At a point in the year where people are questioning the Front Office, questioning their loyalty, denouncing their fanhood for the St. Louis Rams, I have chosen a path less taken. My fanhood has strengthened. I can't say I was the happiest with this last draft, let alone the FA activity, however I took a step back to put things in perspective. I came to realize that we are slowly adding key pieces that will be around for awhile. One of those pieces is a guy that we were all happy with this last year....his rookie season. A guy that I have been keeping a close eye on since his Sophmore year in college and I was really happy that he landed with the Rams in the 2nd round. A guy that I expect to be leading our Defense for years to come. Thats right James Laurinaitis! So the other day I find myself on ebay scouring the Rams items to see what the hell I would want to pick up.
Jerome Bettis Jersey...well...No
Then I track down a James Laurinaitis autographed jersey from Ohio State, with a day left. At $19.99 and still no action, I was like "ok I'll keep an eye on." Next day rolls around, and I rush home to see where the auction is at. $25.00 with an hour left. I am thinking there has to be something wrong with this jersey. I check the sellers rating and they have a perfect 100% satisfaction rating. I go to their website, and everything seems legit- They mainly specialize with sports teams in Ohio (Ohio State, Clevland Browns, Cavs, etc.), they get their stuff at signings and sporting events. Then I look and see that they have a certificate of authenticity. I then compare the signature to other JL signatures and it checks out. At this point I am pumped. As the clock is clicking down to 3 minutes there is all of a sudden a flurry of activity, and I watch the price shoot from $25 to $51 (still really cheap). As the clock clicks down to 12 seconds the Taradactel swoops in and steals the show. I walk away with an autographed James Laurinaitis Jersey for $62. Not sure what made me even want an autographed jersey, but I figure at the very least when my girl and I get our house I can pin the jersey up in the MAN CAVE and showoff the fanhood!
It reads 4-0 VS Michigan....(kinda a big rivalry) and 3x All-American (not a bad accomplishment)
The way I see it, I fill multiple needs here:
1. Fill Football fix during a slow point in the year.
2. Fill a Rams fix during the off season.
3. Pick up a piece of Animal Jr. History
4. Plus I'm tired of looking at houses I don't want.
Cheers Rams fans!
-The EBAY bandito