Author: Ryan Besaw

Born and raised in the north country in upstate New York. Played baseball from tee ball until I graduated in 2015. Received my bachelors in sports management in December of 2021 from SUNY Canton. Avid sports fan. Life long Rams Fans. Horns Up!

The LA Rams dropped their fifth straight contest in a week 12 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. The loss drops them to 3-8 and gives them the longest losing streak of the McVay era. 3-8 puts them dead last in the NFC West, a division they won a year ago en route to a Super Bowl victory. With eight losses on the campaign, how should the LA Rams handle the last seven games of the season? Should they try to finish with some dignity? Or should they wrap it up and see what they have in the youth movement?…

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In this NFL flashback, we look at November 25th, 2007, and how it was one of the worst days Eli Manning had as an NFL quarterback. It’s been 15 years since Manning threw four interceptions vs. the Minnesota Vikings at home, three of which were a pick six in a 41-17 blowout loss. Pick Six x Three: Manning threw his first pick six in the first quarter to Darren Sharper for a 20-yard return. Then Dwight Smith grabbed his second interception of the game with 13:41 left in the fourth quarter on a tipped pass to go 93 yards to…

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In this article, we will be completing our list of the top 10 Rams games since 1990. In the first top 10 Rams list, we covered games 10 through six and capped off part one with a riveting controversy-filled NFC Championship game between the Rams and Saints. Which games will make part two of our top 10 Rams list? Let’s find out. Top 10 Rams Games: #5- STL vs. TB (1/23/00) This game makes our Rams list for several reasons. Number one is the fact that in a season in which the Rams were known for their offensive explosion, it…

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The Los Angeles Rams have been around since 1936. A few city changes and a merger later, the Rams have become one of the more successful franchises in the NFL. In that time frame, this franchise has entertained us with some fantastic matchups. This article is to cover the top 10 Rams games since 1990. Top 10 Rams games: #10- LAR vs. TB (12/6/92) Coming in at number 10 on our list is the Rams vs. the Bucs from December 1992. LA finished 6-10 that season and this game was pretty meaningless to both squads, but it was one of…

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This article is part one of a Lawrence Taylor player piece. Be sure to check out my co-writer Julie Miller’s work on the life of Lawrence Taylor. LT is widely regarded as the greatest edge rusher of all time. Drafted with the second pick in the 1981 NFL draft by the New York Giants out of UNC, he could’ve gone number one overall to the Saints. In a poll, 25 teams listed Lawrence Taylor as their first pick given a chance. The 26th vote? Bum Phillips, who the Saints just hired to be the GM and said he wouldn’t pick…

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The NFL hosts the Pro Bowl game every year before the Super Bowl. It used to mean something to be called a Pro Bowler and play in the game. Skill competitions accompanied the game, such as strongest arm, accuracy contests, wide receiver contests, etc. In the last number of years, the Pro Bowl has become a joke! Not “haha, they’re having fun, so it’s okay” funny, but an insult to football fans alike. Why Is The Pro Bowl A Joke? For years, players such as Derrick Thomas, Lawrence Taylor, Jerry Rice, Steve Young, and Barry Sanders were honored to be…

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Derrick Thomas is widely regarded as one of the greatest pass-rushers of all time. The former first-round pick was drafted with the fourth pick in the 1989 draft out of Alabama to the Kansas City Chiefs. Thomas immediately made a name for himself in the league, winning the NFL Defensive Rookie of The Year award. Derrick Thomas completed his crowing achievement on November 11th,1990, during a week 10 matchup vs. the Seattle Seahawks. The Chiefs needed a win to stay alive in the postseason race 32 years ago this week, and Thomas collected not one, not two, but seven sacks…

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Don Shula was a well-known coach and was beloved by many players during his 33-year career. He holds the record for the most wins in NFL history with 328 victories and 347 total wins, including playoffs. Shula earned his 200th career victory 41 years ago this week on November 8th, 1981. In week 10 of the 1981 season, the Miami Dolphins took on the New England Patriots on the road. Miami trailed 17-6 at halftime to the two-win Pats but would rally and take a 20-17 lead into the fourth quarter. After trading scores in the fourth, the Dolphins won…

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Tom Dempsey was born in January 1947 with no toes or fingers on his right foot and hand. But that didn’t stop him in life, as he went on to be a right-footed placekicker in the NFL for 10 years from 1969-1979. Playing for the Saints, Eagles, Rams, Oilers, and Bills, Tom Dempsey was a trailblazing kicker for his time. Tom Dempsey And The Record: Tom Dempsey made his debut on September 21st, 1969, for the New Orleans Saints vs. the Washington Redskins. In a losing effort, Dempsey made two of his three field goal attempts and both extra points.…

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I’ll come right out and say it. Raheem Morris has got to go. The LA Rams traveled to Tampa Bay for a Sunday afternoon matchup vs. the Buccaneers. It was a 16-13 loss for the Rams due to several things, one being the offense had several trips into the RedZone and came away with six points while doing much of nothing else. Another reason is the defense not making a big stop with 44 seconds left, a 60-yard cushion, and the Bucs had no timeouts to burn. This type of ending to a game could see the Raheem Morris experiment…

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