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Sam Farmer from the L.A. Times on Bernie's show (06/02/09)

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  • evil disco man
    L.A. Rams
    by evil disco man
    as seen on
    -04-17-2008, 03:28 AM
  • L.A.RamFan
    Rams to re-locate to L.A. in 7 years...?
    by L.A.RamFan
    Not sure if this has been posted or not, Thought I would pass this on..

    New Stadiums Set High Bar for Rest of the NFL - June 26, 2008 - The New York Sun
    -06-26-2008, 12:07 PM
  • MauiRam
    Sam Farmer informs St. Louis Audience on L.A. NFL Scene
    by MauiRam
    From another Rams forum ..

    Posted by Playmaker

    Bernie just had Sam Farmer, NFL beat writer from the L.A. Times, on his radio show on 101 ESPN in St.Louis. Farmer enlightened the St.Louis audience, including Bernie himself, on why the city of Los Angeles, the 2nd largest city in America, is entering its fifteenth season without an NFL franchise.

    #1. Citizens of L.A. do not want to contribute anything in tax dollars to building the stadium.

    #2. L.A.'s population is 50% Hispanic and a large part of that population are not American football fans. They grew up as Baseball and Soccer fans.

    #3. Ed Roski, who is interested in buying an NFL team and building an NFL stadium in Industry Ca (30 minutes east of downtown L.A.), will not be abe to do anything until he sale's his Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas. That is because the NFL doesn't want to be associated with any gambling. There was rumors that the property title could be given to Roski's son, but that won't fly. He said right now property is not moving in Las Vegas. So it would be really hard to sale it anytime soon.

    #4. The state of California is in a terrible financial crisis. Much more than most other states.

    #5. Getting into "politics" Missouri is considered a swing state. So politicians from both sides would step up to help St.Louis keep the Rams to help their respective political parties.

    #6. There will be a lot of anti-trust exemptions involved to tie this up.

    #7. The NFL is not interested in moving any franchises. He said he doesn't believe, from the information he has gathered and the people in L.A. who are in the know, that the Rams will not be an option anyway. He said the Chargers would be the much more viable option. They are close to L.A. already and the league would more likely let that happen than to let the Rams, Jags, or Vikings come to L.A.

    Interesting about the gambling bit handcuffing Roski .. There appear to be alot of "ifs" involved regarding the building of a new stadium in LA. As far as the Rams moving back to LA, looks like it will be rumor city for an extended time. Hard to give anything much credence until the Rams are sold ...
    -06-03-2009, 09:16 AM
  • Haste
    One benefit of the Rams moving to LA
    by Haste
    It seems alot of people are divided, but one of the biggest issues the Rams have had over the last 2 decades are penalties and ref's bias leaned toward the opposing teams.

    With moving to LA, do you think Goodell tells the refs to help them out slightly or on close calls throughout the upcoming season?

    It would also be interesting if Stan starts talking in-front of the media now that he is in 'his town'
    -01-13-2016, 05:37 PM
  • rampower
    Some LA rams vids
    by rampower
    YouTube - 1989 LA Rams vs. New England Patriots

    bit of LA Rams. The poster has a few vids of the rams. Enjoy.
    -05-11-2008, 09:59 AM