Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Sam Farmer's recent column in the Los Angeles Times counts the reasons a Rams-to-Los Angeles move appears unlikely.
Cost is the first and probably most compelling reason.
Farmer: Rams owners reportedly are hoping to get at least $850 million for the team, and a privately financed stadium will cost $800 million at a bare minimum. Factor in a relocation fee imposed by the NFL, and the number soars well north of $2 billion. Earlier this decade, potential deals cost half that and barely made economic sense.
One thing to remember: The financial challenges owner Chip Rosenbloom faces are not specific to St. Louis. Those problems -- stemming from estate taxes -- would exist even if the team had remained in Los Angeles all these years. A move isn't required to solve them.