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    Owner of Rams to build stadium in Inglewood (Los Angeles area)

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la...105-story.html

    Inglewood was the former crime-ridden home of the Lakers, before they moved downtown to Staples Center in 1999.

    It was also once the home of the LA Kings.

    So they move major LA sports out of that shithole, only to bring the NFL there.

    History really does repeat itself.

    The question is whether or not LA gives a shit about football anymore after so many years.

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    i've got something for stan kroenke




















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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieMcFML View Post
    i've got something for stan kroenke


    If the Rams leave the lou are you a KC fan? Were you originally a KC fan? This almost happened with the Patriots a bunch of times and prob would have if the Krafts didn't buy the team

    Also why can't NFL teams work in LA? Is it mainly a stadium issue?

















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    The area isn't going to gentrify itself.

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    The City of Champions baby!

    Druff, Inglewood is on the upswing. It's still a shithole, but if they really do develop the old Hollywood Park site and have a stadium and entertainment complex, the area might gentrify. It's still close enough to the west side and LAX for people to live there who aren't low rent. That casino does attract a certain element that may be hard to get rid of though.

    I'd buy Rams season tickets though if they moved there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinamaniac View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WillieMcFML View Post
    i've got something for stan kroenke


    If the Rams leave the lou are you a KC fan? Were you originally a KC fan? This almost happened with the Patriots a bunch of times and prob would have if the Krafts didn't buy the team

    Also why can't NFL teams work in LA? Is it mainly a stadium issue?














    no, i'll follow the la team for awhile because we have some legit studs now: aaron donald, robert quinn, tavon austin, etc

    hopefully by the time the careers of those guys are over we'll have an expansion team or the raiders or something

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    Honestly I would rather have no team than the Raiders.

     
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    for a billionaire he sure has a bad looking toupee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post

    The question is whether or not LA gives a shit about football anymore after so many years.
    Is this a serious question? Every city loves football.

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToasterOven View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post

    The question is whether or not LA gives a shit about football anymore after so many years.
    Is this a serious question? Every city loves football.
    Yes it's a serious question.

    Despite having two NFL teams at one point, LA has never been too excited about football, especially when compared to some NFL markets where it's basically a religion.

    Given the loooong downtime with no team, the market may not be as excited about getting a team as you think.

    The Rams and Raiders always played third fiddle to the Dodgers and Lakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ToasterOven View Post

    Is this a serious question? Every city loves football.
    Yes it's a serious question.

    Despite having two NFL teams at one point, LA has never been too excited about football, especially when compared to some NFL markets where it's basically a religion.

    Given the loooong downtime with no team, the market may not be as excited about getting a team as you think.

    The Rams and Raiders always played third fiddle to the Dodgers and Lakers.
    I think you are underestimating where the NFL is right now compared to when LA had a team. The hype would overwhelm the entire region months before the season even starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToasterOven View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post

    Yes it's a serious question.

    Despite having two NFL teams at one point, LA has never been too excited about football, especially when compared to some NFL markets where it's basically a religion.

    Given the loooong downtime with no team, the market may not be as excited about getting a team as you think.

    The Rams and Raiders always played third fiddle to the Dodgers and Lakers.
    I think you are underestimating where the NFL is right now compared to when LA had a team. The hype would overwhelm the entire region months before the season even starts.
    I guess we will see.

    I don't see it happening.

    There might be some initial interest to where people want to go to a Rams game for the novelty of football being back in LA, but I don't see it lasting, and I think it will return to the previous tepid response (or worse).

    There have been many "teases" regarding bringing the NFL back to LA since the '90s, and I can tell you that nobody was too excited, even before it became apparent that all of these teases never went anywhere. Even local sports talk hosts spent little time talking about it. The general feel around LA is that nobody gives a shit. Even LA-based NFL fans don't give that much of a shit, as they have already established their favorite team, and unless it's the Rams, seeing another team show up in the area won't do much for them.

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I lived in LA for so many years that I pretty much got a feel for the pulse of the city, and I don't see the NFL becoming huge here.

    There's also the factor that there were so many false "NFL is coming" reports over the last 15+ years that it became tiresome. It's like a hot chick you know who keeps making you believe she'll sleep with you, but never actually does. If she finally goes through with it years later, you've lost most of the excitement about it by that point.

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    LA does have pro football. USC.

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    My American nephew always told me Inglewood always up to no good.

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la...105-story.html

    Inglewood was the former crime-ridden home of the Lakers, before they moved downtown to Staples Center in 1999.

    It was also once the home of the LA Kings.

    So they move major LA sports out of that shithole, only to bring the NFL there.

    History really does repeat itself.

    The question is whether or not LA gives a shit about football anymore after so many years.
    Inglewood is booming right now. If you got a spare million or two, might be a good idea to buy some dumps near the proposed stadium location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrenadaRoger View Post


    for a billionaire he sure has a bad ASS looking toupee
    FYP

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    Kroenke isn't even talking with the people in St Louis.
    http://kfwbam.com/2015/01/06/stl-may...if-rams-leave/

    Dean Spanos is going to try and block this move.

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    What confuses all of this would be the idea of “starting over”. The Chargers, Raiders, and Rams each have fan bases in Los Angeles as well as in their current city. If the Chargers or Raiders were to move to St. Louis, they would need to completely rebuild their fan base in the new city. Could that be enough to keep the NFL from wanting to make the move?
    This has to be the stupidest logic I can imagine for not moving a team. Hey idiot, its the NFL, its not going to matter. If the Cardinals were to leave StL and move the Cubs in, yeah, fan base would be a problem, but with the NFL, it at worst would be a small bump in the road and no one would notice the difference.
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    I was talking to some guy at the poker table who seems to know his stuff and he said thy still want to put the stadium downtown, and this is just a power move to put some pressure on the city to allow them to do it. He said the goal is to tear down the convention center (which is next door to staple center and is old and looks like shit) and build a stadium and new convention center.

    Also, whatever you think about LA fandom, LA probably still has more Rams fans than St. Louis does. St. Louis is a baseball city. And it is not like raider fans who are all poor minorities in gangs. Most of the LA guys who would jump on the Rams bandwagon are affluent white males in their 40-50s (and their children) who grew up with the rams in la and would be nfl fans but don't want to associate themselves with Raider Nation, which is a minority gang culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ToasterOven View Post

    Is this a serious question? Every city loves football.
    Yes it's a serious question.

    Despite having two NFL teams at one point, LA has never been too excited about football, especially when compared to some NFL markets where it's basically a religion.

    Given the loooong downtime with no team, the market may not be as excited about getting a team as you think.

    The Rams and Raiders always played third fiddle to the Dodgers and Lakers.
    It's more about population density in that area. 90% could give a fuck and they could still have more than enough people to pack out a 100,000 seat stadium every game. Dig?

    For that matter, it's like going to a hockey game in Florida, everyone is a transplant (like LA), so that when you go see The Lightning, there are more away jerseys in the crowd than anyone giving a fuck about the home team.

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