What are L.A.’s favorite NFL teams?
When the Rams moved to Los Angeles some 60 years ago, they were embraced. They started at the L.A Coliseum. Yes, the Coliseum held close to 100k. The Rams nearly packed every game for the first two decades.
The Rams were strong the first two decades of L.A. football. Fans of both classes loved this team. From Roman Gabriel to Pat Haden. The Rams always had exciting teams.
Then came the move to Orange County. The biggest mistake in history. The Rams would eventually die in this part of Southern California. Orange County was not kind to the Rams. Why didn’t the Rams just move to a new venue in L.A. county? The true blue Ram fans are inside the county line of Los Angeles.
The Rams were never taken serious by the elite OC persons. There is a working class area in Orange County, just not enough to absorb the Rams. Games were continuously empty. Many of the fans attended the games were supporters of the other teams. Rams tickets were always available and plenty on game day.
I know. Your thinking tickets are always available on game day in the NFL. Usually if the team sucks and nobody cares. Very few cared about the Rams in Orange County. Many people in this County mocked the Los Angeles Rams. It was a shame. Anaheim Stadium was a good venue with great weather. Maybe it was the decline in Rams play or just to many things to do in OC?
Orange County has changed since the 90′s. So I will give them some respect. Also the Rams record in Anaheim was not good.
Maybe in the 21st century Orange County will embrace a an NFL team. The Angels took full control of the old Anaheim Stadium and cut the capacity in half. Angel Baseball draws over 3 million each season. The Angels out draw the Dodgers. Just maybe a second shot at the NFL is what Orange County needs?
Rams true fans are inside the Los Angeles County boundaries. Los Angeles will rectify this with a new venue in DT L.A. Farmers Field will be authentic and will be packed for football every Sunday.
There is no doubt in any one’s mind the Rams will return to Los Angeles. The question for the loyal Ram fans is when? Ram gear along with Raider gear sells the most in L.A. County.
When the Rams return many fans want their old colors. Blue and white or blue and original gold? Both are worth it.
We shall see.
Oakland or Los Angeles? Raider fans in California can always hop a jet to see their team in either region. Think Raider fans aren’t strong in Southern California? See San Diego Chargers game. Nobody knows the actual count. No matter what San Diego Ticket Masters try to do to Raider fan out, it only gets worse.
Last Charger -Raider game had just as many if not more Silver and Black fans in the stands. 50/50 or 60/40 in favor the Raiders?
I always stress if the Chargers are the AFC team to move L.A. They will be destroyed. Raider fans would be in 80/ 20 or 90/10 range in attendance. If money is all the Chargers care about, then they are destined for L.A.
If loyalty and honor are in the cards, The Chargers will stay home and get a new venue. Raider owner Mark Davis has said he will not sell any part of the Raiders to the Los Angeles stadium Masters. It doesn’t look like the Raiders will be leaving Oakland.
The question is, will the Chargers leave San Diego for L.A.?
Let’s make this real simple. L.A. fans don’t want the Chargers. If there are any Charger fans in L.A.- they travel 2 hours South to San Diego to watch their team. Why bring this disaster of a franchise to the greatest city in the country?
The Chargers will never be good. They have the best coaches and the best players and they still can’t get a Lombardi Trophy.
Stay in San Diego where the hardcore fans are.
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