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Get Super Bowl XLIX Tickets for up to 90% Off Through TicketScore

August 21st, 2014 at 1:08 PM
By Dan Benton

Every NFL fan dreams of seeing their team in the Super Bowl and now you can check that off your bucket list with the help of Ticketscore.com. They have a system in place to get you to the biggest games for a fixed weekly buy-in price; and when your team goes to the Super Bowl, you will be there to root them on at an extreme discount.

Typically, TicketScore can get you to the Super Bowl with savings between 70% and 90% off the market price. That means you can score tickets to the biggest games (not just the Super Bowl) for a fraction of the cost and be a part of your favorite team’s history.

TicketScore works in three easy ways. First, you will pick your favorite team and the championship game you want to go to. Next, you will buy-in at a low weekly price over the course of the full season. Lastly, you can go to the Super Bowl when your team makes it at no additional ticket cost.

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What Jake Long’s Knee Injury Means for the St. Louis Rams Off Season Plans

December 23rd, 2013 at 10:30 AM
By Chuck Chapman

The St. Louis Rams closed out their home schedule with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The win showcased the Rams young talent with Stedman Bailey scoring his first touchdown and Robert Quinn setting the franchise single season sack record. On top of that, the Washington Redskins, whose first round pick the Rams own, lost to Dallas, assuring the Rams of picking no worse than second overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Not everything was rosy on Sunday, however. Left tackle Jake Long went down in the first quarter with what is most likely a torn ACL. While Long's injury will have little impact on the one remaining game in 2013, it could have far-reaching effects as the Rams head into the off season and prepare for 2014.

Long's injury doesn't necessarily jeopardize his career. He's not a player who makes his living off of his speed and ability to make quick lateral cuts. Assuming a normal rehab process, Long should be ready to go, if not in preseason, by the beginning of the 2014 season. That's no guarantee, however, and long will be entering his seventh NFL season in 2014. He's definitely on the downward side of his physical peak in NFL terms.

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St. Louis Rams Hope to Embrace Rare Role as Favorites

December 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 AM
By Chuck Chapman

The St. Louis Rams haven't entered many games in 2013 as favorites. Sunday's home finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will mark only the fourth time in 15 outings the Rams have been favored. St. Louis won two of the past three, beating Arizona on opening day and dispatching the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Their last outing, however, was a disappointing loss to the Tennessee Titans. That loss came on the heels of a valiant effort against Seattle the week before. The Rams' defense controlled the powerful Seahawks and Zac Stacy had emerged as an offensive threat. That's what made their lackluster effort against Tennessee that much more disappointing.

St. Louis is coming off one of the season's best efforts, a thrashing last Sunday of the New Orleans Saints. To give their fans at the Edward Jones Dome a proper send off for 2013 and carry some momentum into next season, the Rams will have to accomplish the following:

1. Get off to a good start. St. Louis let the Titans get off to an early lead and then never put them away when they had the chance. The Rams need to come out of the gate fast against an improving Tampa Bay squad and kill their spirit.

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Week 16 NFL Pick’em: Crunch Time Edition

December 19th, 2013 at 10:27 AM
By Chuck Chapman

With 13 of the 16 games on the NFL schedule this week having playoff implications, a lot is riding on the outcomes of this week's games. We saw last week that one play (a 61 yard field goal), one coach's decision (going for two instead of overtime) and one quarterback's decision (Tony Romo) can change the course of a game.

That influenced our Rams 101 Pick'em contest as well. Thanks to Justin Tucker's right leg, Brent gained a game on me and heads into the final two weeks of the season with a two game advantage. Betsy remains eight games back and likely has run out of time to catch up. Let's see who we have winning in the penultimate week of the NFL season:

GameChuckBrent Betsy
Indianapolis at Kansas CityChiefsChiefsChiefs
Minnesota at CincinnatiBengalsBengalsBengals
Denver at HoustonBroncosBroncosBroncos
New Orleans at CarolinaPanthersSaintsSaints
Tennessee at JacksonvilleJaguarsJaguarsJaguars
Dallas at WashingtonCowboysCowboysCowboys
Cleveland at NY JetsJetsJetsJets
Tampa Bay at St. LouisRamsRamsRams
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The St. Louis Rams Have a Golden Opportunity to Start Over at Quarterback

December 18th, 2013 at 9:15 AM
By Sports Media 101
Rams 101 contributor David Schlager thinks it's time for St. Louis to look in another direction at quarterback.
 
When golden chances fall in your lap, you've got to take them.  As often as we hear it, you cannot overemphasize it.
The NFL is a quarterback league.
 
Teams that have a great quarterback generally have success.  Teams like the Raiders and Browns have tried and tried, but what the St. Louis Rams have is a gold mine. The early success of a quarterback is often predicated on the team around him. With the extra pick from the Washington Redskins (which is currently slotted to be second overall) the Rams have an opportunity to change the course of the franchise.
 
After a promising rookie year, the Sam Bradford era has fallen a bit short.  Whether or not the blame goes to Bradford or the team around him is a different argument.
 
Sam Bradford was having the best season in his four-year career in St. Louis.  Until an ACL tear in Week 7, Bradford had elite numbers: 14 touchdowns, just four interceptions and a career high in completion percentage.
 
Despite his start this season, after four years in St. Louis, it's still not clear if Bradford is "the man." The Rams have not had a winning season with Bradford, who has totaled a record of 18-30-1. The 2008 Heisman Trophy winner has had his share of blame, perhaps more than his fair share, but with finances and the results the way they are, Bradford could be out.
 
It's Bradford's contract, the last of the unproven jackpot contracts, that's more of a cause for concern than his play. With two more years at just over $34 million ($17.6 million due in 2014 and $16.5 million in 2015) Bradford needs to play like a perennial pro-bowler, not a player that is continuing to improve and has yet to make his way in the league.
 
Most of the $50 million of guaranteed money has already been paid, and just $7 million remains in potential dead money. If Rams management were to depart with Bradford, it would cost $7 million, and would save $27 million in base salary.  All of that money in base salary that the Rams are due to pay Bradford over the next two years is what the team would pay a new rookie quarterback over the next five years.
 
General Manager Les Snead has a unique opportunity to hand pick a high-level rookie quarterback and surround him with a team that could finish .500 with Kellen Clemens at the helm. In fact, it's been the play of Kellen Clemens that has made Bradford seem more expendable.  Clemens signed a one-year deal for $870,000.  While there are some losses that Rams fans say would have been wins with Bradford, Clemens has proven his worth.  A scenario of Clemens (who hasn’t earned a mid-level contract with another team) a high-caliber prospect in what looks to be a good quarterback draft, and extra cap room to fill another need sounds promising.
 
Months of analysis and anticipation are ahead to predict which signal-callers belong and which do not.  Their skills will be hyper-analyzed and any weaknesses will be highlighted, but if there remains an outstanding quarterback prospect, the  Rams should more than consider selecting him.
 
Whether it is Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Derek Carr (Fresno State) or any other thrower, the Rams have a rare opportunity. As teams like Seattle, Indianapolis and Cincinnati have shown, the right quarterback added to an already solid surrounding cast can put a team over the top.
 
Some fans wanted to wash their hands with Bradford during the 2012 NFL Draft and select a high-end prospect.  With two more years of trial and error, a torn ACL and marginal results, the answer may be clearer than you think.
 
 

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