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A Day of Infamy for the Rams

February 4th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL, Uncategorized

St. Louis, you can have them back. What’s that? You don’t want them? You don’t traffic in stolen franchises anymore? Good call. That was Super Bowl 53 we watched yesterday, and Rams fans (such as they are) can’t un-see it. I’m old enough to have watched every Super Bowl ever played, and your Los Angeles […]

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The Super Bowl Worst-Case Scenario

February 2nd, 2019 · 1 Comment · Football, NFL, Rams

That was my feeling, moments after the New England Patriots completed their 37-31 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the American Football Conference championship game 14 days ago. “This is a worst-case scenario.” “This” being the Los Angeles Rams playing the Patriots for the Super Bowl trophy. And why, pray tell? Because the […]

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Remembering Super XIV: Steelers 31, Rams 19

February 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL

For those of you who have little or no recollection of this game, which was played in January of 1980, there is something you need to know: Despite the final score, this was one of the two best Super Bowls of the first 15 played. (Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17, in 1976, was the other.) It […]

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Memories of Super Bowl Week

January 28th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

I’m not sure how many Super Bowls I covered. I could search it out, but let’s just say it probably was 12, over a three-decade period. From the time I was trusted to cover a major event, which commenced around 1980, I did any Super Bowl that was within driving distance from the office (250 […]

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Half a Century Since Jets’ Super Bowl Upset

January 11th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Football, NFL, Rams

Just read a piece in the Wall Street Journal by a reporter noting today is the 50th anniversary of the New York Jets’ 16-7 upset of the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl 3. Most football fans who were over the age of 10 or 12, on January 12, 1969, remember the event. I fall into […]

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The Best NFL Team No One Cares About

December 13th, 2018 · No Comments · Chargers, Football, NFL, Rams

That would be the San Diego … uh, Los Angeles … Chargers. Are they good? Turns out, yes. Yes they are. The Chargers are 11-3 good, and only two teams in the NFL have a better record — the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams, each 11-2. The Chiefs are 11-3, as are […]

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Rams Lose Their Focus and Their Game

December 9th, 2018 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL

That was ugly. Chicago Bears 15, Los Angeles Rams 6, and can anyone remember when, two weeks ago, seemingly rational NFL fans thought the Rams were headed for the Super Bowl? That was after the 54-51 touchdown-a-thon victory by the Rams over the Kansas City Chiefs in a collision of the league’s only 9-1 teams. […]

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Los Angeles Rams: Defense First? Not Any More

November 17th, 2018 · No Comments · NFL, Rams

Those of us who grew up as fans of the Los Angeles Rams, over three decades, from 1960 to 1989 … we expected that if they won — and they tended to — it mostly would be about the team’s defense. The Rams offense tended to be vanilla, and not a quality vanilla. No, it […]

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Ranking Ten Pro Sports Teams I Loathe

November 4th, 2018 · No Comments · Barcelona, Basketball, Champions League, Dodgers, Football, Lakers, Lists, NBA, NFL, soccer

Have I done this before? After 10-plus years I must have. But know what? I’m not going to check because the 10 teams I love to hate changes a bit, from year to year. This list would probably be unlike any other I might have done. For instance, most of my life I have wished […]

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Next Up for Los Angeles: The Rams

October 30th, 2018 · No Comments · NFL, Rams

So much for the Dodgers. Realists had no hope for them, once they coughed up Game 4 and, truth be told, even if they had tied the series at 2-2 … them winning two of three from Boston, with two of those games played at Fenway … well, it just seemed really unlikely. The Red […]

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