I Have To Go Back A Long Way To Find What I'm Feeling Now Again.
I'm shocked and numb.
I've been a Ram fan since 1968 and I go all the way back to that first season when I was 11 years old to find a feeling to match my feeling after this loss.
The 10-1-1 Rams were looking ahead to a titanic clash in the last game of the regular season against the 11-1 Baltimore Colts for the Coastal Division chamionship.
First, they had to play the Chicago Bears in the Coliseum. Of course, everyone knew they were going to roll over the Bears.
It didn't happen. The Bears upset the heavily favored Rams of Roman Gabriel, Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen and company to hand the division title to Balitmore and render that last game against the Colts meaningless.
Sure, the Rams had some great teams through the 70s but lost in the playoffs to some good Dallas and Minnesota teams. Throughout the eighties when they'd get crushed in the playoffs by the Bears or the Redskins, they were heavy underdogs.
I have to go all the way back to that 1968 Bears game to mirror the frustration I feel now where a heavily favored Rams team lost such an important game to a less talented team.
As an 11 year old, I cried after that Bears game. I'm now 44 and not crying but I sure feel like it.
Congratulations to the Patriots. Eight out of ten times the Rams are the better team but the Patriots were the better team yesterday and that's all that matters.
I just found this forum a few weeks ago. The wallpaper is great and I look forward to many more postings. Go Rams!
Going back a long ways...
What a tough loss this was. I remember as a kid being absolutely devestated by the playoff losses to the Vikings in the 70's....the mud bowl and the loss in met stadium when Chuck Knox opted for a Tom Dempsey field goal attempt at the 1 yard line were the worst....I still get a sick feeling just thinking about them!!! Strangely I don't quite feel as bad after this loss. I am very dissapointed but we have seen games like this one before where turnovers killed this team. Plus this Rams team has a very good chance of getting back to the big game next year. Hopefully they will learn from the loss and come up with a better game plan next time. I am a little irritated at all the anti-Ram people out there but that is normal when your team is the best.....the truth is we have never had a Ram team this good before!! We need to really savor and enjoy this team....these are the glory years of Ram football!!