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    Rams move training camp to St. Louis

    Rams will have training camp in St. Louis
    Goodbye, Macomb; Hello, Earth City
    BY JIM THOMAS
    Of the Post-Dispatch
    04/07/2005

    The Ramsí nine-year run of training camps in Macomb, Ill., is over.

    The team has decided to hold training camp in St. Louis this summer, team officials have told the Post-Dispatch. An official announcement could come as early as this afternoon.

    The Rams held training camp at Maryville University in 1995, the first year for the team in St. Louis. The team actually practiced at Parkway Central High for one week that year because of a conflict with a soccer camp at Maryville.

    But Macomb, and Western Illinois University, landed the Rams in 1996, and the Rams have trained there every summer since then.

    The Rams plan to hold most of training camp at the teamís Rams Park facility in Earth City, with players staying in a nearby hotel.

    Practice would be open to the public, although seating is limited to the hillside surrounding the field.

    The team may not be at Earth City throughout the entire camp, because it is considering practicing in San Diego for a week prior to a preseason game against the Chargers in San Diego.

    There were no specific problems with training in Macomb. In fact, the set-up at Western Illinois was ideal.

    But the relative isolation of the campus, particularly in relation to St. Louis, was a problem. Getting to and from Macomb wasn't easy, and traveling to and from preseason games was draining.

    In addition, the Rams have all of their medical support facilities nearby in St. Louis. In Macomb, injured players frequently would have to return to St. Louis for additional testing.

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    Re: Rams move training camp to St. Louis

    The team may not be at Earth City throughout the entire camp, because it is considering practicing in San Diego for a week prior to a preseason game against the Chargers in San Diego
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    Re: Rams move training camp to St. Louis

    Hmmmm, looks like I may just have to make the trip to Earth City this year.

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    Re: Rams move training camp to St. Louis

    I just might have to go see my Dad a little more in St. Charles this summer...
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    Re: Rams move training camp to St. Louis

    Not sure I like it...

    Most teams that stay at home during camp due not fair well....ie Redskins

    Unless they plan to run it like a true camp and have to players stay together not leaving for home after practice?????

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    Re: Rams move training camp to St. Louis

    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYHORNS
    Not sure I like it...

    Most teams that stay at home during camp due not fair well....ie Redskins

    Unless they plan to run it like a true camp and have to players stay together not leaving for home after practice?????
    dude, read the report again ................ it says they plans to put up the players in a near by hotel


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    Re: Rams move training camp to St. Louis

    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYHORNS
    Not sure I like it...

    Most teams that stay at home during camp due not fair well....ie Redskins

    Unless they plan to run it like a true camp and have to players stay together not leaving for home after practice?????
    The Rams plan to hold most of training camp at the teamís Rams Park facility in Earth City, with players staying in a nearby hotel.
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    Machinations?

    This may sound goofy, and I am saying it half in jest... but maybe that was part of the agreement to sign Orlando Pace longterm and actually GET him into camp!

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    Re: Machinations?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyhater
    This may sound goofy, and I am saying it half in jest... but maybe that was part of the agreement to sign Orlando Pace longterm and actually GET him into camp!
    Part of me says that's crazy...the rest of me says, yea, that's about right.
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    Re: Machinations?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyhater
    This may sound goofy, and I am saying it half in jest... but maybe that was part of the agreement to sign Orlando Pace longterm and actually GET him into camp!
    It's funny because it could be true.
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    Re: Rams move training camp to St. Louis

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    Re: Rams move training camp to St. Louis

    With players staying at a nearby hotel.....

    I read that.... not sure it suggest everyday or if it will provide a camp like environment so players can unite without outside distrations??????

    So Dude...... I'm not sure this is a good thing??????

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    Re: Rams move training camp to St. Louis

    that pisses me off, i enjoyed gettin off work and goin to watch the rams practice. doesnt look like i be seeing them practice anymore. or helpin ernie conwell pick out a digital camera, or waitin in line for madden with archuletta and dre bly. no more hittin balls at the driving range with faulk, or watchin him leave the bars with 4 diff girls thinkin damn hes lucky. no more spinnin there rims while inside eating. im depressed there leaving. i hope they realize they belong im Mac town(macomb). GO RAMS

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