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One Fine Day/Night: Dodgers, Rams Win

September 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Dodgers, Los Angeles Rams, NFL

Young sports fan me, ages 9 to maybe 15, would have been very happy with how this day turned out. My two favorite pro teams won! Dodgers 5, Philadelphia 4, leaving them one victory shy of clinching the National League West. The Rams 41-39 over the San Francisco 49ers, their greatest rivals, on the Thursday […]

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Forget Tailbacks: O-Linemen Get the Big Bucks

March 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Los Angeles Rams, NFL

Think of it as a sort of cosmic balancing of the scales. The fat kids who played in the line in high school are more highly prized in the NFL than the fast guys who got all the attention. At least, when those fast guys are running backs. The first few days of the NFL’s […]

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Rams Wise to Bring Back Oldtime Look

March 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Los Angeles Rams, NFL

By the time the Rams left Southern California for St. Louis, ahead of the 1995 NFL season, they had shifted from their traditional white-and-blue uniforms to a blue-and-gold look. In St. Louis, it got more so, with the blue trending toward a dark blue, producing a uniform that looked as little as possible like the […]

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It’s Official: Chargers Bolt for Los Angeles

January 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Los Angeles Rams, NFL

This nearly happened a year ago, after the NFL’s Rams announced their move from St. Louis back to greater Los Angeles. The Chargers had a chance to leave San Diego then and commit to joining the Rams at their $2.6 billion stadium (and counting) being built in Inglewood … or they could wait a year […]

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Your 2016 L.A. Rams!

January 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Los Angeles Rams, NFL

Well, that could hardly have gone worse. First year back in Los Angeles, and the Rams stunk it up. There’s losing and then there’s haplessly incompetent, no-hope, not-even-in-the-game losing of the sort the Rams had mastered by the end of a 4-12 season. The worst kind of team to live with is the team that […]

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Jeff Fisher: No Coach Lost More NFL Games

December 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Los Angeles Rams

Jeff Fisher was fired as coach of the Los Angeles Rams today, but he leaves the National Football League as No. 1 in one significant career statistic. His teams have lost 165 games. No coach in NFL history has lost more. Fisher shares the record for most defeats with Dan Reeves, but Reeves won 190 […]

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‘RedZone’ Pushes NFL Past Euro Soccer

November 13th, 2016 · No Comments · English Premier League, Football, France, Los Angeles Rams, NFL, soccer

In Europe, the belief that soccer is more interesting to watch than American football is widespread. Approaching unanimous. If that preference is questioned, what often comes up is this: “American football has too many breaks in play. Soccer is continuous action.” The NFL RedZone package, however, turns that complaint on its head. It is the […]

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Jared Goff: Time for ‘Star in Waiting’ to Make His Rams Debut

November 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL

The Los Angeles Rams lost again today, 13-10 to the Carolina Panthers. That is four consecutive defeats for the lowest-scoring team in the NFL, at 16.2 points per game, a team that fell to 3-5 and looks doomed to post a losing record for the 10th consecutive season. A team already becoming irrelevant in Los […]

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NFL Looks for Growth Outside U.S.

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL

Americans sometimes are surprised that few other people in the world are interested in the NFL. They have heard of something called the Super Bowl, but they overwhelmingly do not follow the game nor know very much about it. It isn’t as puzzling as it was 20 years ago because the NFL launched the Europe-based […]

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Rams Push Galaxy Down the Los Angeles Pecking Order

September 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Angels, Baseball, Dodgers, Football, Galaxy, Lakers, Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, soccer

The LA Galaxy has been around for 21 seasons now, but it struck me today that never in that time had the soccer club had to fight for attention in its hometown with a local National Football League team. The NFL abandoned the Los Angeles market after the 1994 season, when the Rams and Raiders […]

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