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    Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    Bernie's Grits - August 13, 2007

    Under Dick Vermiel, the Rams' slogan was "gotta get to work."

    Now, under Scott Linehan, it seems the slogan is "we don't need to work."

    With the Cardinals falling back in the standings and almost certainly out of the race for the MLB playoffs, I decided to make my first visit to training camp at Rams Park last week. And so, I put on my favorite pair of capri shorts and my mesh tanktop and headed out in the heat to watch the Gridiron Greats of the Gateway City practice.

    I have to admit, I was pretty psyched. I have heard some good things about this year's squad. Something about a defensive player from the Midwest being drafted, and a tall guy on offense. Sounded good to me, as did the prospect of being able to sample six flavors of Italian Ice from my favorite vendor, Luigi (he gives me free samples in exchange for me blocking out the sun for him on hot days).

    When I arrived, I was shocked to find nobody... and I mean nobody.... on the practice field. I thought maybe I had the time wrong, so I called the Front Office to ask if the team was practicing. Here's the crazy part - they flat out lied to me and said the team was practicing at that moment! I told the secretary that she was lying, and she threatened to put Samir Suleiman on the phone (I promptly hung up).

    What's worse is, I went back again and the same thing happened - NOBODY OUT THERE ON THE PRACTICE FIELD!!!!!

    The arrogance of this team is shocking. How can Coach Linehan expect improve on last year's record (I think the Rams won somewhere beween 6-10 games last year, right?) if they don't practice.

    This is a major scandal, folks. So remember where you heard it first!


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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    I don't know about you all, but I just don't have the heart to tell poor Bernie that the Rams have held several practices indoors. Why ruin a good rant?

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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    I hope that was sarcasm.

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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    Sarcasm may be giving it TOO much credit. A pitifully sophomoric attempt at humor is more accurate.
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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    Guys,

    This is just someones creative juices flowing. This is not anything the Bernie truly wrote. Rather a shot at his apparent lack of education in the sports world, at least by someones standards :-)

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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    Quote Originally Posted by Fargo Ram Fan View Post
    A pitifully sophomoric attempt at humor.
    Sounds like a review of an Adam Sandler movie.
    Last edited by AvengerRam; -08-13-2007 at 05:19 PM.

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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    Quote Originally Posted by Fargo Ram Fan View Post
    Sarcasm may be giving it TOO much credit. A pitifully sophomoric attempt at humor is more accurate.
    Easy there, Dakota. If we can't poke the walrus coo-coo-ca-choo, who can we poke?

    The underlying theme (which is accurate, to his own admission) is that Bernie pays little attention to the Rams until the baseball Cards' season is over. STL is a baseball town, and he knows where the interest of his readers lies, when a limited amount of space must be divided between all the local sports.

    The writer's just havin' a little fun. It's nothing to get too shook up about, and it's certainly not something to make me grab a dictionary over. I always thought sophomoric was the humor that followed freshmanistic and preceeded juniorousilishious.
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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    oh man, this thread is killin me LOL


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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    Im somewhat familiar with the history of Av. vs. Bernie here...its still not funny. Enjoy!
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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    Eye of the beholder, my friend.

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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    Who is this "Av" person you speak of?

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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

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    I like it. A little humor never killed anybody!

    Well, there was that one guy...

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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    I thought the satire was hilarious. Nice work Av, keep it comin'.

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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    Eeeeeeeeeeewwwww...Bernie in a mesh tank top....barf

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    Re: Bernie's Camp Report: The Lack of Dedication Under Linehan is Astounding

    Quote Originally Posted by RamFan_Til_I_Die View Post
    Eeeeeeeeeeewwwww...Bernie in a mesh tank top....barf
    Kind of like a manatee caught in a fishing net, huh?

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