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Rams think as long as they win, fans won’t care about the stadium

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Are Los Angeles Rams fans frustrated by the news that the team’s new stadium will be a year late in opening? Not as long as they win.

That’s the word from Rams COO Kevin Demoff, who said he thinks the fans just want to see the team turn it around.

“The biggest thing that fans care about is that we play better football,” Demoff said.

The Rams are coming off a 4-12 season in their first year in Los Angeles and they haven’t had a winning record since 2003 in St. Louis, so the fans are certainly eager to see them win. Preferably before the new stadium opens in 2020.

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49 Responses to “Rams think as long as they win, fans won’t care about the stadium”
  1. hakunamangata says: May 20, 2017 6:27 AM

    So they’re going to disappoint their fans on two fronts then.

  2. jimnaizeeum says: May 20, 2017 6:35 AM

    But to win you need a qb, and from what I saw last year they don’t have one on their roster.

  3. dolphins4 says: May 20, 2017 6:59 AM

    Good luck with that.

  4. officialgame says: May 20, 2017 7:02 AM

    Good now broke and decaying city’s don’t have to fork over millions of dollar and fans be held hostage by greedy owners who tell us they need new stadiums to compete.. All they have to provide us with is a winning football team. Makes sense.

  5. bayousooner90 says: May 20, 2017 7:07 AM

    They also thought it was a good idea to move to a city that had lost two teams had been without a NFL team for 20 years and didn’t seem to miss it.

  6. vincespowersweep says: May 20, 2017 7:10 AM

    He’s right. But whether they can co it or not is a pretty big if.

  7. stipez says: May 20, 2017 7:30 AM

    Lavarr Ball has got a lot of Uncle Rico in him, get him out there.

  8. scoreatwill says: May 20, 2017 7:38 AM

    Interesting comment by “the mouth” as they stated they needed a new stadium in St Louis to be competetive and that the people in St Louis wouldn’t turn out to support them. I am sure the lawyers involved in the suit are taking note of this.

  9. intrafinesse says: May 20, 2017 7:44 AM

    “As long as they win” –
    I’ll believe that when I see it.
    6-10

  10. captainwhodat says: May 20, 2017 7:45 AM

    Rams think as long as they win…please help me, I’m old and my memory isn’t as good as it once was: exactly when was that?

  11. captainwhodat says: May 20, 2017 7:51 AM

    Answer: in LA, the Rams last winning was 1989…

  12. eagleswin says: May 20, 2017 7:53 AM

    Bold statement for one of the worst teams in the league thanks to Jeff Fisher.

    Fisher still doesn’t understand why he was fired.

  13. dcpatfan says: May 20, 2017 7:58 AM

    Kind of like the current administration and the “fans” that voted for it

    “as long as we tender a loud mouth, the sheep won’t care about draining the swamp….”

  14. ebr362 says: May 20, 2017 8:00 AM

    So I guess what your saying is that the fans are going to be caring about the new stadium……

  15. v2787 says: May 20, 2017 8:22 AM

    Demoff is exactly right. If your team wins, all else pales in comparison. Nothing else will really matter. If the Rams should somehow miraculously turn into a winning team, all the stadium talk will quickly fade into the background and become a non-issue. Winning solves everything.

  16. abninf says: May 20, 2017 8:29 AM

    So why did they leave St. Louis because of the stadium?

  17. RandyinRoxbury says: May 20, 2017 8:43 AM

    2017 gonna be a longgggg year of NFL football in LA.

  18. tonebones says: May 20, 2017 8:46 AM

    The fans are going to have to be patient. It might take 3 years to become a winning team. The Rams have a good young QB, and Sean McVay is the right coach to turn him into the next Joe Montana. It took Bill Walsh 3 years to get to the super bowl, but he was 2-14 his first season, so be patient. Watch the progress.

  19. alaric411 says: May 20, 2017 9:03 AM

    Rams–a pathetic franchise continually seeking taxpayers to bilk for new stadiums. Worse, their creativity to screw others for money is not only limited to stadiums. I remember when they moved to St. Louis–first franchise to come up with the novel idea of sticking it to the fans by requiring them to pay twice for a seat by requiring purchase of a “personal seat license” for a seat, and then an actual ticket for the seat. Hope they suck forever.

  20. Three of a perfect pair says: May 20, 2017 9:08 AM

    Thats actually correct. But they do have to win.

  21. harrisonhits2 says: May 20, 2017 10:01 AM

    Unless they have miraculously raised the greatest show on turf from the dead and found the fountain of youth to make them young again I don’t think their chances are very good this year.

  22. raoool says: May 20, 2017 10:04 AM

    Vegas has the over/under at 7 – for ‘days until Roger gets this guy fired for daring to contradict the party line’.
    Everyone (in the owners club) knows fans’ demand for shiny new seats is what justifies blackmailing of local government(s) for billions.

  23. ratbastardshanahandjob says: May 20, 2017 10:08 AM

    Pretty hard for the Rams to win with that bust QB they drafted last year….

    Goff is Jamarcus V2.0 minus the purple drank…

  24. fordmandalay says: May 20, 2017 10:13 AM

    bayousooner90 says:
    May 20, 2017 7:07 AM
    They also thought it was a good idea to move to a city that had lost two teams had been without a NFL team for 20 years and didn’t seem to miss it.

