May 28, 1994
The writers of this letter have been longtime Ram fans and season ticket-holders. We have watched a team rich with history, pride and leadership descend to a level of selfish disarray under the ownership of Georgia Frontiere and parsimony of John Shaw. We speak for a much larger group of Ram fans who still live and die with and support the team but who have had their enthusiasm and pride stripped away. There is no joy in being a Ram fan anymore. The fans of Baltimore and St. Louis are understandably filled with great expectation and hope.
November 7, 1987
The Rams were once a tremendous football organization, dedicated to winning a Super Bowl championship. That was before Georgia Frontiere took over. In the eight seasons that Carroll Rosenbloom ran the team, the Rams placed first seven times, were in the NFC championship games five times, the Super Bowl once, and could have made it several more times with some breaks. Since Georgia took over, however, except to mention her dedication to a championship in the Ram media guide, her only dedication has been to making a lot of money.
November 13, 1993
The Rams are so inept they can't even pull off a decent quarterback controversy. DANA MERINO Studio City I read that the Rams are starting Jim Everett on Sunday and now are going to make a run at the playoffs. I'm a little confused. What were they trying to do in the first half? In truth, I'm scared to find out. JASON BARRY Los Angeles Dear City of Baltimore, If the Los Angeles Rams move to Baltimore, your city will still be known as a city without an NFL franchise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2008 |
Georgia Frontiere, a former entertainer and socialite who inherited the Los Angeles Rams pro football team and then infuriated many Southern Californians when she moved the club to Anaheim in 1980 and then to St. Louis in 1995, died Friday. She was 80. Frontiere, who remained the Rams' majority owner and chairwoman for 28 years, died at UCLA Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized for several months with breast cancer, the team announced.
January 29, 2000
Reading Bill Plaschke's disturbing piece ["A Crying Shame," Jan. 26] made painfully clear what a sick society we inhabit. The double standard that exists in sports allows a spoiled brat like Leonard Little to kill someone while driving drunk and not even complete a 90-nights jail sentence--surely a joke to begin with. Adding insult to injury, the Ram linebacker can't even muster the guts to apologize and offer his condolences to Bill Gutweiler and what remains of his family. Even if the Rams beat Tennessee in the Super Bowl, Little will remain a big-time loser.
March 11, 1986 |
Ram owner Georgia Frontiere said Monday she wants her team to play in the NFL exhibition game against the Chicago Bears scheduled for Aug. 3 at London. Now if only she can convince the NFL. "I've always been a league person, so I don't ever try to do anything that's going to be out of line or scream too loud, or anything," Frontiere said. "But I really feel like this is my game." Frontiere said she hopes to receive a decision from the league by week's end.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1999
Re "NFL Move Apparently Dooms L.A. as Site for New Fcouldn't be happier that the deal to bring an NFL expansion team to Los Angeles is on the rocks. If the league and owners don't want to enter the nation's second largest media market without substantial public subsidies, let them go to Houston. Los Angeles doesn't need a pro football team to provide an identity, much less to promote a sense of community. Now the challenge for the city and the state is to reestablish Memorial Coliseum as a premier sports stadium in a manner sympathetic to its architecture and history (that is, not surrounded by multilevel parking garages)
April 15, 1995
In regard to Friday's article on the St. Louis Rams, you quoted George Frontiere as saying: "I feel like I've fallen into a honey pot." I reply, dear Georgia, you've been in the honey pot for some time. But just do me a favor and stay in your back yard and don't stink up mine. LORI McCALLEY Orange John (Shaw) and Georgia have ripped out the hearts of thousands of loyal fans who were there win or lose. John and Georgia are on the same low level as (Robert) Irsay and (Al)
December 9, 1986 |
Dominic Frontiere, the songwriter husband of Los Angeles Rams owner Georgia Frontiere, was sentenced Monday to one year and a day in federal prison for willfully filing a false income tax return and lying to IRS investigators to cover up his role in scalping Rams tickets to the 1980 Super Bowl game. U.S. District Judge William D. Keller also imposed a fine of $15,000--the maximum--after repeatedly asking Frontiere to explain his conduct and getting what he regarded as untruthful answers.
September 10, 1985 |
John Robinson retired from summit diplomacy Monday to concentrate on coaching the Rams, with a parting message to both sides in the Eric Dickerson dispute: Knock off the nonsense. "We're here doing our job," Robinson said. "I think it's important that Eric be here doing his job, also." There was a meeting Monday, but Robinson said during his weekly press luncheon at Rams Park: "I'm not attending, obviously, because I feel I have a primary responsibility with our team.