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What's In A Name?

What's In A Name?

Friday, August 4, 2006

By Casey Brown

Seeing the image of the golden horns that don each side of the Rams’ helmets slamming into the sternum of the opposition accurately represents the motion a prairie-dwelling ram performs against its grassland foes. 

To the Native Americans, the ram was a symbol of strength and determination. In the wild, the animal uses its keratin-rich horns to drive, batter, and crush its opponent with forceful impact.

The ram is a most-appropriate mascot for a football team. It’s probably the most appropriate mascot in the NFL; especially when it comes to the battles at the line of scrimmage, in the trenches, where players butt heads continually.

While the Rams’ name has been popular in the NFL, it also has been popular on the prep front.  Three Rams NFL players were on high school teams named the Rams. Another, running back Marshall Faulk, played for the Carver High Rams in New Orleans....

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