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12-15-2009, 03:56 PM
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New study suggests STL is economically overextended for pro sports

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/bui...or-pro-sports/

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Just reinforces the reasoning behind the move of The Hawks to Atlanta only a couple of years after The Blues were formed, and why The Spirits of St. Louis didn't make it (or get folded into The NBA along with Indiana, The Nets, San Antonio, etc.).

St. Louis is lucky to have 3 of the "big 4" pro team sports. I don't think they could also support an NBA team at the same time (despite being a "good sports town".

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I'm surprised that NHL and NFL franchises are about the same. Also, MLB is much much higher. Seems like this is basically just a reflection of total gate price. If that's the case, not all NHL franchises are equal.

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Dump the Rams...I could live without them easily!

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Dump the Rams...I could live without them easily!
I was thinking the exact same thing! St. Louis doesn't need a NFL team.

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Dump the Rams...I could live without them easily!
Im pretty much the ultimate fair weather far for the Rams. I might support them more if they were a more competitive team, Id pay more attention. But this team is just so godawful, I have no desire to pay attention to them. I have hope for their defense, but how many players on offense would start on other teams?

Jackson
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Im a big fan of J. Smith, and Avery has shown some potential, but outside of them, who do we got?

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I think that's how damn near every Rams fan is. It's an extremely fair weather fanbase.

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I think that's how damn near every Rams fan is. It's an extremely fair weather fanbase.
Maybe they are still Cardinals fans, and think of The Rams as interlopers.

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I think that's how damn near every Rams fan is. It's an extremely fair weather fanbase.
Which is why the Rams attendance (while nearly at the bottom of the league) is still 88%?

I'm not really a football fan, but I'm a fan of any sport that brings revenue to the city of St. Louis. Keep the Rams in St. Louis if you can. If Checketts can own the Rams and the Blues, I'm all for that.

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Im still always a puck head first .. but dont give up altogether on the Rams/Lambs they will probably end up getting that Defensive Tackle out of Nebraska if they keep losing and many of the underclassmen are scared of a NFL rookie salary cap on the way... Many will declare this year and with high picks in each round along with strong free agent signings and a possible trade maybe they can turn things around faster than we think.

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this means nothing without defining what the "st louis region" is...

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Another stupid article on how sports teams need more money to survive. Gee I wish I owned a sports franchise and lost so much money

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