The best thing you’ll read this week—and the most revealing look at the dynamics of the men who actually run the NFL I’ve read in years—is this ESPN The Magazine feature by Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr., a tick-tock of the gossip, the cajoling, the backroom deals, the conniving, and finally the vote that got…
Who cares who won the Super Bowl—Los Angeles is getting a football team (again)! But luring the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles was perhaps the easy part of a much bigger challenge when it comes to the urban planning issues around the stadium itself.
I put out a call during last night’s Super Bowl local ad break for the best and worst of your local markets, and got replies ranging from axe-murderer Joe Jacoby to HVAC-shilling Mike Tyson to an ad in Omaha for a male enhancement doctor who will make your dong so powerful it will leave your partner disabled.
Stan Kroenke, a businessman who quite possibly wears the skinned pelt of a wombat atop his head on purpose, isn’t a popular man in St. Louis. He recently moved the Rams off to Los Angeles, drawing the ire of pretty much everyone there. So how should Stan go about mending his reputation there, seeing as how he has many…
Here’s a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that will make you arch your eyebrows and say, “What? Haha. Wait, what?”
Update, 5:50 p.m.: The Chargers will play in San Diego for the 2016 season, according to a statement from owner Dean Spanos. The Chargers have until Jan 26, 2017, to exercise their option to move to Los Angeles.
Rams DE Chris Long has compiled a list of the most embarrassing things he’s ever done. It’s a good list.
The MMQB’s Peter King has a thorough tick-tock on how NFL owners eventually settled on voting to approve St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s proposal to move his team to Inglewood, Calif. There aren’t any real bombshell revelations in King’s story, but it does bring to light a key turning point in the proceedings.
This morning, Rams fans are feeling angry, and sad, and betrayed. But at least it’s over. At least they know Stan Kroenke has officially ditched them for Los Angeles. There is no more dread or uncertainty, which can in many ways be even worse than just yanking off the band-aid. There is no such mercy for San Diego or…
While all attention focuses on this afternoon's two championship games, the NFL is quietly and methodically running its taxpayer extortion playbook on the people of St. Louis. The Los Angeles trump card, the NFL's longtime key leverage in stadium negotiations, is being deployed with particular oomph.
Going by a Los Angeles Times report posted early this morning, Rams owner Stan Kroenke is set to saber-rattle the fillings right out of the city of St. Louis. Kroenke got his hands on 60 acres of real estate adjacent to the old Forum in Inglewood, and has made plans to combine it and the 238 acres next door to build a…
What is there to say about the late Deacon Jones, who coined the term "sack," who had one of the best nicknames in all of sports (the "Secretary of Defense"), and who remains among the most fearsome pass rushers to ever play football? Lots, actually. (See here, here, and here.) But we'd rather just roll the tape.
What the shit is this? How did this end up on our desk? Who would make something like this?
The 1980s were good for a lot of things, but there was perhaps no greater innovation of that decade than football teams recording theme songs. "The Super Bowl Shuffle" is widely considered the high point, but what was the genre's nadir?