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    Since most of us are feeling pretty bad about our seaqson I thought I would throw in a little football triva , some might disagree , This info comes from SI and the NFL ...
    No.1. Cowboys & Redskins
    The Cowboys and Redskins have hated each other since the series began in 1960 and the rivalry has blossomed into one of the greatest in sports. The two franchises have won eight Super Bowls combined and even in the rare down years, each has given the other trouble. There are too many great games to list, but this year's Monday Night thriller, in which Washington shocked Dallas with a come-from-behind 14-13 victory, has to be among them.
    No.2. Bears & Packers
    The NFL's oldest rivalry has maintained a level of hatred since 1921, when the Chicago Staleys (the franchise that evolved into the Bears) hammered the Packers 20-0. Over 50 Hall of Famers-to-be have played in this rivalry, in which the Bears hold an 85-78-6 edge.
    No.3. Chiefs & Raiders These former AFL powerhouses, both of whom have rabid fans, have been going at it for over four decades. The rivalry hit a high – or a low, actually – in 1970, when the Raiders' Ben Davidson speared Chiefs QB Len Dawson in a play that ended up costing Kansas City a key late-season game.
    No.4. Giants & Eagles The intensity of this rivalry can be summed up by two plays: Chuck Bednarik's vicious hit on Frank Gifford in 1960 and "The Miracle at the Meadowlands" (Herman Edwards' return of a Joe Pisarcik fumble for a key win in 1978). The Eagles ended up on top in both those games, but the Giants have gotten in plenty of licks over the years.
    No.5. Steelers & Browns
    The original rust-belt rivalry, these two teams have a long history of not liking each other. The cities are separated by fewer than 100 miles and both have incredible passion for their teams. The Steelers had the decisive edge in the ‘70s, but the Browns stormed back in the ‘80s. When the NFL returned to Cleveland in 1999, Pittsburgh was the Browns first home opponent. The Steelers won that game 43-0, but the Browns got their revenge with a shocking 16-15 win in Pittsburgh.
    No.6. Broncos & Raiders
    The rivalry got going in the ‘70s, when the Broncos had to beat the consistently excellent Raiders to enter the upper echelon of the AFC. The teams hated each other then and things have only gotten worse. The hatred between Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and Oakland's front office is legendary. Raiders owner Al Davis not only fired Shanahan, but also allegedly refused to pay him the remainder of his contract, starting a feud that is still among the NFL's best.
    No.7. Packers & VikingsThe Packers were not very welcoming when the Vikings entered the NFL in 1961; Green Bay dominating the series early. But then Minnesota took off under Bud Grant as Green Bay suffered in the post-Vince Lombardi era. The series has been marked by close games, with both teams taking turns dominating the division over the past decade.
    No.8. Rams & Whiners
    This was an all-California rivalry for years, but it's never laid back. These teams seem to alternate being powerhouses. The Rams dominated the NFC West in the 1970s, the ***** owned it in the ‘80s and most of the ‘90s, and the Rams came back around at the turn of the century. Both teams tend to measure their success by how they're doing against each other.
    No.9. Bengals & Browns
    Who can forget when Bengals coach Sam Wyche yelled into the PA system at a rowdy Cincy crowd, "You don't live in Cleveland." The Bengals were actually playing the Seahawks in that game, but who can blame Wyche for taking a swipe at his Buckeye rivals. Both teams had Paul Brown as their first coach, which helped get the rivalry going when the Bengals entered the league in 1970. Although the teams have struggled lately, they both appear to be headed in the right direction and should pick up the intensity in coming years.
    No.10. Dolphins & Jets
    Even though South Florida is loaded with former New Yorkers, there's no love between these teams. The key moment in the series came in the 1982 AFC Championship game, when the Dolphins let their field soak in a pouring rain before knocking off the Jets 14-0. Other great games include Dan Marino's "fake spike" in 1994 and New York's famous 30-point fourth-quarter comeback in a 2000 Monday night game dubbed the "Midnight Miracle."
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    Rams History
    by OldRamsfan
    For some of our younger Rams fans who might not know here are some facts about our Rams or for some of the newer fans who might not have known about >>

    Rams History :

