Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Obama Rules...The Felon Parade

So here it is, time once again for the selection of the yearly overhyped vs underappreciated Pro Bowl selections and what do ya know - we are barraged with the OverHyped once again. For starting QB on the NFC side do we have Sam Bradford, who has started every game this season and set the records for Yards and Completions by a Rookie, with one game remaining mind you, and has his team one win away from a division title after a 1-15 season? NO! Do we have Matty Ice, who has started every game this season and led the Falcons to the best record in the NFC? NO! What about the World Champion Drew Brees? Nope! So who does this fine nation of dog lovers chose? The #1 dog lover himself, Michael Vick, who has NOT started every game this season and has team right where they were before!

How could this happen, you ask? Well, I guess our fine President, Barack "Can't-Prove-He's-An-American-Citizen" Obama has a say in Pro Bowl voting too. How nice of him to take time out of his busy vacation schedule to call the Eagles and give them props for allowing a convicted felon a chance to right himself and become a "respected" member of society. Amazing how out of all the convicted felons we have in this country who have done this same thing, this one gets the Presidential Seal of Approval. I wonder how many votes for Vick he required his staffers to procure. I guess when you haven't went to prison you don't deserve any props from our President for turning around a whole team, but if you have been in prison and turned yourself around (allegedly) then he deems that worthy of his time. I hope he didn't use my tax quarter to make that phone call.

There is a sad movement in this country by teenage girls to get pregnant so that they can become cool, recognized, and more importantly for them even on Reality TV. Let us hope that the "Let's go to prison so our President thinks we're cool" movement hasn't now begun too. If is has, well, I guess fine honest white, er I mean wise QB's like Bradford, Ryan, Brees, and Rodgers have nothing to look forward to other than winning. Better get to felloning, guys!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

S. Bradford

S for Sam? Perhaps, but more appropriate would be Slinger, Sacked, and/or Sad. It is sad that our beloved rookie QB has turned into an interception-throwing gun slinger because he doesn't want to get sacked by a four man rush.

Used to be that he would roll out of the pocket and hit one of our own for a fifteen yard pickup on third-and-10, but lately it has been more like hitting their wr, AKA DB, or get sacked, or best yet, actually hit one of our own but for a loss.

Why all the dump-off passes on third and long? Why have Bradford continue to throw 40 times a game? We need a new OC badly before S. Bradford becomes Sidelined or worse - Slaughtered.

Monday, December 13, 2010


So much for Bradford not being of this world. After several bad balls, one returned for a TD by the Saints that killed a hugely needed scoring opportunity, we learned that Sam is indeed Human, one of us after all.

 Of course it would have helped if we could have gotten to their QB at all, or if we would have held on to the ball on our opening drive, or if...just if.

 Too many ifs lead to too many L's. We need Super Sam back this coming Sunday against the Chiefs or we may be saying "if" all winter long.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The New Colts?

Who would have thought that at week 13 the Rams would have the same 6-6 record as the Indy Colts! A perennial playoff team and Super Bowl contender, the Colts have now regressed behind their once unstoppable-in-the-regular-season QB Peyton Manning.

 As Bradford nears the end of his rookie season, he is progressing more than we could have ever imagined and the Rams now have the makings of a perennial playoff team once again. When you compare Bradford's numbers to Elway, Aikman, and Peyton in their rookie seasons, Bradford is blowing the doors off them.

 With Sam at the helm, SJ39 at his back, Amendola pimpin' the YAC, and a Defense that is on the brink of the top 5, we are poised to reign the NFC for years to come.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bing Bong

Every time someone at my store opens the door, the door chime goes "Bing Bong" to alert me that someone has entered. This is exactly what the Rams have done to the NFL - a big loud "BING BONG" - We're here! Once again in first place where they belong, the Rams went into Denver and won where only a handful of visiting teams had won in the last several years. Albeit nearly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, they did finally close out a game that they were leading in the fourth quarter and are now perched at the top with a pallitable 5-6 record.

Chris Long? "BING BONG!" Fred Robbins? BING BONG!" Bradford? "BING BONG BING BONG!" The Rams are here and here to stay. So what if a 7-9 team can win a Division and host a playoff game against a 9-7 or 10-6 team? So what! Can the ugly guy get the hot chick? Can the underdog win on the road? Can a black man be President in this country? Then a frickin sub .500 team can be in the playoffs! We're here and ready to play next week against a sorry, sorry Cardinals team who got a beatdown at home by the Whiners. 6-6? Bing Bong!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Rumblings are going around to can Shurmur and hire Chili for the OC job. Not sure how that would pan out, since he seems to have a thing for pissing off his QB, but it may be worth a shot.

