EARTH CITY, Mo. -- One week after the St. Louis Rams wrapped up a pair of practices with the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, California, just north of Los Angeles, Joe Buck took to Twitter to express his disgust with the actions of owner Stan Kroenke.
Buck, who is FOX Sports' lead play-by-play voice and a native St. Louisan, took to the popular social media site to let loose on Kroenke's recent actions.
Kroenke not only has the chance to cash in on LA,but punch a great city that at one point he seemed to enjoy. Esp when Rams were relevant— Joe Buck (@Buck) August 25, 2015
Suck the life out of a team, run it down, raise prices, then say it isn't supported and leave. Great example for the NFL to celebrate JOKE!— Joe Buck (@Buck) August 25, 2015
An owner who wore a NEW Rams hat in Oxnard and acts like he's been there promoting the team while with Jerry-what an insult to good fans— Joe Buck (@Buck) August 25, 2015
Kroenke bought the majority stake of the Rams in 2010 after playing an instrumental role in bringing the team to St. Louis by purchasing a minority stake in the team when it moved to the city in 1995.
At the time, Kroenke exercised a right of first refusal clause in his original purchase agreement that allowed him to match any outside sales agreements for the majority stake. Kroenke used that option at the last minute to match the purchase attempt of central Illinois businessman Shahid Khan.
Khan now owns the Jacksonville Jaguars. After Buck's series of tweets, a fan asked how much better off St. Louis professional football would be had Khan been able to complete his purchase of the team.
100 percent better https://t.co/wfPrMqxtSE— Joe Buck (@Buck) August 25, 2015
Buck is the son of legendary St. Louis broadcaster Jack Buck and also has a vested interest in the health of the city as owner of a downtown restaurant. He recently served as narrator for the St. Louis stadium proposal.
Kroenke has planned a nearly $2 billion stadium in Inglewood, Calif. St. Louis has countered with its own offer of a nearly $1 billion stadium on the north riverfront. There's another round of NFL owners meetings scheduled for October though a decision on the future of the Rams, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and the league in Los Angeles isn't expected until closer to the end of the year or the start of 2016.