London Calling! Stl. Rams to play 3 “home” Games in Britain



Maybe there really is something to the St. Louis Rams possibly leaving for another city. And maybe they will play better on Greenwich Mean Time than they do in the Central time zone. Friday the Rams, who own the second pick in this year’s NFL draft, just two years after owning the number one overall draft choice, agreed to play a regular-season NFL game in London in each of the next three seasons.

And first up is “America’s Team” (ok not really, that’s the Dallas Cowboys) the New England Patriots, who are just two wins from another Super Bowl title.

The Rams and Patriots meet at Wembley Stadium October 28th, 2012 about two months after the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. The Rams London opponents in 2013 and 2014 are yet to be determined.

From the Associated Press:

The Rams are owned by Stan Kroenke, who is also the majority shareholder in the English soccer club Arsenal. The team will give up home games in St. Louis for the three seasons they are in London.

“We’ve seen first-hand the increased popularity of the NFL not only in London but throughout Europe,” Kroenke said in a statement. “To play a role in that growth over the next three years will be incredible and is a testament to the many good things happening not only in the NFL but also in the St. Louis Rams organization.”

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