By Ryan Gaydos
The NFL is set to officially announce the 2018 regular season schedule Thursday evening. However, prior to the official announcement, there have been schedule leaks being reported and it looks like the league is ready to screw over the Los Angeles Rams and their fan base once again.
For the last two seasons, the Rams were forced to give up two homes games to play in London. This upcoming season, the Rams will be forced to give up another home game to host the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City. The international games are great for the NFL brand, but for a team that is still trying to re-generate a fan base in Los Angeles, it is the worst idea.
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) April 19, 2018
The Rams made some enemies and burned bridges when they decided to uproot their home from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The team is playing at the old, rundown Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (aka the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum), and though it is a big stadium, it never really gets full for Rams games, nor USC games for that matter.
Los Angeles made crazy moves in the offseason acquiring Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Ndamukong Suh. The home fans will now lose out on seeing them this season, ultimately hurting the base in the long run and putting in another obstacle for fans who are still probably on the fence about buying season tickets for the team sports complex set to open in Inglewood.
The schedule makers are not helping the Rams at all. The team has the potential to make a legitimate run this season and the fans have lost a home game.