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    Re: If Stan Kroenke gets the Dodgers, doesn't L.A. get the Rams?

    Originally posted by cfh128 View Post
    I need a Rams fan from LA to send me a PM. I'm a bitter east coast boy and I need somebody to explain to me why I should support anything involving the Rams moving to LA or LA in general.
    Its not the same as it used to be. We had Raiders/Rams. If u went to a game, there were raider fans there even though the Rams wernt playing them. And when the Rams played the Raiders, you had to have a gang of Ram fans around u at all times. If u went to the restroom by yourself, your getting ft up. I think with the new stadium and the Raiders gone, it can be a family event.

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    • #17
      Re: If Stan Kroenke gets the Dodgers, doesn't L.A. get the Rams?

      [QUOTE=BEER;415933]Its not the same as it used to be. We had Raiders/Rams. If u went to a game, there were raider fans there even though the Rams wernt playing them. And when the Rams played the Raiders, you had to have a gang of Ram fans around u at all times. If u went to the restroom by yourself, your getting ft up. I think with the new stadium and the Raiders gone, it can be a family event.[/QUOTE

      I never realized just how toxic the RaiderNation has been on the L.A. area. Until on joined ClanRam. Its been quite an eye opener, over the last two years.?
      Last edited by GroundDog39; -02-04-2012, 05:26 AM.

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      • #18
        Re: If Stan Kroenke gets the Dodgers, doesn't L.A. get the Rams?

        Originally posted by GROUND DOG 39 View Post
        I never realized just how toxic the RaiderNation has been on the L.A. area. Until on joined ClanRam. Its been quite an eye opener, over the last two years.
        This is why AEG has made it clear that the Raiders are not one of the teams being considered as an option for their stadium.
        That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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        • #19
          Re: If Stan Kroenke gets the Dodgers, doesn't L.A. get the Rams?

          Originally posted by Fettmaster View Post
          No my man, that's incorrect. You see, according to NFL cross-ownership rules, Stan can own the St. Louis Rams and other sports franchises as long as those franchises are located in a city that doesn't have an NFL team.

          They might have been wrong, but I did read 2 articles (forbes and foxsports I think it was) that said Stan could only own 2 sports franchises if they were in the same market.

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          • #20
            Re: If Stan Kroenke gets the Dodgers, doesn't L.A. get the Rams?

            Its just a smoke screen for u all to get the rules confused and into thinking that he cant own them both....Well heres the deal. He's not getting the Dodgers , He's just gonna move the Rams to L.A. !!!! Stop worring and whinning. It's gonna happen...........Oh Yeah!!!!

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            • MauiRam
              Rams owner Stan Kroenke won more than just L.A.
              by MauiRam
              By Dan Wetzel

              DENVER – Stan Kroenke owns three major professional sports franchises in the Denver area: the NBA Nuggets, the NHL Avalanche and the MLS Rapids, plus the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League.

              When he is here to tend to their business, which is often, he lives in a spacious penthouse jutting out of one side and on top of the Pepsi Center, the 18,000-seat downtown arena he also owns.

              It's an incredible home, spacious and brilliantly decorated, with multiple outdoor spaces and views of both downtown and the Rocky Mountains in the distance. Once inside, it feels like a standalone home off in some gated community in the suburbs, not something that is an elevator ride from a raucous arena.

              "Convenient commute," Kroenke said with a laugh to Yahoo Sports on Saturday night while watching his Nuggets defeat the Detroit Pistons.

              It's every young sports fans' dream – can't we just live in the arena?

              "Sports and real estate development is a large part of what we do," said Kroenke, who Forbes estimates is worth $7.7 billion.

              Sports and real estate. Real estate and sports.

              It's how Stan Kroenke, despite lacking the big personality or high-profile of a Jerry Jones or a Mark Cuban, has emerged as one of the world's preeminent professional sports owners and, with construction set to begin on a state-of-the-art, 100,000-capacity, clear-roofed stadium in a 300-acre development in Inglewood, Calif., undeniably one of the most powerful figures in sports in this country.

              The franchises here in Colorado are big, his other two are bigger. There is the London-based Arsenal Football Club of the English Premier League and its home arena, Emirates Stadium, the third largest in England.

              Then there are the Rams of the NFL, which after approval this month from the NFL will leave St. Louis and return to their Los Angeles roots and into what is expected to be the envy of any venue in the world. It was Kroenke, who after two-plus decades solved the NFL's L.A. riddle, something many billionaires, businessmen, entertainment moguls, governors, mayors and so on couldn't.

              "The NFL had a problem out there, I was on the committee [looking at relocation possibilities] for years," Kroenke said. "We never got anything done. It's hard to get things done in California."

              Hard, but, it turns out, not impossible.


