This has been an eventful week for Ram fans. The week of January 12, 2016, will live along the thoughts and memories of L.A. and Saint Louis Rams alike, all because of one man: Silent Stan Kroenke.
However, maybe Kroenke isn't so silent after all. Kroenke was interviewed by Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno of the L.A. Times and for the first time in a long time the new L.A. owner had a lot of sharing to do with the media:
Q: How do you feel about leaving St. Louis?
Kroenke: It truly is bittersweet. I grew up in Missouri, and there's a lot of wonderful people in St. Louis and Missouri. I'll always feel that way about Missouri. I never dreamed I'd be put in this position. But at the same time, you're not going to sit there and be a victim.
The entire interview was interesting and is worth a read. It does paint Kroenke as an owner that generally loves L.A. and is happy he got what he wants. Granted, it is extremely curious that he wants to play the victim when it comes to St. Louis. I am curious as to what would make a billionaire feel as though he was a victim, but the answer to that question will likely never come.
Kroenke and Kevin Demoff make it known through this interview that L.A. has been the goal for year's and that the plan is not to be another team in California. The stadium is going to be state of the art and that amazing stadium will need great football played within it, something that has been missing with this franchise for years.
Kroenke proved that he had the stones to strongarm the rest of the NFL in order to move the Rams to L.A. Now it's time to see if he can run a successful franchise there.