Here’s my #GMCPlaybook challenge for @SBNation: Give a warm compliment to this week’s opponent. ‘Tis the season! http://t.co/gAtZ1l1b73— Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) December 11, 2014
Well, the short week last week threw me off from the timing to say something nice about Arizona. To make up for it, here are some nice things about every opponent the Rams have faced/will face off against in 2014.
New Orleans Saints
You have a city that is a lot of fun and your food tastes very good. Also, you gave Steve Spagnuolo a defensive coordinator gig after being fired by the Rams, so I acknowledge your charitable ways.
Green Bay Packers
You have a good quarterback and your home fans seem capable of enduring temperatures that would make ice say, "Wow. Now that's cold." Your alcohol tolerance is also impressive/scary/I'm pretty sure you guys aren't human.
You had the courage to play Brian Hoyer for 13 games in front of a first-round QB selection who in the course of those 13 games threw more interceptions than touchdowns. Rust Belt? Maybe. Brass balls? Indeed.
Many good-looking people attend your sporting events. Still the only city capable of producing its own Sound Machine.
You guys drafted Randy Moss. That's grounds for putting anyone who ever lived within a 20-mile radius of Minneapolis in the Hall of Fame in my book.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
....................um....................thanks for the win?
You drink as much as Packers fans but without the tolerance to do so. I commend for your willingness to throw responsibility to the wind like an errant Mark Sanchez pass.
San Francisco 49ers
You guys were really good for a while there.
You guys are really good for a while here.
Kansas City Chiefs
You have a very dedicated fan base. Although between you guys and the Royals, I might suggest that there is no "Once Per Generation" rule in professional sports. You're allowed to be good more often.
Your stadium is supposed to look like a coiled snake, which I guess is pretty cool. When I think of it though, I think it looks like the Iron Giant took a dump in the middle of the Arizona desert and thinking of the Iron Giant pooping is worth a smile. Thanks for the memories.
You did a smart good in signing Peyton Manning. Way to go, fellas!
San Diego Chargers
On one hand, everyone knows the weather in San Diego is the best weather any city has to offer in the entire United States. On the other, the thing you're known for is the weather which is kinda sad. But hey, if you're feeling down about that last part, go outside! It's beautiful out there!
You guys make up really cool costumes. Don't ever stop doing that. Also, don't ever start doing that near my offspring. I appreciate you, but at a safe distance at all times if you please.
Someone I'm friends with had a tough run of it with some serious narcotics usage. There's always a bottom that either ends in death or rehabilitation. Many addicts would argue both are a form of redemption. I hope for your sake this is your bottom. Chin up.
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