Douglas M

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I'm a long time Rams fan, author, and blogger for The Novel Road. I'm also an Editor for SBNation's TST. My new novel - Devin Briar - is available at Amazon, Apple's iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Smashword, and every other site that sells great books!

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Los Angeles Dodgers
  • NFL St. Louis Rams
  • NBA Los Angeles Lakers
  • NCAAF USC Trojans
  • NASCAR Lake Speed -What a name!
  • MMA Cubist Tai-Bo
  • EPL Freedonia Fleas
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NFL Draft 2014: St. Louis Rams Are On Two Clocks..


"Less is MORE" may be an oxymoron ( or even a Snead-esk tagline?) for some, but for the St. Louis Rams - who continue to boast the youngest roster in the NFL - it may be time to go with lower...

St. Louis Rams: Smart Shopping In Free Agency


Looking at the comments - and down right gloom being expressed - in the open thread yesterday, I couldn't help but wonder what all the fuss was about? Frankly, I'm more concerned I ended the last...

St. Louis Rams: Free Agency Isn't The Way To Go


Free agency is about to bubble to the surface this coming Tuesday. March 11 is the day players begin the once-a-year musical chairs money dance. New teams, uniforms and cities to call home, players...

NFL Draft: This Year's First Round Wallflower?


The Green Room... It's a little space set up just off to the main stage at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. There really isn't all that much "green", so I suspect it has something to do with...

Looking at The Top of the Rams' Draft: Greg Robins


Auburn's Greg Robinson began to gain national notice midway through the 2013 college football season. The massive, road-grader of an offensive tackle was a major force in the Tiger's running...

NFL Combine: "I'm Sooo Confused!


Day after day this late February, college prospect are showing their wares for NFL scouts. Indianapolis has a cloud of young NFL dreamers hoping to turn the heads of talent evaluation experts....

St. Louis Rams Position Needs: Corner Back


Fads in the NFL crop up from time to time, and they create shifts in how teams build their rosters. Starting in 2012, the NFL began to slide into "Tall Corner Back" mode" to counter the increasing...

NFL 2014: Are You Ready For Next Season?


It's never to early to look forward for St. Louis Rams fans. In 2014, the schedule for the Rams features six playoff teams from 2013/14, including the NFC championship duo of Seattle and San...

St. Louis Rams: Gregg Williams and Playbooks...


Renaldo Wynn's interview with Mike Meltser and Seth Payne on SportsRadio 610′s MaD Radio could challenge the NFL statute of limitations on coaching hi-jinx. The former Jacksonville Jaguar defensive...

NFC Championship "LIVE" Game Thread


Editor's Note: I decided to use this article from the other day as the Game Thread. Clever, eh? The conference title games are right around the corner. New England will visit Denver, but the game...

AFC Championship "LIVE" Game Thread


"In the fading light of a January day out west, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will meet again..." - Marc Sessler, NFL.com While the game featuring Seattle and San Francisco will feature strong...

The Turf Show Times Community Awards


There are All-Pro lists, then there are the REAL ALL-Pro lists. Sure, on one list you have players who present talent of this kind or that, but can they type? Exactly! NFL player may fill our...


Open Audition for Turf Show Times Writers

It's a new year for the St. Louis Rams, and Turf Show Times too. In our never ending quest to search out new writing talent, we've got a few spots on the writing staff we'd like to fill from within...

St. Louis Rams: They Can't Stay This Young Forever


In a long phone conversation with Frank (Ramsfan1313), we discussed the Rams possibly being younger in 2014, and the coming NFL Draft. By the way, make sure you take time to read Frank's ongoing...

New Year's Day Bowl Games Thread


There's the Outback and Cotton, the Rose and Fiesta. Add in the Capital One and Gator, and there's a full slate of football today - with the word "Bowl" attached to them? The UNLV - North Texas...

NFL: Happy New Year! - Three 2013 Observations


The playoffs begin this weekend, but looking back at the regular season today - the start of a whole new year - seems fitting. Let's take a stroll down memory lane at a small slice of what I...

St. Louis Rams Stumble 27-9: Quick Reaction


Suns set, clouds part, and seasons end... The St. Louis Rams didn't have a great game against the best team in the NFC. In fact, it was marred by moments when referees threw three and four penalty...

Rams - Seahawks: "LIVE" Second Half Thread


In a defensive game where neither side is giving much up, it's been the Rams' Kellen Clemens whose given up the only touchdown of the game. In one of his two first half interceptions - both were...


Rams - Seahawks: "LIVE" Game Thread

The St. Louis Rams 2013 campaign is almost over. Ups, downs; peaks, valleys: this season has the "youth" asterisk attached to it forever more... The game today in Seattle will be a tone-setter for...

Front Office Fiction: The Seattle Road Trip


"Order in the court!" She rapped her gavel twice as the bailiffs led a prisoner away. "Call the next case," Shirley "Hang 'em High" Caldwell said to the courtroom assistant off to her right. The...

Rams - Seahawks: Odds and Ends with Kenneth Arthur


Let's face it, there's a few odd ducks like me rambling around the blog-o-sphere here at SBNation. "Odd" may not be the right word I'm looking for, so do I lose wordsmith points? There are very few...

Front Office Fiction: A Christmas Story


A Front Office Fiction Christmas: A Little Girl and a Horse Named Igor...

Le Grand Mock Draft Pour Vous!


Something odd happens to me when I write a Mock Draft. I know my ability to turn a phrase - connecting words in a readable fashion - isn't bad. But something happens when I dare to offer an NFL...

Rams Win 23-13: Quinn Takes the Sack Award Lead


First things first: Robert Quinn is official the NFL sack leader, after he dropped Mike Glennon three times today. It puts him in a solid position to win the first ever Deacon Jones award at the...

Rams - Buccaneers: "LIVE" Second Half Thread


The Rams suffered some fumbling miscues, and don't have a clue how to stop Vincent Jackson. But Robert Quinn is closing in on a chance at being named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He's .5...


Rams - Buccaneers: "LIVE" Game Thread

The final 2013 home game of the St. Louis Rams is today. Tampa Bay offers a greater challenge than they would have during the first half of the season, after going through their fair share of NFL...

The Quick 5: Rams March On The Saints 27-16


In a reprise of the last time these two teams faced off in 2011, the Rams and Kellen Clemens sent the Saints packing back to the Big Easy. Though New Orleans made a strong push toward the end of...

Rams - Saints: Second Half "LIVE" Game Thread


The Saints can't get anything right today. The Rams have battered Drew Brees and "Who dat" Nation for 24 first half points, limiting the high powered Saints to only a field goal. Zac Stacy has...


Ram - Saints: The Big Mac Bowl "LIVE" Game Thread

This December meeting between the Rams and Saints has an oddly "Deja vu-ish" ring to it. In 2011, these two teams were on vastly different post season courses. St. Louis was headed toward the #2...


Rams - Cardinals: "LIVE" Game Thread

All but out of any playoff picture I can imagine, the St. Louis Rams take on the spoiler role as they visit the Arizona Cardinals today. This game would have had loads riding on it had the Rams...

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