Professional Football in St. Louis have been cruel ever since the Cardinals moved from Chicago in 1960. During their 27-year history the Cardinals qualified for the 3 team times with all end up a first round lost. The team moved to Arizona after the 1987 season after both the city and county couldn’t come to a stadium resolution. After the Cardinals left, St. Louis became a candidate tried to lure an expansion team from the NFL but lost their bid against Jacksonville and Carolina. Then in Rams left Los Angeles and moved to St. Louis in 1995 and the fans embraced the team and were award a Super Bowl title in 1999 when they won the title by beating the Titans 23-16. Rams would make another appears back to the Super Bowl but would lose to the New England Patriots 20-17. The Rams made the post season two times from 2003 and 2004, losing their last playoff against the Atlanta Falcons.
After Georgia Frontiere passed away in 2008, Missouri Native Stan Kroenke purchase the team. While some people were hopeful the Rams would stay in St. Louis, Kroenke behind closed door, was trying to move the team back to Los Angeles which would eventually happened on January 2016 when the NFL owners approved the move. The St. Louis Battlehawks have only been on the field for 5 games but I have won the hearts of many Football fans in St. Louis. Ever since the relaunch of the XFL that was originally started by Vince McMahon and then bought by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia, St. Louis sports fans have been itching to prove critics that city can support football. St. Louis wasn’t blessed to have competitive team, in fact the both the Cardinals and the Rams combine have a below .500 record with owners who were either not willing to bring in better talent or who weren’t willing to engage with the community.
Battlehawks coach Anthony Becht has reached out to the St. Louis community and local leaders and the goal is for is to sellout the Dome and win the XFL Championship Game. It’s important that he’s doing this because the last owner Stan Kroenke wasn’t willing to reach out to the community because, he was dead set in moving the Rams back to L.A. And speaking of Stan Kroenke, I anticipate fans chanting negative explicitive language because for some, they haven’t gotten over the loss of NFL team for the second time in less than 30 years and it’s understandable. It’s not the NFL but the Battlehawks is St. Louis’s first true Pro Football team and that’s what’s important for the city. So I’m to say Ka-Kaw is law and let’s go St. Louis Battlehawks.