              Kroenke, 68, grew up in rural Missouri, where as a child he served as a bookkeeper to his father, a small business owner. He later attended the University of Missouri, where he also earned an MBA. He focused on real estate and operates a vast array of companies and interests, although he still carries himself with a calm, down-home style that belies his immense wealth. His preferred drink is a very cold Coors...
              -01-26-2016, 08:52 AM
            • MauiRam
              Balzer: Kroenke is on NFL committee for new LA stadium
              by MauiRam
              By Howard Balzer
              Friday, April 16, 2010

              The Rams will officially be on the clock in less than one week when the NFL Draft begins at 6:30 Central time on Thursday. It now seems clear St. Louis is also on the clock when it comes to keeping its football team.

              Alvin Reid’s column details his strong feelings about what St. Louis will likely have to do to keep from losing the NFL for the second time, and likely forever. Believe him. He and others that have talked and written about this in the last 72 hours aren’t alarmists. They are realists.

              It is clear the stakes will be even higher should Stan Kroenke gain control of the Rams. On the same day the Los Angeles Times revealed another plan being put together to build a new stadium in the area, a chilling fact was discovered related to how close Kroenke is to what’s happening in L.A.

              And no, I’m not talking about the fact he spends a lot of time on his boat at one of his homes in Malibu.

              It turns out Kroenke is a member of the league’s Los Angeles Stadium Working Group committee. Roll that one around in your mind a few minutes. Everyone I mentioned that to Thursday was silent for a few seconds, and then said, “Oh, my God.”

              It means Kroenke is privy to every detail, every plan, simply everything that is related to those trying to get a stadium built there.

              For several years, Los Angeles businessman Ed Roski has been front and center in the efforts to build a stadium in the City of Industry.

              The Times reported Thursday that businessmen Casey Wasserman and Tim Leiweke are considering a plan to build a stadium behind the Staples Center. They had tried a similar plan about eight years ago, but they shelved it when the Coliseum Commission tried to make its own bid. That, of course, eventually failed.

              Wasserman is the founder and CEO of the Wasserman Media Group. Leiweke, a St. Louis native, was the assistant general manager of the St. Louis Steamers soccer team in 1979, and is now president and CEO of AEG (Anschutz Entertainment Group), which owns the Staples Center and a 1,000-room hotel near the arena. Leiweke’s brother, Tod, is CEO of the Seattle Seahawks.

              One line in the Times story said, “So far, the concept is in the preliminary stages, although the NFL is aware of it and is monitoring its progress.”

              We’re quite sure Kroenke is doing just that.
              -04-16-2010, 09:04 AM
            • GreatestShow99
              No chance of a comeback
              by GreatestShow99
              No chance of a comeback
              By Dane Watkins / January 21st, 2015
              Between the two of us, my father and I have witnessed nearly every moment of the pitiful pro football on display in St. Louis over the past 55 years, first with the Cardinals, and then with the Rams. But for the first time in my life, we will not be renewing our season tickets with the Rams.

              The Rams have broken my heart year after year, disappointed me, and left me wondering why I spend my money and my time watching them play. It’s been a part of my life since I was three years old.

              Unfortunately, recent events have changed all that. I never thought I would stop watching the Rams, but what transpired over the past few weeks was too much to endure.

              Stan Kroenke, owner of the Rams, has decided the team will be playing football in Los Angeles soon. While nothing is official yet, the Rams are as good as gone.

              Kroenke has the money (he’s one of the richest human beings on the planet, and his wife “Princess Wal-Mart” is worth more than him), he has the land (a however-many-acre plot in Inglewood, California with space not only for a stadium but room to develop parking lots and mini malls to accompany the field and fatten his wallet) and he has the team.

              People have tried telling me not to worry—that it’s presumptuous to think the Rams will leave, that there’s no need to fret yet. They say the NFL has ruled out submissions to relocate in 2015—true, but not in 2016. They say the NFL owners wanted to control the LA market and that they don’t trust or like Kroenke. They say the NFL’s own bylaws prohibit a team from re-locating unless they have negotiated “in good faith” with the home city. They say it’s too early to say anything for certain.

              Please. To believe the Rams will be in St. Louis in five years is incredibly naïve.

              Firstly, the other NFL owners may not like Kroenke, but they do like money. And a team in LA would mean more money for them.

              The NFL has owned the LA market for 20 years and done virtually nothing with it. Never before has such a viable owner, location and team been available for relocation.

              It’s hard to move a team to Los Angeles; the real-estate market is a mess and the taxes are astronomical. But Kroenke already has the land, and can afford the taxes. They might not like him, but he can make them more money. A team in the second-biggest TV market in the United States will bring in more cash than a team in St. Louis. It’s simple and unfortunate math. If the LA Clippers are worth $2 billion, how high might the Rams’ stock rise if they were to move?

              As for the NFL’s bylaws, they aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. They were designed to keep people from owning professional sports teams in different franchises and thus tamper with different markets.

