know, i'm bored and can't wait till free agency. I was thinking, what is your best Rams story ever involving you.
Here's mine. I live in Ohio and have loved the Rams since 1979. But i could never go to a game unless they played the Browns, Bengals or Lions. Then when they moved to St. Louis in 1995, i couldn't wait to go to Rams park.
In april of 1996, i set off to St.Louis with my X-wife and stepdaughter. The team had just drafted Lawrence Phillips, Eddie Kennison and Tony Banks. They were coming off a 7-9 season and things were looking up.
I got to st. louis very late and went to a hotel to get a room only to learn i had lost my wallet somewhere along the way. So i found a parking lot in the rich area of St. Louis and slept in my car.
Saturday came and i called Kirk Reynolds, who i spoke with pretty much every day on the phone in public relations. He told me to come over to Rams park, which was still at the YMCA.
Although outsiders were not allowed to watch practice, they let me anyway. They also served me lunch, which i got to eat with the players and coaches. I sat at the table with John Oswald, Coach Rich Brooks and GM Steve Ortmeyer.
When they heard i slept in my car because i lost my wallet, they rented me a room at the red roof inn for 2 days and gave me $40 to eat on.
Sunday came and Reynolds took me over to where they were building the new Ram offices. It was only a shell and we went inside to check it out. Security showed up and would have gotten arrested, but they called the Rams to verify Reynolds worked there.
We got back to the YMCA, and Reynolds introduced me to Isaac Bruce, Kevin Carter, Tony Banks and Chip Lohmiller. Bernie Miklasz was there and wrote a story about me and my family sleeping in the car. He called me "Dave from Ohio" in the story. It was really cool.
That is not only my greatest Rams moment involing myself, but it was my best vacation ever.