Two years ago, I went searching for people who were happy the Rams would be returning to Los Angeles. I first went to the casino at Hollywood Park, the former racetrack that is going to be the home of the Rams’ new stadium. Though the Rams were playing at that moment none of the televisions in the casino’s sports bar were tuned to the game. “Look at it this way, everyone in the last 20 years who likes football … they’ve all found their own teams,” one fan, Jason Ramus, told me. … [Read more...] about The NFL’s LA teams could bring empty stadium porn to a whole new level
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Bole is watching the Patriots and Texans on the bar’s big screen television and alternately talking baseball and the performance of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. He grew up with the Rams when they were here, before leaving for Missouri after the 1994 season, watching their games in the Coliseum downtown and later in Anaheim. One of his fondest memories is watching the team led by quarterback Vince Ferragamo in Super Bowl XIV. Later, he embraced the Raiders when they too played in the Coliseum, but all that seems like a lifetime ago. … [Read more...] about After two decades, do Angelenos really care about the NFL’s return to LA?
So, when did things start to go wrong? Almost immediately. First, images of a Rams hat made by New Era for the upcoming draft leaked online to near-universal disgust. At the time, the Rams claimed that this was a rejected design and echoed the opinions of their fans. “It’s not a hat I would buy or we would ever want in the marketplace,” said Kevin Demoff, chief operating officer of the Rams, adding that it “was a terrible introduction to where we are headed, but there’s nothing we can do about how that came to be.” … [Read more...] about How the LA Rams’ new logo managed to anger an entire fanbase
With the Rams now in California, their management sees more opportunities to market themselves in the UK as well. Already they are committed to playing the franchise’s second-ever London game on 23 October when they host the Giants at London’s Twickenham stadium. But their first LA-area training camp in two decades will coincide with Arsenal’s two-game, pre-season tour in California. Arsenal’s second friendly, on 31 July against Chivas will be played only a few miles up Interstate 405 from the Rams camp at the University of California-Irvine. … [Read more...] about Could the LA Rams become the NFL’s first truly global team?
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