As a longtime Rams fan who disowned them when they moved to St. Louis but welcomed them back with open arms with the move back to Los Angeles:
If you had told me four years ago that the Rams would move back to Los Angeles and be in the Super Bowl within three years, I would have said, “Sure, just like LeBron will be playing for the
Thanks to the worst blown call since Don Denkinger in the 1985 World Series, another L.A.-based team gets a crack at another Boston-based team. We will see if the GOAT is better than a Ram.
Not that any Rams fans are complaining, but it’s patently insane to watch a referee stare at a replay monitor for what seems like an eternity, and then turn around and have the
Because that team seems to love to pose for photos in the end zone, maybe they have taken one of all of them crying at the end of the game.
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So the Saints owner is pledging to aggressively pursue changes in the NFL to promote “fairness and integrity”? Any team that allows its head coach to taunt opposing players from the sidelines, encourages its fans to bring whistles to a domed stadium and is known for paying its players bounties to injure opponents should probably not throw stones.
A suggestion for the NFL as it has continued to say nothing about the missed pass-interference call against the Rams. A good way to stop the conspiracy comments and/or competency issues is to just hire better officials.
Edward A. Sussman
Bill Plaschke’s prediction of a Rams victory was apparently more powerful than the Saints’ voodoo.
Bad non-call or not, we’re going to the Super Bowl. After all, it’s been three long years since the Rams returned to their senses and La La Land. And we long-suffering fans deserve it!
Palos Verdes Estates
With the news that Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman has been fined $26,739 by the NFL for the helmet-to-helmet hit on the Saints’ Tommylee Lewis that was not flagged along with a blatantly obvious pass interference in last Sunday’s travesty of an NFC championship game, I have one question.
How much does NFL Commissioner
Did anyone else find it strange how in the NFL’s loudest stadium, the visiting team’s quarterback’s helmet radio failed to work? Call it a coincidence, but it almost makes up for that pass interference non-call.
So looks like we’re playing Boston again, but this time we stand a chance.
The NFL must adopt the overtime rules and procedures used by the NCAA. It is just downright unsportsmanlike for the
Kevin S. Avery
Would Tom Brady still be the GOAT if there was no tuck rule and if
Has anyone asked
Here goes Plaschke again, trying to stir things up again. This was the smart move from the Dodgers. Yes, Harper has massive upside, but as we saw last season, he also has the ability to look very pedestrian. Signing Harper at the cost it would require would likely prevent further necessary player moves and cause an imbalance in the clubhouse. And if signing Harper was such a no-brainer for the many teams with the resources to do so, why hasn't he signed yet?
It's the Dodgers’ money, but why buy a Ferrari when you can get three BMWs for the same price?
It’s not even February and Jorge Castillo’s Dodgers report has proved vexing for fans long frustrated with their unwillingness to go all out to win. We’ve already got Dave Roberts giving us the annual death knell line of “we have a lot of depth.” Getting A.J. Pollock eliminates Bryce Harper, not that he was ever in the Dodgers’ plans. And if Dave is expecting a down-spiraling, 36-year-old
The Dodgers may be “as active as any club” in the offseason but as John Wooden correctly surmised, “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.”
It is exciting that the Dodgers went on the market to sign a catcher. What is confusing is that they chose Russell Martin when the highly competent Steve Yeager or Mike Scioscia are both available.
John M. Clark
I get it that Billy Eppler is doing the best he can with limited resources thanks to that ridiculous Pujols contract, but would it be possible to acquire just one player who had a solid 2018 and therefore is not hoping for a “bounce-back year?” That term seems to be in every story of every player they pick up!
For a song
My dad walked into the USC athletic director’s office 50 years ago to request that song girls be approved to be at home basketball games.
The athletic director at the time, John McKay, reluctantly agreed, but, famously said, “They’ll never be allowed at football games.”
How ironic that the current athletic director now dictates they aren’t allowed at basketball games either.
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