Rookies report...for training camp...in 7 days. Allow me to repeat that: HolyCrapOneWeek!!!!! The interminably slow offseason will finally be at an end. Finally there will be something other than conjecture and offseason trouble to talk about.
And a mere four days after the rookies report the veterans will arrive. We are talking about just 11 days until the beginning of the 2012 NFL Season. One month from today, we'll all be reacting to the game against the Colts by either crowning them division champs, or calling for the firing of Fisher and the rest of the bums.
Seven days...and it's the official launch of the new era of the Rams. I don't know about you guys, but I don't know if I can handle another week of waiting. I might go find a freezer to cryogenically freeze myself to make time go by quicker.
If you have the patience to deal with the next week, then go ahead and hit the jump for some links from across the sporting world.
Steven Jackson and his legacy - Lots of tank this offseason about the Rams all-world running back and how he'll be remembered. I can't say if he'll end up in the HOF or not, but I know the Rams' fans and organization will always remember him as an all time great.
Make or break year for Darian Stewart as an NFL starter - Mark my words: If the Rams defense is as good as we all hope, Stewart will be mentioned as one of the best run stopping safeties in the league.
Isaiah Pead a potential fantasy sleeper this year - The author of this article is really high on Pead. Makes me excited thinking about what Pead may be capable of, this year and into the future.
Marshawn Lynch arrested again - Marshawn Lynch was arrested for a DUI in Oakland yesterday. Considering the NFL seems to have a DUI or two every week during the offseason, this wouldn't be much news. But with Lynch having a checkered history, and having a suspension for off field issues in his past, Lynch could be sitting for anywhere between the first two and the first eight games of next season. As Lynch is Seattle's entire offense, this is good news for Rams' fans.
Michael Vick fully opens up about the dog fighting scandal - To promote his upcoming book, Vick is finally being fully candid about how he got himself into such trouble, and how he got his life back. Definitely the most interesting quote in the article is when Vick said "I may have become more dedicated to the deep study of dogs than I was to my Falcons playbook. I became better at reading dogs than reading defenses."
Santonio Holmes is already running his mouth about having two quarterbacks - I know the Jets are pretty dysfunctional, but maybe Holmes should focus less on things the coach is in charge of, and more on things like not being terrible.
First, it was Mexican Revenge Bears. Now, we have Amazonian Testicle-Eating fish. A Pacu was pulled out of a lake in Illinois last month, much to the terror of every local man. Known for their human-like teeth, after being introduced to Papua New Guinea, the fish became known for something else...biting the junk of men in the area.
Needless to say, this horror makes zombies take a back seat for this week's apocalyptic news.
As usual, thanks for reading and have a Ramtastic day!