Rams win spells the end for Mike Singletary

Head coach Mike Singletary of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the sideline at the Edward Jones Dome on December 26 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. The Rams beat the 49ers 25-17.

Alright, here's the deal, the St. Louis Rams won today. It wasn't always a pretty sight to see, but a win is a win...is a win. Plenty of time for message board recrimination later. 

Today's win sets up a favorite meme for the NFL playoff picture to be determined in the last week of the season: SHOWDOWN! I"m talkin' two man enter; one man leave kind of thing, dig? Great football and great theatre. 

There's another something I think we all need to enjoy about today's game: the Rams have sent another franchise into turmoil.

Mike Singletary's been a strange experiment in head coaching, even for a San Francisco team that's been floating aimlessly for almost a decade now. But the Christmas Massacre didn't end there. No, team president Jed York said he'd be hiring a new general manager...after one of those strange "mutual parting" arrangements end the tenure of Scot McCloughan and York didn't hire a new GM to replace him. 

Take some joy in beating the rival 49ers, bouncing another head coach and forcing another organization to go soul searching. Only the Rams can do that. Revel. Celebrate. Your Pat Shurmur voodoo dolls can wait a day. 

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