With the move from St. Louis to Los Angeles, some Rams players are reaching out to fans to find the best spots in LA
The first week of practices in Oxnard had to be a real comfort for many of the players on the Los Angeles Rams roster. It gave them an opportunity to get away, for a time, from the craziness of the move to the West Coast. It allowed them to focus on what they do best, something that can help to provide a sense of normalcy again.
While returning to the practice field certainly has to provide a sense of comfort on the business side of things. But people often forget about how big an impact like the move made by the Rams can have on the players from a personal standpoint. These guys may be world-class athletes but they have to deal with the same kind of concerns and challenges that everyone else deals with when moving to a new city.
Checking social media, it is clear that the players are now trying to build the same sense of familiarity with their new home that they already have on the football field.
Alec Ogletree, for example, is reaching out to his followers on Twitter to find some good places to eat:
Todd Gurley, maybe the most likely candidate from the Los Angeles Rams to become LA’s next big sports star, took some time to reach out and connect with the community when he met and talked with students at Inglewood High School.
But it is not just about getting settled in new homes, finding new places to eat or reaching out to the fans. It is also about getting to know where to go and what to do to have fun when not on the field. Some players are simply looking to take advantage of some new opportunities to entertain themselves:
Moving is never an easy thing. Anyone that has ever had to make a major move, due to work or any other circumstance, can definitely relate to this fact. There is a certainly level of excitement associated with a move like the one the members of the Rams organization are dealing with at the moment. But there is also a lot of uncertainty. Players are not just trying prepare for the upcoming season, but they are also trying to learn about their new community and the new fans that will be cheering for them on Sundays.