Rams Not Successful In 2009


St. Louis Rams quarterback Kyle Boller removes his helmet after being hit after throwing the football against the Minnesota Vikings at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on October 11, 2009. Minnesota was penalized with a roughing the quarterback call as the Vikings won the game 31-10. UPI/Bill Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

I know, I know… The Rams not being successful in 2009 isn’t news. I’m pretty sure that anyone who followed football even a little bit last season could have told you that. But this story is about a recent report from the St. Louis Business Journal, which discusses a list from bizjournals and Portfolio.com that measured scores, home attendance, and franchise value. The Rams checked in with the third-lowest score for last season, with only Detroit and Oakland ranking lower.

Here are some of the stats that determined the ranking: Success Score: 13.52 points ; Record: 1-15-0 ; Average margin: -16.31 points per game ; Playoffs: Did not qualify ; Average home attendance: 55,237 ; Percent of capacity: 84.6% ; Franchise value: $913 million.

Now, let me qualify these stats by saying that half of the score was determined by success on the field, which obviously hurt the overall ranking. As far as attendance goes, as someone who was at nearly every home game last season, I didn’t think it was that bad. I mean, we weren’t selling out the joint every week, but considering how bad the team was, averaging over 55,000 a game isn’t that bad. Let’s keep this as a reference point for 2010 and see where the Rams are after this season.

P.S. Feel free to tell your girlfriend or wife who complains that you only read about sports that you sat down and checked out the St. Louis Business Journal wth your free time today. I’m not gonna lie… I felt a little less useless when I was reading the article.

P.P.S Any St. Louis sports fans out there need to check out our Blues’ blog here at the Fansided network Bleedinblue.com. I took the site over about a month ago, and we are going to provide top-notch coverage of the Note just like we do here for the football team.

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