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Rams' return to L.A. may have legs

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07:59 AM ET 11.09 | Downtown L.A. has proven capable of supporting teams, and the next step may be add a stadium complex. L.A. lost two teams 16 years ago, and might begin anew with two teams again, including the Rams. Stan Kroenke owns the Rams, as well as Denver's basketball and hockey teams. He will have to sell his Denver interests unless he becomes owner of the Broncos. Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is having health issues. Someone has suggested it makes sense for Kroenke to exchange franchises with Bowlen, taking ownership of the Broncos and allowing Bowlen to move the Rams to L.A.

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November 9, 2010  08:06 AM ET

better shave them...

November 9, 2010  08:08 AM ET

Last time an ownership flip happened was the Celtics and Buffalo Braves in the 70's. Those Braves became the Clippers. Didn't work out so well for them still.

November 9, 2010  08:09 AM ET

Hope you enjoyed that Super Bowl trophy, StL...

November 9, 2010  08:15 AM ET

I'll be in my grave before L A brings back NFL football...

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November 9, 2010  08:25 AM ET

The Rams move back and forth more than the Raiders.

November 9, 2010  08:26 AM ET
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Would the fans show up midway through the second qtr and then leave with 9 minutes to go? Why did the teams leave such a big market years ago and what's changed?

They had a bimbo owner.

November 9, 2010  08:29 AM ET
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They had a bimbo owner.

An OLD bimbo owner.....

November 9, 2010  08:30 AM ET

I remember the year they won the SB, they handed her the trophy on the field, and her face looked like, "somebody get this thing".....

November 9, 2010  08:37 AM ET

LA doesn't seem to care if they have football. Cities like Cleveland and Baltimore were fanatics when their teams flew the coop

November 9, 2010  08:43 AM ET

Somebody with deep pockets will need to build the stadium, because the state is bankrupt and the cities can't be far behind.

And they'd probably use their over-the-top anti-pollution laws to shut down tailgating.

November 9, 2010  08:46 AM ET

There will be an NFL team in LA. Just a matter of time. And not much time. Follow the money. That is what the NFL owners are focused on. Too big a market to ignore and no new cities to expand to.

November 9, 2010  08:53 AM ET
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There will be an NFL team in LA. Just a matter of time.

Yeah, it will happen. It will defy logic. And 5 years from now, we'll be speculating about where the LA Jags/Vikes/Rams will be moving to.

November 9, 2010  08:56 AM ET
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Would the fans show up midway through the second qtr and then leave with 9 minutes to go? Why did the teams leave such a big market years ago and what's changed?

Because the stadium is located in one of the worst areas in LA and has terrible access. The stadium is a piece of crap and if the fans stay past dark they are subject to being robbed, raped, or pillaged by the local gangs. Other than that it is a great place to play ball.

November 9, 2010  09:01 AM ET
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Because the stadium is located in one of the worst areas in LA and has terrible access. The stadium is a piece of crap and if the fans stay past dark they are subject to being robbed, raped, or pillaged by the local gangs. Other than that it is a great place to play ball.

Sounds like downtown St. Louis too!

November 9, 2010  09:02 AM ET
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Sounds like downtown St. Louis too!

Or Philly

November 9, 2010  09:10 AM ET
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Yeah, it will happen. It will defy logic. And 5 years from now, we'll be speculating about where the LA Jags/Vikes/Rams will be moving to.

How about a decision being made during the work stoppage?

November 9, 2010  09:20 AM ET
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Sounds like downtown St. Louis too!

You must be one of the hoosiers from West County. Downtown St. Louis, MO is no worse than any small town. North St. Louis, and East St. Louis, IL is another matter. But downtown is perfectly safe. So leave your gun in your pick-up, and your tea bags in the cupboard and come on down.

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