NFL: Ben-Gate and the St. Louis Rams

April 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

An ancient Chinese curse reads "May you live in interesting times."  
In 30 years as a St. Louis Rams fan, I cannot remember a news cycle like this one. For the past several years, the Rams have been a low-profile team, clocking two wins per season, and drafting No. 2 overall. National interest in the team has been slim to none. Now, suddenly, there is more Rams news than you can keep pace with.
The Rams are in the middle of being sold.
The Rams want a new stadium.
They may be moving back to southern California.
The Rams are now officially the worst team in the league, as proved by the 1-15 record. We are therefore drafting first overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, perhaps the final NFL draft without a rookie salary cap.
Everybody wants to know who the Rams are taking.
Despite the luxury tax involved in drafting No. 1, it was predicted early that there would be overtures made for the No. 1 pick because of the presence of...

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