Rams football fans hold banners, wave signs and chant while marching around the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 in Los Angeles. Boisterous Los Angeles Rams fans gathered Saturday to herald the NFL football team's possibly imminent return to Southern California after a 21-year sojourn in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

St. Louis Rams Head Back to Los Angeles

I want to mention this article this morning for a particular reason. If you have not heard, Los Angeles is getting a football team again. The St. Louis Rams are headed there.

A long day of votes and re-votes ended with 30 of 32 NFL owners approving Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s ambitious plan to move his team from St. Louis to the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, California, about 10 miles from downtown L.A. The Chargers have a yearlong option to join the Rams, followed by the Raiders if the San Diego franchise declines.

I mention this because this story gives me hope. No, not hope for Los Angeles to get into football again. They had a team once. The Rams were there until 1994.

The reason the story gives me hope is because in the immediate run up to the State of the Union address and through the address, this story was a bigger story on social media than the President’s address or even Nikki Haley’s response. Sure, political twitter was all over SOTU. But America, which is not political twitter, focused on footbal instead.

That makes me smile.

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