ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-On Sunday, the battle on the field was between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. The battle off the field is to keep the Rams in St. Louis for the long haul.
There are fans who are sticking it out in the toughest of times. On another Rams Sunday where so many have chosen not to pay to see Stan Kroenke's team take the field, these are the die hards.
Some who keep showing up, keep cooking up the tailgate, and keep wearing the colors, wonder how much longer they’ll be doing it.
Rams fan Josh O’Toole said, “Pretty concerned actually. We’ve invested a lot of time in energy in our Rams. Not only has St. Louis invested it, but the fans have invested it. I haven’t missed a game since they came and don`t plan on missing any from here on out. We live and breathe gold and blue.
Many like him were at the Peabody Opera House Tuesday night, fighting for their team by showing support in front of NFL executives who came to town, supposedly to get input from fans. Though some are suspicious, particularly those who tried to attend and didn't get tickets but then saw empty seats.
This all comes at a time when the Rams may have their best product on the field in a decade. But some insist people will wish they were in those empty seats in the Dome when this all plays out. You can always find an optimist, like William Tucker.
“We’re here all the time tailgating and trying to support St. Louis and the Rams, and we really don’t want to see the Rams leave,” said Tucker. “I just hope we can find some kind of conclusion to all this craziness.”