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    I'm am so thrilled to see a site with such upbeat and enthusiastic posters. The other one I frequent there is a lot of bashing (yes, even about the Rams and their players and coaches), not just about football, but about each other. I don't see that kind of negativity here and it is a breath of fresh air.

    Thanks for starting such a great site!

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    We all are rams fans. Different opinions are welcomed, but bashing our players and team... mmhhh... i can't see a fan doing it. We spent last decade with a below average team and we still managed to support them, so now that we have a winning team we must support them as well
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    • bruce4life
      We all care about this ballclub that is why...
      by bruce4life
      It is duly noted we are all die-hard fans of this ballclub , win, lose, draw... We wouldn't be on this website posting daily if we all weren't diehards of this ballclub. Some of us on this take a Rams loss and point out every negative play and the sky is falling. Others will come out of a loss with a positive spin and hope for the best of our Rams.

      At the end of the day we are all Rams fans and care ( maybe some of us care a little too much about are Rammies) about this ballclub. If one person makes a negative comment and others will get mad at that comment they shouldn't. WE ARE ALL ON THIS SITE BECAUSE WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT RAMS FOOTBALL; REGARDLESS OF A WIN, LOSS, OR TIE....

      That is my two sense on the last few weeks visiting clanram and see the split of negative posters and positive posters...
      -10-18-2011, 04:12 PM
    • RamOfDenmark
      Anyone seriously thought about switching teams?
      by RamOfDenmark
      Alright, this is going to be a touchy subject obviously. Many or most of us aren't from the St. Louis area so we don't have that geographical connection to the team to keep us loyal. Even for those from the St. Louis area maybe the geographical factor is not as large as you'd think. The Rams have only been in town since '95 it's not like it's a long tradition that goes back generations in each family in the area with season tickets being inherited as it is in many other cities. It also looks increasingly likely that the team will soon move on to greener pastures, it has worn out its welcome years ago and at some point management is going to want a fresh start in a new market.

      So how did we end up Rams fans then? Personally I really liked what I was seeing from Vermiel, Martz, Warner, Faulk, Bruce and so on. I joined the ranks of Rams fans partially based on us winning a lot of games, but also based on the way we were playing. Gung-ho offense a never-give-up attitude and unflinching belief that even if our D sucked and we were down 20 points we could still put up 3 fast TD's and steal the game. That's the way it was, it was exciting even when we lost. As long as we were playing exciting football, competing and leaving it all in the ring I was a happy fan even if we sometimes lost games we shouldn't.

      But today that's different. It's not just about us being a losing team. We've been a bad team for a few years now and I think we can all handle that (otherwise we'd have jumped ship years ago when the GSOT faded). Where it gets more serious is when it comes to ownership and management. As I said I think we can all accept to have a team that sometimes loses more than it wins, we can accept bad players, they can be replaced, there's always next year's draft right? A bad coach can be replaced quickly, as we'll soon see. But at least to me it's much harder to accept that we have an owner who doesn't give a crap and a completely incompetent set of managers in charge of the organisation. Lawyers and accountants making football decisions, friends hiring friends, no accountability at the top.

      Players and coaches come and go, but owners and management can stay for decades and decades, and if they're as bad as ours they can almost assure that we will be, on average, among the bottom teams in the league and continue to make mind-boggingly stupid decisions. Sure sometimes everything comes together as it did in '99, but I'm increasingly realising what a crazy fluke that was. Ownership and management are incompetent, there is no nice way to say it but it's true. Our brief taste of success for a few seasons between the debacle of the 90's and our current situation really was a case of the blind chicken stumbling upon a corn by pure accident.

      Contrast that with other succesful teams where ownership and management are working together with a strong coach and ensures success year after year, of course there are...
      -09-17-2008, 06:54 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?

      -01-06-2010, 11:26 AM
    • RamsFanSam
      Fans a reflection of a Team?
      by RamsFanSam
      I won't deny it. Each week, I go to our upcoming opponent's web sites to see what the fans are saying. I know a lot of you guys do the same.

