Longtime Los Angeles Rams defensive end standout and Granite City South graduate Kevin Greene were among the eight men elected to to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday along with former St. Louis Rams star left tackle Orlando Pace.
Once the news broke Tuesday that the St. Louis Rams were heading back to Los Angeles, local Rams fans throughout the region took to Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms to spew venom at Rams owner Stan Kroenke.
NFL owners voted Tuesday night in favor of Stan Kroenke’s $1.8 billion stadium in Inglewood, Calif., thus clearing the way for him to uproot the St. Louis Rams and take them back to Southern California.
Jerry Jones carried a smile on his face and a celebratory drink in his hand as he left the NFL owners meetings to fly home. The Cowboys owner spearheaded a compromise that will see the NFL return to Los Angeles after a 21-year absence.
Roger Goodell says the existing stadiums in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland are “inadequate and unsatisfactory,” and the proposals the Rams, Chargers and Raiders received to remain in their current cities lacked certainty.
The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority and the St. Louis NFL Stadium task force issued a formal response to Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke and statements he made in his application to move the team to Los Angeles.
Former St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner and offensive tackle Orlando Pace were named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists for the second year in a row Thursday while former Rams and Granite City South star Kevin Greene is making his fifth straight Hall of Fame finalist appearance.
A relocation application submitted to the NFL by the St. Louis Rams portrays their proposed new stadium in Inglewood, California as the team's best chance for long-term success, while painting a dismal portrait of St. Louis and the city's plans for a new stadium on its north riverfront.
The St. Louis Rams have a few things to shoot for this week against the San Francisco 49ers, primarily short-term goals like winning a fourth straight game and finishing 8-8. The Rams (7-8) visit San Francisco (4-11) on Sunday (3:25 p.m.; TV-KMOV Channel 4; Radio: WXOS-FM 101.1)
Seattle has typically been a hostile settle for most teams, including the St. Louis Rams. The Rams (6-8) will be looking for their first win in Seattle (9-5) since 2005 on Sunday when they take on their NFC West rival at CenturyLink Field (3:25 p.m.; TV-Fox Channel 2; Radio-WXOS-FM 101.1).