Skip Bayless claimed ‘Worst fans in America are Los Angeles Rams fans’ before SB LVI

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Like the fact that Knox was a woeful 3-5 in postseason competition? That each iteration of Chuck Knox’s team was shuttled home prematurely, that he was never good for more than one playoff to win? Did he compare the ruthless treatment of other NFL coaches, such as those of the Dallas Cowboys?  Barry Switzer was fired despite a 40-24 record with the team?

Hey, it happens in the NFL.  But rather than get Bayless’ revisionist history, why not do much better and check out this: The 1970s Were the L.A. Rams’ Most Dramatic Decade written by Paul Brownfield in 2016?

Aside from the obvious fact that Skip is basing his hypotheses on woefully out-of-date information (He had to time travel back to the 1970s to support his argument), it does raise an interesting question (other than ‘has he ever been to SoFi Stadium?).

How much part in a team’s success can a fan play? Should a fan play? Should a bunch of guys earning millions of dollars a year to play a game they supposedly love, really need motivating by a guy who only has two days off from a job he hates and is choosing to spend one of them here, in a stadium, watching you?

NFL fans have paid hard-earned money, haven’t they? Doesn’t that buy them the right to be entertained? Isn’t that what sports, ultimately, are meant to be? A form of competitive entertainment? If the guys on the field are not putting in the work, should the fans still be expected to?