Brent Schrotenboer USA TODAY Published 3:56 PM EST Jan 29, 2019 The billionaire owner of the Rams never came clean with the people of St. Louis before he moved his team to Los Angeles in 2016. “Silent” Stan Kroenke didn’t really say anything publicly, not even after news broke in January 2014 that he had purchased land for a potential new stadium near the Los Angeles airport. “Kroenke never shot straight with them,” longtime sportscaster Bob Costas told USA TODAY Sports. And now comes their biggest reminder yet of all that he took away from them. Three years after they abandoned St. Louis for L.A., the Los Angeles Rams will play in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots on Sunday. St. Louis football fans have a rooting interest in this game, if not a team. That’s against Kroenke, who “strung them along” before bailing, said Costas, who has deep ties to St. Louis. The franchise spent 21 years in St. Louis after being lured … [Read more...] about Super Bowl: St. Louis still picking up pieces of Rams saga
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Mike Jones USA TODAY Published 12:36 AM EST Dec 1, 2018 Why does it always take a video? That’s the question that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, his closest associates and the highest-ranking Kansas City Chiefs officials must answer in the wake of Friday’s surfacing of a video that revealed running back Kareem Hunt brutally attacking a woman in February. Sure, the Chiefs did the right thing Friday night when they announced the immediate release of the second-year star. And the NFL announced slightly earlier Friday that Hunt had been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, which would have prevented him from playing or practicing until the completion of the league’s investigation into the case. But save your applause for the Chiefs and the NFL. Their indignation comes about nine months too late. It shouldn’t taken TMZ's release of a video showing Hunt attacking, shoving and kicking a woman for both the league and team to take … [Read more...] about Kareem Hunt: NFL, Chiefs don’t deserve credit for delayed action on RB
Welcome back to the NFL Fun Power Rankings, where we value excitement and intrigue over wins and losses. This list is all about working out which NFL teams are worthy of your busy eyes, and which deserve to be rolled up in a carpet, set on fire, loaded into a big rocket and blasted off into the sun. There were quite a few movers and shakers in week 11 - a week which saw the Chiefs and Rams play out one of the greatest games in NFL history, Lamar Jackson make his first career start, and the Raiders win a football game. I know, anything really is possible. Here's how we stand heading into Thanksgiving, aka the day which officially marks the beginning of the 'business end' of the season. 32. New York Jets (down 1) Good news: For the first time in weeks the Jets weren't utterly abject on Sunday. Bad news: That's only because they were on a bye. All the early season optimism has faded from New Jersey, and if you watch their last few performances back it's hard to see how they've got to … [Read more...] about NFL Fun Power Rankings, week 11: Where do Rams and Chiefs stand after Monday night’s record-breaking showdown?
The two most potent offenses in the NFL go head-to-head on Monday when the Los Angeles Rams take on the Kansas City Chiefs in what could turn out to be a sneak preview of this season's Super Bowl. A late change of venue because of pitch conditions at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium means the game will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, giving the Rams a crucial advantage as they attempt to lock down the highest-scoring team in the league. The Chiefs have been in scintillating form this season thanks to the dazzling displays of quarterback Patrick Mahomes, averaging more than 35 points a match on their way to nine wins from 10 games. In his first full season as a starter, Mahomes has exploited the array of attacking weapons at his disposal which includes receiver Tyreek Hill, tight-end Travis Kelce and running back Kareem Hunt. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid however admits that he will have his hands full attempting to contain the Rams offense, which has blossomed this year under … [Read more...] about Rams and Chiefs duel in potential Super Bowl preview
AP Updated 2:39 AM EDT Oct 30, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not even the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, who gave the green light to trade up last year and select Patrick Mahomes 10th overall, expected his young quarterback to succeed this quickly. During his midseason discussion with reporters, Clark Hunt said Monday that Mahomes has defied the expectations of the entire draft room that night. That includes then-general manager John Dorsey, current GM Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid, who has been instrumental in his progress. "I think there was a big question mark in all our minds coming into the year with the transition at quarterback," Hunt said. "We knew that Patrick was very talented, but any time an NFL team goes with a young quarterback it's a very challenging endeavor. "As we've seen, we've had Patrick ready since Week 1 and he's played outstanding, perhaps at an MVP-caliber the first eight weeks, and the credit really goes to Andy and his staff." Mahomes spent last … [Read more...] about Chiefs owner Hunt surprised by quick success of Mahomes