Name of third potential Rams buyer emerges

Three investors are involved in the potential purchase of the St. Louis Rams.

Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat has identified one of the three groups’ leaders.
He is Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, a St. Louis University grad who donated $12 million to the school for naming rights to the Billikens’ basketball arena.
While you collectively wonder what the heck a Billiken is, we’ll tell you a little more about Chaifetz’s potential ownership.  
Chaifetz’s group has reportedly offered about $725 million in its bid to buy 100 percent of the Rams.  As a native St. Louisan, Chaifetz would obviously give the Rams a greater chance to stay in the city.  Chaifetz owns the ComPsych Corporation, which provides employee assistance to over 25 million people and 10,000 organizations in 93 countries.
Chaifetz is competing with one group that may move the Rams to Toronto.  The third group is led by St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts.  Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that Checketts is not a leading candidate to purchase the organization.  
According to Balzer, it’s believed that Chaifetz is.

17 responses to “Name of third potential Rams buyer emerges

  1. Crap….I was hoping that loudmouth Rush Limbaugh would’ve worked his way back into this conversation.

  2. Move’em to Toronto. L.A. has proven it is not a viable home. Then make them play outside. Football was meant to be played outside.

  3. rush would keep them in st. loo.
    i dont think raj wants that.
    toronto rams? might be the best reason to kick the pokes into the west.

  4. “Chaifetz is competing with one group that may move the Rams to Toronto.”
    C’mon, Florio. Pay attention. The group may have ties to Toronto. No one has said anything about moving to Toronto.
    Plus, Bernie Miklasz (Post-Dispatch columnist) has a source that says Chaifetz is not involved.

  5. Rush Limbaugh wold have been far less embarassing the some of the part owners of the dolphins. Except far left wing losers lie Florio have to attack limbaugh day after day during the ownership mess. At least rush would have kept the Rams in St Lo. And any asshole player that says he wont play for Rush is a liar.

  6. Mumakata says: February 3, 2010 11:52 PM
    Rush Limbaugh wold have been far less embarassing the some of the part owners of the dolphins. Except far left wing losers lie Florio have to attack limbaugh day after day during the ownership mess. At least rush would have kept the Rams in St Lo. And any asshole player that says he wont play for Rush is a liar.
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    When does Florio bash Rush Limbaugh day after day? I go to this site every day, and haven’t seen any references to him in at least a month. Are you part of the whole “tin foil hat” , “everyone is out to get me” brigade? Making up things that completely stretch the truth and really over exaggerate is your party’s MO though, right? And aren’t you guys supposed to be all smart, you may want to read your words over before posting them up. More typos then a 32 year old secretary the day after she embarrassed herself at the Christmas party. Oh thats right, most of you are inbred, so that tells me everything I need to know.

  7. Child, if you could read, you would see that I wrote during the ownership mess. That was way back last year when you were learning to tie your shoes, so you were probably distracted. I see you brougth up the typical inbred redneck insult. Surprised you didn’t call me a racist. Tool. I suppose you are angry cuz Rush laid his big sweaty body on your momma’s and all you got was a new copy of Madden to keep you out of the room. Next week we can work on reading comprehension, if you can get ungrounded for touching yourself while typing to Florio.

  8. Re: complaining about the nonexistant ‘constant’ Rush-bashing: It’s the same logic that leads the massive infestation of Christians in this country to act like a poor, put-upon minority in order to whine louder and perpetrate their odious myths on everyone.
    I hope whichever group wins out they keep them in SL. LA is a transient town full of self-important transient-types that that don’t have the heart, focus, or mentality to root consistently for a *team* sport. *Star* sports do well there -basketball, baseball, tennis- but football has always suffered there, and always will.

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