The Show Me State & Football: Tale Of Two Cities

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Oct 16, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (32) throws to first base for the out against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of game five of the 2014 NLCS playoff at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The other major contributor in my mind to the decline of this franchise is their sister club, the St. Louis Cardinals.Seriously. They have played a significant part in the decline of the Rams in St. Louis.

You see, since the Rams won the Super Bowl in 2000, the Cardinals have made eleven post-season appearances. They’ve been to three world series championships, and they’ve won two.

That’s a lot of winning in that time span.

This effects the Rams twofold. When compared to the Cardinals, why would anyone in St. Louis want to support the underachieving Rams when their beloved Cardinals are always in contention? Also, it’s awfully hard to watch Rams games when the city is playing October baseball almost every year.

Last year the Rams played on a Monday Night against the Seahawks, while the Cardinals played a World Series game. Despite the game being so close St. Louis almost won, no one watched. The scoreboard in the dome played highlights from the Cardinals game. People who paid money to go see a Monday Night Football game against a division rival, a game that was excellent, were more interested in the highlights being shown of that other St. Louis franchise. You know, the good one.