October 12, 2009 |
It's "Throwback Sunday," which is why I'm here, you know, just making sure no one gets the idea of giving us the Rams back. So who do I run into to start the day -- John Shaw . Alert the authorities, roadblocks on the freeways at the very least, and if you remember how he works, hold onto your wallets. Not only are the Rams for sale, but the city of St. Louis, which provided $260 million in public money to lure the team here, must tell the Rams by Feb. 1, 2012 how it is going to make Edward Jones Dome improvements to make even more money for the team.
September 15, 2009 |
It was hard to argue with the accountant, John Shaw , recommending to Georgia Frontiere she move her Rams to St. Louis, where she would collect more than $25 million a year. A woman has to shop after all. The blunder of all blunders, though, belongs to Al Davis , who has become a blithering idiot with the passage of time and so many losing years, the Rams handing the Los Angeles market to him in 1994, and Davis fumbling the opportunity. A brand new stadium at Hollywood Park was waiting on his signature, luxury boxes and oodles of money to be made.
September 15, 2008 |
ST. LOUIS -- A 97-yard drive put the New York offense in gear. Another stifling effort from a big-play defense led by Justin Tuck made much of the scoring window dressing in the Giants' 12th straight road victory, including their Super Bowl win last February. Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the Giants sacked Marc Bulger six times in a 41-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams. The Rams (0-2) came up with another dud in their home opener, which also served as a tribute to their late owner Georgia Frontiere.
January 26, 2008
We are told not to speak ill of the dead. Accordingly, regarding Georgia Frontiere, I can say nothing at all. Jerry Underwood Yorba Linda -- I have read many of the glowing remembrances of Madame Ram, but here's another point of view: I will remember her as the person who took professional football out of Los Angeles because she wasn't wealthy enough and blamed the fans for her unfettered greed. David C. Hall Whittier -- I was always appalled at the lousy press Georgia Frontiere received in the L.A. Times.
January 20, 2008 |
OH, HOW she hated it, never allowing it to appear anywhere attached to her name. But it was the second sentence in almost every published story about Georgia Frontiere's death Friday, "She was 80," and it would've just killed her. "There's no denying it -- she never liked seeing her age written," said John Shaw, Rams' business partner and longtime confidant, "but she was like a lot of women in that regard."
January 19, 2008 |
The words still grind away at Southern California football fans who remember Eric Dickerson high-stepping around would-be tacklers, Henry Ellard breaking free in the end zone and Jack Youngblood terrorizing opposing quarterbacks. They were uttered moments after the Rams won a Super Bowl representing a city far removed from Los Angeles and Anaheim, words that perfectly summarized Georgia Frontiere's relationship with Southland sports fans five years after she severed that relationship.