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Time to Welcome Back the Rams, with Stipulations

December 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

The Los Angeles market has been slow to embrace the revenant Rams. Thousands of empty seats at the Coliseum, the Rams’ home again while the $2.1 billion stadium in Inglewood is built, can be seen in the background of TV shots. Late last week an L.A. podcast pundit sarcastically said, “I’m seeing tons of Rams […]

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Russell Wilson Stands between Rams and Winning NFC West

December 15th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

The Los Angeles Rams can take a huge step toward winning the NFC West for the first time since 2003 if they win in Seattle on Sunday. The Seahawks can be had. The Legion of Boom is decimated, Seattle’s linebackers are wobbling, the offensive line is porous and the club might be 5-8 instead of […]

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The Rams and Getting Their Signals Straight

December 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

Think back to the Los Angeles Rams’ 2016 NFL season. Prize draft pick Jared Goff was a mess. When he finally got a chance to play, in the final seven games of the season, the rookie quarterback looked clueless and panicked, conditions that rule out competence. And, yes, he was 0-7 as a starter. The […]

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Goff Prompts Re-Evaluations by NFL Cognoscenti — and Me, Too

November 27th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

Let’s make this formal. I apologize for suggesting that Jared Goff was a bust. (This is Day 2 of the Empathy Tour; pretty sure I will get over it.) I never directly wrote, on this blog, these words: “Goff is a bust.” But I did suggest here and here and here that he could be, […]

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Rams Get a Reality Check

November 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, Golf, NFL, Rams

Whoa, there, Rams fans. Your team is not going to sprint to the Super Bowl any time soon. That 7-2 start? Nice. But when the Rams stopped playing cupcakes and ran into another quality team, the Minnesota Vikings … well, it did not go well. To the tune of 24-7, with the “highest-scoring-team-in-the-league” Rams on […]

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Rams and Goff on a Roll No One Saw Coming

November 5th, 2017 · No Comments · NFL, Rams

OK, everyone who predicted the 2017 Los Angeles Rams would win six of their first eight games, with Jared Goff in the upper third of the league in passing yards (2,030, ninth) and quarterback rating (97.9, ninth) … please stand up. All of you standing … thanks to owning up to your outrageous lies. We […]

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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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