I am tired of hearing so many so-called football fans whining about this lockout. We don’t care if you never watch another NFL game. We don’t care if you are boycotting all NFL merchandise. All of us true football fans care about one thing: our team getting back together and trying to put together a lineup on the field that can win our city a Super Bowl Championship. I recently had a baby boy and he cries alot less than alot of you out there. Get over it. The NFL is a big business, there is alot of testosterone, the ego factor is there, the owners can’t run football teams without the players, the players can’t play without the business-savvy owners who built the teams, and disagreements will happen on planet earth, especially when a CBA expires. Sure it took a little longer than we all would have liked, but when it got to crunch time and games started getting in jeopardy…they found a way to get it done. Also, please don’t compare it to your job or what you would have done in this situation. It’s impossible to compare the kind of world they live in compared to ours, not to say it’s better or worse. The pressure, the money, the ego, they royalty treatment when things are good, the darkness when things are bad, etc. etc…most of us cannot comprehend what they go through. I kinda like that this lockout has separated the true NFL fans from the bandwagon, complaining, negative Nelly, whiny little cry-babies. But please don’t come back when you realize no one cares about your crocodile tears, stay away for good. Perhaps you can go moan about the NBA lockout; now they have real problems. Let’s pack the dome for Sam and the Rams in Week 1 against the Eagles!
By Darryn Yates -
About the Author
My name is Darryn Yates. I pretty much have 2 passions in life besides family and they are sports & music. I was born and raised in Granite City, IL, right across the Mississippi River from St. Louis; my dad was a high school football coach and my mother was a teacher. I moved to southern California in 1993 before the Rams moved to St. Louis. I followed the Rams religiously since St. Louis had no team; the Cardinals had moved to Arizona. I ended up moving back to the St. Louis area in 2005. I am a rock musician (singer/songwriter of the band On Tracy Lane). Besides St. Louis, I have lived in Normal IL, San Diego CA, Pomona CA, Los Angeles CA, and Nashville TN. My music has taken me all over the country and to Greenland where I performed for the US troops. Writing has always been a strong point of mine; it comes very natural to me. Plus, I have a lot to say about sports in our world today and the St. Louis Rams. I welcome you to The Rams Rock Report - a view on sports, particularly the Rams, with a rock n' roll flavor to it. Whatever that means.