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    Looks like Big Brown dumped a big brown "road apple" at the Belmont. From Triple Crown threat to "also ran" in a matter of minutes. Should of been the easiest run of the Big Three. Casino Drive, the biggest threat, from Japan was a scratch. It was a mental decision, not by the jockey, but by the horse to quit.
    Let that be a lesson to those who think that animals are nothing but "tools" that are "mastered" and "controlled" by humans. Kudos to Big Brown for showing that animals have a thought process, no matter the stakes.

    RAM ON!

  • #2
    Re: Big Brown

    Wasn't there something wrong with his hoof? I thought I heard that he had a crack in it or something like that. It probably hurt to run. Poor timing I guess.


    • #3
      Re: Big Brown

      The hoof did have a crack, but it had been patched up. The trainer or vet or whatever said that after he'd filled it in, that was the last time he was going to have to look at it for the next 2-3 months. It wasn't supposed to be an issue.

      But the Belmont is supposed to be the longest of the three, isn't it? Maybe stamina was an issue? Dutrow, the trainer, also said he was going to run him without his monthly steroid shot. Maybe that had something to do with it? I hear Big Brown was put back on Wistrol afterwards.


      • #4
        Re: Big Brown

        The hoof was a non-issue. The fact is that he pulled up and quit. The jockey said that the track was dry and didn't support the horse. Horse-pucky! Whether it was the slow pace or the bumping in the first turn. Something got in his head and he quit. Good for him. I think i'm going to start referring to players and teams as The Big Brown or The Big Brown syndrome as opposed to "choking" when they underachieve in critical situations.

        RAM ON!


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          Brown Hopes to be the Right Choice at Tackle
          by Nick
          Brown Hopes to be the Right Choice at Tackle
          Friday, April 15, 2005
          By Nick Wagoner
          Staff Writer

          Jammal Brown always knew that one day he would be lining up in the trenches in the NFL. According to Brown, it was predestined that one day he would be going head to head with someone about his size on Sundays.

          Of course, Brown always thought he would be doing his business on the defensive side of the ball. Coming out of McArthur High in Lawton, Okla., Brown was one of the top defensive tackles in the nation. After committing to the home-state Sooners, Brown arrived ready to put pressure on the quarterback.

          When Oklahoma asked him to protect the signal-caller instead, Brown thought about transferring. All he ever wanted was to play defense and nearly moved to Miami to become a Hurricane.

          Four years later, here Brown sits as one of the top offensive tackles awaiting his fate in the April 23 NFL Draft. Standing 6-feet-6 and 313 pounds, Brown possesses excellent quickness and burst off the ball. But it is his mean, nasty streak that sets him apart from other tackles.

          In his final two years at Oklahoma, Brown allowed just one sack, a testament to his spiteful disposition on the football field.

          “I just know that I was always taught to not let anybody get near your quarterback, so that’s what I did,” Brown said. “It’s a personal thing because you don’t want those guys just to beat you and all of the fingers will be pointing at you. So, I just make sure that no one comes close to him.”

          Brown’s quarterback, Jason White, was so well protected that he won the Heisman Trophy two seasons ago and finished in the top five last year. In fact, Brown and the rest of the offensive line were so dominant this past season that running back Adrian Peterson was also a Heisman finalist. Brown earned the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman for his efforts in 2004.

          Things haven’t been easy for Brown throughout his college career, though. He suffered a serious knee sprain in fall camp before the 2000 season. He missed the entire year. Then, in his final college game, against USC in the Orange Bowl, Brown suffered a left shoulder strain. The injury wasn’t serious, but also came in the middle of a shellacking by the Trojans adding insult to injury.

          Since that final game, Brown has done nothing to hurt his draft stock. He is clearly one of the three best tackles in the draft after having an impressive pro day at Oklahoma and running a solid 5.01 in the 40-yard dash at the combine.

          One thing Brown has going for him is the fact that he is pretty much built to play right tackle because of his run blocking ability. He will probably be the second offensive tackle off the board after Florida State’s Alex Barron. One team that could have its eyes on Brown is St. Louis.

          In need of a right...
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        • ramsplaya16
          Brown Hoping for Reduced Suspension
          by ramsplaya16
          Brown Hoping for Reduced Suspension
          Monday, July 30, 2007

          By Nick Wagoner
          Senior Writer

          For all of his football playing life, Fakhir Brown has
          spent his preseasons preparing for the season opener.
          This year, things are a bit different and the
          adjustment has been tough for the Rams’ cornerback.

          “I had been thinking about it and I just kind of
          prepared myself for it,” Brown said. “It’s been a long
          time going into a camp knowing that I wasn’t going to
          be able to play so it’s kind of difficult.”

          Brown’s training camp difficulties stem from a July 13
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          “violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.” The
          suspension has Brown scheduled to miss the first four
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          But Brown has appealed the suspension and is hopeful
          that his side of the story will be enough to get it
          reduced or, best case scenario, eliminated altogether.
          At the time of the suspension, the league did not give
          details on the suspension, but Brown says he did not
          fail any kind of drug test.

          Rather, Brown says a miscommunication between he and
          the NFL’s testing services led to a missed test which
          in turn resulted in a suspension.

          “I was out of town and things get mixed up, there’s
          new guys working and they are just doing what they are
          told,” Brown said. “It’s just a misunderstanding.”

          The NFL drug testing policy allows the testers to come
          to a player’s home and administer a test to players in
          the program without warning or notice. If a player is
          out on vacation or somewhere other than the address he
          has given the testing service, he must call and tell
          the testers at what address he can be found.

          In Brown’s case, he says he informed the testers he
          would be out of town for the Fakhir Brown Football
          Camp in his hometown of Mansfield, Louisiana. Brown
          says he gave an address in Shreveport, where he was
          staying while the camp was in Mansfield.

          When the testers came, Brown was nowhere to be found
          and says he was suspended for missing the test.
          Because Brown was already in the program, the missed
          test is a suspendable offense.

          “It’s tough,” Brown said. “But that’s just how life
          is. Sometimes when you are in the right you get
          accused of doing something wrong and there are times
          when you are wrong and you get away with it. That’s
          life. You just have to deal with it.”

          While the Rams are moving forward as though they will
          be without Brown for the first four games, he is
          maintaining hope that he will be allowed back. He is
          practicing with the team during training camp, but his
          -07-30-2007, 09:15 PM
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          by Guest
          Has anyone heard anything about Brown because after listening to Jim Thomas on the radio to me it seems like the rams feel like he might not be available to them at the beginning of this season if not longer just like last year. He never comes out and says that but he alludes that they know something they can't really talk about.

          I listened to it on STL Sports Insider - St. Louis Rams
          -03-23-2008, 12:40 PM
        • MauiRam
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          To the surprise of many of his teammates, Brown was released Sept. 24, one of Scott Linehan’s last moves as head coach. Since Linehan was fired Sept. 29 and replaced by Jim Haslett, the Rams have been trying to re-sign Brown.

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          GUYS is he the NEW money.. WOWWWWW

          have not stoped smiling!!!

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