Good morning, Rams Fans! Welcome to another Thursday addition of Random Ramsdom, hosted by yours truly. At TST, it's not often that one is asked to listen, as it is indeed "Your best source for quality St. Louis Rams news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective"…in print. But today, I'll ask that you look and listen, for it's 'Lend Me an Ear Day!'
This 'holiday' derived from a hungry boxer you may know, who just so happens to have enjoyed a 3rd round snack in the middle of a heavyweight title fight. Though the term 'lend' is still up for discussion, a $3 million treat certainly deserves to be recognized annually, does it not?
recently divorced from J-Lo, asked Friends, Romans, Countrymen, to lend him one. If you want to listen to something on this post, lend your ears to the Beatles, and they'll sing you a song…
Otherwise, lend me your eyes while you chug down that morning cup-o-joe!
In Case You Missed It…
New Era released their NFL On-Field "59fifty" hat line hats earlier this week. It'll be another couple of weeks before they're available for purchase. Can someone please tell me how to wear a flat brimmed hat without lookin like a doofus…that's right, doofus! What do you think of the new head dress?
Culture Change the Most Important Key to Rams Success in 2012
'Duh!' right? It's a Rams' fans hope, at this point, that we've come a long way from the days of the shoddy four pillars. GM Les Snead and Head Coach Jeff Fisher now get to set the tone for the Rams of the future. The team certainly looks different. Let's see them play different?
Ram's Rookies Learn Life Lessons
"You have to be a professional in everything you do, and it has to be right now, you have to learn it right away," Quick said. "You definitely have to become a professional first and foremost." I'm loving this guy more and more every day. He wasn't the only one on hand for 'rookie week,' to assist in rebuilding a home in Joplin, MO. The amount of payroll needed to hold up one wall is astonishing...
The Rams Greatest Mystery Heading Into Training Camp
There are a lot of questions surrounding a team that has been in the cellar of the NFC West for the majority of the last 5 seasons. It's got to be hard to pinpoint one, and even when you click this link you may disagree. Then again, a certain St. Louis Ram needs to step up if there's any chance for success in 2012
Often in the spotlight is Mark Cuban. The not-so-shy owner of the Dallas Mavericks recently visited the set of ESPN's first take, with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith. It's a montage of Cuban letting him know how he feels about them. I honestly was indifferent before this video, and I almost love the Mavericks after having seen it
Eat Someones Heart Out, David K9resh!
It's the second coming……of the second coming. This Waco Texan has an appetite for K9 destruction! Has anyone called Adam Richman? This is definitely a Man vs Food challenge that no one would like to see finished. If you're not catching my drift….zombie
ramdude's 'journey' to becoming… well… a ramdude
"Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere"
Thanks Journey, but actually, that is not entirely correct. I was a small town boy, born and raised in south and central NC. There was a train track right across the road from the first house I lived in. But since I was a young-un, I didn't take it much - specially at midnight. I likes me some trains tho.
So why the hell did I become an LA Rams fan? This was the mid-60's, so no Carolina Panthers. I guess I was supposed to like either the Deadskins or the Falcons based on what was on TV most of the time. The Deadskins were boring, and the Falcons were brand new - no thanks. The only entertaining thing about the Skins were the Hogettes, but they didn't come along until the early 80's.
Why the Rams you ask (if you even give two sh!ts)? Well, there was this quarterback name-a Roman Gabriel. He was from North Carolina too. Not only that, he was born in the same city as me -Wilmington. He went to the same High School as my mother (years later) and starred in football at the college - NC State - that my father went to. So it seemed meant to be.
Surprisingly, it was possible to see them even though they were all the way across the country. (There were only about 15 NFL and 8 AFL teams then.) When I got to see Roman play, there was this other guy that really made it interesting - WR Jack Snow. That guy could catch anything - anywhere. The two of them made magic.
So that's what got me started with the Rams. What made me stay thru the many years is the characters and outstanding talent who came and went. (If we could have had the best of the offense and defense at the same time - trophies baby!) Always seemed to have a lightning fast receiver and, of course - the Fearsome Foursome on D. One of the characters and guys with outstanding talent that you should know about (if you don't already) is Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds. I had forgotten the particulars about how he got his name. The best way to have learned is to hear "Dandy" Don Meredith tell the story on Monday Night Football. But since that is no longer possible. Here's a link
This is the kind of attitude we need on the team, and I hope Mr. Fisher brangs it! "DON'T STOP BELIEVIN!"
Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD
Broncos quarterback in 1998 and 1999 Super Bowl victories
Best known as teacher Mr. Miyagi from "Karate Kid" films
Comic director of "Blazing Saddles" and "The Producers"
This Day In Sports History
1919 - Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees
1958 - Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
1973 - Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected
1975 - Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open
1988 - Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
1992 - US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
Enjoy your cruise to weeks end! Go Rams! Again, a special thanks to ramdude for providing a great story for this post. As a note to all of TST, hit me up on the email, and I'd be more than happy to include your story, or anything hilarious in my post! ...