November 7, 1994 |
Ram President John Shaw, who will meet with Baltimore and St. Louis officials this week in Los Angeles, dismissed a report Sunday night that had the team ready to make application to move to St. Louis. "It will be several weeks before we get in position to make a final decision," Shaw said. "We have absolutely made no decision to move. There are still several open points with St. Louis, and it's my understanding they will be coming here Thursday or Friday to discuss them." Jack Buck, a St.
November 2, 1994 |
Ram President John Shaw said Tuesday night that St. Louis is being given every opportunity to complete a deal to have the Rams play there beginning with the 1995 season. "They are the ones that we are most aggressively pursuing at this point, because we feel we know the limitations of the other two situations," Shaw said. "They are the ones who are most capable of immediately giving us what we're looking for, which is a facility to play in right away.
October 11, 1994 |
Sports agent Leigh Steinberg, one of the leaders of Save the Rams, was frustrated Monday after a meeting with Ram officials didn't produce the serious response the group is seeking for its proposal to keep the team in Orange County. After a lengthy meeting with Ram President John Shaw, Steinberg said the Orange County group did not receive a "wish list" from the Rams, similar to the one the team had sent to St. Louis officials who are trying to bring an NFL team there.
October 7, 1994 |
Peter Angelos, the managing general partner of the Baltimore Orioles who is trying to lure an NFL team to Maryland, said Thursday he is looking for an answer from the Rams' Georgia Frontiere and John Shaw very soon. "We're waiting for John Shaw to get in touch with us," said Angelos, who is in Los Angeles. "With respect to John Shaw and the Rams, it would be far better for all concerned to have a yes or no very soon.
October 6, 1994 |
Peter Angelos, the Baltimore Orioles' chief executive officer, arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday for discussions with John Shaw, Ram president, in regards to moving the team to Baltimore. Shaw and Angelos have met before and Shaw said recently a deal with Baltimore could be completed "within 24 hours." However, such a deal has not been completed because of the Rams' concern about possible legal problems with the NFL.
September 3, 1994 |
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.
September 3, 1994 |
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."
July 21, 1994 |
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."
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.