LA Rams debut of training camp Virtual Tailgate is success

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With no direct public access to the LA Rams training camp, the team launched their debut of a Virtual Tailgate for the 2020 NFL Season

With no public access to the LA Rams training camp, the Rams decided to do something about it. What did they do?  Well, they brought training camp into the homes of fans who signed up for the Virtual Tailgate.  The team hosted a 2020 LA Rams Training Camp Virtual Tailgate party on August 9, 2020.

The Virtual Tailgate was an online streaming event hosted by the duo of Sarina Morales and WR Tory Holt hosted the debut of the LA Rams training camp via a Virtual Tailgate media event.  It was a solid event and provided the fans a chance to see and hear their favorite Rams players at a time when we could all use an extra dose of connecting.  And connecting was just the team’s first course of a seven-course banquet.

The stars come out at night

The program opened with the appearance of GM Les Snead and HC Sean McVay. The show next showed the offensive skill players with QB Jared Goff, WR Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, and tight end Tyler Higbee. The next group represented the offensive line: Austin Blythe, who was later joined by Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein.

The defense was the next to roll through. While Aaron Donald was unable to attend, the broadcast did feature John Johnson, Michael Brockers, and Jalen Ramsey. After that, the next group represented the special teams, led by LS Jake MacQuaide and P Johnny Hekker.

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SoFi and So long!

The final feature for the night was COO Kevin Demoff streaming the appearance of a now constructed SoFi Stadium.

All in all, it was a fun and entertaining event. While the Rams coaches and player did not give many team secrets away (the team has just begun training camp), it was clear that camaraderie was at high levels throughout the evening.

I may have been the only one signed in who truly needed to see the faces of players interacting with teammates, but it was a well-timed boost to the entire “NFL season” spirit.  For the first time in nearly half a year, NFL football seemed tangible – like it finally had substance.

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Tory Holt and Sarina Morales were superb, and the program was quick-paced that allowed fans to hear from virtually all aspects of the team in one sitting. Well done, Tory and Sarina, well done!