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    Thanks for all of the fond memories and your part in our Rams Super Bowl 34victory.

    I hope you enjoy your retirement from the NFL. You are a class act and one of pro sports true gentlemen.

    I now look forward to your entrance into the Pro Football Hall of Fame!

    Curly ~ Horns

  • #2
    Re: Kurt Warner

    Like any Rams fan, I'm sure, I second the motion of heartfelt thanks & best wishes for one of the best people & best stories of all time in the league.

    Wonder if the retirement decision will stick, though....


    • #3
      Re: Kurt Warner

      Here's a reprint of something I wrote back in 2006:

      Originally posted by AvengerRam
      There are few unique stories in the world of sports, but Kurt Warner’s may qualify. By now, it has almost been reduced to cliché… the grocery store employee, turned Arena League player, who overnight became an NFL MVP and Super Bowl Champion. One day, Disney will make a movie about Warner, and those not old enough to remember 1999 won’t believe that it is a true story.

      Almost as remarkable as his quick rise, was Warner’s fall from grace in St. Louis which lead to his departure. Injuries, a string of bad games, the rise of Marc Bulger and personal conflicts within the team ultimately sent Warner to New York to act as Eli Manning’s opening act, and now to Arizona, where he casts a shadow over everybody’s All-American, Matt Leinart.

      Notably, Warner has shown some life lately, delaying the inevitable ascension of Leinart. In the first two games of this season, he’s amassed 532 passing yards and a more-than-respectable quarterback rating of 96.1. Some have proclaimed that he’s “back,” though he still is a quarterback who hasn’t made it through a full season since 2001 and has a marked problem with ball control (seven fumbles in two games this year).

      So who is Kurt Warner to the St. Louis Rams today? At the most basic level, he is the quarterback of a division rival. But there is so much more there. He is, after all, the quarterback who delivered to the long suffering Rams faithful their first Super Bowl win. He is the quarterback who nearly broke Dan Marino’s single season records. He is the quarterback that headlined the Greatest Show on Turf.

      In 2006, the question every Rams fan is likely asking him or herself is – do I regret that Kurt Warner is no longer the Rams’ quarterback?

      I can only answer this question for myself. I do so, with the clear caveat that I am a big supporter of Marc Bulger. I believe that, notwithstanding his slow start, Bulger is the quarterback I want for the Rams right now. I believe he can be a major part of a very successful team.

      And yet, to answer the question I posed – yes. Yes I do regret that Kurt Warner is no longer the Rams quarterback. I wish that the storybook could have continued in St. Louis, with Warner becoming the greatest All-Time passer in St. Louis history. I wish that Warner could have become to the city of St. Louis what Brett Favre is to the city of Green Bay. I wish that Warner could have been a player with his number on the Rams’ Ring of Honor and, one day, the next Rams quarterback enshrined in Canton.

      But, it was not meant to be. I am through analyzing the “whys,” and I have no interest in discussing who, if anyone, is to blame. I’m just sorry it didn’t work out.

      One day, when Warner is long retired (maybe, the Rams will have Archie Manning’s grandson at quarterback by then), the Kurt Warner/St. Louis Rams story will reach a point of closure. We’ll be able to edit out the unfortunate end of the story and focus only on that glorious run that Warner helped bring. I think that will happen. When I think of Eric Dickerson, I think of him as a Ram who broke O.J. Simpson’s record – I don’t think about the contract dispute that resulted in his trade to the Colts. When I think about Vince Ferragamo, I think about his role on the 1979 Rams team – I don’t think about his defection to the Canadian League. So it will be with Warner – I’ll remember the good times.

      But for now, in 2006, he’s the quarterback of a division rival. I’ll be hoping that the Rams pressure him, force him to make mistakes, and win the game.

      He’s not a Ram today.

      And yet, he’ll be a Ram forever.
      In a way, Kurt "became" a Ram again today. With his career over, and with him no longer vexing the Rams as a divisional rival, we can sit back, remember, the good years, and smile.

      I'm sure Cardinal fans look at Kurt as one of their own, and that's okay.

      But he's an all-time Ram too.

      Thanks Kurt.
      Last edited by AvengerRam_old; -01-29-2010, 12:54 PM.


