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    We all remember Super Bowl XXXIV really well and talk allot about it. However lets talk about Super Bowl XIV for a moment, what are your thoughts on that game? The Rams really should have won that game and really put a scare into the Steelers. If only that wide open receiver had been noticed at the end of the game we would have won it actually. The Rams knocked on the door so much in the 1970's but only had 1 chance against the Steelers and we came up short. All in all my point is that even though we lost against the Steelers the Rams were one of the best teams during the 1970's but because of only making the Super Bowl once that decade and losing they don't have much to show for it. Us fans will always be greatful for those memories however. GO RAMS!

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    For 3 quarters, it looked like the underdog Rams and Vince Ferragamo were gonna shock the world....alas it as not to be... I was too young to realize exactly how much the Rams had accomplished even in defeat but those Rams teams in the 70's and the 80's for that matter had some great players who were really never given their due because there always seemed to be at least 1 team that was better than them..A couple breaks, bounces, or a batted down slot and go and who knows.


    • #3
      If only Pat Thomas was 5'10 instead of 5'9, I think he deflects the ball from Stallworth.


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