Proposed Rams Stadium Would Cost Taxpayers A Hell Of A Lot More Than Promised

It’s a truly bizarre situation in St. Louis, with Rams owner Stan Kroenke desperate to leave for Los Angeles, and (some) local politicians desperate to build him a stadium to get him to stay. Problem is, according to documents FOIA’d by St. Louis Magazine, taxpayers would be on the hook for a lot more money than those… »10/07/15 10:50amWednesday 10:50am

The NFL Wants Players To Help Pay For New Los Angeles Stadium

The NFL is coming to Los Angeles soon, no matter what Oaklanders, St. Louisans, San Diegans, or local labor groups have to say about it. The sheer amount of money behind the proposed moves of one or all of the Rams, Chargers, or Raiders, coupled with the NFL’s desire to break into the country’s #2 market means… »9/26/15 2:35pm9/26/15 2:35pm

Surprise Military Reunions At NFL Games Reach Peak Bullshit

During last weekend’s preseason St. Louis Rams game, a familiar ritual played out: With a stadium full of fans and a television audience watching, Rams cheerleader Candace Ruocco Valentine was surprised by the arrival of her husband August Valentine, a Marine Corps first lieutenant, who had just returned home from… »9/02/15 11:15am9/02/15 11:15am

I Don't See Any Way The Raiders Stay In Oakland

The NFL’s Los Angeles tarantella has felt interminable, but it has finally reached a critical stage. With three teams seeking to move, and the league hell-bent on relocating one or two of them, everything comes down to the battle between St. Louis, San Diego, and Oakland to tender their respective teams the most money… »8/12/15 1:17pm8/12/15 1:17pm

Report: St. Louis Stadium Authority Sues To Dodge Public Vote

The quest to make St. Louis the site of America’s next great stadium boondoggle continues unabated. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the public entity that controls the Rams’ current home, the Edward Jones Dome, has sued the city of St. Louis to prevent a public vote on whether taxpayer money should be used… »4/11/15 2:07pm4/11/15 2:07pm

Report: St. Louis County Dropped From Plan To Finance New Rams Stadium

The effort to build a new riverfront stadium to keep the Rams in St. Louis suffered a blow last week. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon informed St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger's office that the county's participation in the proposed $985 million stadium deal was no… »3/31/15 8:32pm3/31/15 8:32pm

The Taxpayer Extortion Playbook: How To Ignore The NFL Playoffs Today

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. »1/18/15 12:05pm1/18/15 12:05pm