Good Thursday Morning, Rams fans! I hope it finds you well. This Sunday, the Rams will look to rally from last weeks loss in Chicago, in similar fashion to their Week 2 performance against the Skins. The opposition: the Seattle Seahawks, who are now 1-1-1. That’s one win, one loss, and one WTF.
Regardless of the outcome of Monday nights debacle, the Seahawks are traveling to St. Louis this week, where Rams fans have once again shown that they create some serious noise in the dome. As it was in Week 2, the home team will require the same deafening sound this Sunday, in an effort to complicate things for their opponents. Sadly they won’t get the assistance of ref-faux-rees, as the replacement refs got their walking papers late last night, and the REAL referees intend on officiating the Thursday Night Game in Baltimore. For those of you who think so little of the NFL right now, bite your tongue…they were kind enough to let these guys [and gal] go with ample time to adjust their fantasy football rosters. C’mon LeSean!
In Rams News…
Predicting the Rams Next Three Games
The Rams currently find themselves at 1-2, and yes, the bottom of the NFC West. Clearly it’s early in the season, and a win in Week 4 would tie the win total from all of last season. In this article, Bleacher Report covers the Rams next three match-ups, which include the Seahawks at home, the Cardinals at home, and at Miami. What’s there prediction? More importantly, what’s yours?
Should the Rams Take Another Look At Danario Alexander?
Outside of one particular, pain-staking, drop by Brandon Gibson, clamor about the Rams oft-butterfingered receiving corps has been relatively quiet in 2012. I think any Rams fan could probably tell you, at this point, where the real opportunity lies for the Rams offense going into Week 4: the offensive line. It appears, however, that talks of the former Ram will never die. Nor will his attempts to convince you he’s healthy
SI’s AP Pro 32 Comments On The Rams And Their Ranking
A month or so ago, I wrote an article called ‘Chris and Cris Hate The Rams.’ In it, I used the then current AP Pro 32 comments. Chris Berman and Cris Collinsworth were clearly not Rams fans. One appears to have budged. The other is….speechless?
A Lil Q&A With Jim Thomas
Jim Thomas fields questions from Rams fans, and covers a wide array of on- and off-field subject matter. He’ll tell you why he thinks JL55 isn’t playing up to ‘expectations’ and is therefore getting some criticism. Want to know what he thinks about Brian Quick not seeing much playing time? Well, click the link then! DX in our future? He’ll tell you that…
In Sporting News…
Thursdays just don’t get enough love. It’s the NFL, people! Yahoo’s got your preview…
THU, SEP 27
Cleveland at Baltimore
M&T Bank Stadium
Not Interested In Baltimore Pummeling the Browns? Yahoo’s got your preview…
Thursday, September 27
No. 8 Stanford at Washington
2012 Super Bowl Odds: NFC West On The Rise
The Arizona Cardinals are undefeated. The Seattle Seahawks just ‘won’ on Monday night, making the Packers 1-2 on the season. The 49ers have gotten nothing but love since their season ended last year. How is that affecting their chances of winning the big game? Also, the Falcons and Texans appear to be locks…can’t say I’d mind seeing that
Try To Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Ok, ok…so maybe they’re not good at their replacement jobs. Looking good doing their replacement jobs? Absolutely! There may have been a lot of mistakes made throughout the first…well, four weeks of preseason, and… well, the first three weeks of the actual season, but at least it’s not affecting the outcome of the games. Oh, wait. The past is the past, alright?!? Just look at these sexy mo fo’s, and tell me you don’t want to see more of them! And if you’re not satisfied with the league’s nonchalant stance, here’s an alternative.
The NFL and NHL Are Greedy, You Say?
We all saw what happened Monday night on the final play of the GB v. SEA game. Even if you didn’t see it live, you’ve had no choice but to watch it over and over…and over again. It’s a matter of money of course, and the NFL
doesn’t didn’t seem interested in budging. The NHL, equally as ‘greedy,’ is a mere two and a half weeks from starting it’s season…or not starting it’s season.
Plain Ol Random…
Check Your Mailbox, Seattle Seahawks!
I read this article a couple days ago and had a bright idea. Ya know how in those movies where socially awkward weirdo’s cut letters out of their mom’s ‘Southern Living’ magazine, then neatly glue them to paper, and mail them inconspicuously? Too much effort, in my opinion. This Idaho woman was an inspiration to me. Brian Quick doesn’t play football, so I had him draw up our game plan for Russell Wilson…
I Don’t Have Kids, But If This One Was Mine…I’d Be Disappointed
A parent, I am not. One day I hope to be, though. With that being said, I’m guessing that it’ll be one of the best moments of my life. Raising a child is probably pain-staking at times, and far from easy. Waking up in the middle of night at first, wanting to fist-fight an adolescent son, and eventually polishing a baseball bat or firearm upon a boyfriends first visit to my home - which just so happens to be shared by my teenage daughter - will be no ‘breeze.’ And as repayment for my concerted efforts to provide the best for my child, I’d expect a certain level of respect and care. This chick’s lost her mind...
Jeff Fisher Wants You To Know Your Stache…
That’s right boys and girls, Professor Fisher wants to keep you abreast of the wide world of stache. Having already covered the Chevron, the Horseshoe, and the Pencil in my previous Random Ramdom’s, I….I mean Coach Fisher, feel it necessary to discuss with you this week’s stache of choice; The Walrus. The Walrus, if you’re familiar with Philadelphia’s Andy Reid, you probably need little description from either myself or Fish. Who needs a mouth? You’ve got a large-flippered marine mammal on your upper lip.
This Day In Sports History…
1923 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HR’s
1931 - Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game
1942 - NY Giants beat Washington Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
1953 - St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
1980 - Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
1983 - Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs
1987 - NFL players strike
1992 - LA Dodgers - for 1st time in history - clinch last place
Happy Birthday To…
1722 - Samuel Adams. Founding Father and Organizer of the Boston Tea Party. Consistently awesome maker of delicious seasonal brews
1934 - Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author
1947 - Meat Loaf. That’s his name….he would do anything for love, but he won’t do that
1949 - Mike Schmidt, 3rd baseman & HR hitter (Phillies)
1982 - Lil Wayne, Rapper. Bird Man Jr. Young Carter. Lil Weezy
Have a great Thursday! As always, thanks for stopping by for the read. You can follow me on Twitter if you care that I prefer spicy mustard, have a Thunder Cats lunch box, and take frequent cat naps.