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  • Rams new stadium costs pass $4 billion, more than double any other U.S. stadium

    05/22/2018 4:47:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 17, 2018, 10:29 AM | Frank Schwab, Shutdown Corner
    This new Los Angeles Rams stadium better be good. We know it will be expensive, to a record level. Sports Business Journal reported that costs for the new stadium in Inglewood have passed $4 billion. You read that right. Stadium costs have gone way up through the years, but no other stadium in the United States has come anywhere close to this. SBJ said the most expensive stadium previous to this was MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and that cost $1.7 billion. The Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas is expected to cost more than $2 billion. That’s still less...
  • Los Angeles Rams Make History with Dancing Male Cheerleaders

    03/29/2018 6:30:38 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/29/2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    The Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts have had male cheerleaders who perform stunts, but, until now, none that have danced. Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies found out that they made the Rams cheerleading squad this week. According to The Wrap: Peron and Jinnies have been performing their entire lives. They were among the 76 finalists chosen for the 40-person squad, and Jinnies says this audition was unlike anything he had done before. ‘This one was about three weeks long and we had a bunch of rehearsals in between and an extensive interview process, but it was really humbling and amazing...
  • Stand-up team: No Philadelphia Eagles players knelt for national anthem in 2017

    02/04/2018 11:47:22 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl but you can’t stand the NFL take-a-knee protests, you may want to root for the Philadelphia Eagles. Not a single Eagles player sat or knelt during the national anthem, one of just seven teams with perfect non-kneeling records, in a season that saw 684 such incidents, according to a study released Thursday by Sports Pundit. The other Super Bowl LII team, the New England Patriots, landed in the middle of the pack with 17 incidents of anthem sitting or kneeling, wedged between the Buffalo Bills with 16 and the Cleveland Browns with...
  • Terrorism eyed after driver rams into pedestrian in Philadelphia

    01/30/2018 4:01:41 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 1/29/18 | Cody Derespina, Katherine Lam
    Cop shoots driver allegedly attempting to ram pedestrians Raw video: Officer updates media on police-involved shooting in South Philadelphia. Terrorism was being eyed as a possible motive after a man in a black Honda hit a pedestrian Monday morning in Philadelphia, seriously injuring one person before being shot in the head by an off-duty cop, officials said. The 31-year-old driver, who wasn’t immediately identified, was prounced dead at 10:15 a.m. at a hospital, police said. The driver was initially in “extremely critical condition” after the incident. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. said at a news conference Monday evening that...
  • Chris Long says he won’t visit Trump’s White House if Eagles win Super Bowl

    01/29/2018 5:03:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2018 | Jay LeBlanc
    Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long said he won’t visit President Trump’s White House if his team defeats the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday. “No, I’m not going to the White House,” Long said in an interview on Barstool Sports’ podcast Pardon My Take. “Are you kidding me?” Long, who was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams and is playing in his 10th NFL season, played for the Patriots last season. He was one of several players who skipped the team’s White House visit after New England defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI....
  • FOX seeks actors to be Los Angeles Rams fans for Eagles game

    12/09/2017 10:59:05 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 20 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | DECEMBER 08, 2017 | DANIEL CRAIG
    When the Eagles visited the Chargers of Los Angeles — previously of San Diego – earlier this season, it was essentially a home game for Philadelphia. Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers said the 26-24 loss to the Birds was "not a home game" because of the overwhelming green majority in the stands. Apparently, FOX is cognizant of this likely happening when the Rams of Los Angeles — previously of St. Louis – play the Eagles on Sunday (barring a wildfire postponement). FOX is doubling down on this game, which features two NFC contenders and fits in the semi-primetime slot of 4:25...
  • Fox Sports Tried to Cast Actors as L.A. Rams Fans for NFL Pre-Game Show

    12/09/2017 2:50:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 9, 2017 | Sean Burch
    Los Angeles gets an unwarranted rap as a bad sports town, and Fox Sports isn’t helping LA fans fight that label. Fox posted a listing on the casting site projectcasting.com for “actors, models, and talent” to play Rams fans on its Sunday NFL pre-game show. With the Rams facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles in a match-up of two of the league’s best teams, you wouldn’t think it’d be necessary, but alas. “We’re looking for LA’s biggest NFL fans to be part of #NFLSunday’s Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pre Game Show!” said the ad. “Come out, bring your...
  • Terror Attack Horror In Canada As Driver With ISIS Flag Deliberately Rams Pedestrians

    10/01/2017 4:37:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Daily Record ^ | 10/01/17 | Patrick Lion
    Several have been left injured following a terror attack in Canada. A car was deliberately driven at pedestrians outside an American football game in Edmonton. The motorist drive at 'high speed' towards a police checkpoint outside the game. He crashed through the barricade and hit a police officer sending him flying 15ft into the air. The driver then jumped out and "viciously" attacked the injured officer, stabbing him several times, before running away. Just hours later police investigating the earlier attack pulled over a truck. While they checked the driver's documents he drove off and a patrol cars chased after...
  • Look: 49ers, Rams Open Seasons With Plenty of Empty Seats in Stadiums

    09/11/2017 12:36:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 10 2017 | Khadrice Rollins
    The start of the NFL season is normally a pretty big deal across the country. Apparently Los Angeles and San Francisco didn't get the memo. The Rams and 49ers each opened their season at home Sunday, and both teams had to start their games with lots of empty seats in the stadium. The Rams are hosting the the Colts, but it seems like the los Angeles fans are not that concerned about being there to see it in person. [Snip] The 49ers are welcoming the Panthers, but not even Cam Newton could attract a crowd that wanted to show up...
  • 5 players join 49ers Kaepernick in Monday Night Football protest (Pics)

