posted on November 07, 2012 12:31
Happy Wednesday folks. Hope your political hangover isn't crippling you -- regardless of outcomes. Political season and political ads can do just as much damage as a result not panning out for you.
This weekend the Rams will hope to do what our Cardinals could not do: travel from St. Louis to San Francisco and bring home a winner (thanks for the reminder, Imig).
Don't count on a victory. It's going to be beating. Even though Rams fans have long been suffering, this is still only year one of the Jeff Fisher project. It's a difficult pill to swallow, but it's the reality of the situation. He's not responsible for the past five seasons of putrid play (give or take an upset of the Saints).
IF THESE THREE FOUGHT CRIME IN AMERICA, WE'D BE SCREWED
Cris Collinsworth would absolutely be the most non-committal crime-fighting "superhero" in history. He'd second guess every plan to stop an incident of crime while offering up the hypothetical inverse that could also happen and "maybe, you know, this could be the maturation of this string of robberies".
I watch a lot of football.
HERE'S WHAT FORMER RAMS WR's DID IN WEEK 9
The Rams should see an improvement in the passing game with the scheduled return of Danny Amendola. The lone bright spot during Amendola's absence has been the continued progression of rookie WR Chris Givens. A returning Amendola should help things.
In the meantime, some former Rams WR made some plays in Week 9.
DaNario Alexander - Remember him? Of course you do. He's the beast with Robocop legs and knees.
Alexander started for the Chargers last week and hauled in three catches for 61 yards. Chargers fans are already calling for him to start every game in place of the off-season prize Robert Meachem. Good for Danario.
Donnie Avery - Avery hauled in eight catches for 108 yards in the Colts' 23-30 win over Miami Sunday. Not bad for a guy who wasn't good enough to stay on the Rams roster before last season (even though he was productive when healthy on some really bad Rams teams).
Andrew Hawkins - I've mentioned him several times this year, but he was signed by the Rams in Jan. 2011 but released in August of that year. He's a speedy receiver with great playmaking abilities. For the season, Hawkins has 31 receptions for 378 yards and two touchdowns.
The point in bringing this up is that any of these three players would be better to have on the roster than Steve Smith.
MARCUS VICK FOUND GUILTY OF STUPIDITY IN A COURT OF INTERNET LAW
During the Eagles thrashing at the hands of the Saints on Monday Night Football, Michael Vick's brother Marcus took to the social media airwaves to voice his disdain and displeasure for the mess that is the Philadelphia Eagles.
At one point, Marcus demanded the Eagles trade the Brothers Vick out of Philly, a Tweet the Fresh Prince's Auntie no doubt frowned upon.
Soon after, the Tweet was removed and Marcus made light of the post. For evidence of Marcus' Tweet session go here.
Before you shake your head and throw your hands up wondering why anything Marcus says is noteworthy, rest assured it isn't.
But for the sake of conversation, let's impugn the integrity of the accused.
Marcus Vick is the same man who once waved a gun at taunting fans in the parking lot of a Virginia McDonald's -- one day after declaring himself for the NFL draft in Jan. 2006. Perhaps this was his way of implementing the "billions served" slogan.
One week earlier at the Gator Bowl, Marcus stomped on Elvis Dumervil's leg as if it was a flaming bag of poop on his front porch. Vick said it was an accident and said he apologized to Dumervil, although Elvis denied this fact.
The ultimate irony in the linked video above showing the accused stomping on Dumervil's leg is that brother Michael Vick is in the broadcast booth at the time. Just before the leg stomping, Michael says Marcus has taken "all the right steps" to improve as a quarterback.
Beyond that, there is that whole pinata of molestation/DUI/fleeing the scene/contraband charges from 2006-2009.
And the trade deadline passed already.
So yeah ... I'm sure the Eagles will pay attention to Marcus' demands. A lot of credibility that guy has.
For his part, brother Michael has frowned on his brother's words.