Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rodney Dangerfield

Growing up, there were certain comedians that crossed generations. Rodney Dangerfield was one of them. His "I don't get no respect" line is still famous to this day. Being a Rams fan for forty years I have come to realize that the Rams are the Rodney Dangerfield of the NFL. I love watching the NFL draft. I was excited this year, new couch new attitude, same old ESPN.

Living in Georgia, I don't get to see a lot of live interviews with Rams personnel. I was anxiously awaiting trips to the Rams "war room" during the draft. Nothing, nada. ESPN covered the Rams first pick of offensive tackle Jason Smith, because they had to. Detroit had already agreed to terms with their pick, Matthew Stafford, Friday. The Rams had been on the clock for a day. How did the Rams staff feel about that pick? Don't ask ESPN, crickets.

The Rams second pick was James Laurinatis, linebacker from Ohio State (I'm a die hard Bucks fan, I'II have more to say about this) and again, nothing from the Rams camp.

I got SO tired of looking at Jerry Jones all weekend.

Every time a team from the NFC East drafted or made any moves, ESPN was right in Jerry Jones face looking for his reaction. The S.F. 49'rs got Michael Crabtree WR from Texas Tech, and the Cardinals got Beanie Wells RB from Ohio State and ESPN didn't ask the Rams opinion about any of it.

Two of the biggest offensive weapons in the draft went in to the Rams division. Did I hear a pin drop? The coverage of the Rams draft this year was terrible. Welcome to the Rams, Steve Spagnuolo, get used to the alias of Rodney Dangerfield.

"See you on the hit side" #21