    Back in 1934, the St. Louis Gunners joined the NFL by purchasing the defunct Cincinnati Reds NFL team. The Reds had lost their first 8 games before they were suspended from the league for defaulting on payments. The St. Louis Gunners, coached by Charles "Chile" Walsh, went 1-2 in their remaining 3 games. Then the Gunners, too, were dropped when they went bankrupt...
    In 1937, the Cleveland Rams were founded by Homer Marshman, a Cleveland attorney. The NFL placed the Cleveland Rams into the NFL Western Division to replace the St. Louis Gunners. Dan Reeves, the son of a New York grocer, purchased the Rams in 1941. Chile Walsh was hired in 1942 as an assistant coach, and was promoted to general manager in 1944. He offered a finders fee of $100 to anyone recommending a player who made the team. Chile hired his brother, Adam, (adam was very good friends with my Uncle's) as head coach in 1945, whereupon they promptly won the NFL championship, going 9-1-0 on the season. Rookie QB Bob Waterfield passed for 1,609 yards an 14 TDs. Top receiver was Jim Benton, with 1,067 yards and 8 TDs. The title game was played on Dec. 15, 1945, in Cleveland. The Rams defeated the Washington Redskins 15-14 in a showdown pitting the Rams rookie QB Bob Waterfield against the Redskins veteran QB Sammy Baugh...

    On January 11, 1946, Reeves asked permission to move the team to Los Angeles, California. Many owners were concerned about the added cost of cross-country travel expenses. Beginning a fine tradition, Reeves offered to pay to the owners an additional $5,000.00 over the existing guarantee when their team played the Rams on the West Coast. The deal was approved, and the Rams became the first NFL team to move West. This began a trend that would spill over to other professional sports, and continue for decades...

    The Rams post a record of 6-4-1 in their first season in Los Angeles, 1947...

    In 1948, the Rams became the first team in the NFL to have a team emblem on their helmets when halfback Fred Gehrke painted horns on the helmets...

    In 1949, the Rams win their first division title in Los Angeles. QB Bob Waterfield and Rookie QB Norm Van Brocklin led the team to an 8-2-2 record. Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch caught 22 passes as the league's first flanker. Tom Fears had 77 receptions for 1,013 yards. In spite of this, the Philadelphia Eagles (11-1-0) held the Rams to only 10 completions for 98 yards, and allowed only 21 yards rushing to defeat the Rams 14-0 in the NFL Championship Game...

    The Rams became the first NFL team to have all their games - both home and away - televised in 1950...

    In 1951, the Rams reversed their television broadcast policy and televised
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  • VegasRam
    Sung to the tune of...
    by VegasRam
    "Happy days are here again", (for those who are so inclined);)

    Rams are turning things around at last
    Shaw and Ziggy’s crap is in the past
    Spag's is here to stay, the die is cast
    Rams are back on track again

    Billy’s got his eyes upon the draft
    Showing everyone he’s honed his craft
    In our drafts before, the pundits laughed
    Rams are coming back again

    Bulger’s finally smiling just a bit
    His new center is a perfect fit
    Now at last he won’t get hit and hit
    Rams are going to win again

    Ron Bartell has got his corner spot
    And Atogwe’s going to still be hot
    Hill and Butler both will get their shot
    Rams are on the attack again

    D-Line’s finally got a touch of gray
    Looks like they may finally have their day
    Anyway, it’s clear they’re here to play
    Rams may get more sacks again

    Steven Jackson’s glad he’s now a Dad
    Contract’s done, so he’s no longer mad
    Gonna run like hell, and catch a tad
    Rams got running backs again

    Our receivers seem to lack some age
    Maybe so, but wait ‘til they engage
    Other team’s DBs, they will upstage
    Rams'll scare some D's again

    As a team, this all will take some time
    Lot of work ahead, an uphill climb
    And I just ran out of things that rhyme
    Rams are fun to watch again

    So OK, I hope this finds you well
    We’ll no longer hear the tolling bell
    Looks like character will finally tell
    Rams'll kick some 'A' again
    -03-25-2009, 04:23 PM
  • AvengerRam_old
    My Rams "12 Days of X-Mas" List
    by AvengerRam_old
    In the 2009 season the Rams should give to me...

    12 regular season wins…
    11 playing in unison…
    10 jerseys selling…
    9 p.m. game times…
    8 home game victories…
    7 quality draft picks…
    6 Pro Bowl players
    5 game win streaks!
    4th quarter domination…
    3 playoff wins…
    2 of them at home…
    And a Super Bowl win in Miami!!!
    -12-25-2008, 02:07 PM
  • RamsSB99
    To many holes to fill. If healthy the following could give us a decent season IMO.
    by RamsSB99
    Assuming we have an uncapped year here are the unrestricted free agents I would like to see the Rams go after.

