http://www.thestar.com/sports/football/ ... louis.html
Then there are the people that just want to continue watching football in their hometown. A small contingent of heartbroken fans has turned (in varying degrees of seriousness) to the CFL with the hope that they could still have a team to cheer on at the now empty Edward Jones Dome, where the Rams played for the last 20 years.
There have been emails of varying lengths sent to the league’s head office that detail St. Louis’ love of all things Canadian, like hockey, lacrosse and Tim Horton’s. St. Louis fans have tweeted their frustration with Rams owner Stan Kroenke and at the same time have said that there is a football market left empty at the moment, waiting to be tapped.
Some ex-CFL players went to this league, but I doubt it will work anyway. To me, it's just another WFL, USFL, NFLE or UFL. FXFL is sounder than that project.
I mean, it would be great to see CFL football played in US cities, like St.Louis, but it's obvious that the second this team would be a business success, NFL would be back with some team just not to let the bad weed grow. It's a bit like the Stallions' story. Now, if it happened, I'd be hopefull to see more CFL footbal in US. Rather a fairy wish than a realistic hope, though.
I make that statement not having an idea of where to place a US-CFL team other than possibly Hartford, CT or maybe Boise, ID . . .
You think the WFL was the worst of those?
The WFL had John Bassett (legit owner), but also the 17 owners of the Detroit Wheels, the non-owners of the Florida Blazers and Tom Origer. Players didn't get paid, games got cancelled and some teams drew flies. Games were on a crappy network.
The UFL had Paul Pelosi and personal guarantees that players would get paid, but they didn't, games got cancelled and some teams drew flies. Games were on a crappy network.
There was a lot of drama in the WFL that played out in a very public way. There was a lot of drama in the UFL that few people heard about because few people heard about the UFL.
And the CFL ain't putting a team in St. Louis or anywhere else in America. St. Louisians are going to have to deal.