AAF, XFL explore putting team in St. Louis
The other city that lost an NFL team to L.A. could be getting a team in a new league.
Via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, both the Alliance of American Football and the XFL have contacted the Rams’ former home to explore availability and interest.
Per the report, a third, yet-unnamed league has approached St. Louis. It’s a group of former NFL players hoping to build ownership groups in various different markets.
I’m pumped to see it unfold, but I know that most of you want to know what will happen with the Monday column itself. The truth is, we’re still working through the details. What we know is that you’ll still have a destination on Mondays, during the season and in the offseason, to devour all kinds of NFL news and information. So here’s hoping you’ll still steal some time out of your Monday, whether at work, at school, at home or wherever, to dive into the column.
I reacted by saying fine could be taken in several different ways, and then I asked how surprised Oliver Luck is that Andrew hasn’t been able to play in the 17 months since supposedly routine shoulder surgery. Oliver made it clear that he’s not willing or able to discuss the situation.
He addressed one last topic before the interview ended. I asked Oliver if he has been working out with Andrew, because Andrew suddenly looks like a beast.
Said Oliver Luck: I’ve been called many things . . . but ‘beast’ isn’t one of them.
Molina’s eight career Gold Gloves ranks third among catchers. Last year, Molina had one of his more productive seasons with the bat. His 82 RBIs were a career high, and his 18 home runs were his most since he finished fourth in the MVP race in 2012. — Mackenzie Kraemer, ESPN Stats & Information
Few shortstops produce with the bat the way Bogaerts does. From 2015 to 2017, Bogaerts posted a 12.8 offensive WAR (oWAR). The only regular shortstop with a higher oWAR in that span was Carlos Correa. Bogaerts hit.296 with a.352 OBP in that time (note — on the DL with an ankle injury). — McTigue, ESPN Stats & Information