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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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...

St. Louis Rams: Keys To The Game In Arizona


The Arizona Cardinals (7-5) may be the biggest surprise team of the 2013 NFL season. After dropping their opener to the Rams in ugly fashion, they quietly got a handle on things that had them...

Front Office Fiction: The Candlestick Goodbye...


Walking into Brian Schottenheimer's office, he glanced at the myriad of warning signs posted near the door. Jeff Fisher wondered why "Hard Hats" were necessary, and the hand rails running between...

Random Ramsdom: Around the Turkey-Day NFL


Mike, Mike, Mike... So you were just standing on the sideline, lost in thought about Black Friday shopping, and... via pbs.twimg.com via d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net Pittsburgh lost the...

Rams - 49ers: Under The Radar Players


Unless something really spectacular happens to the post season picture, this will be the final time the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers face off in Candlestick Park. It will be onto a new...

Turf Show Radio: Tonight at 9PM Eastern Time


Tonight, another installment in Rams' talk radio. Your host - Joe McAtee - will be talking about the amazing St. Louis turn around over the last few weeks. Winning makes for great shows, and the...

St. Louis Rams: Quick Reaction to 42-21 Win


Oh my! The running game has come alive for the St. Louis Rams. They flat out destroyed the Chicago Bears' defense, rushing for 260+ yards. Zac Stacy had a great game until he left with an injury -...

Rams - Bears: Second Half "LIVE" Thread

The St. Louis Rams broke out on top 14-0, with touchdown runs by Tavon Austin and Zac Stacy. The first quarter was all Rams, and they added a red zone score by Jared Cook. But the Bears have...


Rams - Bears "LIVE" Game Thread

The St. Louis Rams' Jeff Fisher is looking to even the score with the Bears. In his first year as head coach, the Rams lost to Fisher's "playing days" team. The Bears were also Fisher's first stop...

Take a Survey for a Doctoral Student


Ben Larkin contacted me last March about a survey he was working on for his doctoral thesis. It focuses on Game attendance for your favorite team(s), and the pros and cons of watching on TV or...

Cold Weather Calls For Football and... CHILI!


There are times when I think about what inspired the creation of the many things we eat and drink. For instance, every alcoholic beverage had to have started out as an accident. "Fermentation"...

Random Ramsdom: Friday News and Links


Jimmy Graham beaks the goal post! via d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net The New Orleans barely got out of Atlanta with a win, while the Falcons' Matt Ryan barely survived the Saints' sacking him 5...


Bears - Rams: Ask Turf Show Times

So it's off to the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the Chicago Bears this Sunday. While not what you'd call a great home field advantage of late for the Rams, it could prove pivotal. You see -...

St. Louis Rams: The Jeff Fisher Show


The show's special guest? Yup, it's Tavon Austin. This show may be the best of the entire 2013 series thus far. Fisher talks about Robert Quinn, Austin, and a variety of subjects. He mentions too,...

St. Louis Rams: A "Shot" at Something Bigger?


If I'm Jeff Fisher, I'd be a bit mifted the Rams' bye week hit when it did. His players are hitting on all cylinders; gaining in experience and confidence the last four weeks. They've passed...

Random Ramsdom: Basking in the glow- Tuesday Links


It was a game for satisfy immediate Rams' fan cravings on Sunday. Entering their bye week, St. Louis has left behind a smoldering yearning for more, but at least fans are smiling this week. Around...

St. Louis Rams: It's All About Accounting...


'Dubs Is Right; It's All About Accounting...

Rams: Quick Reaction to 38 - 8 Win Over The Colts


Call it a trap game for the Colts, or an awakening by the St. Louis Rams. Either way, the Rams shined in every aspect of their play today. Zac Stacy had a bad game statistically - 26 carries for 62...

Rams - Colts: "LIVE" Second Half Thread


This has been a dream first half for the St. Louis Rams. Defensively, the entire front four have played out-of-their-minds-outstanding. Langford and Brockers are shoving the Colts' interior linemen...


Rams - Colts: "LIVE" Game Thread

There's a history between these two teams some may have forgotten. In 1972, Robert Irsay and Carroll Rosenbloom exchanged NFL franchises in the biggest trade in NFL history. Both teams went on to...

It's Time to Go "All In" For Brian Schottenheimer


I've played Texas Hold'em at some interesting locales. Around the table, there are every type of player, from wan-a-be WPC imitators, to guys there just for something entertaining to do. Put me in...

St. Louis Rams: Quick 5


This game matched two similar teams, and it was the tale of two distinct half-s of play. The first half saw the Rams use penalties - on the Titans first offensive series - to account for a third of...

Rams - Titans: "LIVE" Second Half Thread

This game started out with a cloud of Rams penalties, enabling the Titans to move down the field for a touchdown. Afterward, the game has turned all Rams, with Zac Stacy carrying the offensive load...


Rams - Titans: "LIVE" Game Thread

Yeah, I really haven't bought into the "happy reunion" stuff either. While I'm sure Jeff Fisher has loads of fond memories of his time with the Titans, the fan-base he left behind doesn't really...

Turf Show Radio: The "Halloweenie" Show - Canceled


The show tonight has been canceled due to technical problems we can't get a handle on just now. Thank you for tuning in, and we'll get things straightened out for next Tuesday at our regularly...

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