For all intensive purposes, the now Los Angeles Rams should have stayed in Los Angeles to begin with. For the majority of their history, they’ve been a Los Angeles team and seeing them leave was a mistake. When their owner, Stan Kroenke, bought the land that was Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California a few years ago, I knew then that the Rams would be coming back. It makes too much sense.
The Oakland Raiders have been a staple in Oakland and the San Diego Chargers are a staple in San Diego. The Chargers could go back to the roots, since they originally started as the Los Angeles Chargers, but wouldn’t that be weird?
With this agreement, the Rams are definitely coming back and the Chargers are first in line to move if they choose to after the 2016 season. If San Diego declines, then it passes to the Oakland Raiders. Wouldn’t that be funny if the Raiders are the ones that come back too?
Now to my original point, this should have never happened. For the NFL and all their money making opportunities, why the hell did they allow two football franchises leave one of the biggest media markets? With this agreement in place it of course leaves the city of St. Louis with a bad taste in their mouths. This is now the second time they’ve lost a football franchise. All because of a stadium issue that they couldn’t seem to come to terms with the Rams franchise.
They can try to do as much public relations as they please, but this was set in stone with the purchase of the plot of land in Inglewood. Oakland and San Diego have a chance to move in as well, but the one team that should have never left is now coming back.
All this means is that every fan of the other 31 football teams in the greater Los Angeles area can now see their team play the Rams when they come to town.