Around the Horns: 10/27

Bruce’s #80 to be retired

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce holds one of his jerseys after offically retiring from the National Football League at the team headquarters in Earth City, Missouri on June 9, 2010. Bruce spent 14 years beginning with the Los Angeles Rams in 1994 and spent the last two as a member of the San Francisco 49'ers. The Rams acquired Bruce last week so he could retire as a Ram. Bruce ranks fifth in the NFL with 1,024 carer receptions and second with 15,208 career receiving yards. His 91 career receiving touchdowns rank ninth in the league. UPI/Bill Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

St. Louis Rams’ wide receiver Isaac Bruce will have his number retired by the team Sunday at the Rams’ week 8 game against the Carolina Panthers.  If you recall the Rams’ inked Bruce over the summer, who leads the franchise in receiving yards, TDs and catches, so he could retire a Ram.  A classy move by the franchise, and I would suggest getting to the Dome earlier than usually so you don’t miss the honoring of the man who’s name is synonymous with “The Greatest Show of Turf”, say it with me:  Isaac Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!

SJax on The T.Ocho Show

Rams’ running back Steven Jackson was a guest on The T.Ocho Show incase you missed it.  Jackson and the guys discussed various topics around the NFL, including Jackson’s thought of the NFL lockout: “The lockout is definitely possible.  I tell young player to save their money”

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Steven Jackson  of the St. Louis Rams warms up before their game against the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 19, 2010 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Finally, Steven Jackson, who recently passed Eric Dickerson as the all-time leading rusher in franchise history, made his case for inclusion among St. Louis’s sports icons:

“I get better tables in St. Louis than Pujols and Nelly.  The Cardinals didn’t make the playoffs and Nelly’s in the studio right now so I win by default.”

Rams move up in NFL Power Rankings

Despite losing to Tampa Bay in the final seconds, St. Louis rises a spot in espn.com’s NFL Power Rankings to #20.  One spot behind Brett Farve and the Minnesota Vikings.  Their week 8 opponent, Carolina, is 29th.  The St. Louis Rams have risen 12 spots since being the preseason’s lowest ranked team.  check it out


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