Letters to the Editor

No joy in Ramsville, Stanley has bugged out

Glenn McCoy hit the nail right square on the head with his recent cartoon depicting Rams’ owner Enos Stanley Kroenke as a reasonable facsimile of the Grinch that stole Christmas.

Unlike the Dr. Seuss children’s story there will be no happy ending. Kroenke didn’t have a change of heart, return everything that he’s “stole,” and then be the guest of honor at Christmas dinner.

There is no joy in Ramsville, mighty Stanley has bugged out!

Unlike more beloved and admired pro sports owners like the NFL Patriots’ Bob Kraft and NBA Mavericks’ Mark Cuban, “Silent Stan” seems to be in it strictly for the money. He’s a highly successful business entrepreneur. He’s got to put food on the table, right?

It’s not about fielding winning teams. Getting the “W” relates to his wallet. The five U.S. pro teams he presently “owns.” only one has a winning season thus far. Just make money!

Stoic Stan said the decision was bittersweet. “We understand the emotions involved of our fans.” Please explain it to all those kids that got “Gurley” jerseys for Christmas.

As a life-long Cleveland Browns fan I know the emotionalism surrounding the loss of my team. Stan could never relate to the giant hole he’s left in St. Louis fans’ hearts.

What does the outcome of this fiasco make Kroenke? The Beatles captured it best with their lyrics, “I’m a loser, I’m a loser, and I’m not what I appear to be.”

Bill Malec, O’Fallon

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