    ———————————————————-
    Correction; Los Angeles didn’t ‘lose’ two teams, those teams were moved by greedy owners who got paid big money from other cities to move there. Much like what happened to other ‘bad’ football cities like Cleveland, Baltimore, St. Louis, etc.

  25. lingsun54 says: May 20, 2017 10:21 AM

    I need a real seat with back support or there’s no way I could sit through a game. There’s no way I would go see the Packers with how bad their seats are.

  26. mickmars says: May 20, 2017 10:29 AM

    Uhhh yeah. Lemme know how that works out for them…

  27. bannedfromchoirpractice says: May 20, 2017 10:36 AM

    Honestly, water is the source of life. Football is just a game. The stadium’s delay is due to rain! In California! Beautiful!

  28. micronin127 says: May 20, 2017 10:50 AM

    $5 beer wouldn’t hurt either.

  29. guyjuneguyjune says: May 20, 2017 11:04 AM

    Carsons first game is in Denver at Sports Authority field. They’ll be 70,000 screaming Bronco fans. Carsons next game is “home” at the soccer field in Carson. I’m curious how the team will handle that. If Carson can beat the Broncos at home, they might have a good welcome in Carson City. But with 3 “home games” in a row. This re-location is unraveling.

  30. styro1 says: May 20, 2017 11:11 AM

    Funny, that they said they needed to move from St Louis and into new stadium in LA before they could win.

  31. FinFan68 says: May 20, 2017 11:11 AM

    Good luck with that. It is LA. It is populated by some of the most shallow “me first” people on the planet. The hard core actual football/Rams fans would probably agree. But, those fans are outnumbered by the look-at-me drive-by ‘fans’ that couldn’t name 3 players on the team. Many will go to the games to “be seen” at the games and winning is necessary so those socialites don’t have to be associated with a loser. If the crowd size drops significantly then you can be assured that most of the fans in attendance are actual fans that are there for the Rams game.

  32. pantherpro says: May 20, 2017 11:13 AM

    Your QB is boring!

  33. bongwaterwally says: May 20, 2017 12:45 PM

    Meanwhile, I just saw Stan K. vomiting in a public bar toilet because the delay has caused him a years loss in all revenues from his stadium as well as significant increases in the costs of building his stadium. Have fun, Stanny!

  34. tylawspick6 says: May 20, 2017 12:46 PM

    well, they won’t be winning

  35. 6250claimer says: May 20, 2017 12:57 PM

    Apparently Demoff has never been to the LA Coliseum. Or he’s mentally ill.

    If this statement were true, why would Stan waste over $2b on a new palace? Just stay in the Coliseum, which has massive seating capacity and a central location. Throw a fraction of that cash at building a quality roster & hiring the right football people to build a winning operation.

    LA is headed for a train wreck. That town will not support 2 NFL teams, and there’s a decent chance they will (again) fail to support even one. Spanos is going to be looking for another home for the Chargers before the palace is even finished.

  36. trubroncfan07 says: May 20, 2017 1:04 PM

    Feel bad for fans like the Rams, when you have a owner that only cares about revenue and not putting a solid product on the field.

  37. cadreamer1969 says: May 20, 2017 1:17 PM

    He’s right. Winning is all the fans care about. The Raiders played in Frank Youell field for years. Great games were played there. Now, the fans and media just need to complain about everything.

  38. icanspeel says: May 20, 2017 1:41 PM

    Oh right, just win. For the Rams that’s probably harder than building a stadium in time

  39. hawkstradamus says: May 20, 2017 2:11 PM

    Because winning is easy

  40. 19dead2 says: May 20, 2017 2:49 PM

    Ram’s issue isn’t McVay , nor the players, nor the fans. Its ownership. Without the owners passion for the sport and the desire to win it’s a bad situation. This has been played out by the other pro teams Kroenke and company owns. This is about ESK (Enos Stan Kroenke) and the disappointment that is and will continue to be the LA Rams, the Avalanche, the Nuggets, and Arsenal

  41. poguemahonepft says: May 20, 2017 2:58 PM

    then they are done..

  42. davejsepdx says: May 20, 2017 6:55 PM

    “Rams think as long as they win, fans won’t care about the stadium”

    [Ron Howard narrator voice]

    “They won’t win.”

  43. jjfootball says: May 20, 2017 8:19 PM

    IN LA, WHAT FAN’S?

  44. Robert says: May 20, 2017 8:28 PM

    If it isn’t TMZ or Glee, nobody cares about the Rams in L.A.

    Just because you saw 30 persons wearing Ram jerseys means nothing, they were paid.

  45. mutygerfan says: May 20, 2017 8:47 PM

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha….Oh wait, he wasn’t joking!

  46. truthinesshurts says: May 20, 2017 8:51 PM

    Let’s just hope the greedy Rams go down in flames, giving Kroenke a head start on his final resting place in hell.

  47. donbat67 says: May 20, 2017 10:56 PM

    So nobody is going to care ?

  48. omeimontis says: May 21, 2017 12:57 AM

    They will keep on losing even after the new stadium has been completed. So will the Chargers. LA and 2 losing teams deserve each other.

  49. RegisHawk says: May 22, 2017 5:55 AM

    So, what’s Plan B?

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