Just six months after Rams Owner Stan Kroenke took away St. Louis’ Football team, over 40 former St. Louis Rams players and coaches took the field this Saturday at the Edward jones Dome for a flag football game.
The event was organized by former wide receiver Isaac Bruce with proceeds benefiting a new team (Just kidding!) it was for his foundation which works to teach St. Louis youth the importance of education and a healthy lifestyle which we 100% Support. He gathered his former teammates to thank the fans for their support after Kroenke moved the franchise to Los Angeles on Jan. 12, after being in the city for 21 years.
Bruce was able to chat with us briefly and said ‘It exceeded my expectations, man, You’ve got friends, they are still hanging around. It was great, they all had a good time’
It was a great chance for many of the former players to relive some memories of their era knows as the Greatest Show on Turf (1999 – 2004) where the team saw two Super Bowl Appearances, winning the NFL Championship in that memorable 1999 season.
Former Defensive tackle D’Marco Farr said ‘You’re right back in the locker room, No matter how long you’ve been gone, no matter how long you haven’t been teammates, once you get together, you’re teammates again’
Dick Vermeil, who coached the team in the 1999 Super Bowl, and Mike Martz, who coached the team in the 2002 Super Bowl, returned to lead the squads along with former assistants Al Saunders and Jim Hanifan.
More than 10,000 fans attended the event, and at halftime former All-Pro offensive tackle Orlando Pace was honored for his upcoming
At halftime, former All-Pro offensive tackle Orlando Pace was honored for his upcoming enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“He was the MVP of what we were doing,” Bruce said. “So I was honored to honor him here at halftime.”
Funny Fact: Kroenke’s full name is: Enos Stanley “Stan” Kroenke