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    The Zen of AvengerRam

    I don't know what it is.

    Maybe, its just that I have a lot of other things going on in my life.

    Maybe, its because I'm getting older.

    Whatever the reason, I just don't seem to have it in me to get angry about the inevitable criticism, teeth-gnashing, scapegoat hunting and condemnation of the Rams. In the past, I had a passion for providing counter-arguments for every over-the-top, knee-jerk, broad-brushed comment about the team, its players, the coaching staff and the ownership.

    I just don't have it in me any more.

    I see a lot of hope for this franchise. I believe that there is a young core of players that is bound to produce some significant contributers. I look at Kroenke's rise to power as a sign of good things to come. I believe that there will be more to cheer for this year than most believe there will be, and a playoff appearance within 2-3 years.

    I know there are some who doubt this, or wholly disagree. That's fine. I'm tired of arguing. I'm tired of having to explain such obvious concepts as "every team has injuries," or "a player who's been in the league for 3 games cannot be described as a bust."

    Its enough already.

    I just want to be a fan. To enjoy the anticipation of each Sunday. To cheer until the clock reads 0:00. To find reason for hope even when things are down.

    That's what made being a fan fun for me when I was a kid. Why should it be different now?

    For those "naysayers" out there... well... I've fought the good fight against you. I'll continue to try to drown you out with my optimism, but I'm done playing your game. Nothing will ever eradicate those types of "fans," so why bother trying?

    There's a big circle around 9/12/10 on my calendar. I get to travel to St. Louis once more and watch the start of another Rams season. I will do so with the belief, even if unrealistic, that this could be the year when it all turns around.

    I can't wait.


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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    That was quite motivational. I am really pumped for the upcoming season aswell and I feel exactly the same way you do. I am tired of arguing and trying to explain the reasons to these air filled headed morons.

    I pray this is the year things are turned around, and we only go up from here.

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    I think it's called "maturity". Congratulations, you have it.

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    Quote Originally Posted by MACD View Post
    I think it's called "maturity". Congratulations, you have it.
    Thanks... I think.

    I certainly won't criticize those who wish to take on the critics. I just don't get a charge out of it like I used to, so I'm not going to bother.

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    I don't make a habit of trying to crawl into another person's head to decipher their thoughts, but perhaps you have the serenity, as I do too in knowing that our beloved team is headed in the right direction with a solid front office and a capable coaching staff that understands the game of football as it's now played.

    Go Rams

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    Avenger is our Yoda
    Si vous croyez en vous, que vous avez de la fierté, et que vous ne lâchez jamais, vous serez un gagnant.
    Le prix de la victoire est chère, mais la récompense en vaut la peine.

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Thanks... I think.

    I certainly won't criticize those who wish to take on the critics. I just don't get a charge out of it like I used to, so I'm not going to bother.
    Sounds like depression to me maybe you should call a doctor.

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    I guess this means you'll be changing your user name than, huh? Or maybe giving up your mod status?

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhal5569 View Post
    I guess this means you'll be changing your user name than, huh? Or maybe giving up your mod status?
    Sorry, I don't follow your logic.

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    Years of bad football will do that to a fan....
    Faithful Rams fan since 1968

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post
    Years of bad football will do that to a fan....
    Yeah... you don't get it.

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    Things are going to be very mild mannered around here.

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Yeah... you don't get it.
    Guess not.
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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    I'm just anxious to get past all of the draft signing, draft busts, bad picks, no trades, what the heck is going on posts and start watching people hit each as they try to score!
    "The disappointment of losing is huge!"

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    Re: The Zen of AvengerRam

    I completely understand what AV is saying here. There are reasons I rarely post here anymore, or any other Ram's forum for that ...

    It's just not worth it ...

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