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January 28, 1995
Somehow the name St. Louis Rams sounds all wrong. It has the anomalous ring of St. Louis Yankees or St. Louis Pistons. To rectify this error, the team should do away with the horned logo and paint whiskers on their helmets. The franchise could then be renamed, more fittingly, the Missouri Catfish. PHIL STEPHENS Santa Barbara I can just see it now. Carroll Rosenbloom's grieving widow and her "Man Friday" John Shaw will be sitting in their owner's boxes at the new stadium in St. Louis.
January 31, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The Kroenke Organization confirmed Friday The Times' report that it bought a large piece of land in Inglewood. Billionaire Stan Kroenke, the owner of the St. Louis Rams, purchased a 60-acre parking lot located between the Forum and Hollywood Park that could potentially be used for an NFL stadium. "As real estate developers, the Kroenke Organizations are involved in numerous real estate deals across the country and North America," a Kroenke Organization spokesperson wrote in an email statement.
April 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
The first St. Louis Rams merchandise should hit the stores by this weekend, if not sooner, and fans can hardly wait. Sportswear retailers are anxiously anticipating their first shipments of St. Louis Rams T-shirts, caps and other gear, now that the NFL has finally agreed to allow the team to relocate from Southern California. Fans too seem hungry for goods bearing the name of their new team.
January 30, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The owner of the St. Louis Rams has bought a large piece of land in Inglewood that potentially could be used for an NFL stadium, multiple individuals with knowledge of the transaction have told The Times. Within the last month, billionaire Stan Kroenke bought a 60-acre parking lot located between the Forum and Hollywood Park, according to individuals who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on behalf of the buyer or seller. Wal-Mart originally owned the land but sold it after failing to get public approval for a superstore.
December 10, 2000 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Times NFL writer Robyn Norwood poses--and answers--the burning questions for this week's games: 1. Question: Come on, could the Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams really miss the playoffs? Answer: If they don't beat the Minnesota Vikings today, they're in dire straits, with road games against Tampa Bay and New Orleans remaining and tiebreakers not looking good. Best plan: Win all three. * 2. Q: Should the 10-3 Oakland Raiders be worried about winning the AFC West title?
To the NFL, it's simply St. Louis at Oakland. To football fans in Southern California, it's the Traitor Bowl. To football fans in Northern California, it's hard to believe. After 13 years, several false starts, months of negotiating and days of agonizing, the Raiders are back in Oakland, their home for the first 22 years of their existence, and today they play at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Georgia Frontiere, it turns out, could be guilty of the NFL's worst case of premature celebration since Leon Lett. Memories of her jubilantly upraised arms at a St. Louis victory party two months ago dimmed Wednesday as indications mounted that the Frontiere-owned Rams face a difficult fight gaining league approval next week to move the franchise from Anaheim to St. Louis.
It's the ultimate get-rich-quick scheme, and the Rams don't have to invest in junk bonds, put together a pyramid scheme, go on a Las Vegas junket or blow a month's payroll on Super Lotto tickets. All they have to do is strike a deal to play in St. Louis.
The celebration was brief for the Super Bowl champions. It's been less than a month since the St. Louis Rams capped their stunning turnaround with a 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans. But since the victory parade, there's been a parade of departing coaches and players. Out are Dick Vermeil and most of his 60-something staff. In are new head coach Mike Martz and a younger braintrust.
October 11, 2009 | Mike Penner
Word that Rush Limbaugh is interested in buying the St. Louis Rams has some African American football players swearing off any future employment with the team. New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka and New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott say they would never play for the Rams if Limbaugh owned them. Kiwanuka told the New York Daily News, "I don't want anything to do with a team that he has any part of. He can do whatever he wants, it is a free country. But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play."
April 26, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC safety T.J. McDonald was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the NFL draft with the 71st overall pick. McDonald, the son of former All-Pro safety Tim McDonald, was the second USC player drafted. The Buffalo Bills selected receiver Robert Woods in the second round with the 41st pick. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound McDonald intercepted two passes and led the Trojans with 112 tackles last season. McDonald joins a Rams team coached by former USC defensive back Jeff Fisher.