    09/13/2016 6:40:43 AM PDT · by GailA · 82 replies
    AZ Family.com ^ | 9/13/19
    RNN) – San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem on Monday night, and was joined by teammate Eric Reid. The game was the second contest of a Monday Night Football doubleheader. The 49ers are playing the Rams. Teammates Eli Harold and Antoine Bethea each raised a fist in the air.
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • How America’s Coastal Cities Left the Heartland Behind

    04/18/2016 6:39:36 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 4-18-16 | Brian S. Feldman
    The people of St. Louis weren’t really surprised when, on January 12, the National Football League announced its decision to let E. Stanley Kroenke, the owner of the St. Louis Rams, move his team to Los Angeles. Kroenke had long signaled his intentions, and L.A.’s media market beckoned as the nation’s second largest. Moving the team meant more revenue for the league, and therefore more money in owners’ pockets. And that, as serious football fans know, is the point. The NFL isn’t a charity. It’s a legally sanctioned cartel that strictly limits the number of franchises in order to maximize...
  • St. Louis leaders: Rams owner won’t return our calls

    01/07/2015 9:33:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2015 9:43 PM EST | Jim Salter
    St. Louis city officials said Wednesday that the owner of the Rams isn’t returning their calls, so they plan to work directly with the NFL on efforts to keep a team—any team—in St. Louis amid speculation the Rams are headed back to Los Angeles. Billionaire owner Stan Kroenke is part of a joint venture that announced plans Monday for an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs, a move that could soon return the NFL to the nation’s second-largest market and the home of the Rams from 1946 until they moved to St. Louis in 1995. The move would have...
  • Rams trade up to acquire No. 1 pick from Titans

    04/14/2016 8:41:37 AM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 30 replies
    Around The NFL ^ | April 14th, 2016 | Conor Orr
    In a stunning move that shakes up the top of the draft and almost ensures that the Rams will be starting a rookie quarterback in 2016, the Titans have traded the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to Los Angeles, both teams announced Thursday morning. The Rams, previously selecting at No. 15, are the lowest-picking team in NFL history to trade up to the No. 1 spot. The move, however, did not come cheap. It is essentially the Rams' karmic payback for fleecing the Redskins back in 2012 for a treasure trove of picks that led to the...
  • NFL reportedly made deal with Rams to draft Michael Sam

    03/24/2016 5:47:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    The Los Angeles Rams announced Wednesday that they will appear in the HBO series "Hard Knocks." According to a new report, the team could have been on the show sooner if they didn't draft Michael Sam in 2014. Sources told St. Louis radio station 590 The Fan the NFL agreed to not ask the Rams to appear on the HBO show if they drafted Sam, who was the sport’s first openly gay player. The Rams, then in St. Louis, were seen as a perfect fit for Sam because he attended Missouri, was the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year...
  • THE WOW FACTOR [Long Form Inside Story about Rams Relocation to LA]

    02/12/2016 8:58:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 11, 2016 | Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr.
    On West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, an overgrown tree obscures a whitewashed, two-story building sandwiched between a radio station and a studio lot. Inside, it's a time warp. The battered carpet is blue, and the rippled wallpaper is bubbling, peeling off. Behind glass is a showcase of dull trophies and yellowed photos from another era. Everything is labeled "Los Angeles Rams." That team, of course, left LA, its home for nearly half a century, for St. Louis after the 1994 season. But on most days since, this nondescript office has remained open, staffed by two people: John Shaw, the...
  • Will Inglewood score big with the NFL's return?

    01/14/2016 2:37:17 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/14/16 | Angel Jennings, Ruben Vives, Christopher Goffard
    Not long ago, Inglewood's prospect's looked bleak. The city was verging on bankruptcy, its schools were destitute, and it had been a long time since people called it the "City of Champions" - once a nod to the world champion Lakers - without irony. But in recent years, the nine-square-mile city with a population of just 110,000 has shown signs of a stunning turnaround. The Forum, which the Lakers left in 1999, was reopened as a lavish concert venue. Developers announced that the Hollywood Park racetrack, closed in 2013, would be the site of a massive retail and residential complex....
  • It's Official: The Rams Are Going to L.A.

    01/12/2016 11:24:05 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 85 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 01/12/2016 | Sarah Fenske
    It's over. The NFL owners voted tonight to allow Stan Kroenke to move the Rams to Los Angeles, ending the team‘s 21-year run in St. Louis. The owners also agreed to let the San Diego Chargers explore a move to the same facility, in suburban Inglewood, which is south of L.A. The Rams will be gone in time for next year's season.
  • Chargers, Raiders and Rams all apply for relocation to L.A.

    01/04/2016 8:08:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    The Chargers made it official Monday night. The AFC West franchise wants out of San Diego, its home since 1961. The Chargers, nearly seven months after breaking off negotiations with San Diego city and county officials, formally submitted relocation documents with the NFL on Monday, the first day of the league’s window for franchises to apply to move. The Rams and Raiders also applied for relocation Monday night, setting up a three-way race for no more than two spots in the Los Angeles-Orange County market that will likely be decided by a vote of the league’s owners next week in...
  • Texans owner: Raiders, Chargers look like favorites to move to Los Angeles

    12/16/2015 9:14:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 16, 2015 | December 16, 2015
    Don't be surprised if NFL moving trucks show up in Oakland and San Diego next year. According to Texans owner Bob McNair, sending those two teams to Los Angeles is slowly starting to turn into the NFL's most likely relocation scenario. All 32 NFL owners are set to meet in Houston on Jan. 12-13 with one big goal: Figure out who's moving to L.A. To make the move to Los Angeles, a team needs to get approval from 24 of the league's 32 owners, and thanks to a last ditch effort by the city of St. Louis, McNair doesn't see...