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Shutting the Door on the Players Top 100 by adding to our wardrobes


I was just as displeased with the NFL Networks Top 100 list as any Ram fan was. Well, until I came to the conclusion that the players probably know less about other players then we give them credit for. The list was the product of a popularity contest authored by the NFL Network who took a poll from certain players around the NFL. This on the surface seems like a wonderful and fun thing to do and kudos to the idea. The weight of such a poll maybe was given to much credence because we assume that because they are players they know each other more then anyone else. The fault that we may not see is that things happen for reasons we are not privy too. Here is an example of how relying on players to pick the best is not always a good idea, David Wright selected Micheal Cuddyer to the Home Run Contest. He did so because they grew up together and they are friends. There is a reason why the sports writers choose who goes to the HOF, the players are just out of touch. I surmise that it is just like everything else in life, it becomes a popularity contest and not a fair depiction of who are the 100 most talented players. To me, the best indication of talent is Jersey sales (exceptions given to football jesus) as opposed to who the players think are the best. I am sure that Kevin Kolb or Alex Smith were asked how they felt about Chris Long. I think the biggest thought I came away from reading all the posts and comments about the list I read was, who really cares what the NFL players think about our Rams, for the first time in a long time, we all know that we possess something that has been devoid of our team for such a long time and that is pure talent. We actually can say that we have talent at every level of our team, we have very few holes on our team. The preseason question marks have gone from hmmm, lets just say it would be easier to state our strengths then our shortcomings, but ever since the departure of our four pillars and the onset of KEEP CALM AND SNEAD ON. My glasses are semi rosey, but as excited as I am, I am grounded and have thought it through...we have good reason to be excited, our record my not show it, we may not win the Superbowl, but at the end of the season, I will be able to with near certainty be able to actually be able to choose from a myriad of player jerseys to purchase as opposed to settling for 1 or 2 players as I have had to do for the last decade. I recall back during the GSOT days seeing at least 6 separate players jerseys being worn by people on a regular basis, we may not be there just yet, but I do know that if things progress at the rate they are going, we will all be able to add to our game day wardrobes.

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