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What a gas to watch that team.

August 04, 2022 08:53PM
A time warp indeed. Damn, I loved that team.

I didn't remember that game. Probably wasn't available to the Minny market. A 40 year old game ... but I felt all the nerves of an undetermined outcome.

And what a different game they played back then. Authentic FOOTBALL with committed running games. Tactics that I actually understand. Traps and tosses and draws and counters and slants. The game we all played back then. FBs lead blocking and getting carries! Hell, I saw full house formations!

Today's game is a fundamentally different enterprise. Half of what I see bewilders me. The running games today operate with blocking principles that I can't begin to grasp. Not a helluva lot of driving a man off the LOS. Instead, screening people and shaping the pursuit to leave a lane by default. It's just a different game.

Hell, I'm an old fart. The game I played is long gone. The new game is a wonder to behold. But I do miss the days when OLs would try to drive DLs off the LOS and powerful, athletic RBs would try to get over what ruggers call the gain line. After all, that is actually what the game is supposed to be about.

And where the hell are the snows of yesteryear?
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Watch: Vin Scully and John Madden called Rams-Packers together in 1981

BerendsenRam264August 03, 2022 09:19AM

  Re: Watch: Vin Scully and John Madden called Rams-Packers together in 1981

Leoram52August 04, 2022 06:50AM

  Re: Watch: Vin Scully and John Madden called Rams-Packers together in 1981

BerendsenRam44August 04, 2022 08:57AM

  Makes me ache hearing those two.

Ramgator51August 04, 2022 02:34PM

  Re: Makes me ache hearing those two.

Killrazor19August 06, 2022 12:53AM

  Re: Makes me ache hearing those two.

BerendsenRam29August 07, 2022 03:06PM

  Re: Makes me ache hearing those two.

Killrazor17August 07, 2022 11:21PM

  100% NO DOUBT!!!! NFL Today was MILES ahead!!! And like you said..

Ramgator11August 08, 2022 08:03AM

  Re: 100% NO DOUBT!!!! NFL Today was MILES ahead!!! And like you said..

Killrazor10August 08, 2022 11:43PM

  What a gas to watch that team.

RFL49August 04, 2022 08:53PM

  Re: What a gas to watch that team.

BerendsenRam41August 05, 2022 08:38AM

  Just re-watch 1979 championship

Hazlet Hacksaw22August 06, 2022 12:50PM

  Re: Just re-watch 1979 championship

BerendsenRam28August 06, 2022 01:59PM

  1981 Rams passing offense was so god-awful....

LMU9316August 08, 2022 08:23AM

  I remember the opener vs Houston was on TV here. VERY frustrating!

Ramgator11August 08, 2022 09:16AM

  LOL Remember THEN, just how long the 1981-82 losing skids seemed??

Ramgator11August 08, 2022 09:19AM

  Re: LOL Remember THEN, just how long the 1981-82 losing skids seemed??

LMU939August 09, 2022 03:19AM

  Re: RIP.

DomerRam27August 06, 2022 01:20PM

  Re: This one is better, lol

DomerRam30August 06, 2022 01:26PM

  Re: The closest to Vinny was actually Ken Wilson (STL Cardinals)

DomerRam26August 06, 2022 01:39PM