 This dink and dunk conservative crap that Shurmur is throwing out there is getting unbearable. If Childress will open up the playbook to use SJ39 more often and take more shots down the field then it could be just what the doctor ordered. Which doctor, I have no idea, but he ordered it.

 Now just do it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I say turrible, just turrible that we lost that game. Can't win on the road if our lives depended on it, can't seem to stop normal joe schmoes from tearing us apart, and can't seem to get a good game plan two games in a row. What was with the dink and dunk in the second half? And the PI call on OJ at the end of the game - are you kidding me? OJ had inside position on a horribly thrown ball. If anything it should be Offensive Interference for the receiver knocking the defender down and thus denying an interception. At any rate we had plenty of chances to win the game but as long as we continue to allow TE's to burn us we will continue to lose. Our defense was turrible, our play calling was turrible, and to lose to the frickin whiners is turrible. Wonder what the Falcons will do to us this week.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bye Bye Bruce

On the day when the Rams celebrated Isaac Bruce by retiring his number 80, OMG what a game! Sure it was against the Panthers, but they had just put a beatdown on the 49ers the week before and all the experts were expressing awe over their two rookie WR's who had torched the Niner's secondary. So much for that, eh?

 Ex Ducks QB Matt Moore had a hard time finding those rookies, as did the entire team in finding the endzone. Our Defense played as brilliantly as it had all year, and Bradford became the first #1-picked QB since the 1969 draft to win 4 of his first 5 home starts. This guy is unbelievable, and although Suh had a monster game yesterday too, he is far and away the best choice we could have made in the draft.

 Either player would have been a great addition for us, but without this leader on our team Suh would already be beaten down by being on the field for 50 of the 60 minutes every game. Sam's throws were on target and his overall game play was just incredible.

 Going into the bye week we are in sole possession of second place and are primed to take this division. Cards have no QB, Niners have no QB, and Hawks have Hasselbeck. We have Bradford, and the Niners next. Woohoo!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


7 sacks? Two by Chris Long? Need I say more?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


What the hell was that? I guess I lost control of my emotions and was ready to crown us the champs too quickly. This loss reminds me of who our team REALLY is -- a bunch of underachieving overpaid librarians who put on pads every Sunday led by a rookie QB who WILL BE great, but is not yet. To lose to the Lions was ok but to lose to them like that is not ok. How can a bunch of guys pack it in like that after coming so far already? I just don't get it. But that's why I'm not a motivational speaker. I will miss being in first place for a week, and the Chargers will provide us another chance to step up or lay down. Which one will it be?

Monday, October 4, 2010


I stutter as I try to come to the realization that the Rams are in first place and that the Rams are on a two game winning streak and that the Rams have one of the top Defenses in the league. Wha Wha Wha WHAT??? This is amazing. I am finally able to watch without knowing, just knowing that we will find a way to lose. Except for TWO BRUTAL CALLS by the worst official in the NFL this game was a thing of beauty. Even Bradford's pick was ok because he picked himself up and came right back without any angst at all, something that Mr. Bulger could not get rid of even if his life depended on it. Lots of reasons to celebrate and to look forward to next week, and I can't wait.

Monday, September 27, 2010

"Yes I'm a Ram's Fan!"

Watching the UFL's Sacramento Mountain Lions inaugural home game on Saturday night, I knew it was going to be an awesome game for the Rams on Sunday. QB'd by Daunte Culpepper, the Mountain Lions beat Brooks Bollinger and the Florida Tuskers 24-20 on a 33 yd TD pass with 31 seconds to go to WR Rod Windsor. Question - what does that have to do with the Rams winning the game on Sunday? Answer - the guy who got beat on the play was none other than former Rams FOH (friend of Haslett) Fakhir Brown! Haslett is now the DC for the Redskins, and the Rams last home win was on Oct. 10, 2008 against the Cowboys 34-14 - Haslett's debut as our interim HC. Add to that the fact that the Tuskers also employ former Rams Claude Wroten and Aveion Cason and you got the makings of a gut feeling like none other. And from there it became so strong of a feeling that I could feel it in my bones, and my bones do not lie.

What a frickin awesome game! Bradford is on his way to becoming an all-pro, and the defense has pulled together to rank in the top 10 in Tackling Defense, something that had been woefully missing since Mike Jones. Our overall Defense ranking is only #24 but is ahead of BELICHEAT and the CHEATRIOTS!!! Even more amazing is the fact that for the first time in four years we are not in the cellar, and what makes it double special is that the bottom feeders right now are the Whiners.

