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Los Angeles Football Stadium Financing Approved, St. Louis Rams Eye Dome Warily

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a financing proposal for AEG's long-rumored downtown L.A. football stadium Tuesday, which means St. Louis Rams fans have unanimously approved a new round of conspiracy theorizing about Stan Kroenke and general California-related existential terror. 

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I can understand the Rams-related angst, I really can—the Gridbirds vanished just over 20 years ago, the team is coming off an incredibly futile recent history, and the Edward Jones Dome was simply built a few years too early—like New Comiskey in Chicago it is a 90s stadium that more closely represents the things fans wanted in the 80s, however unfairly maligned it is in general. St. Louis, meanwhile, has an inferiority complex with larger, ritzier cities dating back to the St. Louis Hegelians, and of course it would be a massive coastal media hotspot that wanted to take our team away, of course.

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But the Rams are, their LA history aside, far from the most likely victim in an LA takeover: They've got a solid comeback season under their belts, a marquee star on the rise, and a fanbase that, back when the product on the field was watchable, came out in droves. So work yourself up into a lather over the prospect of the Rams breaking their lease and the city of St. Louis, quite reasonably, deciding that it's not in the public interest to finance a second enormous fooball stadium in 20 years, but don't start lathering anyone else up just yet. 

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