I have a thought experiment for you, reader. If the Los Angeles Rams and the Atlanta Falcons play each other tonight and no one watches, does it matter who wins? According to the experiment posed by Erwin Schrodinger in 1935, the Falcons and the Rams will both win simultaneously. Thus, as a Rams fan I am both extremely happy and extremely sad at the same time if no one shows up to watch this game.
Seriously though, why does Los Angeles not want to show up to this game? You can buy eight seats all in a row for all eight members of your family right now at many different locations within the Coliseum. I understand that it’s only the second year of the Rams’ franchise being back in LA, but football’s football! The Rams are like college students that grew up their entire lives at home, then were forced to move out for a bit. Now, after things didn’t work out, the Rams are back home. As their family, we have to embrace them and show them the support we have for them because winning seasons don’t come easily or often.
Here’s a couple of the reasons you should go check out this game tonight if you have the chance:
This is the first Rams playoff game in Los Angeles since 1979
Its been a while Los Angeles. Even without being in LA, the Rams have been out of the playoffs since I was 8 years old, in 2004. In 1979, the last time a playoff game was played by the Rams in Los Angeles, Jimmy Carter was President. In 2004, it was George H.W. Bush.
There is an air of history being made this year. You can feel the electricity and the confidence protruding from the Rams locker. They have each other’s backs, and deserve to have the city of Los Angeles at their back too.
The Rams have a candidate for: MVP, Coach of the Year, and Defensive MVP
I probably don’t have to tell you this, but Sean McVay and Todd Gurley are both up for MVP at their respective positions. By going to this game, you are witnessing a young coach who turned around a last place team, and a transcendent talent at the running back position. If that doesn’t excite you, Aaron Donald will be making men much smaller than he is look like rag dolls. It’s going to be BEAUTIFUL.
It’s a miracle that we even got here
Back to Sean McVay. Jeff Fisher put the Rams in a great spot last year, leading them to a strong 4-12 season. Furthermore, he led them to an impressive 32nd ranked scoring offense. Regardless, Sean McVay carried the torch that was lit by Jeff Fisher and strived – even while in his shadow. McVay led the Rams to a solid 11-5 record, winning only seven more games than Fisher did in the previous season. He also made the Rams the number 1 scoring offense in the league, only 31 spots more than Jeff Fisher’s 2016 Rams.
No one could have predicted the pace at which the Rams improved. If anything, Los Angeles residents and other people with the ability to go witness a Rams game should go support the team for the simple fact that they made it to this spot. There’s a ton of effort and heart that goes into a turnaround this big. It’s like watching the Cleveland Browns go from 0-16 to 16-0 in one season (we can all dream), it’s just exciting to be apart of.
The Rams are going to beat the Falcons
Mark my words, tonight the Rams are going to beat the Falcons. It’s going to be close, it’s going to be tough, but the Rams have this game in the bag. Anyways, what’s more fun than going to see a game where your team wins? If the World Series in LA this year showed us anything, it proves that Los Angeles loves winning. While the Dodgers didn’t win, they made it to the World Series, and that was enough winning to get fans to games.
Get out for this game Los Angeles, I guarantee you Matt Ryan will be weakened by the might of Aaron Donald, and the Falcons defense will be torn to shreds by the strong legs of Todd Gurley.
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