With Jackson out, the offense seemed to find a better rhythm, with Darby finding the endzone for our first third Quarter TD in years. The WR's had their issues (see Brandon Gibson) but they pulled it together led by Mark Clayton. The whole team is playing as a unit with full confidence in Bradford. This is the best feeling us Rams fans have had for years, and even though it may turn out to be another long year if Bradford tires out from the rigors of the NFL game, we can once again hold our heads high and declare without embarrasment "Yes I'm a Rams fan!" Here's to riding the back of SB8 all the way to SB45.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Usually a loss would be a bad thing but in this case it is, well, ok, so it's a bad thing this time too BUT Bradford looked like the best #1 QB pick since Peyton Manning (1998). And by "pick" I dont mean the three he threw either - those are just what happens in a rookie's first start. Rookie play is expected but his toughness and his arm are just two of his QB strengths that we have been lacking for years.

I was so proud of the team for playing hard and hitting like NFL players, something that was also lacking last year. And to see Chris Long triple teamed - Are You Kidding Me? He is quickly becoming the player he was drafted to be. With him and Laurinaitis at the first two levels and OJ bringing up the rear, our Defense is finally looking like one that we can win with. Can't wait to take on the hapless Raiders next week and get our first victory in a year.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Here we go

So another Rams preseason WIN and we have now witnessed the best preseason in a looooooooong time. I am excited that Bradford has looked so solid BUT it will be interesting to see how he does against a full-time first-team defense. No more Null so if Sam gets injured then what? We will rally around A.J. Feeley and we will play good football? Uh, not that good. With SJ39 pounding the rock it should help to alleviate things somewhat, something Badford did not have much during the preseason. So we have a balancing act for Bradford: Full Time Steven Jackson but also Full Time best Defense. Who will prevail? We shall see, in what could be the most exciting season since Patriot-gate.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bradford Shoulders the Load

It was great to see Sam get up off the turf every time he had to eat it. And it was great to see him instead of Bulger eating the turf. That bum shoulder of his seems to be just fine, and now all we need is to keep him from going down so many times a game and we should have a great QB for years to come.

So what that he didn't have a TD pass or that he looked like a deer in the headlights, aka Rookie NFL QB - HE IS ONE!!!

If not for him there's no way in H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks that I would even dream of re-upping my Sunday Ticket this year, so I really really want him to start the season and let Feeley just roam the sidelines freeley. Can't be much worse than last year, can it?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

NFL Sunday Ticket Just Got Better

Well, not the Ticket actually but the way in which we watch it. Directv has recently rolled out its new service that allows you to watch a show in one room, pause it, and pick it up in another. It also allows for only one DVR to be watched on up to 15 TV's, and if each TV has its own DVR then you can access any DVR from any TV in the house meaning that the recorded viewing capacity in each room in my house just quadrupled.

For Sunday Ticket Subscribers this is a Godsend. Now I can watch Bradford get plowed under anywhere in my house and dont have to record the game on each DVR in order to watch it anywhere in the house. And for a 4 hour time slot recorded in HD this rocks!

The DVR space required for this was tremendous so I only recorded the game in one room and then I was stuck watching it in that room - well no more! So I guess that the Rams will get my share of the Ticket this year too, dangit. It seems like every year at this time I get the resolve NOT to spend $400 on them but then something happens to change that, and here we are again. Hopefully this year it will be worth it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

#80 is Number 1

Isaac Bruce came home to retire as he should. It turned my stomach to see him in Whiner gear, something that never should have happened but for Coach's desire to keep the team winningless. He and Holt formed the best WR tandem in the league IMHO, and it will just be a matter of time before Holt comes back home too, if only for one day also. Bruce will always be #1 in my heart, for putting up with all the unbearable years of bad players and terrible QBs and even worse Coaches. This year we will make him proud and bring something else back to the Gateway - the championship is coming back to St Louis too. YEAH!

