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The Rams didn't fail — they lost a hard game against a more experienced Super Bowl foe

The Rams didn't fail — they lost a hard game against a more experienced Super Bowl foe
Rams head coach Sean McVay walks off the field after losing to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2019. (Los Angeles Times)

To the editor: To refer to the Rams as “lambs” in your Monday front-page headline because they lost the Super Bowl on Sunday — a game that was tied with seven minutes to play — is simply an act of meanness.

The New England Patriots’ experience was the obvious difference, and they have the greatest coach and quarterback in Super Bowl history. The Rams are a young team, and they were not trounced by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, if receiver Brandin Cooks had not dropped a pass in the end zone, the Rams would have tied the game with three minutes to go.

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The Super Bowl was a back-and-forth battle of great defensive teams, and the more seasoned squad prevailed. To insult the Rams with a sophomoric headline was in poor taste.

Michael T. McAlevey, Santa Monica

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To the editor: Give the Rams a break. They had a stellar season and deserve a hearty round of applause.

With a young coach at the helm and and even a younger quarterback in the pocket, backed up by superb professional athletes, the Rams won more games than all but one other team. They’re much better prepared to lock horns next season.

We love you Rams — you’re no Lambs.

Zorik Mooradian, Tarzana

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