In 1992, I was just 12 years old when I moved in with my father. He was a Dallas Cowboy fan. By proxy, I was a Cowboys fan. I loved Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith. I loved watching Moose Johnston demolish a linebacker, paving the way for Emmitt to bust off a dazzling run. Troy Aikman would use the opportunity to get the ball to Michael Irvin down the field on a post route, touchdown Cowboys! After the 92' season, I started a rebellion in our house. I started cheering for the Los Angeles Rams. Why? Probably pre-teen angst, mixed with a little bit of searching for my own identity in life.
I've followed the Rams through their ups and their downs, through the move to St. Louis, up until present day. I have been lucky enough to see my team win a Super Bowl, and had the unfortunate honor of watching them pick 1st in the NFL Draft for too many years. You, like me, will continue to follow this team, even if it means developing ulcers, being mocked on internet message boards, and struggling to find a Rams jersey at your local sporting goods store. Why? I can't put my finger on it. I just know that no matter how badly this team is struggling, I'll be there. They need all of the help they can get.
What is there to say really? The St. Louis Rams got curb-stomped for the second game straight. While fans will surely see the bright side of things after cooling off, I sure don't as of this writing. This is a team in a tail-spin.
Discussing what most of us already know. This is a passing league.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses a few issues in detail; namely season structure and player safety.
Former offensive tackle Brian Holloway may get some justice after all. The former New England Patriot and Los Angeles Raider had his house used as a party barge by some 400 teenagers over Labor Day weekend.
Apparently the Jacksonville Jaguars are so desperate for butts in seats, they are giving away beer if you buy a ticket to Sunday's game. Maybe the Rams should give free beer to the players? Playing for beer, sign me up!
If you haven't seen this yet, you should. Fallon and TImberlake. What's to dislike?
Give the man a cookie, jeesh!
Adrian Peterson gets livid over chat with Lion's Schwartz
Carlos Gomez of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run, and gets faced off by Braves catcher Brian McCann. Roid Rage gentlemen. Take a breath.
Now every wanna-be can pose like a balla'
THE NIGHTWATCHMAN (Tom Morello) "Road I Must Travel" (via tonyushino)