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  • The Rams Walk the Walk Ö.. Without the fans

    by RamDez



    One thing has always puzzled me. Well when it comes to football, a lot of things puzzle me but letís focus on the St Louis Rams for now shall we. SoÖ. One thing about the ďRamsĒ has always puzzled me.



    Of all the NFL teams, the Rams and their fickle fans have more of a love hate relationship than any other NFL team, in my eyes. Its bad enough that the Rams and the Fans have to contend with the fact that the other NFL teams, the NFL front office and every hack that covers and writes on the NFL, basically hates the Rams and have done so ever since our beloved owner took over the team when it swam into her lap.



    You would think then, that as a group of people who support the Rams, the fans would stick together, through thick and thin, and present a united front, a wall of blue and gold, a set of horns sharp enough to hold back your proto typical hack who takes the easy route and pisses on the Rams whenever an opportunity strikes. You would think that would you not?



    And you would be wrong.



    There is, out there, a minority of fans who know better. They know better and you better listen to them or by god they will pound away at you until you do. Hell, if you even think of saying something other than compliment them, by all thatís holly, your going to hear about it.



    The Ram fans want the Ram team/players/coaches to stand up and walk the walk. They want them to have bravado, guts, and a dash of confidence about them. They want to see a team, in its entirety, show up and pummel the opposition in every facet of that particular competition. They want the front office to make the correct decision (in their eyes) every time. They want the front office to pick the correct draft choice (the one they want) every time. They want the Coaches to call the correct play, you know, the one they believe will make the touch down. They want the coaches to hold the perfect pre season. Training camp must be run the way they and when I say they, I really mean, the way the ďfanĒ sees the training camp being run. They want the Coach to put in the correct player for the correct play and afterwards, when it turned out he got injured, then he demands to know why that player was in on such a trivial play. They want the coach to do the right thing, even when they donít really know what the right thing is, this week anyway.



    These Ram fans even believe that if they say the same thing over and over and over, then they will eventually be correct and will get the mass of Ram fans to believe them. These are the same fans, who read the hack writers, who have it in for our Rams, so you would wonder why these fans in fact believe them. I do, all the time.



    Whatís the answer?



    Heck, I donít know but what I do know is that these few fans are causing all sorts of problems. They are the Hack believers, they are the disciples, and they are the warriors of tripe, the mindless ones. I can only stand and look on as they blindly regurgitate the same old crap that they claim they donít listen to. I wish they could believe that the Rams give there all. I wish they could believe that the hacks donít know what the hell they are talking about. I wish they would stop drinking in every bit of bad news that comes out of the hacks keyboards. I wish they would have some faith.



    Itís fitting, at this time of the year that we look inside ourselves and for those of us of that believe in Christmas and what it stands for, not the present giving and the card sending and all those things that are so commercialised but the true meaning. That of giving and receiving the love and hope of our fellow man. We should believe that the Rams, the players, the coaches and the staff when they say that they are giving their all for the team. We should understand that in this NFL. Its a tough place to be number one in. Lets so some support and do something thatís been lacking in our fans these last couple of years.



    Having faith.
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    Always remembering that faith without works, in itself, remains DEAD.

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    • RamDez
      The Rams Walk the Walk Ö.. Without the fans
      by RamDez
      by RamDez



      One thing has always puzzled me. Well when it comes to football, a lot of things puzzle me but letís focus on the St Louis Rams for now shall we. SoÖ. One thing about the ďRamsĒ has always puzzled me.



      Of all the NFL teams, the Rams and their fickle fans have more of a love hate relationship than any other NFL team, in my eyes. Its bad enough that the Rams and the Fans have to contend with the fact that the other NFL teams, the NFL front office and every hack that covers and writes on the NFL, basically hates the Rams and have done so ever since our beloved owner took over the team when it swam into her lap.



      You would think then, that as a group of people who support the Rams, the fans would stick together, through thick and thin, and present a united front, a wall of blue and gold, a set of horns sharp enough to hold back your proto typical hack who takes the easy route and pisses on the Rams whenever an opportunity strikes. You would think that would you not?



      And you would be wrong.



      There is, out there, a minority of fans who know better. They know better and you better listen to them or by god they will pound away at you until you do. Hell, if you even think of saying something other than compliment them, by all thatís holly, your going to hear about it.



      The Ram fans want the Ram team/players/coaches to stand up and walk the walk. They want them to have bravado, guts, and a dash of confidence about them. They want to see a team, in its entirety, show up and pummel the opposition in every facet of that particular competition. They want the front office to make the correct decision (in their eyes) every time. They want the front office to pick the correct draft choice (the one they want) every time. They want the Coaches to call the correct play, you know, the one they believe will make the touch down. They want the coaches to hold the perfect pre season. Training camp must be run the way they and when I say they, I really mean, the way the ďfanĒ sees the training camp being run. They want the Coach to put in the correct player for the correct play and afterwards, when it turned out he got injured, then he demands to know why that player was in on such a trivial play. They want the coach to do the right thing, even when they donít really know what the right thing is, this week anyway.



      These Ram fans even believe that if they say the same thing over and over and over, then they will eventually be correct and will get the mass of Ram fans to believe them. These are the same fans, who read the hack writers, who have it in for our Rams, so you would wonder why these fans in fact believe them. I do, all the time.



      Whatís the answer?



