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Why it’s okay to root for the Rams

With the Rams in L.A. they have been doing a lot better than they were doing in ST. Louis, but that's not a reason to not root for them.

With the Rams in L.A. they have been doing a lot better than they were doing in ST. Louis, but that's not a reason to not root for them.

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With the Rams in L.A. they have been doing a lot better than they were doing in ST. Louis, but that's not a reason to not root for them.

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With the Rams in L.A. they have been doing a lot better than they were doing in ST. Louis, but that's not a reason to not root for them.

I am still a Rams fan.  I grew up watching the Rams every Sunday, cheering them on through their countless losing records.  I was there at the dome for the 52-0 win over the Raiders in 2014.  I watched the embarrassing last few years of Marc Bulger’s career and the headache for a coach Jeff Fisher.  Yet, every Sunday I woke up, hopeful that this would be the season, the week, the day for the Rams to win, just to be let down over and over again.  Then, on January 12, 2016 my nightmare became reality.  The Rams announced they were heading back to Los Angeles.  The move to L.A left me devastated. As time wore on, I decided it was still okay to root for them on Sundays.  Let me tell you why you should still root for them too. 

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Jeff Fisher is gone, Sean Mcvay is here.  The firing of Fisher alone made me want to cheer for the Rams more than ever.  He was the root cause for the Rams struggles on and off the field.  His dinosaur age offense and defensive minded playing style cursed the Rams every season.  The lack of points was so apparent that this year the Rams are on pace to doubling the number of points scored last season.  Fisher had all the tools to win, but could not follow through because of his old-timey playing style.  

They are winning with the stars that were drafted in St. Louis.  Watching Todd Gurley barrel through defenses and seeing Aaron Donald destroy opposing offensive lineman was the most satisfying things to see.  These men played their hearts out in St. Louis with little to no reward in the win column.  Seeing Gurley and Donald go to playoffs and get a taste of what it is like to be on a winning team is something they should enjoy and believe they deserve.

The Rams are good!  They are good, this is a sentence that has not been uttered in the past 11 years.  Watching the Rams win outside of St. Louis may come as a pain to some, but they are still the same old team that we cheered on in the dome.  The young core that was drafted in St. Louis is the same core that is winning in L.A.  Alec Ogletree is still racking up tackles and Robert Quinn is still wreaking havoc on opposing quarterbacks.  Whether you like it or not the Rams are good this year and will continue to be for the coming years.  You might as well enjoy it while it lasts.

Now I know what you’re saying, what about Stan Kroenke?  Stan Kroenke is a businessman and the NFL is a business.  The move was a business decision, though not a respectable one. Most will never forgive him for moving the Rams but seeing them win beats the thought that Kroenke is gaining from their success.  

Come January, I will be in my living room in my favorite recliner, wearing my Gurley jersey cheering on my Rams during the playoffs.  Seeing the Rams in the playoffs for the first time in 12 years will come as a great joy to me.  In the end, the Rams leaving St. Louis does not affect anything but where they play.  






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