October 31, 2012 | By Gary Klein
As defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Monte Kiffin prepared for the 1999 NFC championship game and a St. Louis Rams offense that would come to be known as the "Greatest Show on Turf. " Quarterback Kurt Warner was the triggerman for a high-scoring unit that featured multidimensional running back Marshall Faulk and receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce. The Rams beat the Buccaneers, 11-6, en route to the Super Bowl, and Kiffin has never forgotten the speed he schemed to neutralize.
March 21, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The NFL has dropped the hammer on the New Orleans Saints in the wake of a three-year investigation of the team's "pay-for-performance" bounty system. The league has suspended Saints Coach Sean Payton without pay for the entire 2012 season; Saints GM Mickey Loomis for the first eight games of the upcoming season; and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams -- now with the St. Louis Rams -- indefinitely. The Saints, who have been fined $500,000, also must forfeit their second-round picks in both the 2012 and 2013 drafts.
March 1, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The St. Louis Rams on Thursday rejected the city's initial proposal to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome and intend to submit their own proposal by May 1. That's sure to spark further speculation that the Rams are positioning themselves for an eventual return to Los Angeles, a market they left after the 1994 season. The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission has offered $124 million in improvements to the dome in hopes of keeping the Rams. The franchise can break its lease after the 2014 season if its stadium is not deemed to be among the top eight in the league.
January 23, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers received "more than 10" opening bids for the team by Monday's deadline, according to a person familiar with the sale but not authorized to discuss it. As the bankers handling the sale evaluate the bids, prospective buyers can evaluate whether to join forces. In addition, because the bankers can waive the deadline at their discretion, new bidders could emerge. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has explored whether to bid for the Dodgers, two people familiar with the sale process said Monday.
October 1, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Untold dozens of well-wishers did something last weekend that St. Louis couldn't. They shut down Baltimore receiver Torrey Smith. After catching three touchdowns in 37-7 roasting of the Rams, Smith received so many texts and emails that his cellphone quit on him. "It was a record number," he told reporters last week. "I had a few hundred text messages. My Twitter page, my app had a bunch of zeros" indicating it had crashed, "and everything was kind of jammed up. " Smith scored on each of his first three catches of the game, and finished with five receptions for 152 yards.
September 11, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ticket scalpers offered Joe Ochsner and friends four $40 seats Sunday for $400--for a Ram game. Ridiculous? Three hours later Randi Naughton, St. Louis Channel 2 sportscaster, was talking Super Bowl "live" with team owner Georgia Frontiere. "It's a possibility," St. Louis linebacker Roman Phifer gushed. The receptionist at The Buttes--Super Bowl headquarters for the NFC in Phoenix--will undoubtedly field calls today from overwhelmed Ram fans who have never seen their team lose.
April 22, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
1. With the first pick in the 2010 NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams select, as expected, Sam Bradford , quarterback from Oklahoma. Bradford, 6 feet 4, 218 pounds and the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner, started all 31 games in which he appeared for the Sooners, setting school records by completing 67.64% of his passes (604-of-893) for 8,403 yards and 88 touchdowns. Considering Blake Griffin is also from Oklahoma, it marks the second time both the NFL and NBA top picks come from the same school.
February 12, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Rumors that the St. Louis Rams were being sold have been rampant the last couple of years, raising concerns that the franchise would end its recent sad-sack run with a move out of town. The Rams announced Thursday that their majority owners have indeed agreed to sell their stake, but to a potential buyer within driving distance -- and one who doesn't want to relocate the once-proud franchise. If they receive approval by a 75% vote of NFL owners, Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez , the children of the late Rams owner Georgia Frontiere , will sell their 60% stake to Shahid Khan , the 55-year-old president of an auto parts manufacturer, Flex-N-Gate, in Urbana, Ill. "Today is a tremendously exciting day, I think, for the organization," said Kevin Demoff , the Rams' executive vice president of football operations and chief operating officer.
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