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Buck takes to Twitter to rip Rams owner Kroenke

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Joe Buck has gone on a Twitter rant against St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke for attempting to move the NFL franchise to Los Angeles.

Buck, who was raised in St. Louis and is the No. 1 broadcaster for NFL games on FOX, called out Kroenke with a series of tweets Tuesday:

“My opinion: take the NFL out of Stl and our downtown has no impetus for change. Indy and Cincy have passed us by. It’s bigger than football

“Downtown Stl can’t b just random restaurants, Cardinal baseball, a truncated version of Ballpark Village,and some Blues games-life is needed

“Kroenke not only has the chance to cash in on LA, but punch a great city that at one point he seemed to enjoy. Esp when Rams were relevant

“Suck the life out of a team, run it down, raise prices, then say it isn’t supported and leave. Great example for the NFL to celebrate. JOKE!

“An owner who wore a NEW Rams hat in Oxnard and acts like he’s been there promoting the team while with Jerry-what an insult to good fans”

Responding to a fan on Twitter who asked if the town would be better off if Shad Khan had bought the Rams instead of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buck replied, “100 percent better.”

Kroenke is planning to build a stadium in Inglewood, Calif., as fans in St. Louis rally to keep their team with a proposed plan to build a downtown stadium to replace the Edward Jones Dome, the Rams’ current home.

NFL owners are pushing for at least one NFL franchise to be in Los Angeles by 2016. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders also are considering a move to L.A unless they get new stadiums.

The Rams moved to St. Louis from Los Angeles before the 1995 season.


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