      • #4
        Re: Kurt Warner

        Originally posted by Azul e Oro
        Wonder if the retirement decision will stick, though....
        After watching Brenda hide her eyes every time he went back to pass in that Saints game, I think it's a good bet it'll stick. The concussions make it an easy decision.


        • #5
          Re: Official "Thank You Kurt Warner" Thread

          I am really disappointed he is retiring. He was playing great football and it was fun to watch, even though he was in our division. He is one of the best pocket passers of our era and his story will always be remembered among Rams fans.


          • #6
            Re: Official "Thank You Kurt Warner" Thread

            Congratulations to Kurt. He had an outstanding career in the NFL and I'm truly thankful that he was able to play for us and win a Championship as a St. Louis Ram.

            Thanks again Kurt. We love ya!
            Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams


            • #7
              Re: Official "Thank You Kurt Warner" Thread

              Kurt, thanks for helping our RAMS win their first Lombardi Trophy.


              • #8
                Re: Official "Thank You Kurt Warner" Thread

                Thanks Kurt for getting the Rams a superbowl and all those great memories.


                • #9
                  Re: Kurt Warner

                  Originally posted by r8rh8rmike
                  After watching Brenda hide her eyes every time he went back to pass in that Saints game, I think it's a good bet it'll stick. The concussions make it an easy decision.
                  You're right.

                  As a football fan I'm sorry he doesn't play just one more year, I guess any year he would retire I would feel like that, but even more so with how well he is playing these days. It must be hard to stop when you're on top of your game playing Pro Bowl football every year.

                  But he has to take care of his health and do the smart thing, he deserves to live a long healthy life after football. It's the right decision.

                  He is now sure of his place in the Hall of Fame after the successful years he had with the Cardinals. I look forward to seeing him, Faulk & Pace enshrined, hopefully Bruce as well (Holt probably won't make it). We were incredibly lucky to have so many Hall of Fame players at the same time.

                  Good luck Kurt and thanks for all the memories!


                  • #10
                    Re: Official "Thank You Kurt Warner" Thread

                    From one Iowan to another Sir and simply put, your a a good man! You're strong in your beliefs and service to God and family. You stood tall where others would fall, and you never placed blame where it didn't belong. You took credit for failures and gave it for successes. You took countless, pointless hits and never surrendered. You mentored those below you and inspired those above you. You made my life when you took our Rams to the Biggest Show on Earth and came home victorious. And if all those weren't enough, on a sunny Sunday afternoon several years back in San Francisco, you went past all of the adult autograph seekers and went straight to my then 12 year old son and signed his hat. He will never forget that, nor will I.

                    May your family always be happy and healthy, may you continue the Lord's service forever, and may God Bless you and keep you and yours in his arms forever.

                    You're a good man Kurt Warner!
                    "The disappointment of losing is huge!"

                    Jack Youngblood


                    • #11
                      Re: Official "Thank You Kurt Warner" Thread

                      Kurt Warner. An original, a legend, a warrior, a leader, a champion, a Ram.

                      Thanks for a lifetime worth of memories Kurt.


                      • #12
                        Re: Official "Thank You Kurt Warner" Thread

                        Once again, my favorite Ram. Congratulations on an outstanding career, sir.
                        The more things change, the more they stay the same.


                        • #13
                          Re: Official "Thank You Kurt Warner" Thread

                          Kurt is the deal.
                          If not for Warner 4 President, certainly for the HoF.


                          • #14
                            Re: Official "Thank You Kurt Warner" Thread

                            Thank you Kurt. I waited 25 years for that Super Bowl win. HOF for sure!
                            If a team won their division seven straight times, that would be a NFL record. Now add on that team did it with seven different QB's in seven straight years,that record is unbeatable. To do that feat, you must of had a great Defense. Jack Youngblood was the captain of that defense.


                            • #15
                              Re: Official "Thank You Kurt Warner" Thread

                              Kurt's the man with Vermeil a close second.... Thanks to both for giving us what we all wanted so badly.....


