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Re: Introduce Yourself

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by RamsFan4Life, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. bbach New Member

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    Hey guys. My name is Robert (people call me bob but I have no idea why). I live in Bismarck, ND. I'm not sure where North Dakota is but I think it is somewhere north of Canada. I'm an old guy so I expect total respect as in respect your elders. I play the age card often. Sometimes it even works. Back in 1966, when I was 12, I became a Rams fan simply because every one around me was either a Vikings fan or a Green Bay fan. I have to be different. I can tell you that football was great at the old Met in Mpls when the Rams came in to town to play in the cold and the rain. Great football. I was in the military during the Vietnam war but did not see any action. (Whew). However, we are the forgotten vets. All we do is ride Harleys and complain about our bad backs. As a side note, I sold my Harley and bought a sport bike. My kids are pretty sure I'm going to kill myself on it but I'm thinking that's a better way to go than dying of cancer in some hospital bed like my two brothers have done. I'm a Rams optimist. I always think they are going to be good and even if they suck I always think they are better than they really are. I have had Directv since I ever heard of such a thing so I can get the NFL package and watch every game. Some seasons, that has been tough, but there I sit, watching them lose. I check in on various forums but rarely sign up. People online tend to be vicious towards each other so I avoid joining. I often wonder if they treat people like that face to face. Unlikely. So, hello. Don't know how much I'll post, but hello anyway.
     
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  2. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    from one Robert to another. Welcome aboard.
     
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  3. Prime Time RODerator

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    60 is the new 40, whatever that means. Welcome Bob! I use this line all the time to keep the young whippersnappers in line and off my lawn..."Do not rebuke an older man harshly." 1 Timothy 5:1 :cool:
     
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  4. Selassie I H. I. M.

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    Welcome Bobby!

    One of the things we take pride in here is the respect we share with each other. Talking to others in the same way that you would if you were face to face is what this board expects my Ram Brudda.
     
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  5. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    Geez! I normally check this thread regularly but I've gotten behind... Welcome everyone!

    Look forward to hearing from you... Dive right in!
     
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  6. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    you slackin lately dude, best lay off the cheeburgers !!!
     
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  7. mimontero New Member

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    Hi guys. Until today, I was a fan of the nation's capitol's sports team. I think my current Facebook status says why I'm here the best so here it is.

    So, at least for now, I'm here. Steep learning curve to learn a new team but I've been watching highlights and as a UVA fan I'm already familiar with Chris Long and also watched Sam Bradford and James Laurinaitis extensively in college so I already know I like some of your (our, gonna have to get used to that :p) players. Really looking forward to rooting for Chris Long again. He was a lot of fun to watch at UVA. Guess that's all I have to say for now. Go Rams!!!
     
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  8. Da-Rock New Member

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    Hello all,

    I was born into loving the Rams. As a kid I got to watch Eric Dickerson play in Anaheim from a suite. I was too young to understand much of anything back then. The first Superbowl I paid attention to was the Eagles vs. Raiders. Chronologically I always use the 85 Bears as a center point, (because it was the first season I paid attention to the Rams full season and playoffs).

    I live in 49er/Raider country now, but I did get to fly to St. Louis to see Warner and Co play way back when. Love football and love my frustrating, goddamned, sumbitchboxOmonkeynuts Rams!

    My username, "Da-Rock" is how you pronounce my last name and not meant as a proclamation of my love for Dwayne Johnson or wrestling..........
     
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  9. Prime Time RODerator

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    Welcome mimontero and Da-Rock. We love and support our Rams here through thick and thin. Hopefully you signed up just in time for the "thick" part. If you need help or have a question or a request, don't hesitate to send Phx, RamFan503, CGI_Ram, -X-, or myself a pm. We also have a 'Site Help' section where you can ask questions. Enjoy!
     
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  10. Big Unit New Member

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    Hi guys,

    My name is Steve - go by Big Unit, because I'm 6'8; and I kinda like the double entendre. 63 years old, a lawyer in Metro East, near St. Louis, and a Rams season ticket holder since they came to St. Louis in 1995. Used to represent the contractor that built the Edward Jones Dame. Makes me feel old to hear people refer to it as old and outdated; though I agree. Timing is everything in stadiums, I think; and the Dome was one of the last of the indoor, multipurpose domes; intended to improve the Convention Center, and a depressed part of St. Louis. Hasn't worked - most efforts by regional cities such as St. Louis to foster urban renewal on the back of a sports facility have been failures. It's worse for St. Louis - bordered on one side by the Mississippi River and Illinois; all other sides by St. Louis County, where the money is. Can't blame people for voting their financial interests, but if I were "God for a Day", I'd do like Indianapolis did: Merge the city and county, and put the city in the middle of the state, as both political and economic center.

