ST. LOUIS (FootballStL) -- The St. Louis Rams were hoping to have a “white out” at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday, but it seemed that green was the color of choice when the team took to the field against the Green Bay Packers.
The chants of “Go Pack, Go” drowned out any noise the hometown crowd may have been making in the pre-game warmups. It was familiar feel at the dome.
These fans who donned cheeseheads acted as if the players on the field were heavenly figures and the dome was just a massive church -- it was Sunday after all. It was passion that any NFL player would want to play in front of as long as they were on your side, but the Rams were subjected to a road game feel at home.
The acknowledgement of how many Packers fans showed up to the Edward Jones Dome is not a dig at the Rams fans for not showing up -- not by a long stretch.
It is a lot easier to be a Packers fan. Your team has a tradition of winning and when they don’t win it is only a matter of a year or two before you are atop the league standings.
When the Packers lost future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, they got almost the next best thing with Aaron Rodgers. When the Rams lost Kurt Warner, they got the oft-injured Marc Bulger sprinkled with a mix of Kyle Boller, Gus Frerotte, Jamie Martin and Chris Chandler.
This Rams team is a lot more entertaining than in year’s past, but it will be some time before the fans are willing to pay top dollar to watch a team that has a lot to prove.