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                              • RamDez
                                quote about Warner
                                by RamDez
                                I think I wanted to write about Kurt Warner after the Super Bowl, but didn't get the chance because he was so average and his team lost. But a few numbers from the last three years shouldn't be forgotten. One: Warner is the most accurate quarterback ever, completing 66.9 percent of his throws, better than second-place Steve Young (64.3). Two: Warner is the highest-rated quarterback ever, at 103.0; Young is a light year behind (96.8) in second place. Three, and this is one for the ages: Warner's career 9.02-yards-per-pass-attempt is almost half-a-yard better than No. 2 Otto Graham, at 8.63. No quarterback who has played football in the last 50 years has had a career yards-per-attempt average of eight yards, and Warner's is over 9. "I mean, do people have any idea what we're watching here?" say his coach, Mike Martz.
                                -04-08-2002, 02:31 PM
                              • txramsfan
                                Warner as a color analyst?
                                by txramsfan
                                I have always thought that when 13 hangs the pads up for the last time TV should be knocking on his door. The man is articulate, humble, entertaining, has a sense of humor, respected and knows the game inside and out. It's easy to listen to Warner describe situations because he doesn't stutter, and always seems to be confident in what he is talking about.
                                -03-29-2007, 08:58 AM
                              • ButterCup8119
                                Just A Little Something For Whiny Warnerties
                                by ButterCup8119
                                Okay, I want to start out by saying that YES, I do respect Kurt Warner and I greatly appreciate him helping us win Super Bowl 34. What my problem is, when Kurt Warner started slipping, couldnt concentrate in practice "because he was too busy reading his bible", his wife wouldnt shut her big mouth, he couldnt throw a ball with a broken pinky when the ALMIGHTY Brett Farve can play a fantastic game with a broken THUMB. You cant hold on to a player just because he won you one super bowl. Dont you want to win more than just that?? Kurt got a fair start in Arizona and Mikes offense flourished with Marc Bulger. Marc & Torry have undeniable chemistry. No doubt if Kurt Warner would have played that year instead, he would have become a distraction and we would not have done as well as we did. Mike took so much crap for letting warner go, but it was for the better of both sides. Well I dont care if you agree or not, but as a BULGERiTE I felt complelled to post this little stat for you:
                                • QB Marc Bulger (101) needs two touchdown passes to pass Kurt Warner (102) for fourth place on the Rams’ all-time career touchdown completions list.

                                Oh and dont get confused. That was before the game, before his TD pass to BIG GAME (my man)!! He stood up like a man, came back from a concussion and played like a man, no one can deny that. But so that makes it more touchdown and the record goes to who it belongs to

                                <3 Buttercup *Love to Ramsnation*
                                -12-17-2007, 09:09 AM
                              • lordwhttgr
                                Kurt Warner hired to work as a Color Analyst for the NFL Network
                                by lordwhttgr
                                "Doing color for NFLnetwork Arena game Friday night of IA Barnstormers and Az Rattlers, all u fb fans check it out and give me feedback!"
                                12:39 PM May 18th
                                Kurt Warner

                                It will be good to hear Kurt as a Color Analyst. I hope he does some Rams games so he can give us some indepth analysis from a real expert, plus it would be great to hear about the best years in Ram football.:ram:
                                -05-19-2010, 09:15 PM
                              • AvengerRam_old
                                To whom does Kurt Warner belong?
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                Which team, the Rams or the Cardinals, can claim Kurt Warner as primarily "their player"?

                                Its a close question. Kurt enjoyed great success on both teams, and is viewed by both franchises as one of (if not the) best QBs ever to put on their uniform.

                                So... let's go to the tail of the tape.


                                Games Played--------53--------------62
                                Wins (in starts)------35--------------27
                                Completion %-------66.4------------65.1
                                Yards Passing-----14,447----------15,843
                                Passer Rating-------97.2------------91.9

                                So, overall, while it is close, Kurt had better numbers as a Ram.

                                Add in that he went to more Pro Bowls (3 to 1), was on more 1st Team All-Pro lists (2 to 0), went to more Super Bowls (2 to 1) and won his only championship with the Rams, and I view Kurt Warner as a Ram, first and foremost.

                                That said, these numbers show just one more way that Kurt Warner was a unique player in NFL history. He is the only QB in the history of the game to throw for 100 or more TDs for two different teams in a career. He is also one of only two QBs to ever start a Super Bowl for two different teams (the other being Craig Morton).

                                So, maybe, in the end, much like the Arizona and St. Louis share the name "Cardinals" in their history, they can also share Kurt Warner as a member of their respective lists of all-time greats.

                                Kurt, of course, probably wouldn't have it any other way.
                                -10-03-2012, 09:01 AM