With the St. Louis Rams set to move to Los Angeles for the 2016 NFL season, the time is ripe for stories of When Franchise Relocations Go Wrong.
In 1995, kicker Matt Stover signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Browns. Then he bought a modest house with his wife. Then owner Art Modell announced the team was moving to Baltimore.
“Obviously, we didn’t have any control over it,” Stover recounted to The Orange County (Calif.) Register. “We had to move. So we thought, ‘The [team is] going to help us. They’re going to move...
The Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams line up for during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Carindals 31–17.