      One thing I have noticed is the posters being a reflection of the team.

      For instance, our website is classy, the majority of the posters are literate, knowledgeable, and there is a distinct lack of bandwagon fans. Disagreements between Clan members seem to stay relatively calm. We seem to be intolerant of 'hood rat' smack...the "we've got rings" or "You suck" talk, but welcome a well-versed, cerebral discussion with our rival's fans. We expect a high degree of civility from our posters, and are willing to provide guidance to newcomers to insure they become reputable members of our family, regardless of background.

      To me, this sounds like a description of the St. Louis Rams.

      Go ahead, visit some other team's sites. Every site has both good and bad members, but each one has a different feel. Take the Raider's sites, for instance, you will find a lot of big talk, but only a handful of fans who have the 'touch of class'. Same with the whiners websites. Now, look at some of the 'classy' teams sites. They have a different attitude about things, and better fans.

      This brings me to the squawks websites. Maybe it's just me, but in the past few years, it seems like the quality of the average poster has decreased. For every LargeAnt, they've gained 2 mikey clones. For every Rawkhrdr, they've gained 2 brhokla wannabees.

      A team's record doesn't seem to make a difference on the quality, nor does the location of the fan base. (I'll get on this in a moment.) It seems tied to the persona projected by the players. I haven't been to any Bengals sites, so I can't verify this theory, but if I am right, then their fans would probably have a rap sheet a mile long.

      The location of a fan base seems to be a puzzle to me. I know the old PD site had a large number of posters from the St. Louis area. Most other fan sites have a majority of members from the teams area of influence, but not us. 90% or more of our members are 500 miles or more from St. Louis. In fact, I believe I live closer to the EJD than 99% of the rest of our members, and it's a 4 hour drive from my house. If I'm not mistaken we have more members from California than we do from Missouri. I'm open to theories on why our fan base is so widespread.
      -11-12-2006, 10:28 AM
    • supachump
      100% Support from this FAN
      by supachump
      I debated with myself if I should post this. Surely some of the so called "fans" that have given up on the Rams will have some sort of witty reply. However, I've felt an overwhelming urge to post something.

      The Rams are in a sorry state right now. The front office is making bad decisions, the coach doesn't seem up to the job, our defense is unable to hold it together for an entire game, and our front line isn't protecting the Q-Back making him nervous and unable to find a rhythm.

      A lot is wrong. But what is right is that the Rams are my team, and for a lot of you on this board, your team as well. Fans have the right to complain and want something better, but a fan should also stick with them and look at the positives no matter how few there seem to be at this particular moment. Contrary to a lot of you, based on the posts I've been reading, I could reluctantly accept another terrible season and another after that and another after that. No, I don't like the abuse and I do want something more, but I stick by my team no matter the outcome.

      I don't expect everyone to feel the same way and I know that everyone reacts differently. But what I see, as bad as things seem, is a slight improvement from week 1 to week 2. This is what keeps me going. And I do think the team looked slightly better this week. Even if they play even worse next week, I'll still be here and still be a fan, because there is always hope. And when a team is down, this is what makes a fan. And the true test of a fan at that.

      People with different opinions are welcome on this board is far as I'm concerned. That is what sparks good debate and what could help me something that I wouldn't see otherwise. But when someone becomes so negative that the only thing that comes out of their mouth (fingers?) is down right hatred and they are only sticking around here to spread that hatred. And by their own admission, are no longer a fan and unwilling to follow the team. Well, that's your decision and I support it, but why do you stick around here and continue posting such garbage? Do you feel a need to try and convince more people to join your Anti-Rams social club?

      I applaud the fans that are sticking behind their team in these bad times. I even applaud the unhappy ones that are overwhelmed with anger, but still hold out a glimmer of hope and remain a fan.

      Even more so, to the Rams themselves (not that they are listening), but I support you 100%, even in this bad time. You are my team and I stand behind you, just as I would a member of my family. Good times and bad.
      -09-15-2008, 08:58 AM