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    ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    As a public service announcement, it is my self-proclaimed duty to inform the few remaining insolents the last ship to salvation is nearly full. Please proceed to the loading dock and make you're escape from the fledging Ram-nation. And as a bonus you will be provided with all the cheese your little whiskery snouts can slobber up. All aboard!
    Bon voyage sell-outs. May the Vikings and the Lions provide stability and peace of mind.

    Shhh, let em go. We need them like Claude needs a hole in his bong.

    Okay, I'll admit there are few paisley-colored, stinky eggs larger than the one the Rams laid on opening day. And I'll go along with the notion that in some alternate universe, karma has confused this team as being the loser of last year's super-bowl. But blow my horn, I know damn well that there is absolutely nothing at all Ram on any part of my Madden '08 cover.

    So what gives?

    As easy as it is to join the "poor-us" pity train, I just don't think it fits well. At the risk of providing a good example with a bad vision, we saw this very same scenario play out with the Seahawks last year at a much higher level.

    Even Ham-bone the witch-doctor couldn't chant Shaun Alexander's broken foot back together, but they persevered all the way to the playoffs on Seneca Wallace's inept shoulders.

    But Watchdog, the Hawks killed us-they always kill the Rams!

    Shut up troll, why aren't you on the boat?

    I really don't think I need to elaborate on my point.

    When you lose four, potentially five starters, some may say that's par for the course.

    When you do it in the space between the first and the second game - well, pardon my french - that just sucks a$$.

    But don't cry - that MO went out with our beloved Dick Vermiel. Think of all the benefits our team can achieve in light of all the tragedy.

    *Marc Bulger will become a better scrambling quarterback by necessity after a few games spent running for his life.

    *The team water-boy has a better chance than ever to become the next Bobby Bouche'

    *Georgia Frontiere can put on her forty-year-old nurse uniform and finally feel like she has a purpose.

    Forgive me for the levity, but it occurs to me that a little lightening up is in order, and a little bit of reason. So let's all take a collective step back and take a look at what we have going for us here.

    Sure we're looking at an extremely unfortunate start to our season, but these are the cards that have been dealt to us. Though it seems bad, this has all the makings of, in the best scenario, a really special story of courage and fortitude. In place of our starters there are many budding first-break tales that could be every bit as reminiscent as the legend of Kurt Warner. There are champions with rings in the locker room as well as rookies who grew up idolizing them.

    But they are humans. No matter how big and glitzy ESPN Hollywood tries to make them, they all are still fallible, imperfect people just like you and I. They pick their nose at stop-lights and maybe even spit when they talk.

    But most of all ... they're our boys.


    They're our 2007 St. Louis Rams, and whether they live in St. Louis, Los Angeles, or Cleveland for that matter, they permanently reside for better or for worse in the hearts and minds of us all.

    And I Believe.

    If life is a game, then even dire straits demand that we keep rolling the dice. And if we're bleeding, let the blood run blue and gold.

    Do you still believe?
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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    Whilst I may not have said it exactly like that , I think the exhortation to support the team is entirely in order.

    And yes, I believe.

    :l

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    I also Believe.

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    I will always believe, even when I can't seem to find my rose colored glasses and the kool-aid seems watery....

    I tend to be a bit of a realist but it has never before stopped me from being a fan of my team.. not yet in over 40 years. And believe me, there were some years that were hard to accept.
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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    I believe in only 5 things in this life....

    1)tomorrow follows today
    2)where theres a broken man theres a woman involved
    3)Townes Van Zandt is the greatest songwriter that ever lived!
    4)Al Davis is God
    5)the Rams will win another Superbowl before i die!

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    where there's a will, and a short plump blonde barmaid serving pink clouds,
    there's a chance...

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    Watchdog, Welcome to the Clan! :bash:

    Greatly enjoyed your 'Roll Call' post, thanks; excellent in more ways than one ... for I believe!

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    Always have, always will! Hope spring eternal! GO RAMS GO!!!!!

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    Welcome Watchdog....Nice post except I am having trouble with your definition of a troll. It does not match with mine. Trolls are typically from other teams and they are here stirring up trouble.

    I hope that you are not proposing shipping off our fans because we don't have enough to even fill the dome now. We can't be sending them away.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    I'm a believer......No doubt about it!:r

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    Never been very religious...

    ...but...



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    The Rams CAN still pull this season together.

    I've complained as much if not more then anyone about the team this year, but yet, inside...deep inside, I have that little hope that says, they can still do it.

    GO RAMS!

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    Quote Originally Posted by UtterBlitz View Post
    Welcome Watchdog....Nice post except I am having trouble with your definition of a troll. It does not match with mine. Trolls are typically from other teams and they are here stirring up trouble.

    I hope that you are not proposing shipping off our fans because we don't have enough to even fill the dome now. We can't be sending them away.
    Not at all. In one of the other forums i read where one poster waved goodbye to go root for the Vikings and another for the Lions!!

    That was dedicated to them.

    THANK YOU FOR THE WARM WELCOME GUYS.

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    When their is a Steven Jackson, There is a way.

    Watch as the Rams make an example of the *****.

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    I wouldn't still be a Rams fan if I didn't believe (the 90's were rough).
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Maybe not now, but soon.

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    Re: ROLL CALL ( Trolls check yourselves at the door )

    I believe that this team can win if THEY WANT IT bad enough. We have all the talent in the world, and once we start to gel together as a team (both players and coaches), we will be unstoppable.
    Yes, I believe.

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