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Rams are sixth-most valuable franchise in the NFL | Rams Wire
Everything about the Los Angeles Rams is on the rise right now. Not only is the team a legitimate Super Bowl contender, but the roster is littered with exciting players who are sure to draw fans to home games in 2018.
The stadium may not be anything special, but that’ll change in 2020 when the new venue in Inglewood opens and hosts its first Rams game. Needless to say, the team’s move to Los Angeles has paid big dividends financially, not only helping lure players in free agency, but also raising the value of the franchise.
Forbes released its latest list of the most valuable franchises in sports and not surprisingly, the Dallas Cowboys were once again on top at $4.8 billion. The Rams weren’t far behind at No. 6 on the list, coming in with a value of $3.0 billion.
football  rams  business  comparo  top_ten 
8 hours ago by rgl7194
Johnny Hekker explains why Peyton Manning was his childhood sports hero | Rams Wire
Johnny Hekker grew up in the Pacific Northwest and, outside of a stint in St. Louis, has remained on the West Coast all his life. He was born in Redmond, Wash., went to school at Oregon State and now resides in California with the Los Angeles Rams.
So how did Peyton Manning become his favorite player and childhood sports hero growing up? He explained exactly that in an article for ESPN The Magazine.
football  rams  hekker  peyton 
13 hours ago by rgl7194
18 incredible stats you might have missed from the 2018 World Cup | FourFourTwo
43% of the 169 goals scored at Russia 2018 came from set-piece situations – the highest ratio in the last 60 years. England netted nine goals from set-pieces, which was the most by a team at a World Cup since Portugal in 1966.
yesterday by yorksranter
Arsene Wenger interview: The full transcript of his wide-ranging talk with RTL's Christine Kelly -
“you don't make a living out of your weaknesses, you make a living out of your strengths, therefore the coach must emphasise the strengths as much as possible and put players around this person who hide his weaknesses.”
arsenal  management  arsenewenger  football  coaching 
yesterday by colm.mcmullan
TRANSCRIPT: LA Rams WR Brandin Cooks following contract extension - Turf Show Times
Here’s what the Rams’ newly re-signed wideout had to say to the media today.
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks
(On if he instantly recognized that the Rams wanted to get a long contract done with him and was the feeling mutual)
“As far as recognizing it, to be honest, I just came in and wanted to learn the culture and buy into that and let everything else take care of itself. Once they brought it up that was how I got involved. At the end of the day it was about coming in, meeting the new coach, meeting the new guys and coming together as one. To show them that I’m here just to help win and be the best teammate that I can be.”
football  rams  cooks 
yesterday by rgl7194
Los Angeles Rams sign receiver Brandin Cooks to five-year contract extension
The Los Angeles Rams have signed Brandin Cooks to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.
The deal is worth $80 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Acquired in an offseason trade with the New England Patriots, Cooks, 24, has yet to play a snap for the Rams, but coach Sean McVay liked what he saw from the receiver throughout the offseason program.
football  rams  cooks 
yesterday by rgl7194
Brandin Cooks’ extension ties him with Sammy Watkins at No. 4 among highest-paid WRs | Rams Wire
The Los Angeles Rams announced Tuesday they’ve signed Brandin Cooks to a five-year extension through 2023. The deal tacks on to his current contract, which was set to end at the end of the season.
The team didn’t release the financial terms of the deal, but as he often does, ESPN’s Adam Schefter released them on Twitter. Schefter said the contract is worth $80 million over the five years – or $16 million per year – which ties Cooks at No. 4 among the highest-paid receivers in the NFL.
football  rams  cooks  money 
yesterday by rgl7194
LA Rams sign WR Brandin Cooks to a 5-year extension - Turf Show Times
The Rams have nailed down one of their potential 2019 free agents.
The Los Angeles Rams have signed wide receiver Brandin Cooks to a five-year extension, keeping him in Los Angeles until 2023.
The Archer is here to stay. #LARams sign @brandincooks to a 5-year extension »
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) July 17, 2018
Just prior to the 2018 NFL Draft, the Rams struck a deal with the New England Patriots for Cooks. He and a fourth-round pick headed to LA for the 23rd overall pick in the 2018 draft and a sixth-round pick as well.
football  rams  cooks  twitter 
yesterday by rgl7194
Rams sign WR Brandin Cooks to 5-year extension | Rams Wire
The Los Angeles Rams announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed Brandin Cooks to a five-year extension through 2023.
The Archer is here to stay. #LARams sign @brandincooks to a 5-year extension »
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) July 17, 2018
“Brandin Cooks has shown himself to be a class act on and off the field since the first day he joined our team,” coach Sean McVay said in a statement. “He’s a proven professional in this league and signing him to a long-term contract was always our goal. We’re excited to keep Brandin in a Rams uniform through 2023.”
football  rams  cooks  twitter 
yesterday by rgl7194
Nicer Tuesdays: Season Zine - YouTube
football mag with emphasis on female fans diversity and fashion
football  diversity  thewaronstory  women  culture  society  tom  proximity 
yesterday by dogbanjo
PFF ranks LA Rams fourth-best pass-rushing unit - Turf Show Times
Arguably the Rams’ strongest unit on the team gets a high rank from the guys over at Pro Football Focus.
When the Los Angeles Rams decided to pursue surprise-free agent DT Ndamukong Suh, they showed the NFL they were serious about upgrading their defense.
Not only is Suh a superb player and five-time pro bowler, but he was a luxury addition to a defensive line that was already very well equipped with all-star Aaron Donald, and underrated-star Michael Brockers.
The guys over at Pro Football Focus have ranked the Rams pass-rushing unit (OLB’s included) as the fourth-best unit in the league.
rams  football  suh  AD99  ranking  grade 
2 days ago by rgl7194
惑星之歌 | Pussy Riot:那群冲进球场的俄罗斯年轻人 – 中国数字时代

worldcup  2018  russia  football 
2 days ago by aries1988
How Not to Scout for Soccer Talent - The Atlantic
Two new books raise interesting questions about the ethics and effectiveness of the sport’s selection system, with its early and intense winnowing process for aspiring players.
football  recruitment  children  critique  exploitation  Africa  TheAtlantic  2018 
2 days ago by inspiral
Pussy Riot at the World Cup
Details on the protest of people running on the field
pussyriot  russia  politics  protest  worldcup  soccer  football 
2 days ago by nelson

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