Monday, December 18, 2006

Rams Find a Way to Win

The St. Louis Rams found themselves in the win column this past week after defeating the dismal Oakland Raiders 20-0. Rams running back Steven Jackson had a good day of running with 31 carries for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Raiders could not hold on to the ball all day with 5 turnovers, 3 of them interceptions. There's not really much to say about a game that had no implications whatsoever. I don't think the Rams are officially out of the playoff race yet, but it doesn't look good for them.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Monday Night Football in St. Louis

The St. Louis Rams have their work cut out for them tonight as the prepare to play the dominating Chicago Bears tonight. The Rams have lost 6 of their last 7 games after starting the season 4-1. Now I know last week I was singing dooms day news, but with the shabby records of most teams in the NFC the Rams still have a chance, but they're going to have to pull an amazing upset tonight and finish out the season against the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, and Minnesota Vikings.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

It is All Over

The St. Louis Rams lost to a very poor Arizona Cardinal team today, 34-20. With that loss I'm officially throwing up the white flag letting all know that the St. Louis Rams are nothing to fear in the NFL. Next week's game will have the Rams against the hot Chicago Bears that will probably end in defeat which will have the Rams losing 7 of their last 8 games.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Rams and Panthers Both Want a Turnaround

Our St. Louis Rams and the Carolina Panthers we'll face next Sunday in Charlotte both need a jolt of energy to restart the seasons that looked so promising only a month or so back. The Panthers lost out to Cincinnati and Dallas, and almost as devastating, they looked like they were going into the tank again in the first half of their encounter last week with the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But St. Louis needs to win this one even more. We were on a roll at the start of the season when we got to the 4-1 point. Since then, Seattle has knocked the wind out of our sails not once but twice, and let's not talk about San Diego or Kansas City. The Rams haven't lost five in a row since 2002, and we don't need to repeat that now.

Our QB, Marc Bulger, has been looking sharper than Carolina's Jake Delhomme has of late. Defense, you gonna be ready to do your part?

Monday, November 06, 2006

Rams Need to Create, Not Endure, Turnovers

Our season so far seems split into two chunks: our 4-1 beginning, and our three losses in a row. Besides the final scores, the most distinguishing factor has generally been who has the turnovers. Take our outing against the Kansas City Chiefs, for example. It wasn’t just that we had three turnovers that cost us 17 points.

The Chiefs fumbled a couple of times, too, but the people who came up with the ball were…not our defensive guys. Corey Chavous made a comment I agree with, that our Rams need “a defensive mentality and it starts with the guys who put on the blue and gold.” Since this very Rams roster started the year as the best in the NFL with regard to maintaining possession for themselves and forcing turnovers by the other guys, we clearly have the capacity—we need to regain the mental outlook.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Give blood, save a life...

The American Red Cross and the St. Louis Rams are teaming up for a boold drive. On Monday Novemeber 6th Safety Corey Chavous will host this 7th annual event. Being held at the Heights in Richmond Heights from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. To make an appointment for the drive, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. This is such a great cause and a great thing for any community. Be sure to make it down.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Will St. Louis Have a Change in the Weather?

It's our friends in the MLB that have to worry about the weather. We were hoping to see a third World Series win by the Cardinals last night, and then have them finish it all with a triumph and a trophy tonight. Instead last night's game finally got scrubbed after about a 2-3 hour rain delay. The forecast for tonight looks even worse. Who knows when they'll put this Series back on track?

Give me NFL football. Neither rain nor snow nor sleet...our guys are no wimps.

Besides, we're heading off to play in San Diego.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Meet Me in St. Louis Tomorrow!

It's all happening in St. Louis tomorrow. First our Rams go up against the Seattle Seahawks, who, unfortunately, had a couple of weeks to recover from their uncharacteristically ugly loss to the Chicago Bears. We know they want to knock us off our top spot in the NFC West. But we don't have to let 'em!

Anyway, then it's the Cardinals against the Mets in the continuing National League Championship Series. Wouldn't it be fun to have tickets to both the Edward Jones Dome and Busch Stadium tomorrow? Except for the traffic.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

St. Louis Rams Add to Detroit Lions' Woes

Going into today's game with 2 wins interspersed with a loss, our Rams couldn't claim invincibility, but that's what they ultimately proved to have as far as the Detroit Lions were concerned. The Lions really wanted to notch their first victory though, and they came to the Edward Jones Dome ready to play.

