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Random Ramsdom 01.10.13 - St. Louis Rams, NFL Draft, & The NHL’s Return

Good Thursday morning, Rams fans! As always, I hope it finds you well. Last Thursday made it difficult to give you a heads up on the upcoming Rams’ game, because there wasn’t one. This Thursday, I don’t even have a college football game for your to pencil in for your evening. I know what you’re thinking; I’m brusque and tactless...

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In Rams News

Game By Game Predictions For 2013

With all the crazy mock draft mania that’s occurring fresh off the season’s end, I’m surprised we haven’t seen more of this. I suppose it’s possible for those that think mock drafts at this time of year are way too early, probably think 2013 season predictions are even more so. I bet you’ll like what you see, though.

Scratch Taylor Lewan From Your Draft Wish List

A first round pick for sure, Taylor Lewan has announced that he’ll return to Michigan for his senior season. Lewan was most likely a Top-10 pick. It’s good news if you’re the next tackle on the board. Is it bad news if your a Rams fan?

Risk And The 2013 NFL Draft

Let’s face it. The Rams 2012 draft - for the Rams - was tremendous. The amount of young talent that they were able to hoard, and the contributions that were immediately made cannot be understated. In the draft, however, there are no certainties. Coach Fisher and Les Snead have proven that they’re willing to take risks.

Breaking Down Rams Offseason Needs

Shane Gray - of - delivers part one of his take on the Rams’ 2013 offseason needs: Wide Receivers and Outside Linebacker. I think most would agree that those are positions of need. Where they are selected in the draft is another discussion. Take a peek at his take on viable options for both positions.

Walter Updates His 2013 Mock

In case you missed it, Walter - as he does every Wednesday afternoon - updated his 2013 NFL mock draft. The Rams are now locked in at 16 and 22. There are still quite a few ‘holes’ that the Rams need to address in the offseason, and Walt certainly touches on a few. He’s added a fourth round. You might be surprised...

Bernie’s Reassurances

No, the Rams didn’t make the playoffs. And yes, Robert Griffin III did indeed lead the Redskins on a seven-game win streak that got them to 10 wins and a playoff berth. The opinion that the ‘Rams should’ve taken RG3’ will probably never die out, but Bernie Milkasz is going to do his best to remind you that they were right in sticking with Sam Bradford. Last I checked, both of his knees are looking pretty good.

In Sporting News…

Tracking Free Agency: Coaches and GM’s

While Lovie Smith - one of the bigger names in the Coaching free agency pool - is taking his sweet time meeting with potential suitors, other teams are reeling in the recently terminated, and soon-to-be promoted. For a quick snapshot of who’s being hired, and where, click the link.

Can Robert Griffin III Pull An Adrian Peterson?

As badly as Redskins fans wanted to believe that the knee injury RG3 suffered in their game against the Seahawks, it’s time to face facts. It was a tear to his ACL. Dr. James Andrews - who probably isn’t hurting for cash - performed the much-needed surgery on Wednesday. He states that he expects for Griffin to make a full recovery. Adrian Peterson did it eight months. How long will it take RG3? How long will he hold out until he’ll need a 3rd knee surgery?

MVPeterson? Tune In

In just over three weeks, the NFL will announce the 2012 award winners on it’s "NFL Honors" program. The two hour special - which will be shown the day before the Super Bowl - is going to be hosted by the husband from Beetlejuice.

A Geographical Move For the Redskins…And A Name Change?

In case you weren’t aware, the Washington Redskins don’t play in Washington. In fact, they play in the great state of Maryland. Talks of a scenery change are by no means new, and it would come at a cost; a new name to match. "I think that if they get serious with the team coming back to Washington, there’s no doubt there’s going to have to be a discussion about that, and of course the team is going to have to work with us around that issue," says Vincent Gray [Mayor of D.C.]

The NHL Is Back! If You Care…

There are still a lot of wrinkles to iron out for the upcoming abbreviated NHL season, but the puck will drop on January 19th. The schedule still remains to be released, but it will immediately bring back conference rivalries. As a matter of fact, it will only bring about conference rivalries...

Plain ‘Ol Random…

12 Potential Names For Nick Saban’s Next Book

In 2007, Nick Saban published "How Good Do You Want to Be?: A Champion's Tips on How to Lead and Succeed at Work and in Life." Since then, he’s gone on to win three BCS National Championships. It's time for a new book. Number two made me LOL, so I had to add this to the Random.

Who Needs Carry-On Luggage When You’ve Got A Va...

People stuff hypodermic needles in the weirdest places. A wise man once posed the question "Have you ever pooped a balloon?" Ok, so it was Dwight from The Office. If you think that was uncomfortable, take a look at the storage feat this woman has accomplished!

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