time a team moves because a sports team becomes a part of the area's identity. Communities sink millions into building a stadium, then individually shell out hundreds if not thousands on game tickets and memorabilia only to one day see the owner up and move their team away. Suddenly people can't see their team live without planning a minor vacation around it, and then it gets to where you can't even get the games on tv. I know that it already happened to L.A., but I'd rather not see it happen to the people of St. Louis, too.

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              • #8
                Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

                Ditto on you Golden.

                Thanks for the poll Pingitup but the only two answer options are misleading and/or non applicable. I live far away from STL (obviously then my team is not 'local'), but I certainly do care where they are and play.

                :roll:

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                • #9
                  Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

                  No, Team loyalty > City loyalty
                  You can move the Rams to Ethiopia and I'll still support them.


                  ♪ R.I.P. Nujabes ♫

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                  • #10
                    Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

                    Tough answer for me. Yes I follow my local teams. I'm a huge Lakers fan and I always pull for the Dodgers, Angels, Ducks, Kings, Bruins and USC . But I will also always be a Rams fan because they were once my local team. My first choice would be for them to return to LA and my second choice is they stay in St. Louis, at least until I die anyway. 8|
                    "The disappointment of losing is huge!"

                    Jack Youngblood

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                    • #11
                      Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

                      Originally posted by Rambunctious View Post
                      Let me flip the thought. If L.A. gets a new team but it isn't the Rams will local fans switch to the new team or stick with the Rams?
                      you can't flip in the middle of a thread, start your own!
                      LA RAMMER

                      It's Jim not Chris
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HNgqQVHI_8

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                      • #12
                        Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

                        The Rams blong in St. Louis, but if isaster struck and they had to move somewhere else, like San Antonio or some other unnamed large city, I'd still be a Rams fan.

                        But they belong in St. Louis....
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                        RAMS!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

                          Care where the Rams play? Of course. EVERY fan cares where they play. Don't believe me? Would you like it if the Rams played in your backyard?

                          Of course you would like it. So yea, every fan cares.

                          However, most fans will not let geography get in the way of their fanosity (yea, it's a word).
                          The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

                            My only oppisition to moving to LA would be that all my "St. Louis" merchandise would be out dated. :/

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                            • #15
                              Re: Do you care where the Rams play?

                              As long as they don't ever move to L.A

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