      Heck, I donít know but what I do know is that...
      -12-19-2004, 12:53 PM
    • Barry Waller
      Rams FAns Need To Get a Grip
      by Barry Waller
      Fans Need To Get a Grip
      by Barry Waller

      It seems like fans choose THEIR guy in this coaching search, like they actually know more than the GM and owner who talk to everybody these guys ever worked for or coached they can find, which is a bunch, then ***** if it isn't the guy in the end.

      Fans ignore whether that guy even showed interest himself in really being the guy chosen, or had an eye on another job far more intently.

      They ignore the history of coaching hires all over and focus on what happened here. Garrett looks too much like Linehan, Fassell too much like Haslett etc etc.

      They even look the other way about their general philosophy of the guy that is the best choice. They want a defensive coach, because Martz and Linehan were offensive guys, ignoring the fact that as many defensive coaches, like Marvin Frazier, Ray Rhodes, Romeo Crennel, Buddy Ryan, Bob Hollway, etc, were horrific head coaches.

      Fans look at a Lovie Smith or Mike Tomlin and see every African-American defensive coordinator available in the same light.

      Fans look at coordinators that have had success as assistants this year as saviors, and others who were just as hot a year or two ago, but who's light has dimmed because of one lesser year, ignoring the talent each had available.

      Fans see conspiracy everywhere, that it's a buddy buddy deal with Devaney or willingness to work cheaper that hjas the final say.

      They will be negative right from the start if their guy isn't THE guy. They would just say "Just like continuing with Linehan or Haslett" becfore he works a day.

      Does that seem fair, based on what fans REALLY know about any of these guys, their work habits, off field stuff etc?

      Guys like Bernie Miklasz and Jim Thomas have some access to all the info, but certainly not as much as those about to invest their FUTURE, and millions of bucks on their guy.

      Even those guys, being sane and honest, would agree, just as they would agree that fans know about a tenth as much as they do, particularly because many off the record stuff is held back by these media insiders.

      Just like with the draft, there seems to be a growing number of fans who truly think they have football minds better than those who make their living running, and coaching, NFL clubs.

      They need to realize that while they may actually end up right on a subject or hiring, the odds that they really are a better bet to follow than the professionals, is really really slim.

      Of course, unless a team is 100% right all the time, there will be times that a fan can get it better, and those fans will crow when they do beat the GM in a finale outcome.

      I have no problem with fans going after those who clearly are out of their league in the front office, or on the field or sideline. That's...
      -01-17-2009, 10:14 AM
    • LaRamsFanLongTime
      Paging Live&letdie
      by LaRamsFanLongTime
      I noticed something this morning while I was sitting here. Join date 9,18,06 is it just me or is that the day after the game. You sat back and waited for your team to win till you had the courage to come on here what a pansy. While Okie and scrapie have to put their heads together to make one coherant thought, at least they were here before the game. Your the ultimate troll. I would be suprised to see our Niner fans on here disagreeing with me on this one.
      -09-19-2006, 10:28 AM
    • AvengerRam_old
      I wonder... is there an Anti-Bandwagon?
      by AvengerRam_old
      It comes as no surprise that a team having success will draw its share of "Bandwagon" fans, who can be defined as fans who jump on board during a successful run but disappear when things get tough.

      As an aside, I don't have a major problem with bandwagon fans, provided that they are at least honest about it. For example, I'll readily admit that, as a graduate of the University of Miami's Law School (as opposed to undergraduate college), I am somewhat of a bandwagon fan of he Hurricanes. I tend to get interested in them when they do well, but I don't spend much time worrying about the team when they are having a down year.

      I wonder, though... have the Rams developed an Anti-Bandwagon? What I mean by that is, do you think there are fans who are more active and vocal when the team is down (voicing their complaints, critiques and frustrations) who would, paradoxically, become LESS active if the Rams started winning?

      If you do think that this phenomenon exists, what do you see as the motivation of the Anti-Bandwagon fans? Is it merely the Cub-Fan-esque notion of supporting the "loveable losers," or is it something else?

      Discuss.
      -01-06-2010, 11:26 AM
    • AvengerRam_old
      Brace yourselves, Rams fans... they're coming.
      by AvengerRam_old
      As most of you know, we eliminated the "smack boards" at ClanRam years ago, as we prefer to keep the discourse at a higher level.

      Nonetheless, from time to time, we've had fans of opposing teams come here and try to get a "smack war" going.

      Now that the Rams are improving and winning games against division rivals, I suspect the frequency of these visits will increase. Truth is, when your team is 2-14, most people won't bother to make the effort to register on your site just to talk smack. No fun kicking people when they're down.

      Now, however... we're becoming a threat. Opposing fans are sensing what we are sensing...the Rams are on the rise. We already have a tough defense, and with the extra first round picks and cap room we'll have in the next two years, we should be able to fill many of the remaining holes.

      The smackers will likely take notice, and try to get their licks in now, before the Rams fully develop.

      My advice on how to handle smack talkers... just laugh at them. Its a pretty silly endeavor, if you think about it, to go to someone else's house and tell the residents that everything they like is garbage.

      If they get out of hand, your friendly neighborhod mods will lower the boom, so you need not engage these yokels. Just point out how absurd they are and move on (or, if you prefer, use the ever-popular "don't feed the trolls" feature, a/k/a ignore them).

      Opposing fans who wish to come here to talk football are always welcome.

      Those who come with a purpose to disrupt won't last.
      -10-05-2012, 03:18 PM
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