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Wed May 1, 2019, 02:25 PM

Why Did St. Louis Get Hosed by the Rams? We're Clueless Yokels, Exec Says

A new Deadspin article that calls the Rams' deal with St. Louis "possibly the most sweetheart lease of all time" asks a question city boosters would be wise to ponder:

"Why on earth," author Neil deMause asks, do city officials working on stadium deals keep "negotiating themselves into corners?"

The answer comes from St. Louis' tortured history on this stuff — courtesy of an expert in that torture: John Nagourney, a former sports management executive who helped the Rams get one over on St. Louis.

As DeMause writes of city negotiators: "They don’t know what they’re doing, and they won’t ask for help."

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2019/05/01/why-did-st-louis-get-hosed-by-the-rams-were-clueless-yokels-exec-says

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 02:26 PM

1. St Louis stole the Rams from LA...

why are they complaining?

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Wed May 1, 2019, 02:29 PM

2. I don't believe that they stole anything

as the article points out. The Rams were just asking for the moon and St. Louis foolishly gave them most of what they wanted.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 02:54 PM

3. To which the city of Oakland responds: "Hold my beer"

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 04:06 AM

4. Neil DeMause is always right when it comes to the economics of sports

This is his blog I recommend you check it out.

http://www.fieldofschemes.com

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