Arte = Georgia

Anyone old enough to remember the saga of the Los Angeles Rams, who played in Anaheim Stadium, but claimed they belonged to Los Angeles, will see history repeating itself. Needless to say the Rams sucked at the time, but I did go to a few games before Georgia packed up the team to St. Louis and never looked back.

Well, it looks like Anaheim has a new Georgia in town, his name is Arte.

Whining and complaining that the City is not treating him fairly; he has dropped the rich owner complaint of “I can take the team anywhere I want.” Um, not yet Arte. You see you signed an agreement till 2016, needless to say it is the same agreement that requires you to keep the name Anaheim in the team’s name and in the Stadium’s name, but I digress.

Arte was quoted by the Los Angeles Times as saying that “They (the city) is trying to run him out of town.” I would gladly show him the door my self, it’s called the five freeway and Los Angeles, the city that you truly want to be named after, is right up the freeway.

This disagreement was bound to spiral out of control after the playoffs. The city is gearing up for a legal fight, which they might be able to win in the appeals court, and the Angels are having to spend more on their legal team then on their relief pitchers. With Arte taking the approach of “Cut and Run” and the city picking up the pressure on the NFL and the NBA to get expansion teams or teams to move, Arte may be making a big mistake. He could leave the market just before it explodes around him with the Platinum Triangle project and the renovations and upgrades to the surrounding infrastructure that would occur if the NFL stadium is built.

Nevertheless, we have heard all of this before and look where the Rams ended up.

1 Comment so far

  1. Dave Share (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 4:27 pm

    Just read the article………Moreno’s a dick! I really hope he can see the error of his ways…..



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