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IF RAMS ARE WORRIED ABOUT NFL APPROVAL, IT DOESN'T SHOW

     While there is speculation that NFL owners may make the Rams
"sweat a bit" before approving the move to St. Louis, the team is
showing no signs they are worried about getting the 23 necessary
votes.  Last week, the Rams gave the Angels approval to sell
luxury boxes at Anaheim Stadium -- boxes they previously
controlled before waving their rights. In St. Louis, Bernie
Miklasz asks, "Does that sound like the Rams are concerned about
getting the go-ahead to move?" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 3/4).
But in Atlanta, Len Pasquarelli reports it is the owners' "desire
to share" the $60M the team will receive from the sale of PSLs
that may make the vote tight (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/5).
Eagleton stressed that PSL money would not be shared:  "There's
no rule for it to go to the league.  The precedent is to the
contrary.  The Charlotte PSL money went to Charlotte.  It did not
go to the league."  Eagleton added that the team, not FANS, will
pay a relocation fee (Jim Thomas, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 3/5).
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