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June 01, 2009

Will the Rams leave St. Louis?: Decisions have not been made as of yet, but an online petition is asking the new owners to keep the Rams in the Gateway City. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has signed the petition which pleads "Please, whoever buys the Rams, keep them here and don't move them away." The contract between the Rams and the Edward Jones Dome states that the facility must be "top-tier", and rank in the top eight stadiums in terms of quality. If that standard isn't met, the owners could opt out of the lease agreement.

posted by BoKnows to football at 10:08 PM - 15 comments

I signed just after posting this FPP, and I am number 458.

posted by BoKnows at 10:10 PM on June 01

I didn't know the Rams were even considering leaving. Cool. Maybe they'll go home to LA and be the Lambs again.

Sorry, BoKnows, I don't dig teams that move, but the didn't belong to St. Louis in the first place.

posted by scully at 10:48 PM on June 01

I have no sentiments either way with the Rams. I would fight tooth and nail for the Blues and/or Cardinals.

posted by BoKnows at 11:23 PM on June 01

Where was Senator Claire McCaskill's concern when LA was losing the Rams to St Louis? Why wasn't she against that move and yet now is trying to fight this one? Sounds disingenuous to me...

posted by gobrew at 11:23 PM on June 01

Well, Claire McCaskill is a senator from Missouri, not California. That may have something to do with it. Oh, and she wasn't a senator then.

posted by BoKnows at 11:26 PM on June 01

Sorry, BoKnows, I don't dig teams that move, but the didn't belong to St. Louis in the first place.

You're right. They should go back to Cleveland where they belong!

posted by rcade at 12:02 AM on June 02

Portsmouth might be willing to take the Lions back. Then again, maybe not; an Arena Football League team might be preferable these days

posted by spira at 01:28 AM on June 02

Go back to LA? How about going back to Cleveland? After all, that's where they started. (Like the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Minneapolis Lakers; LA is only good for stealing other cities teams--and then whining when it gets done to them.)

posted by billinnagoya at 05:30 AM on June 02

rcade: I thought about that, but Cleveland has a hard time holding on to one team, let alone two!

posted by scully at 07:21 AM on June 02

They can hire Dennis Erickson as head coach and just let him move the team to a new location every year or two instead of switching jobs.

posted by beaverboard at 07:29 AM on June 02

All football teams, pro and college, should be moved to Detroit.

posted by NoMich at 08:31 AM on June 02

All football teams, pro and college, should be moved to Detroit.

Then we'd finally have one worth watching.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:33 AM on June 02

Exactly my thinking.

posted by NoMich at 10:19 AM on June 02

If the Rams moved would that make them the most often moved NFL team?

Off the top of my head the Raiders, Rams and Cards have each moved twice.

posted by scottypup at 10:38 AM on June 02

There's a hockey team from up Detroit way that has some buzz surrounding it.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:39 PM on June 02

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