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St. Louis sues NFL and all teams/owners over Rams move to LA
04-12-2017 07:32 PM
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Awesome. :popcorn:
04-12-2017 08:24 PM
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Quote:they spent millions developing plans for a new riverfront stadium project aimed at retaining the Rams.

St. Louis wants to recover that money? Isn't that like me trying to sell something to a customer and then suing the customer to recover my business development costs after the customer buys the product from someone else?

And really, any expenditures for fancy stadium drawings, etc., were aimed at persuading NFL owners to prevent Kroenke from moving. I'd like to see how they are going to show that the NFL owners had already decided several years ago to approve a not-yet-submitted application to relocate the Rams to LA over equally not-yet-submitted applications from the Raiders and Chargers.

I suppose they have a chance, though, because they filed their lawsuit in St. Louis.
04-12-2017 10:05 PM
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Seems to me they should have tried this as the Rams were trying to move, not now, granted the attendance might tank when fans know the team is moving.

Welcome to the mid-90's, franchise free agency at its finest. The Jaguars and Bucs (horrid attendance and TV ratings) could be next, as well as the Bills. Their fanbase is passionate but how do they survive there?
04-12-2017 11:37 PM
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Gotta love government...
04-13-2017 03:55 AM
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Move the Jags to St Louis, and build that stadium. Problem solved.

Also, build the MLS stadium. What a bunch of maroons.
04-13-2017 09:41 AM
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The reason for the lawsuit is really to nullify the Rams' lease on the practice facility. The city and county can't do anything other than watch a multi-million dollar facility rot. And the lease agreement allows the Rams to buy the facility for one dollar at the end of the lease. The facility is in a growing commercial area/
04-13-2017 11:29 AM
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There could be a chance of St. Louis winning.

http://www.espn.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/...an-kroenke

Goodell and the NFL are screwing up these relocations like the NHL with their southern expansion in the nineties, except the NHL could at least argue that they wanted to increase hockey's reach and that they needed to move some teams out of declining markets. The NFL on the other hand relies the least on local markets out of the big four leagues and will soon have two teams in a city that was already getting apathetic about one, and another team in what will be the most casual fan base in the league. They should've moved the Raiders to LA, Chargers to Las Vegas, and Rams to San Antonio if they were hell-bent on moving them, though the Rams should've stayed imo.
04-14-2017 02:11 PM
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It wasn't totally up to the NFL where those teams would move.
04-14-2017 02:39 PM
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(04-14-2017 02:39 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  It wasn't totally up to the NFL where those teams would move.

Sure, but there's no doubt they had significant influence in the process. There's no doubt Goodell could've told Kroenke "are you crazy, why are you saying no to a new stadium, either buy another team or stay in St. Louis" and steer the owners towards the Raiders/Chargers LA plan. He isn't all powerful, but he can set the agenda and push owners towards voting in ways that force outcomes to his liking. Even if nothing happened, the status quo of any one of the three moving teams staying in their respective cities wouldn't be some awful disaster for the league. Instead, in a couple of years we'll see an empty Vegas stadium full of away fans.
04-15-2017 02:08 PM
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