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    Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    Do we really need a new thread every time some media hack speculates that the Rams might be interested in some player who is a FA or available by trade?

    Its pretty lame to have the boards cluttered by posts that, within a few hours become moot because the player signs or is traded elsewhere.

    If the Rams are ACTUALLY TALKING to a player, fine. That's a story.

    But enough with the speculative nonsense.

    Sheesh!


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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    What about fake user names, with silly Jabba The Hutt avatars, and posts meant to imitate said media hacks.

    Would they fall under the heading of valid posts or would they be just more lame, nonsensical clutter?

    By the way, I just heard the Rams are talking to the Cards about aquiring Kurt Warner.
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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    Agreed, AV.

    There IS a thread in NFL talk which might be where the "nonsensical clutter" [yodude's verbiage.(ya' know, the guy with the one-eyed avatar)] might accumulate?

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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    Quote Originally Posted by Yodude View Post
    What about fake user names, with silly Jabba The Hutt avatars, and posts meant to imitate said media hacks.

    Would they fall under the heading of valid posts or would they be just more lame, nonsensical clutter?

    By the way, I just heard the Rams are talking to the Cards about aquiring Kurt Warner.
    Now that made me chuckle, and there's a point there.

    Quite often, negotiations are brought to our attention via the media. It doesn't make much sense to me to discount all news sourced through the media and as yet unconfirmed, as being unworthy of an internet board.

    All we do here is vent and speculate.

    For example, what would the point be of talking about the draft, when we have no idea who the Rams will draft and subsequently sign? Its all conjecture in any case and one piece of hearsay is as good to pursue as any other.

    This is, after all, silly season.

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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    The news just keeps flooding in like crazy! I hope we can reserve a thread for all this madness!

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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    I hope the news slows down, because it's rolling in and things are so iffy at this point.
    Bruce should be kept, if not **** the Rams

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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    I was going to say, these "RAMS MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN..." things are just speculation on the part of sports writers

    KFFL saying that the RAMS might be interested in free agent FB Tony Richardson, probably because 1) He is a fullback 2) He played under Al Saunders in Kansas City

    However the only concrete thing they say about free agents is that Jacob Bell is coming to STL on Monday for a visit

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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    Obviously it's not news, but neither is 90% of the stuff talked about during the predraft off season. It's fun to discuss some of it, I dont see what the problem is. If we only made threads about actual news there'd only be like 20 threads in the past month

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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    Straight up. How about a speculation area or even a news only area.

    I find the silly season fun and irritating in equal measure,

    at least it has us talking.

    The off season sucks. Even the football lottery, sorry, draft isn't as good as the real thing. I just want it all to be done, some players signed and the season to kick off.

    Then the real moaning can begin!!
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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    Quote Originally Posted by rampower View Post
    Straight up. How about a speculation area or even a news only area.

    I find the silly season fun and irritating in equal measure,

    at least it has us talking.

    The off season sucks. Even the football lottery, sorry, draft isn't as good as the real thing. I just want it all to be done, some players signed and the season to kick off.

    Then the real moaning can begin!!

    i dont mind the speculation, but only if its clearly marked as speculation or rumour. everyone likes to do a bit of guesswork, which is why you will also see tons of mock drafts! but yeah, it can be annoying when a topic is posted on here without a link, as for me this is my main source of rams news

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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    Exactly.

    All I'm asking is that you (1) ask yourself if what you are posting is something more than mere speculation and/or rumor, and (2) if that is all that it is, either note in the thread heading that you are reporting a rumor, or wait until the report is confirmed before posting it.

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    Re: Here's a Tip: "Rams Might Be Interested In _________" Is NOT News

    Funny you should mention this, I was going to create a post that the Rams might be interested in a head coach and defensive coordinator that exuded intelligence, creativity, aggressiveness, commanded the respect of their players, and owned a set of brass balls. That has since proven to be nothing more than a rumor however...

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