Since I’m such a big college football fan, people are always surprised to hear that I’ve never been to a professional football game. After all, I root hard for my USC Trojans and have a sworn enemy in College GameDay announcer Lee Corso. But I didn’t start to get into football until I was about fourteen or so – the same year that the two NFL teams in Los Angeles packed up their balls and shoulder pads and moved to other cities.
From 2013…Corso hasn’t been to LA since…suspicious.
It’s pretty weird to think that for the last twenty-one years there has been no NFL football team in Los Angeles, the second-biggest market in America. We have two baseball teams, two basketball teams, even two hockey teams! But no football team. Well, that’s finally changing as they announced two days ago that the Rams are moving back.
They’re going to play initially at The Colosseum (where my beloved ‘SC Trojans play), but in 2019 they’re going to move into a state-of-the-art stadium in Inglewood (just outside of LA, but still in the county) that looks like it’s going to be pretty amazing.
On one hand I’m excited about this, especially so that I can attend my first NFL game with my family. I know Annabel (and surely James too) will get a kick out of it because she’s gone to USC games with me and had a blast.
On the other hand, I’m also kind of standing over here with my arms crossed and sending the Rams some major shade because it sort of feels like an ex-boyfriend trying to get back into our lives.
“You left us, Rams! And now you think you can just waltz back into our lives? Well, we’ve been fine in Los Angeles! We have World Series championships, NBA championships, and the Stanley Cup. And our college football team won the National Championship, too! We’ve been fine! We don’t need you! WE DON’T NEED YOU, RAMS!” That’s the point when Los Angeles falls into the Rams’ arms, crying.
I am mostly excited, though, and think I’ll be able to forgive the Rams for abandoning me as a teen. But not Lee Corso. NEVER Lee Corso.
As a St. Louisan this whole process has been heartbreaking. Stan Kroencke is just horrible. He has totally screwed over the city…we will continue to pay for a stadium that no one will use through 2021. It’s pathetic. While I’m sad to see the team go, I’m not sad to be rid of old Stan…adios dude.
Yeah, that guy seems like a real piece of work. Kind of like how LA felt when we said goodbye to old Georgia.
Enjoy them! As a St. Louisian I can say the city is very sad and angry that our team left.
Hopefully, you guys will get something better. You deserve it!
I hope you enjoy them Sam Kroenke really screwed over St. Louis in this deal and we as a city are not happy or excited to see them leave. So it is very difficult to share your excitement when it is at our expense.
I get it. That’s how we felt in Los Angeles when all of you in St. Louis celebrated in 1994.
I feel for you St. Louis. The owners are constantly threatening cities and states unless they get state-of-the-art stadiums and other perks. It should be more mutually beneficial.
Here in Houston, we lost the Oilers/Titans and now have the Texans. The games are fun to watch, but I have lost enthusiasm for the game.
Congratulations Los Angeles, enjoy.
Hi! I’m in Houston, too More of a Rockets fan, though, I’m not super into football. Although I loooove JJ Watt (who doesn’t?!)
So will they be called the Cleveland, LA, St. Louis, or Inglewood Rams since they’ve been part of all those cities? I’m going to call them the Transient Rams or better yet the Bedouin Rams.
“The Transient Rams.” I love it!
Rita A. says:
I get giddy at your disdain for Lee Corso. It’s the thing that made me an undeniable Heather fan!
I follow your Corso rants, cracks me up so much! We are big time Duck fans and watch Game Day every weekend. Your signs are epic! Have fun at a Rams game!
Thank you for not calling it Ice Hockey.. Makes this Canadian girl shutter lol
When I saw good old Lee put on that Clemson Tiger head I knew they were going to lose and immediately thought of you! He’s just afraid of what you will come up with for the next sign. They are epic!
I had the honor and privilege of explaining your long-standing feud with Corso to a friend of mine. She responded by extolling how much she likes him. Like a football grandpa, she said.
I have chosen my friends poorly.