    Unrestricted Free Agents:
    Leigh Bodden CB 6'1 195
    Ben Watson TE 6'3 255
    Julius Peppers DE 6'7 283 (If we don't trade for Umenyiora the cheaper less commitment option)

    RD 1: Ndamukong Suh 6'4 305 DT (Would help entire defense DE's, LB's & DB's)
    RD 2: Sean Witherspoon 6'1 241 LB (Need another quality LB to go with J. Lau)
    RD 3: Danario Alexander 6'5 216 WR (big WR slowed early in career by injury)
    RD 4: Trade for Osi Umenyiora 6'3 261 DE (good at applying pressure)

    Resign the following restricted free agents:
    O.J. Atogwe 5'11 210 28 FS (resign)
    Alex Barron 6'7 315 27 OT (value sign)
    Clifton Ryan 6’3 316 26 DT (value sign)

    David Vobora 6’1 238 23 (value sign)

    Although I am not a big Bulger fan I would not mind keeping him one more year if we could address several other areas of concern. Bulger can be serviceable and its not like we are going from a 1 win team to the Superbowl in one year. Laurent Robinson looked like he might be our best WR prior to going down last year. If he returns healthy and we get Danario Alexander a big WR who had an outstanding college year (more then a TD per game and nearly 130 yards per game) then we might have a decent WR core to go along with Jacksons running game.

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    DE – Chris Long 6'3 265 24
    DT – Ndamukong Suh 6’4 305 (Draft Round 1)
    DT- Clifton Ryan 6’3 316 26 (Resign RFA)
    DE – Osi Umenyora 6’3 261 29 (Trade 4th round pick) OR Julius Peppers

    SLB –David Vobora 6’1 238 23(Resign RFA)
    MLB – James Laurinatis 6’2 245 23
    WLB – Sean Witherspoon 6’1 241 (Draft Round 2)

    CB – Ron Bartell 6'1 210 27
    CB – Leigh Bodden 6’1 193 28 (Sign UFA)
    FS – O.J. Atogwe 5'11 210 28 (Resign RFA)
    SS – James Butler 6’3 215 27

    QB – Marc Bulger
    RB – Steven Jackson 6'2 235 26
    FB – Mike Karney 5’11 260 28
    TE – Ben Watson 6’3 255 29
    (Sign UFA)
    WR – Laurent Robinson 6’2 195 24, Brandon Gibson 6’1 205 22
    WR – Donnie Avery 5'11 185 25, Danario Alexander 6’5 216 (Round 3)
    LT – Jason Smith 6’5 305 23
    LG – Jacob Bell 6'4 295 28
    C – Jason Brown 6'3 320 26
    RG – John Greco 6'4 315 24,Adam Goldberg 6’7 320 29
    RT - Alex Barron 6'7 315 27 (Resign RFA)

    Special Teams
    K – Josh Brown 6’0 212 30
    P – Donnie Jones 6’2 222 29
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  • AvengerRam_old
    Av's Preseason Picks
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    Here are my preseason picks (division winners in bold; wild card teams in italics):

    AFC East
    New England 11-5
    Buffalo 8-8
    N.Y. Jets 6-10
    Miami 4-12

    AFC South
    Indianapolis 11-5
    Jacksonville 10-6
    Tennessee 7-9
    Houston 7-9

    AFC North
    Pittsburgh 11-5
    Cleveland 10-6
    Baltimore 6-10
    Cincinnati 5-11

    AFC West
    San Diego 12-4
    Denver 8-8
    Oakland 7-9
    Kansas City 3-13

    NFC East
    Dallas 11-5
    Philadelphia 10-6
    N.Y. Giants 9-7
    Washington 7-9

    NFC South
    New Orleans 10-6
    Tampa Bay 9-7
    Carolina 8-8
    Atlanta 2-14

    NFC North
    Minnesota 12-4
    Green Bay 8-8
    Detroit 7-9
    Chicago 4-12

    NFC West
    Seattle 10-6
    St. Louis 9-7
    Arizona 9-7
    San Francisco 5-11

    SUPER BOWL: San Diego defeats Minnesota

    -08-21-2008, 12:37 PM