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    Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    Bruce ceremony is pregame, not at halftime

    BY JIM THOMAS
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    Three words of advice for those planning to attend the Isaac Bruce jersey retirement ceremony Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome: Get there early.

    The ceremony will take place before the St. Louis Rams' game with Carolina -- not at halftime. The ceremony begins at 11:35 a.m., or 25 minutes before kickoff. Former Rams head coach Mike Martz, now offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, is scheduled to introduce Bruce. Martz is able to attend because the Bears are in their bye week.

    About two dozen former Rams players, many of them from the Greatest Show on Turf teams, will be introduced on the field. Then Bruce's jersey No. 80 will be hoisted into the rafters at the dome.

    The first 10,000 fans arriving Sunday receive an #80 Isaac Bruce lapel pin. (The dome doors open at 10:30 a.m.) After the game, all fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Isaac Bruce lithograph as they exit the stadium.

    Tickets remain available for the game and can be purchased at 314-RAMS-TIX or a stlouisrams.com.

    Sunday's ceremony will be a culmination of a hectic four days for Bruce. On Thursday, he has dinner with Rams sponsors. On Friday, he meets with the media at Rams Park, and then hosts a party for team staff and players at Rams Park. Friday night is the Celebrate 80 event at Lumiere Place to benefit the Isaac Bruce Foundation -- the event is sold out.

    On Saturday morning, Bruce will speak to the 2010 Rams squad.


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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    If this game does not sell out, it will be an embarrassment. I really hope Rams fans don't let that happen.

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    Mike, as of Monday, I believe only 975 tickets remained ...

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    If the stadium isn't full, it will be an embarrassment. I really hope Rams fans don't let that happen.
    Fixed.

    We've had plenty of "sell outs" this season that were in name only.

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    Quote Originally Posted by PeoriaRam View Post
    Fixed.

    We've had plenty of "sell outs" this season that were in name only.
    You're right Peoria, it will be embarrassing if there are a lot of red seats visible during a ceremony honoring a player who could easilly be labeled "Mr. Ram". I hope THAT doesn't happen.

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    I find this to be disappointing news. Unless they call every ticket holder, I think there will be a lot of empty seats for the ceremony. I believe that most fans would assume that it would be taking place at halftime.

    I suppose they feel it would be inconvenient to scratch a cheerleading display or a youth football scrimmage.

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    You're right Peoria, it will be embarrassing if there are a lot of red seats visible during a ceremony honoring a player who could easilly be labeled "Mr. Ram". I hope THAT doesn't happen.
    I know 4 seats that will be filled, 1 with my big ole butt. Picked out this game just for this reason, to see Bruuuuuuce get his jersey retired.

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    Will any of this be on TV or will I just have to see clips of it when the game starts?

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    Quote Originally Posted by BIG-BLUE View Post
    I know 4 seats that will be filled, 1 with my big ole butt. Picked out this game just for this reason, to see Bruuuuuuce get his jersey retired.
    You're a Rams Patriot BIG-BLUE. Kudos to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Will any of this be on TV or will I just have to see clips of it when the game starts?
    I doubt it will be shown live, but maybe we'll be surprised. The Rams site wiill probably have a video after the fact.
    Last edited by r8rh8rmike; -10-27-2010 at 08:25 PM.

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    I am coming up from Alabama for this one. Any of you in 440 terrace?

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsInfiniti View Post
    I am coming up from Alabama for this one. Any of you in 440 terrace?
    Another Rams Patriot, more kudos. You guys should definitely meet and greet before the ceremony at the very least.

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    I don't know why there would be empty seats. The Rams are playing well, playing an opponant that they have a strong chance of winning against, and you have the ceremony for Bruce. I know it's Halloween this weekend, but I can't see why any Rams fan with a ticket wouldn't go!

    I would go myself if i was't stuck in the UK...

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    Quote Originally Posted by RamFan876 View Post
    I find this to be disappointing news. Unless they call every ticket holder, I think there will be a lot of empty seats for the ceremony. I believe that most fans would assume that it would be taking place at halftime.

    I suppose they feel it would be inconvenient to scratch a cheerleading display or a youth football scrimmage.
    I agree. Most fans are wandering in late and they will not know about this ceremony unless they are doing heavy promotion for it. I was there for the deacon jones ceremony and it was before the game.

    I will have to call ramgram because I know she is looking forward to this.

    I would think it would be better at half time so that more fans would be there
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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    I miss that old chant in the dome.......

    BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE!


    GO RAMS!!!!!

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    Re: Bruce Ceremony Is Pregame, Not At Halftime

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    Another Rams Patriot, more kudos. You guys should definitely meet and greet before the ceremony at the very least.
    I cannot wait. I have always wanted to meet Isaac, I hope I get the chance. We have had some success greeting Ram players after the games, I can only dream that this legend will take the time to sign my #80 jersey I will be wearing, so that it also can be retired forever!

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