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Woody Johnson Was One of Biggest Backers of Rams' move to Los Angeles

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If you followed the relocation saga of the Rams to Los Angeles at all, you know they had competition trying to move to the nation's second biggest market. They were proposing building a stadium in Inglewood, while the Chargers had an alternative proposal to build a stadium in Carson. The Rams won out last month. ESPN did a lengthy report on the process. Jets owner Woody Johnson was apparently one of the biggest backers of the Rams' proposal.

Most owners meetings are boring. Some members doze. Groupthink often prevails. Not this time. For hours, the owners argued and traded barbs. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson spoke in support of (Rams owner Stan) Kroenke four times, to the annoyance of others waiting to be heard just once.

Woody's role is really only a footnote in the story.

If you are interested in the business side of the game at all, I highly recommend giving that link a click and reading the story. It details the dysfunction in the ownership ranks, the split in support (old guard owners backed the Chargers while newer owners like Johnson were behind the Rams), and the overall ineffectual leadership of Roger Goodell.