              But the NFL is already making exceptions for Kroenke...
              -01-25-2015, 10:58 AM
            • r8rh8rmike
              Kroenke Sparks NFL Chaos
              by r8rh8rmike
              Kroenke sparks NFL chaos

              Rams owner Stan Kroenke's plan to move the team to L.A. raises eyebrows

              Originally Published: March 18, 2015
              By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

              THE FIRST PIECE of property Stan Kroenke ever cared about sits abandoned now, perched on the edge of an endless swath of farmland, sinking into the thick coffee-colored soil of central Missouri. Some of the original charm of Enos Stanley Kroenke's quaint childhood home in Mora (population: 424) remains intact. The green front door still features an old-fashioned brass and porcelain doorbell crank. The intricate wood detailing under the roof eaves has survived. But after years of neglect by the current owners, who converted the old water well into a TV antenna, any gust of wind can scatter giant flakes of gray house paint across the overgrown landscaping. "It was a beautiful little farmhouse at one time," whispers a neighbor. "It's not now."

              Kroenke, the multibillionaire real estate developer and owner of the St. Louis Rams, once recounted how he used to sit on the narrow front porch here and, as the summer sun set behind the corn, soak in the faint, scratchy radio broadcasts of the St. Louis Cardinals with his father and grandfather. Alvin Kroenke so loved the Cardinals that he named his eldest son after two of 
the team's homegrown Hall of Famers: the hardworking Enos "Country" Slaughter and the quiet, humble effortless hitter Stan "the Man" Musial.

              Today, though, the family's once idyllic front porch is full of gaping holes in its weather-worn floorboards. And Missourians fear that Kroenke's relationship with his native state 
is falling into similar disrepair.

              Since January, the reclusive Kroenke, 67, has been maneuvering his NFL team west, out of Missouri and into what would be the crown jewel of his massive real estate development and sports empire: a proposed 80,000-seat NFL stadium in Inglewood, California, with a space-age retractable roof, open-air sides and a U.S.-record $1.86 billion budget.

              Five decades after he left Mora, Kroenke has amassed a net worth of $6.3 billion, according to Forbes, and through his array of vineyards, ranches and strip malls, many of them anchored by Wal-Mart, he has become the eighth-largest landowner in the United States. All the while, he has collected sports franchises like vintage cars. Besides the Rams, he owns the English Premier League team Arsenal, valued at $1.3 billion, the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche, MLS's Colorado Rapids, the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League and Denver's Pepsi Center, where he maintains a 12,000-square-foot penthouse apartment on the top two floors, complete with a theater, a gym and pristine views of the Rockies.

              Most of these, however, would become secondary knickknacks if Kroenke is indeed the man who brings...
              -03-23-2015, 12:36 PM
            • MauiRam
              Bernie: Give NFL a victory, Kroenke a defeat ..
              by MauiRam
              BY BERNIE MIKLASZ
              Thursday, March 29, 2012

              Rams owner Stan Kroenke failed in his high-stakes attempt to make a winning bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers. A group put together by Magic Johnson won the auction and shocked the sports world with a successful, if crazy, $2 billion offer.

              This may have been a loss for Kroenke, but it was a win for multiple parties.

              This was a win for the NFL.

              I don't think the NFL wanted Kroenke further distracted by adding yet another toy to his collection of sports franchises. The NFL would like to see Kroenke do his best to fix the Rams and come up with a resolution to the stadium-lease issue.

              I don't think the NFL was much interested in getting into another rules skirmish with Kroenke. Had he purchased the Dodgers, Kroenke would have been in violation of the league's cross-ownership policy, because the NFL controls the LA market. The NFL gets to avoid that potential conflict.

              It was also a win for baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. His trusted ally, longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten, is part of the winning group. Kasten will run the Dodgers; MLB got to keep this in the family.

              Kroenke did pass muster financially to qualify as one of three finalists for the Dodgers. But MLB wasn't enthusiastic about handing a crown-jewel franchise to a largely absentee owner who has so many other teams and business interests. The Dodgers occupy a special spot in baseball's heritage and deserve undivided attention.

              Moreover, MLB probably didn't want the Dodgers and Chavez Ravine to be in the middle of Kroenke's potential maneuvering for an NFL franchise in Los Angeles.

              It was a win for Dodgers fans, who are happy to have an LA sports icon in place at Chavez Ravine. Magic Johnson didn't fund the $2 billion purchase, but he recruited the money men, and he'll be on the ground in LA as the constant face of the franchise. Kroenke was no match for Johnson's LA's cachet, connection or vast popularity.

              OK, so what does Kroenke's defeat mean for Rams fans?

              Answer: to be determined.

              Kroenke lost a little leverage in St. Louis when the Dodgers slipped away from him. Rams fans and some uninformed pundits already were in a frenzied state, convinced that Kroenke (A) would get the Dodgers and (B) move the Rams to Los Angeles approximately 18 seconds later.

              It was never that simple, because the NFL plans on being doggedly protective of the LA market and will tightly control the process of putting a team there. The price on the Dodgers' sale only reinforced how valuable a LA-based NFL franchise would be for the owner, and the league isn't just going to allow anyone to sweep in and cash in. That's obvious, but the reality did nothing to prevent the paranoia from festering in St. Louis.

              It only strengthened Kroenke's leverage to have the...
              -03-30-2012, 01:39 AM
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