    That being said, St. Louis is a great, historic city - especially for sports fans. Moved to the area in the late 1970s, from Chicago; grew up throughout the Upper Midwest. This is a GREAT sports town; in part because until the late 1950s, St. Louis was the southern-most AND western-most outpost of the Major Leagues; AND because of KMOX, a clear-channel AM radio station, that invented talk radio and, to my knowledge, sports talk radio. Incredible sportscasters here - Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Tim McCarver, Bob Costas, Joe Buck, Dan Dierdorf, Mike Shannon - truly remarkable. And knowledgeable - Jack and Joe Buck and Bob Costas were/are intellectuals, who would have been wise in any field; just happened to choose sports.

    Then add the Cardinals, a model major league franchise. I know there are others - but St. Louis has the added benefit of the weather actually correlating to the calendar - so that it's good baseball weather even in April and September - when baseball in Chicago (much less San Francisco - great ballpark, but as cold as I've ever been) - is "iffy" at best. So people come from Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Oklahoma - to the "big city" of St. Louis to follow the Cardinals. Makes for a great, college-football-type atmosphere, but almost "sucks the air" - much less entertainment dollars - from other sports franchises. (Good example is this year, when both the Blues and St. Louis U had top teams, but had difficulty drawing.)

    That bleeds over to the Rams a bit, though nothing a winner wouldn't cure. (Good example is this year's schedule. 49ers on Monday night, Seahawks the following Sunday - but in mid-October - prime time for baseball playoffs. It'd almost be fun to see the Cardinals NOT make the playoffs; see what the Rams, with a good draft and hard-nosed football, could do.)

    Anyway, Rams fans from elsewhere shouldn't be too judgmental. Population of St. Louis is only 320,000; and therein lies the cure, in my opinion. I love the County, but HATE that Clayton draws business from downtown St. Louis. The Rams need to face reality; build an open-air stadium somewhere in the County (population in excess of 1 million); and have the team own rights to parking and concessions. They don't have any of that now.

    Still a great place to visit, and see a game; if you factor in Busch Stadium, the River, the Arch, etc. And 1999 was magical. Billy Graham spoke at the Dome in 1999; the Pope spoke at the Dome in 1999; and the Rams won the Super Bowl in...2000, but at the end of the 1999 season. Coincidence? Probably. But still very, very cool. Loudest crowd I've ever heard was the Vikings playoff game that year; had tinnitus for a week. And Ricky Proehl's catch was at my end of the field.

    Enough to get us through the lean years; but barely. To paraphrase Dick Vermeil, time to "rally around Sam Bradford, and play good football." Hasn't been evident of late, but the Rams are one of the "crown jewel" franchises of the NFL - as are the Cardinals in major league baseball. It's fun - and a sign of character - to be a fan.
     
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  11. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Great intro. Welcome to the board, Unit.
     
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  12. Prime Time RODerator

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    As -X- mentioned, a great introductory post. You are most welcome here. Totally agree with an open-air stadium. That's the way football should be played.
     
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  13. WelfareRam New Member

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    Man Prime, this is the fastest growing site I've ever seen. It's like some other site has folded and all the other members dispersed to here. Kinda like the N.F.l. does when they let teams move from one city to the next, for instance the Houston Oilers, Baltimore etc. It just goes to show what a great group of People can accomplish by being good people themselves. Go Rams!!!
     
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  14. Prime Time RODerator

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    That's what happened with RRF when it first began. Many posters joined from RamsTalk and from other sites. Is there a team in the NFL besides the Rams that has been located in more cities and still managed to keep most of its fanbase intact? Cleveland, LA, Anaheim, and St. Louis. Enjoy the site.
     
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  15. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    RamStalk is the catalyst for the formation of almost all Rams boards. lol. That's their claim to fame.
     
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  16. Prime Time RODerator

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    Yeah, they teach us all what not to do. God bless em. :)

    Btw don't know if he's still there or not but the head mod was Mike Smith, a real smart-ass. One day I sent him a pm asking him why he wasn't dealing with the trolls and he replied by suggesting I start my own site if I don't like it. The next day RRF was born. Thanks Mike. :cool:
     
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  17. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Yeah, Mike 'The Apathetic' Smith is still there.
     
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  18. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    The page views must be paying decent. Until the day comes when the trolls effect their bottom line, they will remain.
     
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  19. Prime Time RODerator

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    Well that explains a lot. They have a certain style of moderation over there I call "drive-by moderation." Once a month Smith and his gang stop in to see what's going on, ban a bunch of members who then get new screen names and the whole process starts over again.
     
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  20. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    They don't even do that anymore. They got so sick of people reporting "trolls", that they put this caveat on the reporting screen. #3: Troll > This is a Troll/Problem Child (please be aware that a report of this nature is probably just going to get deleted... but hay [sic], if you feel the need to vent, go for it.) They just want the traffic and click-throughs for ad revenue. They honestly don't even care anymore unless someone posts blatant porn photos (and then ... maybe).
     
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