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    How crazy am I?

    Let's find out...

    I think the Rams might actually beat Seattle this week.

    It makes no sense, I know.

    Even with a healthy Sam Bradford, the Rams are not at the level of the Seahawks, who are legitimate Super Bowl contenders this year. The Seahawks have a strong running game, an efficient passing game, and a killer defense.

    The Rams will have to manage with Kellen Clemens at the helm... a scary prospect against any NFL defense.

    So why do I have this strange hunch that this will be a close game that, with a few breaks, the Rams can actually win?

    Am I just crazy?

    Perhaps, but hear me out.

    I believe that, in the short run, emotion can do funny things in sports.

    The Rams are coming off a very emotional game. Even before Sam's injury, the Rams experience in Carolina would have produced furious anger. Add to that a "nothing left to lose"/"us against the world" theme, and you may see a true fire at the start of the game.

    Will that fire last? That is the question.

    If the Rams get down big early, the fire will die and the Rams will likely be blown out.

    However, if the Rams can take an early lead or, at least, keep it close, the fire will continue to push the Rams to that mythic level where upsets are produced.

    With the point spread (+10.5), I'm picking the Rams.

    Heck, I might even be crazy enough to pick the Rams to win.

    I think I just did.


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    Re: How crazy am I?

    Ha, I hear you. I understand the logic and was kicking it around in my head too. Our D will step up. I feel that.

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    Re: How crazy am I?

    I can see where you are coming from even if I tend to believe that the Seahawks win comfortably enough. Week in and week out crazy things happen in professional sports the world over. However IMO the emotions of this young team is more likely gonna be more along the lines of having the stuffing knocked out of them with Sam's injury. I hope i'm wrong and it does have a galvanising effect and they put on a decent performance and even better get a win. One thing is for sure Fisher and co have a major job to pick the team up and get them ready for the game.

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    Re: How crazy am I?

    You might need to get tested!
    Semper Fi!

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    Re: How crazy am I?

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    Re: How crazy am I?

    I had the same thought for several reasons. First the Seahawks will prepare for a heavy dose of running game so play action could work well. Next, the Seahawks don't play their best on the road. Although the locals are probably more interested in the World Series, loyal Ram fans will pack the dome and hopefully make some noise. Finally, Jeff Fisher is nobody's lacky, he will have some trick plays up his sleeve that may surprise the Seahawks. Of course all this works when our defense plays to their talent level and given the frustration that will likely be evident, we could beat them.

    Go Rams!

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    Re: How crazy am I?

    While your sanity or perceived lack thereof has been debated since I joined this board I firmly believe that any team can lose on any night. Notice I say any team can lose. The Hawks will need to lose this game for us to win. And we'll need to play darn near perfect. Will I take it? Hell yes.

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    Re: How crazy am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by DE_Ramfan View Post
    While your sanity or perceived lack thereof has been debated since I joined this board
    Are you suggesting that I'm actually the only member on this site (which I apparently created) and all the "members" are merely my alternate personalities with whom I've had spirited debates for years?

    Okay... well then WE all think the Rams can win this week.

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    Re: How crazy am I?

    Hmmmm we have a power run game and lose Sam Bradford and are playing leading superbowl contender in the NFC and you think we are going to win?

    Sounds like 2010 when Gus Ferotte had to come in and lead the Rams to victory against the high powered Saints offense where Drew Brees almost lost his TD streak if it wasn't for a garbage time TD

    Im with you AV monday night primetime UPSET...our D and ZAC STACY will lead us

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    Re: How crazy am I?

    Don't blame you for trying to infuse some optimism in an otherwise depressing board right now, but no.

    Not happening. Three words: Kellen freakin' Clemens.

    EDIT: I think we'll stay competitive and win 2-3 more games this season but Monday is a real long shot. To quote a well known Metallica song, "Sad but true."
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    Re: How crazy am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bald_81 View Post
    Don't blame you for trying to infuse some optimism in an otherwise depressing board right now, but no.

    Not happening. Three words: Kellen freakin' Clemens.

    You WILL eschew logic...
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    Re: How crazy am I?

    In a word...certifiable.
    (but then, so am I).
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    "the Heart Lies and the Head Plays Tricks with us, but the Eyes See True".

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    Re: How crazy am I?

    Remember the Saints game 2 years ago when we had A.J Feeley at the helm and we won?


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    Re: How crazy am I?

    Has AV been at the diesal oil again?

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    Re: How crazy am I?

    All we know how to do is beat ourselves. No chance to beat Seattle or anybody else that I can see.

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