Top 5 reasons the Rams should return to L.A.
The topic of whether the St. Louis Rams should return to L.A. needs to be discussed. St. Louis Rams fans will hate this article, because it threatens your very existence as a fan for the ones who go to the games in St. Louis, MO. However with the actual building of a stadium in Los Angeles, CA, the Rams should be given the opportunity to return to the city the Rams called home for over 49 years. This is the top 5 reasons the Rams should move back to Los Angeles, CA.
5. Jeff Fisher is from California
Jeff Fisher was born in Culver City, CA and grew up in the Southern California area. He was a wide receiver at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, CA and attended college at USC. Fisher won a championship with USC as a player in 1978 and some of that mojo may rub off on the team. Fisher always looks good with sunglasses and going to California will result in Fisher wearing sunglasses at every home game. Jeff Fisher will have no say in the decision to go to Los Angeles, but I’m sure he would be elated if they decided to move. It would be like Jeff Fisher having a homecoming and is a town that he knows.
4. The Rams will be cooler
Everything from Los Angeles just becomes cooler overnight. California in general is a cool place and the Rams being from Los Angeles will increase their public exposure. St. Louis is a great city, but it doesn’t have the feel of Los Angeles. Putting the Rams in Los Angeles will make them a lot cooler in the NFL and even if you are in St. Louis you will feel cooler wearing the jersey with L.A. on it.
3. California Ram fans will finally be healed
When the Rams moved from Los Angeles to St. Louis in 1995, the fans in California were shocked. There is still a substantial L.A. Rams fan base in California and the West coast in general. Many of them stuck with the St. Louis Rams even though St. Louis is miles away. It’s hard being a fan of a football team that you can’t go see unless you have a lot of money or go to another team’s stadium to see them like in San Francisco once a year. Let’s get these diehard fans something special to reward them for their loyalty. Bring back football to Los Angeles for the fans.
2. NFC West rivalries will be better
First off, the NFC West doesn’t make sense with the St. Louis Rams. St. Louis isn’t really part of the West coast and Los Angeles will make the travelling from rival to rival less stressful. Also the rivalries between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams were so much more interesting. It could be compared to the battle of the Bay and would be an annual battle of California’s two flagship cities. Rivalries are what make the NFL so legendary and bringing the 49ers and Rams close together will give the teams much more to fight for that transcends the game on the field.
1. Rams franchise needs a spark
The St. Louis Rams franchise is in a bit of decline and except for that stretch with Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk the Rams have pretty much been the punching bag of the NFC West. There is not a lot of excitement coming out of this franchise and moving the team to Los Angeles will bring some excitement to help the franchise get the boost it needs. Jeff Fisher will definitely bring the Rams back to prominence hopefully in a few years to at least be competitive, but California will bring them over the top. Al Davis moved the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982 and they won the Super Bowl the next season in 1983.
Putting the Rams in Los Angeles again is just what this franchise needs at this moment and hopefully this article will convince some of you that it isn’t such a bad idea after all. The Rams should return to L.A.
James Cobern is a Featured Journalist for TPF and can be contacted at JCobern@ThePenaltyFlagBlog.com.