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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Franchise sales, potential moves fuel cynicism

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Estate-tax realities made the Rams' eventual sale seem likely at some point after longtime owner Georgia Frontiere passed in January 2008. No matter. This sale and potential move, like all others involving pro sports teams, fuels cynicism among fans.

Regular NFC West blog contributor Kurt had this to say about the Rams' situation now that Los Angeles-based owner Chip Rosenbloom [and sister Lucia Rodriguez] are looking to sell:

Not that I've been waiting about 15 years for this day, but after reading about the Rams being up for sale, I am still convinced that everything is on the up and up, and the native St. Louisans who invented & sold meaningless PSLs to their neighbors at $500 each would dearly love to keep the Rams here, out of hometown loyalty, sympathy for the fans, and the general good of InBev. Surely Ms. Rodriguez has no friends in the Southwestern U.S. who'd want to buy the team and move them to L.A., Los Angeles, or the City of Angels, to name a few. 

Kurt, who sent his message via e-mail, apparently isn't acting on advice to "do his part" to keep the Rams through continued loyalty at the ticket office.