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19 Dec 1976......

October 09, 2021 03:10PM
Me, my Dad and my Brother were putting up our Christmas tree. THEN, I was a Miami Dolphins fans and so was my Brother and Dad. The Rams / Cowboys playoff game was on. I was more excited to put up our tree BUT......I HAAAAATED Dallas!!! I asked my Dad if the Rams could beat Dallas. I was a very casual fan back then. I was only 9. Dad says......EEEEHHHHHHHHHHHH! Dallas is at home so probably not. As the afternoon went on, the game stayed close. THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN.....My Brother says....."I LOVE the look of the Rams jerseys." I remember THAT like yesterday. Being he was 6 years older and I VERY much looked up to him, I thought.....Yeah....They do look cool. I remember Pat Haden scoring a TD and my Dad and Brother commenting about the Rams giving Dallas a heckuva game. SUDDENLY, I found myself REALLY interested. I REALLY wanted the Rams to win. The only two other plays I remember is the Rams stopping Billy Joe Dupree just INCHES on 4th down and then the Rams took a Safety to seal it. Rams won 14 to 12. My Dad made a comment that I resembled Pat Haden. Hence why to THIS day, #11 is MY number on my jersey (Even though Jim Everett is still my fav Ram Qcool smiley My Dad asked me......You liked that, didn't you??? (Rams beating Dallas) I just gave a big grin and said "YEEEEESSS!" A few days later, I got my first SEARS catalog Rams shirt for Christmas!!! Almost 45 years later????? HERE I AM!!!! The Rams are a BIG BIG BIG passion of mine. I OFTEN think about the same question of this post and then think of my Brother and Dad. My Brother passed in May 2011 and my Dad in Aug 2013. 19 Dec 1976 was a very special day.

  Have a reason you became a Ram fan?

JamesJM57October 09, 2021 10:36AM

  Came down to one game..

sstrams28October 09, 2021 10:43AM

  Love that story...

JamesJM17October 09, 2021 10:52AM

  Not really..

sstrams23October 09, 2021 11:57AM

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MamaRAMa27October 09, 2021 11:12AM

  Have you told that story before?

JamesJM27October 09, 2021 11:18AM

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MamaRAMa28October 09, 2021 01:46PM

  No one is really sure

IowaRam21October 09, 2021 11:13AM

  Wow, this thread is turning into an all time favorite for me...

JamesJM19October 09, 2021 11:19AM

  LOLOL I know the feeling!!

Ramgator12October 09, 2021 03:13PM

  19 Dec 1976......

Ramgator18October 09, 2021 03:10PM

  Gotta tell ya... I have ALWAYS caught ROYAL HELL from friends when the Rams stumble but...

Ramgator16October 09, 2021 03:17PM

  And OH GEESH!! Onions will be cut if I think about....

Ramgator11October 09, 2021 03:26PM

  You remember your first Rams item you owned then ?

IowaRam11October 09, 2021 03:53PM

  It was a #30 three qtr sleeve jersey with RAMS on the front. Later, I would get..

Ramgator14October 10, 2021 11:28AM

  I STILL have my plastic Rams helmet coin bank from Christmas 1977.

Ramgator13October 10, 2021 11:31AM

  OH! STILL have the knit cap with yellow ball on top, from Christmas 1979. Got that with..

Ramgator14October 10, 2021 11:32AM

  I had one of those Jackets

IowaRam17October 10, 2021 11:49AM

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SeattleRam23October 09, 2021 03:53PM

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MamaRAMa15October 11, 2021 10:42AM

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Aries20October 12, 2021 03:30AM

  Now THAT is unique...

JamesJM19October 12, 2021 04:11AM

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