It's official, the St. Louis Rams are no more. The league approved the team to be moved to the greater Los Angeles area, beginning the 2016 season.
The Raiders and Rams both left Los Angeles after the 1994 season, the Rams had been in the Los Angeles area since 1946. It's yet to be determined if the San Diego Chargers will join them. The new $2 billion-plus home for the Rams won't be ready until the 2019 season. For the time being, the team will likely play at The Coliseum.
Some Rams' players took the time to thank St. Louis fans and the city for their support of the years.
Humbly, eternally gratefully: Thank you St. Louis. I'm sorry we fell short the past 8 years. You treated me like family anyways. I love yall— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) January 13, 2016
I will always remain involved in trying to continue to give back to the community that supported me through thick and thin.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) January 13, 2016
Your tweets tonight mean the world to me.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) January 13, 2016
Thank you! Was an honor to play for y'all! Sorry we fell short! https://t.co/6D9kp1NLqJ— James Laurinaitis (@JLaurinaitis55) January 13, 2016
Coming Back Home To Play Football Professionally Where It All Started. Verbum Dei HS To UCLA Now Los Angeles Rams. #LARams— AKEEM AYERS (@Akeem_Ayers) January 13, 2016
Thanks thats the support we need!!! https://t.co/VghCSKPppG— Alec ogletree (@B_easy_uga9) January 13, 2016
I can't thank STL for the amount of love they've showed over the last 5 years. It's a business and I understand that. Appreciate all of you!— Chase Reynolds (@ChaseReynolds34) January 13, 2016
Just want 2 thank the city of St. Louis 4 a great rookie season tht I will forever cherish! Also 2 the great fans thank you for ur support!!— Bradley Marquez (@BradMarquez_4) January 13, 2016
Thank you St. Louis for welcoming me into the NFL. I will forever be grateful for your support.— TJ McDonald (@tmcdonaldjr) January 13, 2016