Monday, December 18, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
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
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
Thursday, October 26, 2006
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Monday, January 09, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
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.