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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    "only a fool subjects themselves to frustration and punishment "

    - Nj, thats what true fans are.......


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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    because you don't like the fact that I have the audacity to stop watching this sad sack club until they show some competance.

    Donít blame you for not wanting to watch the club take a beat down almost every game itís sad to watch. I support the rams; I take my medicine from my boys who rip me every week for being a fan but admit they have ease off some no need of beating a horse when itís dead. Fans do what players do sometime when itís bad they point fingers they make personal attacks in fighting. But fans stay true even in the darkest times.
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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    It's one thing if the guy said I'm changing teams! And comes back when we get good again... He's taking a break from watching the games...What's the big deal? It's disheartening to watch our team, I don't blame anyone for wanting to watch a different game. I don't have access to the games so I don't really get to see how bad we actually look, but I'm sure it's brutal. Give the guy a break.


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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    Eldfan and Varg6- thank you for seeing my point and being reasonable- something apparently lost on many of the others on this thread who foolishly think I'm going to run out and start buying Denver Broncos jerseys. I am certainly going to stay abreast of all team developments, read the websites, etc. but I'm refraining from watching the weekly beatings until we start playing something that resembles football.

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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    Dear NJRAMSFAN1,
    Does this mean that you're going to change your name to NJRAMSFAN-SR (semi-retired) . I don't understand what a semi-retirement means because in the end you
    still are going to keep following the Rams at a distance. Isn't that what other bandwagon fans do. When they mock you for being a Rams fan they can't name anyone on the team except their marquee players. In reading your post I can tell that you're not that type of RAMS fan. Please denounce your semi retirement because I appreciate a fan who knows his team good or bad. I've been a RAMS FAN for 40 yrs. So my understanding of this team goes back a long way. Like our present day stock market don't worry the investment will pay off. Remember that a piece of coal becomes a diamond under lots of time and pressure. P.S. I too have followed the Dodgers and I'm sure you can remember many seasons of being let down but that doesn't change my allegiance. Success is the ongoing realization of a worthwhile goal or dream so what if it's a little bit of a nightmare. RAYZORRAM SIGNING OFF

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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    I dont understand why this is still a topic, if he wants to take a break let him. This effects absolutely no one on the boards so why should it matter. This thread should have ended with any one who want to say good bye doing so and those who dont staying out of this thread.

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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    I am going into semi- retirement from watching Rams football. This is a difficult decision given my 35 year allegiance to this team since I was 4 years old, but one I feel I must make for my own sanity and health. There is simply no way I can stand to continue watching this kind of incompetance each Sunday. Before I do so, some thoughts about today. I will attempt to be as respectful and as measured in my comments as possible.

    Today's effort resembled our opener vs. Seattle. We hung in for awhile, made some good defensive stops, then ended up shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties that negated 1st downs, turnovers and cluelessness. We've been shut out in 2 of our first 4 games. I've been to funerals that were more enjoyable than watching us try to move the football offensively. Just dreadful.

    Boller showed today why he lost his starting job with Baltimore and why he'll never be anything more than a stop gap 2nd string guy at best.

    The offensive line was atrocious again- 5 sacks allowed and numerous pressures. There's no excuse. It's not like we haven't invested money into this unit. This is either a complete lack of collective talent or a bunch of overpaid underachieving wastes- I really don't know which, at this point.

    I'm very disappointed in the coaches right now. I believed and still have faith that Steve Spagnuolo is the guy for this job. But penalties, blown assignments and lack of execution is a reflection on the coaches- no iffs, ands or buts. And right now, it is reflecting very poorly on these guys, because we have a team that is spinning its wheels, shooting itself in the foot and executing poorly. The play calling is terrible (let's run draw plays to Jackson on 3rd and 8) but part of the reason is because we have absolutely no one other than Steven Jackson who is worth their weight offensively or a threat to do anything.

    Josh Brown- a guy lauded a couple of years ago as one of the top two or three kickers in all of football and paid handsomely for the privilege- stinks. With the kind of salary he's drawing, he should be automatic on field goal attempts. He's been far from it recently. And for all of Donnie Jones impressive punts, can you angle kick or put the ball inside the 10 a couple of times when punting from mid-field instead of blasting it into the end zone for a touchback? How many times, Donnie?

    One of the things that makes you feel a little better while rebuilding is to see steady improvement each week. It hasn't happened. Our one close game came vs. a Washington team that we're coming to find out isn't very good. Although there are flashes by a couple of guys (Otogwe and Laurinitis come to mind), we are no better now than we were in our opener vs. Seattle and aren't even close to being a competitive football team, much less winning games. The results are no better than last year. And there will come a time very quickly when hanging your hat on effort alone just won't cut it.

    The Saints, The Bears, The Colts and The Vikings are among the ass-kickings that await- to say nothing of the Cardinals twice and a Houston team that's winning.

    I just can't sit by anymore and ruin my Sundays. So in the short term, I'll focus on the Dodgers' playoff run, the NASCAR chase and the start of basketball in a month. Long term will be Christmas shopping, house projects and anything else I can think of. After a decade of bad football (1991-1998), a 5-31 record in our last 36 games, a 14 game losing streak and the last five years of this garbage, I'm done. I simply cannot invest anymore time, passion and energy into this football team.

    When I read or hear of this team starting to act and play as if they are a true NFL football franchise instead of a weekly embarrassment, I'll reevaluate my decision.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHHAH!

    Given up?

    Lord.

    This team is that bad?

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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    Eldfan and Varg6- thank you for seeing my point and being reasonable- something apparently lost on many of the others on this thread who foolishly think I'm going to run out and start buying Denver Broncos jerseys. I am certainly going to stay abreast of all team developments, read the websites, etc. but I'm refraining from watching the weekly beatings until we start playing something that resembles football.

    I for one am sorry if I misunderstood your first post. I thought you were giving up being a fan and would return when they got better.

    If I understand correctly now you are going to remain a fan but just not watch any games until they get better.

    Those two things are night and day.

    Sorry for interpreting your post wrong.

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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    I can't believe this thread is still going. NJ, I understand your feelings, I don't agree with them, but I understand. As another long time fan, I just can't not watch, mainly for fear I will miss that first win that may be the catalyst for the team turning things around.

    To the rest of you, most need to get off the high horse. Some only became a fan due to the GSOT and probably then mid way through the season. None of those have any right to call anyone else a bandwagon fan. The long time fans that know what it was like to suffer through the 80's need to remember that other fans will come and go based off the success of the team. The blue and gold is in our blood and things will get better eventually.

    Look, as someone else mentioned above, when a team does bad, some players start pointing fingers at each other and start calling names. Seems like it is the same for fans. It is the leaders of both groups (teams and fans) that try to pull their teams together advising them to weather the storm.
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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsInfiniti View Post
    Dictionary: Band-Wag-On Fan

    n.

    1. A fan who only supports a sports club when it is winning
    2. Fans that continually switch clubs or aren't loyal to one team
    3. individual that is likely a Cowboys or 49'ers fan at heart

    Ha ha, so, so true Infiniti, I'm with you on this one.

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    Re: My official announcement of semi-retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    Eldfan and Varg6- thank you for seeing my point and being reasonable- something apparently lost on many of the others on this thread who foolishly think I'm going to run out and start buying Denver Broncos jerseys. I am certainly going to stay abreast of all team developments, read the websites, etc. but I'm refraining from watching the weekly beatings until we start playing something that resembles football.
    it's cool with me as long as you don't buy a ***** jersey

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