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Getting sentimental.. As I started my outside Christmas lights, it took me back to 1976.

November 17, 2022 11:35AM
The reason I am a Rams fan is because....While me, my Dad and my Brother put up our Christmas tree, we watched the Rams play AT Dallas in the 1976 Playoffs. I was only 9 at the time. I was SOOOOOO excited that we were FINALLY putting up our tree. YEARS later, I looked it up and that game was on the 19th of December?????? We put up our tree THAT close to Christmas?????? I do know there was friction in my family. (That's another story) I will ALWAYS remember my Brother saying......"MAN!!! The Rams colors and jerseys look SO cool!!! My Brother was 6 years older than me and I really looked up to him. So.....I remember looking at the Rams and thinking....They ARE sharp! Thing is....Me....my Dad....and my Brother rooted for the Miami Dolphins. BUUUT...There were 2-3 kids in my class who were ANNOYING Cowboys fans. I was drawn to the Rams winning. I asked my Dad if the Rams could win. I recall him saying...Rams are good but beating Dallas?? IN DALLAS??? I don't think so. I STILL (SOMEHOW) remember Haden scoring and the Rams taking the lead. I did not know any better but remember hearing my Dad and Brother chatting about the game and that the Rams JUST MIGHT pull it off?? I went from TOTAL Christmas tree mode to........THESE GUYS HAVE TO BEAT DALLAS!!!!!!! As we were juuuuuuuust about done with the tree, I DO remember the RAMS HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE 4th down stop late in the game. I also remember Rams Punter, Rusty Jackson taking a Safety as time expired. I remember walking to the TV as that happened. Being only 9, I did not grasp what was going on. When I saw the Rams celebrating as they ran off the field, I let out a "WOOO!!!! WOOOOO!!!! ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!" My Dad laughed and asked....You like the Rams now?? I said ....YES!!!!!! Hardly a week later, on Christmas day, I got my first Rams shirt....The SEARS catalog Sweat Shirt that I wore in my 4th grade class photo. I was 9 years old and that was Dec 1976. Well?? Here I am in November 2022!!! GOOOOO RAMS!!!! I have always given my Brother a lot of credit to me being a Rams fan. BELIEVE ME........When I was shivering those last scary and then GLORIOUS moments of the 4th qtr in Tampa last January, ALL of this flashed in my mind. I KNOW my Dad and Brother were right there with me.
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  Getting sentimental.. As I started my outside Christmas lights, it took me back to 1976.

Ramgator163November 17, 2022 11:35AM

  Did I ever tell you that...

JamesJM52November 18, 2022 04:06AM

  My Wife's Aunt seriously told me there is a Clinical name for my memory.

Ramgator47November 18, 2022 10:17AM

  I think 1976 was my favorite year

ferragamo7953November 18, 2022 12:19PM

  Went to my first concert in '76

sstrams53November 18, 2022 12:45PM

  HA! My Brother's very first concert.

Ramgator42November 18, 2022 02:13PM

  And did you know??????

Ramgator48November 18, 2022 02:16PM

  Yeah, he got jacked up..

sstrams44November 18, 2022 02:17PM

  Yeah, I got an 8th row seat for..

sstrams54November 18, 2022 02:16PM

  LOL The coincidences!! My Brother was about 5-6 rows. In THOSE days...

Ramgator43November 18, 2022 02:24PM

  Yeah, that was horrific... My story was..

sstrams44November 19, 2022 06:27AM

  for sure

ferragamo7947November 18, 2022 02:17PM

  Kiss was my 1st too, also in 1976.....

roman1858November 19, 2022 06:11AM

  Yeah Seger opened my show in Ft Worth, as well..

sstrams60November 19, 2022 06:30AM

  Artful Dodger.....

roman1843November 19, 2022 08:30AM

  I don't recall ever hearing of them before the show..

sstrams57November 19, 2022 08:32AM

  Had a friend who worked in a local Album store.....

roman1854November 19, 2022 09:35AM

  Yeah, it was my favorite job ever.....

sstrams50November 19, 2022 10:00AM

  My first USAF Dorm Mate worked at a Record Store in Kentucky....

Ramgator45November 20, 2022 04:22AM

  USAF students were our bread and butter..

sstrams52November 20, 2022 04:42AM

  Mine too! It was a very fun Summer especially.

Ramgator41November 18, 2022 02:20PM