The Rams are back in Los Angeles.
The last time the franchise was there, my parents were taking a three-month old child (me) and his older brother from New York to Florida at the beginning of 1994 to live there for the next 20-plus years. Shake and Meka were probably starting to collect on Social Security or something. (Hint: they’re old.)
But now that the Rams have returned to South LA, there doesn’t seem to be a ton of excitement given a football team is back in one of the largest media markets in the world. And that’s largely because they aren’t much better than the collection of trash I leave at the curb every Wednesday.
The Rams haven’t been good in over a decade, since Torry Holt, Issac Bruce and Marshall Faulk were The Greatest Show on Turf, and they have one of the worst coaches in the league — the always-mediocre Jeff Fisher.
Outside of Todd Gurley — the team’s only offensive player with star potential — the Rams have Jared Goff (the first overall pick, though he was picked there due to Rams only other choice at quarterback being Case Keenum), Tavon Austin, Brian Quick, Kenny Britt and Pharoh Cooper trying to score points. They will not be The Greatest Show on Turf (or Grass) 2.0.
Enter ScHoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar.
The two friends/Top Dawg signees/former short-statured athletes made their way to Rams training camp in Oxnard on Wednesday to check out the team that will live in their city for hopefully a long time.
Unfortunately, they had to see the aforementioned offense. (They were the worst offense in the league last year, and Jared Goff is no rookie Cam Newton, so they’ll most likely stay toward to bottom of the pack.)
So Q and Kendrick hopped on their field and ran routes just as they would if they were 10-year-olds all over again.
Now, I know, this is just two friends goofing off on a football field. But hey, if
their rap careers don’t work out the Rams are looking for some offense halfway through the season in the toughest division in football, Kendrick can cut pretty quickly on an corner route?
Bet y’all didn’t know @ScHoolBoyQ and @kendricklamar had skills ? #MobSquad pic.twitter.com/olpGF3xtIz
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 4, 2016