The St. Louis Rams are moving to Los Angeles. The Oakland Raiders might also move to Los Angeles. And if they don’t, the San Diego Chargers will. L.A.’s two teams might even play in the same stadium!
L.A. lost two teams in the 1990s–ironically, the Rams and the Raiders–but now will have two at the same time. The NFL owners approved the move from St. Louis, despite the city’s proposal to build a new stadium. Yes, L.A. is the nation’s second biggest media market, but small market cities like Green Bay and in basketball Oklahoma City can still have successful and profitable professional teams.
Losing an NFL franchise is traumatic for any city, but it should hit St. Louis especially hard, with its reputation of being such a great sports city. What’s happening, all you Lutherans from St. Louis? [Read more...]