Last night, NFL owners voted 30-2 in favor of the Inglewood stadium project that will bring the St. Louis Rams back to Los Angeles for the first time since 1994. It’s a crazy decision that’s got everyone feeling some kinda way, that’s for sure. Defensive end Chris Long penned a heartfelt Twitter letter to St. Louis fans who now find themselves without a team:
Rams owner (and Arsenal shareholder) Stan Kroenke is the big winner of the day. The Chargers made it out okay too, given the fact that they have the option to join the Rams in L.A. should they so desire. On the flip side, faithful Raiders followers see their team’s future as less clear-cut; the Raiders’ lease on the Oakland Coliseum has expired, so the team is free to move anywhere. All signs point to one of two options: San Antonio or Oakland. The NFL committed $100 million to help finance a stadium project in Oakland, but as it stands there is no proposal on the table.
Raiders owner Mark Davis was very visibly disappointed with the decision, telling the press that it “is not a win for the Raiders.” But “America and the world are possibilities,” Raider nation fam. Orange County Raiders anyone?
Fans’ reactions range from delighted to disgusted. Here we take you from point A to Z:
Do the Rams belong in L.A.? The stats seem to suggest that the answer is yes.
The waiting game continues for Chargers and Raiders fans alike.