How do you like Georgia Frontandrearie now, St. Louis? Many of you applauded when the Murdering Showgirl (allegedly, we're not sure she was a showgirl) brought her expansion football team* to St. Louis. The trollop was given millions of dollars to move to the Midwest, and for what -- one faded Super Bowl title? Hopefully that was worth ignoring the city's infrastructure and basic civil services.
Your football team might not be tops anymore, but at least you can brag about having one of the highest per-capita crime rates in the United States. Fitting that Georgia would find a home in a town known for murder. Maybe someday when you are done stealing the Rams logos, marks and records you can rename the team the Murderers or maybe the St. Louis 187s would be kind of cool.
Now many of you in the Gateway City are looking for the head of Scott Linehan, but you need to set your heights higher.
Whose penny-pinching forced the team to basically ignore the defensive side of the football for years? Or the offensive line, too. While Georgia continues to line her pockets, the offensive line would be about third best in the Big XII. And you would think that last year's injury to Orlando Pace would have been a wake-up call to invest in the line in free agency or the draft, instead the team signed Drew Bennett and Randy McMichael. That is why your team is struggling.
Do you like Steven Jackson, St. Louis? His days are numbered. If Georgia was offended when Eric Dickerson and Jerome Bettis wanted to be paid like an NFL player, what do you think is going to happen when Jackson wants his money? Secretly, Georgia was thrilled when Jackson went down so she would have an excuse to play Brian Leonard, who will be your starting running back next year. Kurt Warner was a million-to-one shot, and St. Louis is trying to recreate that with every player on the roster. Smart.
The best money-grubbing story of the St. Louis football team came in 2003. Safety Kim Herron went down with an injury that was going to keep him out for most of the season. So the team put him on the IR, that kept a then-healthy Herron out of the playoffs. Fittingly, it was his replacement and one "big-name" free agent, Jason Burnhorn who was burned by Carolina's Steve Smith that cost St. Louis another run at the Super Bowl. And hopefully you enjoyed that because that will be as close as you are going to get for a long time.
Oh, and one last thing, rumor has it that the team has an escape clause in its contract that would allow them to leave if attendance falls below the top ten in the league. But hey, it's not like Georgia would purposely tank a team in order to freely move it across the country. But just to be safe, you ought to check the Las Vegas escrow records.