FTW- NFL fans in St. Louis had very little interest in watching the Rams lose football games while they were still in the city. But now that they’re gone, they can’t get enough.
On Sunday, the Rams’ blowout loss at the hands of the Patriots was actually getting better ratings in St. Louis than it was in Los Angeles, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
This post really has nothing to do with television ratings. I don't find it all that fascinating that St. Louis sports fans are reveling in the failures of their former franchise. I'm glad that they are enjoying watching the team that left them high and dry crap themselves with a first overall pick that's shown very little promise and a head coach that's displayed more and more signs of dementia by the day, but I don't think it's particularly newsworthy.
That said, what I do find hilarious is that Jeff Fisher's extension was such a goddamn mistake that it's almost as if it was a kickback to those whose support was trivialized with the move to Los Angeles. St. Louis will have zero problem getting over the loss of their football team as it gets run into the ground by the man that's gameplanning around the 6 year depth charts of his upcoming opponents. Having to find someone else to root for Sundays should be a much easier task now that their team hitched it's wagon to the type of guy that thumps his chest about punting stats.
Merry Christmas STL, by the time the Rams figure out that Jeff Fisher's incompetent coaching is better suited for youth soccer you guys will have completely forgotten that they were directly responsible for your mood on Mondays. I'm sure the process of being weaned off your fandom for Gurley and the Gang was already well underway considering how closely you were paying attention to the Patriots yawning their way to a double digit win. However, it undoubtedly just got expedited by the two year commitment your former squad just made to the man that has made your last four years shamelessly mediocre.