It had been more than two months since Van and I fired up the ol' talkbox for Turf Show Radio. Yes, it had been too long.
Thanks to T.Ram, buckeyefan55 (we'll get the intro right next time), Douglas M and maybe the best caller ever who must remain anonymous for the legend to remain intact.
Breaking down this wacky show after the jump.0:21 - Is that my voice on the TalkShoe intro? We may never know...
2:02 - Turf Show Radio is the HBO of podcasts. Kinda.
3:15 - We get started in earnest with the Jabara Williams news.
6:00 - Van applies some sanity to the personnel moves. He is summarily executed.
11:04 - Van singled out Justin Bannan as an example of the up and down nature of Rams performances.
19:32 - The Rams are the suburban office complex of the NFL.
27:30 - Is it too late for the Rams to find an identity?
30:04 - The Returnof4eva himself, T.Ram hops on the show and fills us in on which tv shows he's been watching to avoid thinking about the Rams.
30:43 - Is this team worse than the 2009 Rams who went 1-15?
37:14 - As a Rams fan not in the St. Louis geographic area, how do you deflect the belittlement of other NFL fans?
40:30 - I hate talking about rappers with T. because it makes me feel old. I used to hit the clubs. Now, it's all Piano Man.
41:11 - Are the Rams the worst team in the NFL? Van's analogy is awesome. And it includes Sausalito tile patterns.
42:20 - Don't be the McClung!
44:20 - How hot is Spags' seat?
49:20 - T. goes on record saying we'll win 6 games. Would that be enough to keep Spags?
51:16 - buckeyefan55 ruins the soft intro, and I make it worse by reading when I should be listening. I take responsibility for muffing this one.
52:17 - If Spags gets fired, "gun to your head" (why are you so violent, buck?) - who do you want as your head coach? Mega Man or an old pair of shoes?
1:02:46 - 3-4 vs. 4-3? (Great question, buck)
1:07:35 - Between the Rams and Ohio St., poor buck has had a tough year as a football fan.
1:08:30 - Douglas M joins. Teach me how to Douglas!
1:08:50 - Josh McDaniels anyone?
1:11:55 - How much blame do the position coaches deserve? And what moves could/should be made on that front?
1:17:55 - Douglas drops the literary selections of the week for TSTers. And I drop Lord Jim, setting up the perfect analogy for Van...until we get sidetracked by Snickers and Pizza. Or is it Snickers Pizza?
1:19:14 - "Y'all can't do fat like we do fat."
1:20:15 - Proof that the show has gone too long: Douglas and I start dropping anecdotes that need not to be dropped - "Butt naked at a McDonalds."
1:22:33 - Thus begins maybe the best call in the history of Turf Show Radio.
1:24:02 - It was just barely too short. We almost made it to the pinnacle.
1:27:14 - Could next week's watchlist not include LSU-Bama? No, it could not not.
1:30:55 - Instead of just cutting me off, Van let's me talk about soccer. Horrible, horrible idea.
1:32:40 - I love you, Mario. Don't ever change.
Again, I cannot apologize profusely enough for going on this tangent, but Balotelli is a gift to all mankind. Enjoy it.