I enjoy a see-saw battle, and that's what this was. The 41-34 final score came after an overturned penalty, and that's obciously not as much fun as a straight out play. But our Rams rallied three times from behind, and close to the end Detroit was trying to hang onto a 34-33 lead. Marc Bulgar said, "Sometimes in a game like this, it's who gets the ball last," which I thought was very gracious. Also true.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

There’s a great big world out there.

Summer is not usually my favorite time of year. Gone are the days of lazing by the pool and dreaming of a world without homework. Summer means the end of basketball, the conclusion of the hockey season and no football to speak of. This year was special because of the World Cup. I had no idea professional soccer was so exciting. I recorded the games during the day and watched them all when I got home from work. One of the most intriguing elements of the World Cup was the news stories covering the extra-curricular activities of wacky football fans all over the world. I’d hate to meet some of those guys in a dark alley when I was wearing the wrong colors.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Some new names on the St. Louis Rams' roster

I'm looking forward to seeing what Scott Linehan will bring to the Rams as head coach, even if he does have a tough act to follow. If quarterback Marc Bulger stays healthy, we should continue with a solid offense, and even if he gets injured, we now have Gus Freotte on board from the Miami Dolphins--pretty nice back-up. Former Carolina Panther Will Witherspoon didn't come cheap, but he ought to be an exciting addition to the defense.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

I don’t know who to cheer for!

It is no secret that I am not a fan of the Los Angels Lakers. I really haven’t been since Shaq left and the Kobe Bryant years began. I am cheering for the Phoenix Suns to win the whole thing. I think that Steve Nash deserves a ring more than anyone in the league, except for maybe Dirk Nowitzki. Actually it is really hard to say I don’t want the Dallas Mavericks to win because I kind of do want them to get their first NBA title. It is hard to decide where my loyalties lie with such a good bunch of teams competing in the Playoffs.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Not sure Hagans is a good choice for the Rams.

I am wondering if Marquis Hagans was a good draft choice for the St. Louis Rams. He has played a variety of positions in his career including quarterback and wide receiver. He started at QB 24 times and held the record for longest losing streak of any Virginia QB since 1950. We picked him up for the position of Wide Receiver though so I suppose that is better than expecting him to play QB again.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Fakhir has high hopes for Rams in 2006

The St. Louis Rams signed cornerback Fakhir Brown to the roster in mid-March. Brown has his mind set on starting for the Rams in 2006 but I am not so sure he is up to the task. We signed him to a five year deal so he has plenty of time to prove himself. If anything I bet we can expect an admirable effort from Brown and hopefully he can get some of his new teammates fired up as well.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Who should the Rams chase for a contract?

We have a lot of spots to fill on this St. Louis Rams team before training camp starts. Free agency is going to hurt us this year and we have already lost Ryan Pickett to the Green Bay Packers. Who do you think we should be courting and why?

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Faulk Working in New Orleans

News in the sports world has been be speckled by crime and punishment so much lately that I refreshed to see stories like the one about Marshall Faulk, St. Louis Rams running back, helping to feed the people in his home town of New Orleans. Human interest stories like his are morally reassuring with the constant drama of negative behavior we are seeing from some of our professional athletes today.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Rams Welcome New Head Coach

The St. Louis Rams have a new head coach. Scott Linehan was Miami’s Defensive coordinator this past 2005 season. I know the Dolphins didn’t have the best defense but perhaps he has strengths are in other areas. I’m picking the Carolina Panthers for the winner of the NFC Championship on Sunday.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Rams Search for New Head Coach

Orlando Pace will be a starter in the Pro Bowl. This will be the seventh consecutive time he has been chosen for the Pro Bowl. Mike Wartz will no longer be the head coach of the Rams and the search for a new head coach continues this week. There are a lot of prospects and I just hope we choose the right one. Four men have interviewed for the job. They are Tim Lewis the Giants Defensive Coordinator, Ron Rivers from the Chicago Bears, Scott Linehan Offensive Coordinator of the Miami Dolphins, and the great Mike Zimmer the Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Holt Gets 1300 and Rams Beat Cowboys

Torry Holt was truly the star of the St. Louis Rams game against the Dallas Cowboys. He passed the 1,300-yard receiving mark during the game and never looked back. Holt has consistently earned over 1,300 for the past six years of his NFL career.

The whole team performed well on Sunday and beat a team many assumed we would fall to. After the recent four game losing streak I was thinking we had no chance of beating the Cowboys and ending the season with a win. For three quarters it looked like Dallas had the upper hand but they fell apart in the fourth and we took advantage of their weakness. It was a great way to end the season.