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  • I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

    Let me start off by saying the stadium is bad. The sound system was horrible you could never hear the referee when miked up and describing the call. The new scoreboard was nice but they need to make some major improvements in the stadium as well as putting a few football players on the field. I was disappointed in Jackson on a couple occasions but it’s hard to pick on your best player. He once was ankle tackled from behind which I have seen far to often. On the other occasion he had a huge gain but then was chased by a smaller DB and chose to run from the middle of the field to the sidelines and out of bounds instead of trying to take the ball up the field and take on the smaller DB when he had a full head of steam going. Isn't Jackson supposed to be a power back?


    I thought the Rams did everything they could again today to beat them selves. This is a very tough season to watch. This may be the worst fundamental football team I have ever seen play. I thought the Rams offense looked better then the Vikings. The offense just shot themselves in the foot and cost us the game IMO. We had a fumble and INT within 10 yards of scoring (-14 points). We had a fumble returned for a touchdown (-7 points) and we moved the ball down to the 10 and allowed Boller to get sacked (settled for 3 instead of 7). The defense looked just as good IMO with the exception of two plays. One a 47-yard pass that was under thrown and closer to our CB but the WR came back and caught it. The other was a blatant push by our CB all the way down the field for pass interference while running stride for stride with the WR and never turning his head to look back. We had 297 yards passing and the Vikings had 300 yards (including the two bad plays by our CB's for big yardage). We also had more rushing yards at 122 yards to 89 for the Vikings. Our offense had a total of 419 yards compared to Vikings 389 yards. Yet the Vikings won by 28 points 38 to 10 because of our offense shooting our selves in the foot and a couple of bad plays by our CB's being the biggest difference.


    The price of a football game is getting way out of hand for the average fans budget as well. With two adults and two kids we spent $340 for parking, cheap seats, 4 drinks 1 each , and 3 pretzles and a Nachos.
    Last edited by RamsSB99; -10-11-2009, 03:24 PM.

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    Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

    The Rams game plan was well conceived. Control the clock. Keep the Vikings offense off the field. Short drops/quick throws to keep the QB upright. A steady does of Jackson. Hang on to the ball and it's a ball game. But doesn't that sum up the Rams season thus far?

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      Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

      Originally posted by RamsSB99 View Post
      The price of a football game is getting way out of hand for the average fans budget as well. With two adults and two kids we spent $340 for parking, cheap seats, 4 drinks 1 each , and 3 pretzles and a Nachos.
      The average fan was priced out years ago...
      "The disappointment of losing is huge!"

      Jack Youngblood

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      • #4
        Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

        Originally posted by RamsSB99 View Post
        Isn't Jackson supposed to be a power back?
        Not in the traditional sense, and I think many Rams fans get frustrated with him because they think he is.

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          Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

          What section were you in?

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            Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

            Good for you -- that you, wife and kids went to the game, 99!

            Thanks for your observations (must have been nice to see those uniforms too). So sorry that our Rams and even the stadium did not make the expen$e more worthwhile.

            :ram: ...And that other teams are indeed getting win-richer at our expense!

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              Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

              You must have been really high up because the sound system where I sit is perfect. If you are in the top half of the upper deck, it's a bad system. Everywhere else it's pretty darn good and can even be too loud at times.

              I think the dome is pretty nice myself. They could use some tweeks and I'd prefer to have the same large screen on either end of the stadium but I think it's overall a good stadium.

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              • #8
                Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

                Originally posted by RamsSB99 View Post
                Let me start off by saying the stadium is bad.
                Sound system aside, what's wrong with it? I made my first visit last year and thought the place was pretty good and better than I envisaged it to be. My biggest disappointment was the apathetic crowd.

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                  Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

                  Originally posted by RebelYell View Post
                  You must have been really high up because the sound system where I sit is perfect. If you are in the top half of the upper deck, it's a bad system. Everywhere else it's pretty darn good and can even be too loud at times.

                  I think the dome is pretty nice myself. They could use some tweeks and I'd prefer to have the same large screen on either end of the stadium but I think it's overall a good stadium.
                  You might be right about the sound system being bad if you are near the top as we were fairly high up. All I know is we could not make out one word the referee said the entire game and it was not that loud of a crowd through out the game. You would think with the price of all the tickets they could figure out how to get volume to all the fans. They could mount speaker systems off the upper exterior walls and point them downward which should take care of some of the absolute dead spots. I agree with you about the large screen should be on both ends instead of the one. If you are on the side with the large screen and cant see it the other screen is a tad small IMO.
                  Last edited by RamsSB99; -10-12-2009, 06:43 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

                    Actually to be fair...

                    I watched the game on TV...and I couldn't hear the refs very often either. I suspect the Refs had sound issues, less than the stadium.
                    "I've been saving the Universe for over a thousand years. I figure it owes me just this once."

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                    • #11
                      Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

                      Agreed on the stadium. Of the domes I've been to, it's nicer than the Metrodome/Superdump but the atmosphere is just pretty drab. Really unfortunate they have an indoor stadium in St. Louis. One of the best climates for outdoor football you'll have. Too bad they can't play at Busch.

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                      • #12
                        Re: I went to the game with my wife and 2 kids.

                        The sound problem has to do with the roof and bouncing sound off the ceiling. I remember reading one time that they can't aim speakers up because it'll just cause and echo for the rest of the stadium. That might be different with all the material they put up along the ceiling in the past few years.

                        The atmosphere in the dome was never a problem when the team was winning. When they are losing people seem to be shocked that there are commercials played during the game and that the atmosphere is less than perfect. Just wondering, how does an outdoor stadium increase the atmosphere on cold and rainy Sundays?

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