8 optimistic observations from LA Rams opening loss

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The hopes of LA Rams fans today are a bit like the dawn of an early spring morning. There is something about an early spring morning, a certain promise of warming temperatures, and summer backyard barbecues. A promise, but not yet arrived. I suppose that is the magic of those first rays of bolder sunshine, a thawing of the snow-covered earth. The pent-up plans made throughout the long dark winter months are at the cusp of fruition.

But that blast of cold air, despite the warming rays of the springtime sun, reminds us that those plans must wait. We still have plenty of cold temperatures to endure in the meantime.

But bleak as it all seems, good times are coming.

This one took some time in compiling because I wanted to get to meaningful positive takeaways, not just ‘the food was good,’ or ‘SoFi Stadium is one helluva home field, isn’t it?’

The Rams have plenty of positives.

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The 2022 NFL season is finally upon us, and yet, like those springtime rays of sunshine, there is a curiously absent warm and fuzzy feeling. Football is back, but the LA Rams’ success did not accompany it. Sunshine yes, but still a chilling cold to the air that is impossible to ignore.  Right now, the majority of chatter is about how cold the Rams appeared in their home opener.

Well, the Rams had the least amount of ‘off time’ in the NFL. Even their opponents in Super Bowl LVI, the Cincinnati Bengals, had an extra three days to prepare for their first NFL opponent.

Let’s place everything into perspective. The LA Rams are 0-1 on the season, but of the team’s last 11 games played? These Rams are 9-2. Going back to the start of the 2021 NFL season? The Rams are 16-6. This is not an attempt to sugarcoat everything. It’s just a matter of perspective. One game is one game.

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Need a tour guide for some of the bright rays of sunshine from that opening loss? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I watched the game multiple times, and there is plenty to love about the football game. Let’s focus on


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