Monday, April 26, 2010


I love all the talk about draft grades when none of these guys have even played yet. Bradford was a nice pick, but for my money we should have taken Suh and the look who's there in the second round for us to pick - Jimmy Clausen. Would have been a steal of a draft and worth grading ahead of time then. Now we have about 50% good and 50% not so good staring us in the face and another $400 Sunday Ticket staring me in the face. Wow. For my money i'd just as soon spend that money on bills, so its bye bye Sunday Ticket for this year. I say Yippee to another experimental year of Rams football and will wait anxiously to see who the Rams pick #1 next year.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools

Why is it that this time of year the stupidest holiday of the year manifests itself at the best event of the year? Of course, if the NFL Draft wasn't always a make-or-break for the Rams it would help too. The past few years have shown that when it comes to the Rams management and drafts they are prone to be fooled more than not. Lauranitis is the ONLY first round player to pay dividends in his first year since SJ39 in 2004, so hopefully we are not in for another 5 year drought. Bradford or Suh, don't trade down, and don't pick anyone from the Ducks. All that should make for a great start to 2010.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Autumn Wind is a Ram

Can you feel it blowing yet? The winds of change about to come? Can you feel it blowing against your face, making your heart race in expectation of what follows? Well I can. With the upcoming draft having so many choices, it could be make or break this year. After getting robbed, or should I say held up, by the Patriots in 2001 this team has went downhill like a soapbox racer with a 100 mile an hour tail wind. The time is now to start climbing back up to the ranks of Super Bowl contender, not regular season pretender. Bradford or Tebow will immediately pay dividends, and that is something I feel we need more than anything. Excellent OT and DT come along way more often than Pro Bowl QB's, so I truly hope Coach takes that wind and sweeps up one of those two QB's. Turn that wind into a thunderous roar when our beloved Rams storm through the division next year.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

At this time there are 4 players in the mix for the #1 pick: Bradford, Suh, McCoy, and Clausen. REALISTICALLY Suh should be the #1 pick, especially with a QB rich draft class this year, and then try for Tebow if he's there for our #2 pick. PROBABLY the Rams will pick Sam Bradford #1 and get him obliterated in the preseason because of our lack of protection. Then we will be stuck with Bulger, who we will rally around and play good football, until he gets blown up too and then we're back to Keith Null.

Perhaps there is more than 1 win on the horizen next year no matter what QB we have, but if not will it really surprise that many people?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Martz to Bears - Buyers Bewares!

It's really too bad that Martz is no longer in the division, because his offensive scheme would've meant the 49ers would be bad at least one more year. He is going to get Cutler killed with his pass happy attack behind an O-line that stank it up so bad last year that Jay threw a gazillion picks. I forsee Cutler getting sacked 6 times per game and having his career cut short by concussion or blown knee. I hate it when I hear about Martz being the architect of the GSOT - he was made by Warner and Faulk, not the other way around. The Bears should be a balanced team with Forte and Cutler but it just isn't in Mad Mike's blood. Stupid move by a team that did not need a pass first OC.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Year, Old Result

How nice to see that our beloved Warner made it to the playoffs again while our other beloveds sat at home and watched him torch the Packers for 51 points. Sure he came back to earth after another dome shattering hit against the Saints, but I'd take it. We could make an All-Pro team out of Ex-Rams we have to watch every year at about this time, and it makes me sick. Once in a while it would be nice to actually see someone on our team make a play this time of year. Like that'll happen anytime soon. Oh well - no matter who the Rams take in the draft it will probably end up in the same result anyway, so why even worry about it?

Monday, January 4, 2010

No More Love From This Chump

So now that the season is over I look back on what we had to go through and I honestly think that this is the worst ever. Not only because we went 1-15, but because we were worse than the Lions, Raiders, and Browns, three teams who for years have been the laughing stock of the NFL. Three teams who have new or somewhat new coaches who suck. Three teams with new or almost new QB's who suck. Three teams who are just downright awful and if it hadn't been for beating one of them this year we would be 0-16.

What a frickin disaster. I can't even begin to describe how mad and humiliated I feel right now, but I'll give it a try. I never want to see another football game in my life again, and I am putting all of my Rams stuff up for sale on eBay tomorrow. I am finished with this crap. We pay too much to get back too little, watching a bunch of overpaid humans play like crap while there is so much poverty in this world that could benefit from just 1/1000 of the NFL's annual budget. Guys who break the law repeatedly and we cheer for them. Guys who cheat on their wives and girlfriends and we cheer for them. Guys who have terrible tempers and we cheer for them. Guys who seem to think that they need to make more money in order to take care of their families and cry like babies if they don't get it, and yet we cheer for them when they do get it. Guys who go on TV begging us to give our money for holiday cheer, yet they are the ones with all the money to give. I am tired of it. They will get no more of my money.

We'll see how it all plays out as the offseason progresses, but with my health and the economy taking their toll on my family like they have I really can't say that I'll ever be back to the same level of passion for the NFL that I've known all my life. I will always be a Rams fan, but only so much as it will keep me from ever rooting for anyone else. Goodbye and good riddance to a year and team that just flat out stank!