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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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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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Rams Revolution: Sparing Starters Preseason Punishment

September 10th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Football, NFL, Rams

The Rams offense this summer did something that has never happened in National Football League history: Ten of their 11 starters on offense did not play a single minute of preseason football, according to The Orange County Register. Players have been complaining for years about the four-game exhibition season, and so have some coaches. And […]

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An Escapee from Hell: The XFL Returns

January 25th, 2018 · No Comments · Los Angeles Rams, NFL, Rams

We thought we had buried the XFL after one limp and forgettable season, in 2001. But now it is back, a ragged zombie out of the grave, with wrestling impresario Vince McMahon planning to take another whack at the 11-on-11 game two years from now. McMahon promises a “re-imagined” game … and I imagine it […]

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Clock Runs Out on Rams’ Breakthrough Season

January 6th, 2018 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

So, there we were, feeling … well, not fat and sassy about the Los Angeles Rams’ chances in the first round of the playoffs … but reasonably confident. Worried about the placekicker, a little concerned about the defensive secondary, but in all pretty optimistic about their chances of defeating the Atlanta Falcons at the Coliseum. […]

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Might the Rams Go Down Kicking?

January 5th, 2018 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

The Los Angeles Rams should be well-prepared for their first home playoff game since 1985. –As winners of the NFC West, they get to play at home, presumably before a capacity crowd at the Coliseum, just like the old days, before the Anaheim interlude and the stint as that St. Louis Club. –Having clinched a […]

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Today’s List: Ten 2017 Sports Events That Popped into My Head

December 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Baseball, Basketball, College football, Dodgers, Fifa, Football, Lakers, Lists, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams, Russia 2018, soccer, Spain, UAE, UCLA, USC, World Cup

This is not an exercise in academic rigor. I did not have someone sitting with a note pad writing down literally the first 10 facts I could recall pertaining to sports in 2017. But … it is a fairly accurate recreation of a fairly quick trip through my brain to see what stuck from the […]

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Rams and Sitting Key Players: Go for It

December 27th, 2017 · No Comments · NFL, Rams

Back before the Los Angeles Rams went on their two-decade sabbatical to St. Louis, in 1995, I would have been opposed to this: Sitting many of their best players for the final regular-season game — to ensure they are as healthy as possible for the club’s first playoffs home game in Southern California since 1985. […]

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And 32 Years Later … Rams Win the NFC West*

December 24th, 2017 · No Comments · NFL, Rams

* – L.A. Rams only The last time a team named the “Los Angeles Rams” won the NFC West division title? In 1985. In the one and only season of the Dieter Brock Era. A long time ago, then. A very long time — 32 seasons, actually. Which means fans of the current, L.A.-based Rams […]

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The Rams and the Risk of ‘All-But-Clinching’

December 18th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

The moment the danger hit home was about halfway through the fourth quarter in Seattle, when a bunch of rowdy/giddy Rams posed on their sideline, celebrating what would finish as a 42-7 rout of the Seahawks. The expression “all but clinched” the NFC West ricocheted around the NFL, on Sunday, when mentioning the game. And […]

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