The Rams moving to Los Angeles is the best thing for the NFL. The sooner fans realize that, the sooner they’ll also realize the NFL is not about them. The NFL is about 32 men who run an entertainment business and they are looking out for each other. I’m O.K. with that.
You may call it greed, but I call it capitalism and more power to the NFL if they can continue to have success, even if that means moving a franchise.
The writing was on the wall back in February of 2014 when arbitrators ruled in the Rams favor that it would take $700 million to fix the dome. Governor Jay Nixon made a push to keep the Rams in St. Louis be appointing Dave Peacock and Bob Blitz with the task of putting together a stadium plan in 60 days. Nixon made that declaration nine months after the arbitration hearing and by the time Peacock presented his stadium plans on January 9, 2015, Stan Kroenke beat him to the punch four days earlier with his Inglewood, CA plans.
In my video below, you’ll hear from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Kroenke, who do nothing to hide the blatant fact, this is about them. I also share a mix of comments from St. Louis Rams fans who provide the common misconceptions of football fans. I’ll set them straight.