See St. Louis Rams Fans Go Through the Five Stages of Grief Over Losing Their Team to LA

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Los Angeles, September 2016:

“Should we try going to a Rams game?”

“Idk, is it gluten free?”

— Kathryn Yeager (@kayeager24) January 13, 2016

Well, it’s finally official. The NFL is headed back to Los Angeles. The Rams are leaving St. Louis for the City of Angels (well, the city of Inglewood), and while that may be good news for LA sports fans, St. Louis Rams diehards are left to pick up the pieces from this devastating loss. A quick geosearch of tweets from the St. Louis area in the hours since the announcement shows fans going through all five stages of grief in dealing with the loss of the Rams. The denial stage was mostly over long ago, as this move has been in the works for some time now. Then they get into the bargaining and depression stages. St. Louis lingers in the anger stage of grief, perhaps a bit too long, getting in some good digs at LA, but finally the acceptance stage is reached, and St. Louis moves on, making disposal plans for all that St. Louis Rams apparel and memorabilia.

Just unfollowed all the Rams players and the team I was following. A clean break is needed. Will decide who I will root for soon.

— JCK (@Kremerjim) January 13, 2016

My dad hasn’t said a word since he found out the Rams located he’s pissed

— Fredo (@FredyJ5) January 13, 2016

I wish ppl quit asking me if I’ma keep rooting for the Rams. Lets just let the stab wounds in my back heal first, ok?

— Mr. 1911 (@budLightVillain) January 13, 2016

Literally I am sick to my stomach that the Rams are leaving for Los Angeles.

— Keith Terry (@TheOneAgb) January 13, 2016

But why can’t LA and STL share the Rams? We can switch off every season

— Pietro Maximoff (@HannahTW_US) January 13, 2016

It’s just gonna be weird seeing OUR team in Los Angeles

— Tyler Blest (@t__blizzard) January 13, 2016

Los Angeles Shams

— STLrainbow (@stlrainbow) January 13, 2016

Congrats Los Angeles, you just got a losing team back.

— Jim Ronk (@jimronkstl) January 13, 2016

So. yeah. blah blah etc. I guess Los Angeles really needs the money. They need more tourist attractions..I guess… #RamsToLA#Rams

— Jesse (@ohshozzy) January 13, 2016

not going to watch the super bowl this year or any other year. Thanks for nothing @NFL. Hope you and Kroenke choke on that LA smog you fucks

— Kev bleeds Blue (@kevdt67) January 13, 2016

#Rams good luck with that housing market in LA and cost of living. LA didn’t support 1 team think they are going to support 2.

— Carman Rashid (@CarmanRashid) January 13, 2016

And this whole Rams returning “home” notion is laughable. Brooklyn wants its @Dodgers back. And MN would like a word about the @Lakers.

— neil wissmann (@neilwissmann) January 13, 2016

LA get off the “Rams return home” garbage, you’ve stole ever team you have from some other city and your entire town is fake

— McGraw Milhaven (@McGrawMilhaven) January 13, 2016

My memory may be failing me but I lived in Los Angeles when Rams left for STL and I don’t think a lot of people cared that they were leaving

— Tom Timmermann (@tomtimm) January 13, 2016

Reading replies of “who cares” from LA residents about the Rams moving is pissing me off.

— MooJo (@Thomaster_stl) January 13, 2016

@SportsCenter hope LA is hit with a major earthquake.

— Bell (@bigbell87) January 13, 2016

I feel bad for whoever got the Rams tatted on them

— Jhané (@naycoolass) January 13, 2016


— Almighty Tattoos (@AlmightyArt) January 13, 2016

Rams gear is 75% off! Stop in and shop!

— RallyHouse Brentwood (@RallyBrentwood) January 13, 2016

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