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September 3, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One year from this very day--Sept. 3, 1995--the NFL will open the regular season with the Baltimore Rams playing to a full house in Camden Yards. Fact or fiction? According to John Shaw, Ram president, not even he knows where the team will be a year from now. "Do I believe the Rams are going to move?" Shaw said, repeating a question. "It's absolutely not a foregone conclusion, but it's a distinct possibility."
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February 1, 2012 | T.J. Simers
I had dinner with Georgia Frontiere , where the Rams' owner chose to tell me about each of her seven husbands — four too many for me to make a newspaper deadline and still explain to the people of Los Angeles how she had just won approval to move her team to St. Louis. I hopped into a waiting limo in Oakland, expecting to find Al Davis , but got a pair of Raiderettes instead. So I never did get around to meeting with Davis to discuss the possibility of the Raiders returning to L.A. Former super-agent Michael Ovitz sent a martini to my hotel room and had Tom Cruise and Jerry West call to talk football and the prospect of bringing the NFL back to town.
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August 18, 1985 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Who in the Ram family is due $200,000 in salary this year but hasn't been seen or heard? Right. Eric Dickerson. And John Shaw. The difference is that Shaw, the Ram vice president of finance, is earning his money. As far as he's concerned, Dickerson could sit in Sealy, Tex., until the sun sets in the East. "He's absolutely unshakable," Jack Mills, Dickerson's former adviser, says of Shaw.
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October 12, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
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.
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December 1, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ and MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Tom Daly assured Ram President John Shaw on Wednesday that the city is serious about keeping the Rams in Orange County, even if that means building a stadium for them. Daly's presence at a meeting with Shaw and sports agent Leigh Steinberg, co-chairman of the Save the Rams task force, was the city's most public gesture toward the team since they invoked their escape clause on May 3.
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July 21, 1994 | TRACY WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams dumped icy cold water Wednesday on an emerging Orange County strategy for keeping the football team here. John Shaw, the team's executive vice president, said he was "disappointed" that Save the Rams, the group working to keep the team in Orange County, is "already switching gears and will not be able to make an offer that includes a new football-only stadium."
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September 3, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One year from today--Sept. 3, 1995--the National Football League will open the regular season, and the Rams will be playing in. . . . The answer is forthcoming, Rams President John Shaw says, and by month's end he will have met again with Peter Angelos, the Baltimore Orioles' majority owner who is acting on behalf of that city's efforts to lure a team. Hartford has submitted a serious proposal, St. Louis continues to be interested, and Anaheim has not surrendered.
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October 4, 1986
Ram fans aren't surprised by the team's unwillingness to sign Henry Ellard. The owner who gave us Ray Malavasi now delivers John Shaw. JOHN A. TOWNSEND Ventura
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September 24, 1994
John Shaw claims the offer to keep the Rams in Anaheim doesn't measure up. Don't worry about it, John, neither do the Rams. RAY ANTON Laguna Hills
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November 14, 1987
In the depth of the despair of the Rams' losing season, there is one big winner: John Shaw, the scrappy player contract negotiator who is still undefeated, untied and unscored upon. His record includes big wins over such heavy hitters as Eric Dickerson, LeRoy Irvin, Henry Ellard and many others, some of whom are still licking their wounds and others who have gone on to pastures more tranquil than Anaheim. Well done, John Shaw. Georgia must be proud of you--and richer for the experience.
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January 29, 2000
I understand that The Times must cover the Super Bowl. However, out of respect to your betrayed readers, if they win, please run pictures of Dick Vermeil or Kurt Warner holding the Lombardi Trophy. We deserve better than to see Georgia Frontiere or John Shaw holding it. ALLEN VAN CAMP Anaheim T.J. Simers has gone too far in his character assassination of the owner of the St. Louis Rams [Jan. 25]. Many people do not know or need to know what the owner of the Rams did when she was 15 years old. Nor the fact that she has been married as often as was printed or that she had children out of wedlock.
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November 27, 1999 | STEVE SPRINGER
It must be tempting for John Shaw, president of the NFC West-leading St. Louis Rams, to enjoy a long, loud laugh at the expense of Orange County. The last laugh. Although some effort was made to keep the Rams in Anaheim, the general feeling when they left for St. Louis after the 1994 season was good riddance. And Shaw became one of the chief villains of the Rams' exodus, along with owner Georgia Frontiere. But Shaw insists he wishes the Southland well.
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May 1, 1996 | MIKE PENNER
Life in an NFL-free zone can be a beautiful thing . . . * "Rams Make Convicted Assault-and-Batterer Their No. 1 Draft Pick." "Georgia Defends Selection of Convicted Assault-and-Batterer--'If It Helps Our Team, That's All I Care About.' " "Rams' Top Two Picks Oversleep, Miss First Day of Mini-Camp." Yes, the Rams have gone to a better place. Better St. Louis than here, any way you care to slice it. * The STaLinist purge of Anaheim Rams continues, coldly, efficiently.
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February 24, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Shaw, the mastermind behind the Rams' financially successful move to St. Louis, is now effectively holding Rams Park hostage, thereby keeping the Seattle Seahawks from using the practice facility. The dispute between Shaw and the city of Anaheim, acting on behalf of the Magnolia School District, could present serious problems for Seahawk owner Ken Behring.
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February 24, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Shaw, the mastermind behind the Rams' financially successful move to St. Louis, is effectively holding Rams Park hostage by keeping the Seattle Seahawks from using the practice facility. The dispute between the Rams and the city of Anaheim, acting on behalf of the Magnolia School District, could present serious problems for Seahawks owner Ken Behring.
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July 6, 1995 | JOHN MORELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sir, has someone been playing a dirty trick on you? The suit you bought last year has supposedly been safely hanging in your closet since you last wore it in November. But last week, you found that the jacket was a little binding around the chest, the shoulders a little tight, and the zipper on the slacks seemed to stick half-way and that the hook on the waistband wouldn't clasp. Could it be that somebody's snuck into your closet and made some alterations while you're away? Probably not.
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December 1, 1990
In a recent story, John Shaw stated that "management would take some major actions" if the Rams' record does not improve. Instead of fueling speculation regarding the future of John Robinson, Shaw's statement gave me hope that Georgia Frontiere will finally sell the team. Maybe Georgia can buy a chain of beauty shops with the profits she makes from the sale of the Rams. We'll never have another Super Bowl team until we have a Super Bowl-type owner and management. KENT McCLISH San Juan Capistrano
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March 28, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is in town, and the Rams have given him until Wednesday to demonstrate progress in their talks or the team will file an antitrust suit Thursday against the league for prohibiting its move to St. Louis. "I don't think either side wants litigation," said John Shaw, Ram president, after the meeting. "But I'll say this: There will be a lawsuit by Thursday unless there is an extension of the standstill agreement with the league."
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March 11, 1995
Now I read where the NFL and Fox TV are going to block the Rams' move to St. Louis. We as Ram fans should only allow them back if Georgia, John Shaw and the other fools who ruined a once-proud organization stay in St. Louis. The "Save the Rams" organization should change its name to "Save the Rams From Georgia." TAYLOR E. BROWMAN Newport Beach
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