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The NFL and Angeleno Disinterest

September 6th, 2017 · No Comments · Chargers, NFL, Rams

So, the NFL. The pain begins anew, tomorrow, with the New England Patriots and the not annually concussed Tom Brady playing the Kansas City Chiefs. The initial round of maiming for the 2017 iteration of a dead-end sport will be in prime time. Which prompts me to think about the two teams in greater Los […]

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In San Diego: Horse; Barn Door

January 26th, 2017 · No Comments · Chargers, Football, NFL, Rams

Within days of the San Diego Chargers announcing they will move to Los Angeles and play their games there next fall … someone has put forward the sort of free-thinking, out-of-the-box idea that might have saved the club for San Diego. Granted, this $1 billion plan is built around a hypothetical Major League Soccer team, […]

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Rams Jump the Gun on Coach

January 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

Sean McVay, is it? All of 30 years old, is Sean? And this is the Rams’ latest great idea? Hiring the youngest head coach in the Super Bowl era? Will it be seen, in a few years from now, as a club blunder right up there with spending six draft picks for Jared Goff or […]

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USC at Alabama, Rams at Houston: The College/NFL Doubleheader

January 6th, 2017 · No Comments · College football, Football, NFL, Rams, USC

Ah, memories. This collection seeped into my consciousness when prompted by the discovery that the Oakland Raiders are playing at Houston on Sunday … and remembering I had covered an NFL game in Houston. At the Astrodome. While covering the Los Angeles Rams. In 1978. A long, long time ago. And I was pretty sure […]

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NFL City Moves: Rams Can Expect Hard Times

September 13th, 2016 · No Comments · NFL, Rams

How hard is it on an NFL team to pick up and move? I was thinking about this after the Rams, having moved from St. Louis earlier this year, stunk it up in their second debut first as NFL representatives of “Los Angeles”. I had a memory of the Rams and Raiders having some difficult […]

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Goff at QB: What Are Rams Waiting For?

September 12th, 2016 · No Comments · NFL, Rams

For the first time since 1994, the Rams played a game tonight with “Los Angeles” as part of their name. It went badly. Very badly. Final, from Santa Clara: San Francisco 49ers 28, Rams 0. And the scary thing is … the 49ers weren’t any good either, as some NFL writers noted. The Rams gained […]

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The Fall of Troy

September 3rd, 2016 · 1 Comment · College football, Football, Los Angeles Rams, Rams, USC

If it were not already time for this, it certainly is now: We no longer can consider USC a “football” school. Not after what Alabama did to the Trojans in their open tonight … a 52-6 blowout, nationally televised, that made the Trojans look like chumps. Not after compiling a overall record of 57-28 since […]

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The Los Angeles Rams and a Long Climb Back

August 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

Anyone who has attended a football game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum knows you might face a long, steep climb to get to where you want to be. It could be a metaphor for the former St. Louis (and Cleveland) Rams’ return to Los Angeles. Making the decision to return to the stadium where they […]

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Los Angeles Not Yet a Rams Town

May 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Football, NFL, Rams

We have been in Southern California for nearly two weeks now, and one sports concept is noticeable by its absence: Any apparent enthusiasm for the return of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams.

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Two Worthy ESPN ‘Long Reads’

February 11th, 2016 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

For a couple of days here, it was almost like Grantland never went away. ESPN.com … just the regular ol’ website most of us go to for scores and boxscores … generated a pair of lengthy, NFL-oriented entries that are highly readable and worth the 20-minute (each) investment. One (4,500 words) was an extremely clever/funny […]

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