Ex-Rams Fans Cheer San Francisco, Boo Los Angeles During Monday Night Football
Several former Rams fans turned out at a suburban St. Louis sports bar to watch the team's first NFL game since relocating to Los Angeles, and reportedly cheered for each mistake the team made in a 28-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
According to the Associated Press, about 50 fans gathered at Hot Shots Bar & Grill and "cheered every Rams mistake and every 49ers success" during the Rams' first game of the season. The AP also reports that a suburban St. Louis Elks Lodge held a "Turn or Burn" event over the weekend, which drew over 150 people who came out with old Rams gear which they could burn or donate. "Most chose to donate," said the AP.
The Rams spent 21 years in St. Louis, the most successful of those years being during the "greatest show on turf" era, which included a win in Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans. The team also played in Super Bowl XXXVI, where they lost by a field goal to the New England Patriots.
But the greatest show on turf came to an end, and the team struggled in recent years. In fact, the Rams were so bad that about the only good news for St. Louis fans was that the team had the cheapest beer prices in the NFL. Following several disappointing seasons in St. Louis, owner Stan Kroenke moved his team back to Los Angeles.