You guys should watch Donnybrook on Channel 9. It was on tonight but they'll repeat it late Friday/early Sat. Am so you can set your DVR.
Ray Hartman has been right for 5 years. He still thinks the Rams are most likely gone. He pointed out that the owners voted AGAINST the Rams moving from LA to St.Louis but they moved anyway! He also said ALL owners unanimously approved Kranky's purchase of the Rams from Chip & Lucinda 5 years ago.
Most importantly he said there is NO WAY taxpayers here will approve $400 million to get another stadium built. That basically means no stadium will be built and the Rams are gone.
To counter your points...
- The NFL's rules and stipulations for moving a franchise have changed since the Rams moved here. So comparing this situation to that one isn't really fair. They changed them to try to prevent teams from moving so easily. Kroenke can't just move the team without league approval without suffering serious fines and penalties, including forfeiting a chunk of the league's TV revenue, which is a big deal.
- They are saying that the new stadium proposal will get the stadium built without an increase in taxes to taxpayers. But we have yet to actually see the proposal, so we'll see on that.
- Owners unanimously approved Kroenke's purchase to steal the franchise from Khan because they had to. There was nothing illegal about it. It was just a shitty deal for Rams fans because Kroenke's intention the whole time was to buy the team and move them to LA. Khan would have kept them here, so naturally and rightfully so, Kroenke is now a super-villain in St. Louis.
I'm not saying the Ram's aren't leaving. But it is far from a done deal.