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Monday, January 5, 2015

Andy Cohen Asks St. Louis: Is It Just Me, or Is Stan Kroenke An Asshole?

Posted By on Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM

"SIlent" Stan Kroenke -- is he or isn't he an asshole? (Spoiler alert: He is.) - PETER POWELL/EPA/NEWSCOM
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  • "SIlent" Stan Kroenke -- is he or isn't he an asshole? (Spoiler alert: He is.)

By now you must have heard the news that Stan Kroenke, the millionaire owner of the St. Louis Rams, is planning a new stadium in Los Angeles.

It's the first time since he bought the land in Inglewood, California, that Kroenke has shown his intentions to own an LA-based team. Kroenke still hasn't spoken about it publicly, living up to his nickname, "Silent Stan."

See also: Rams Owner Kroenke's NFL Stadium in Los Angeles Will Be Ready by 2018: Report

Andy Cohen, a St. Louis native and producer who now runs his own Bravo entertainment talk show Watch What Happens: Live, followed along with Monday morning's big sports news and had a question for the residents of his hometown:

Just how big of an asshole is Kroenke?

St. Louisans were quick to inform Cohen, who follows the Real Housewives closer than he follows sports, that his instincts about Kroenke are dead on. Governor Jay Nixon recently tapped two St. Louis business leaders to come up with a plan to keep the Rams in St. Louis, though the team has until the end of the month to decide to convert the team's lease at the Edward Jones Dome to year-to-year, leaving the team free to skip off to LA in 2016.

See also: Joe Buck: My Father Wouldn't Have Let Kroenke Stay Silent on Rams Future

What should St. Louis do about its capricious team? Cohen gives his answer with a heavy dose of pop culture. (That would be Tori Spelling and her cheater husband Dean McDermott, for the uninitiated out there.)

Aw snap, Cohen.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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