Even though his bid for the Rams is still in doubt, Stan Kroenke is talking like he has everything locked up for the full 100% Rams ownership. However, we knew going into it that he would not have submitted his bid unless he knew that he was going to get certified by the NFL and complete his bid. Kroenke knows what he is doing and continues to play his cards right in the press and with the other owners. He is profiled by the Denver Post:
“Although no final decisions have been made, we are pleased with the progress we have made to this point. We will continue to respect the Rosenbloom family and the league and its processes as we work to finalize a transaction in the coming months.”
This sounds like a man who is just waiting until the paperwork gets sorted out. ”Finalize a transaction” is pretty firm wording and you know what? I like it. Kroenke is firm in his knowledge that he is going to own the Rams and he is not afraid to say so. He has often played it very close to the vest during this whole process, but the fact that he is surfacing more frequently can only mean that this situation is close to being resolved.
Additionally, the current scuttlebutt has him giving the ownership of the Nuggets and Avalanche to his 30-year old son, who has already been involved with the running of both teams. It seems like this would be the best way to keep in compliance with the NFL’s cross ownership rules since there seemed to be problems giving or selling the franchises to his wife.