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    Itís seems to me losing is taking itís told on ClanRam nation. Itís not easy being the fan when your team is on hard times and you hear or read everybody and there Momma saying how bad the rams are. But thatís what true fans do they endure the hard times and hope for better times in the future. It was not long ago during the 90ís we had to overcome, who would have seen the 1999 season coming. To ClanRams nation a better day is coming keep your head up.

  • #2
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    I've been a Rams fan since 1980, when I was 7 years old. It's just a way of life for me to scan the newspaper headlines everyday for any bit of news about the Rams I can find, even in the offseason.

    I think we are going to experience the great RAMS/***** rivalry in the next couple of years. They are slightly ahead of the Rams in their rebuilding, but I see the stars realigning once again.......GO RAMS


    • #3
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      fan since 95 and will be till the day i die.

      We are rebuidling, it takes time a lot of times when this occurs. No we are not the Falcons or any other team that changed everything around and are a great team. we are the other version, taking a few years before we get to that mark.

      hey, always remember, it could be worse......we could be the lions...or bengals.....or faiders.....or browns.......

      Be lucky we got the coaching staff and FO that we do now, cause it could always be worse......could still have ziggy and shaw.....ewwwwwww

      GO RAMS!!!!!!!!!


      • #4
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        There are a number of us that are in in St. Louis tonight in anticipation of a Rams win. GO RAMS!!!


        • #5
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          Originally posted by AlphaRam View Post
          There are a number of us that are in in St. Louis tonight in anticipation of a Rams win. GO RAMS!!!
          Two more just woke up, have the bags packed, and will be there by noon!

          Hey, Jack, look for us. We'll be wearing jeans and Rams shirts!


          • #6
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            It absolutely kills me that I cannot be at the game. It absolutely killed me to have to sell my tickets for this game (albeit to Rams fans). But putting the finishing touches on my upcoming wedding made it impossible to make the drive ...

            My fiance is a diehard Packer's fan, so I am very prepared for this game. I watch the Packers each week also. This is a WINNABLE game ...

            Believe it or not, even Sterling Sharpe thinks so. I heard him say, last night, emphatically ...

            "The Rams WILL have a CHANCE to win this game." He wasn't sure if they'd take advantage, but he was sure there would be an opportunity ...

            Going to be a fun week.


            • #7
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              Originally posted by RamsFanSam View Post
              Two more just woke up, have the bags packed, and will be there by noon!

              Hey, Jack, look for us. We'll be wearing jeans and Rams shirts!
              I was wondering why a bunch of sirens started going off around I know why....


              • #8
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                The first things I remember in Rams fandom are Jerome Bettis and the team leaving LA. I endured the likes of Tony Banks and Larry Phillips, and looking back at that...I can confidently say things aren't that bad. At least not in my mind (I was a sprout back then). I've always been a lemonade out of lemons type guy, and I just love football- so our losing skid really doesn't phase me too much. It'll just make impending victory all the sweeter!


                • #9
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                  Originally posted by RamsFanSam View Post

                  Hey, Jack, look for us. We'll be wearing jeans and Rams shirts!
                  Which one's are you again?
                  Last edited by bigredman; -09-26-2009, 10:22 AM.


                  • #10
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                    There's always next year. it happened in 99'. Fan Since 69' and I don't like all of the player personnel choices but ...............THERE'S ALWAYS NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! It's kinda like Xmas , but it's been a pretty Charlie Brownish one for years.


                    • #11
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                      Been a fan since well...the first day I seen Dickersons goggles through his helmet lol

                      I had to endure the "Chris Everette" years and I never waivered in my loyalty. I watched Ellard leave and go to the Skins which made me sick to my stomach, sort of like how I feel when i see Fletcher now. I swear i was the only one that thought Cleveland Gary was gonna be the greatest Rb ever...I was so wrong. We will see light at the end of tunnel soon enough. Just hang in there.


                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Punisher73 View Post
                        I swear i was the only one that thought Cleveland Gary was gonna be the greatest Rb ever...I was so wrong.
                        Naw, I met Gary in Los Angeles, I even have the picture somewhere on this site and thought he would be great for the Rams .......... I just never counted on his butter finger hands ........... sigh

                        Keeping the Rams Nation Talking


                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by RamDez View Post
                          Naw, I met Gary in Los Angeles, I even have the picture somewhere on this site and thought he would be great for the Rams .......... I just never counted on his butter finger hands ........... sigh
                          While Gary had his moments coughing up the ball, he was nothing like Wendell (small hands) Tyler.


                          • #14
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                            Good to know that I'm not the only one going through tough far as being a Ramsfan goes.


                            • #15
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                              I just went down to breakfast area in the hotel and was pronounced as brave for wading through the room full of Packers fans. It seems that if you see someone here in STL with Rams gear, they are from out of town (excepting ramgram and family, of course).

                              By the way, you should give rep to ramgram - she went to a table of Packers fans and started giving the Rams napkins to use during their meal. I wish I would have gotten a picture....

                              Originally posted by blood85 View Post
                              Good to know that I'm not the only one going through tough far as being a Ramsfan goes.


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