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Sad: Post-Kroenke Hatred Is Damaging Effort to Bring the MLS to St. Louis

A year later after the local NFL team moved to Los Angeles, here’s my biggest concern about the post-Rams sporting life in St. Louis: the mission to secure an Major League Soccer franchise has been damaged by the lingering bitterness and resentment over the Rams’ relocation. The idea of using public money to defray the cost of the proposed stadium ...

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Daily Bernie: Jan. 12 – Listener Reactions to One Year Without the NFL; Blues Mess Different From Last Season

The Rams relocation will fade more and more into the background each year, but it’s still relatively fresh after the first 365 days. How are you coping? Bernie devotes much of Thursday’s program to this question and plays listener voicemails throughout. Your host also devotes time to whether the NFL screwjob has soured local and state desire for an MLS ...

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One Year Ago Today, the NFL Approved the Rams’ Move to LA. Twelve Months Later, How Are You Feeling?

A year ago today, Jan. 12, the NFL owners voted to approve the Rams’ relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles. A corrupt process was rigged through the final hours, when the normal rules and protocol were changed to allow the owners to vote anonymously as part of a successful ploy to pick up votes for Rams owner Stan Kroenke. ...

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Friendly Advice to Sean McVay: Beware of the Rams and Club Demoff

Based on multiple media reports, it appears that the Los Angeles Rams are moving closer to offering their head-coaching job to Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator Sean McVay. That certainly would be interesting. By all accounts McVay has done a good job as the Redskins’ OC. He comes from an impressive NFL blood line; grandfather John McVay was VP and director ...

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NFL Playoff Observations: Rodgers’ Masterpiece, Beckham’s Butterfingers, Better Games Ahead

It wasn’t a great start for the NFL. Three of this weekend’s four games were unwatchable and the fourth, the Giants-Packers matchup, could have been turned off following Green Bay’s final touchdown at 5:48 remaining in the fourth quarter. This lackluster postseason start will inevitably lead to a conversation about sagging ratings, Roger Goodell’s horrendous decision-making, and the general demise ...

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NFL Wild Card Weekend: Party Boats, Walking Boots, a Devious Walrus and Rolling Thunder in Seattle

Takeaways from the NFL Wild-Card Weekend: All in all, a disappointing opening weekend. There were some terrific individual performances, and each of the winning teams looked strong in beating up on feeble competition. But with a four-game menu, you’d think we could have enjoyed one taught, thrilling game with drama carrying down to the final two minutes. Instead we saw ...

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In 2016, the Rams’ TV Ratings Were Higher in St. Louis Than Los Angeles. LOL!

Good morning … In Friday’s Post-Dispatch, Dan Caesar dished the info on the Rams’ television ratings in their new home (Los Angeles) compared to the TV viewership in their old home (the STL.) The TV ratings, via Caesar, tell quite a story. And I’ll add a comment after each point: 1. Fox’s rating for NFL games went down in Los ...

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