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Rams Left Out in the Cold?

January 16th, 2021 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, Rams

I wish I had the time and energy to look this up, or call some agency that would look it up for me, and pay them to do it, but … … I don’t and I don’t. So, I will own up to cherry-picking these NFL stats from The Athletic pertaining to the Rams playoff […]

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L.A. Still Alive in Tri-Championship Chase

January 12th, 2021 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, Dodgers, Football, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams

The Lakers, kingpins of the National Basketball Association. The Dodgers, top of the heap in Major League baseball. The Rams, still in competition for the Super Bowl. Thus, it is possible, if still improbable, that the champs of the three most popular American professional sports leagues could all be found in Los Angeles.

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More Wolford, Please

January 5th, 2021 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

I might have suggested the Los Angeles Rams would take a page from the “psyching ourselves up” playbook and lecture fans and the media about “how nobody believes in us,” ahead of their game against Arizona on Sunday. But we couldn’t go there because Rams fans, perhaps more enthusiastic than informed, apparently helped bet a […]

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Goff Catches a Break

December 29th, 2020 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL

If ever the timing of an NFL injury could seem propitious, Jared Goff and his broken right thumb would be in the discussion. Until he sustained the injury, late in a 20-9 loss at Seattle on Sunday, the leading post-game topics were going to be about the Rams quarterback, who had another lousy performance, and […]

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Rams Over Shock Loss to Jets?

December 26th, 2020 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

Has Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay gotten over that 23-20 home defeat inflicted last week by the previously winless New York Jets? I haven’t. Last Sunday, kickoff was a bit after 1 p.m. The Rams, however, didn’t show up until about 2, when a field goal got them to 13-3. (That score again!) What […]

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A Year Following Diego Maradona

November 27th, 2020 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Football, Maradona, Pro League, soccer, Sports Journalism, The National, UAE

It was a preposterous bit of “news” in the offices of The National newspaper, based in the United Arab Emirates. Diego Maradona had signed a two-season contract to coach the Dubai club Al Wasl FC of the UAE Pro League. (Sure, and Pele was going to come with him as an assistant.) However, as that […]

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Where Would Rams Be with Prescott at QB, Instead of Goff?

November 25th, 2020 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

Why aren’t more people talking about this? Is it just me? “Stuck” over here in France, getting a limited amount of NFL in my TV diet? The Los Angeles Rams moved heaven and earth (and six high draft picks, to Tennessee) so that they could make Cal quarterback Jared Goff the first pick of the […]

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Can U.S. Soccer Live Up to Its Promise?

November 23rd, 2020 · 3 Comments · Football, soccer

The new (to me) slogan attached to the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team is kinda cute. “THE FUTURE IS US.” All caps and a period, see? So “US” can be a pronoun as well as the US in the abbreviation for “United States”. It is a temptation to blurt out a rejoinder to that: “AND […]

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Up All Night with ‘My’ Teams

October 9th, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, Dodgers, Football, France, Lakers, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams, Sports, Sports Journalism

I need the Lakers to close out the NBA Finals tonight. Because I have money on them? Because I have become a fan of LeBron James? Because I can’t stand to see them lose? Nope. I need them to win so I can get a little sleep. A downside for an American living in France? […]

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Messi to Barcelona: ‘Never Mind’

September 4th, 2020 · No Comments · Barcelona, Champions League, Football, Galaxy

It looked like it would be a Messi mess, but it turned to be much ado about nothing. And just when soccer fan were getting their heads around the idea of Lionel Messi playing for a club other than Barcelona. He did say that was his preference, getting out of Dodge, following another Champions League […]

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