Does anyone not living in the 314 area code feel sorry for St. Louis Rams fans?
That after St. Louis filed a lawsuit yesterday against the National Football League over its Rams relocating to Los Angeles.
Uh, relocating back to LA.
Something about the NFL “enriching itself at the expense of the community it left behind.”
Which is kinda funny.
That’s because before the Rams pulled the plug on the Gateway City last year to return to LA – a city the team spent nearly 50 years in before moving to Missouri in 1995 – it was St. Louis that ripped off Los Angeles
That’s right, St. Louis offered financial incentives that included a taxpayer funded domed stadium for the Rams to abandon LA.
I don’t recall any of the 314 crowd worrying about the NFL enriching itself at the expense of LA then.
So much for turnabout being fair play.
Prior to that of course, LA did a number on Cleveland by waltzing off with the 1945 NFL champion Cleveland Rams.
The not too far between-the-lines truth being what most people have long since figured out; that nothing in life is sacred when it comes to big time sports.
Take Roy Williams championship North Carolina basketball team and those bogus black history classes its players received credit for. Or how about KU coach Bill Self‘s largely unpunished squad of Big 12 thugs this past season. Or Chiefs star Tyreek Hill who got tossed by the Oklahoma State football team for beating the tar out of the then pregnant mother of his young son. Or Sporting KC‘s hopping in the sack with disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong?
Everybody’s doing it…until every once in a blue moon when somebody really, truly, actually gets caught red handed.
Yep, you gotta screw up pretty bad around these parts for anyone to give it much more than a passing thought.
The bottom line: Just win, baby. Everything else will take care of itself.