With much talk over the last season as to which fans would lose their team to a new city, we now know the St. Louis Rams are returning to their roots. With spirits rising, there could still be more, looks like the Chargers could blow right out of San Diego. The Chargers begin negotiations today for consideration as the second team to call Inglewood home. Dean Spanos will need to make a decision quickly as to whether they will be the San Diego Chargers or the LA Chargers in 2016.
The Chargers don’t have a fan base in LA, and Spanos determination to move the team there doesn’t bid will with the fans they have in San Diego. The Chargers arranged for Disney CEO, Bob Igor to present the Carson plan. They thought teaming up with Oakland and Disney would seal deal, but their gravy train was late, as Kroenke had already bought up a nice piece of land to propose his deal on in 2014.
Back in 2010 when Kroenke took ownership of the Rams, he insinuated that he would do all he could to keep the Rams in St. Louis. More than any other city, St. Louis worked up efforts to ensure their football team remained. The city had big plans for a new river front stadium. St. Louis probably hates the Rams more for knowing how much they loved them, since now they’ve gone away.
Fans are emotional, some drowning their sorrows talkin’ about the damn good times. Not all fans are remembering the good times though, many who have spoken up, focus their anger on how greedy the owners and commissioner are. Deadspin published numerous letters with their article “A special message from Rams and Chargers Fans.” These letters get the point across how devastating it can be to a devoted fan when their team is moved to another state. When you’re a multi-million dollar industry though, what’s the loss of a few fans.