Tuesday, January 12, 2016

NFL Approve Rams Move To Los Angeles

For the second time in the history of the NFL, a team is returning to the city which it once played.  While the Raiders move to back Oakland, it's birthplace, seems less than successful, the Rams are hoping they can call Los Angeles "home" for a long time.   In 1994, both the Raiders and the Rams left Los Angeles.  Now NFL leaders have approved a move for the Rams to return to Los Angeles, a town they played in from 1945-1994.
I'm happy to see the Rams return to LA.  Since Seattle did not have a football team when I was a boy, I became an LA Ram fan.  They were on TV every week and I grew up a fan of Roman Gabriel and the "Fearsome Foursome".   I lived and died with the Rams and rooted hard for them when they played the Baltimore Colts and the Green Bay Packers. 
One thing that will help the Rams return is that a new stadium is in the works.  That is the one difference between that and the return of the Raiders.  The NFL also gave an option for the Chargers to join the Rams in LA if no deal can be made in San Diego.  Of the three teams seeking to relocate, the Chargers were the only team that was formed in LA, in the old AFL.

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