"Oh God," the bartender at Nadine's Gin Joint muttered yesterday afternoon. "It's time for the Rams again."
Talk eventually turned to the same pitiful banter that has accompanied the past half dozen Rams pity parties: What draft pick will they get and who should they take with it? Are they worse than Detroit or some of those other cellar dwellers? Should Haslett keep his job? What are the karmic implications of a St. Louis team losing to the Cardinals with former Rams MVP and Super Bowl hero Kurt Warner at the helm?
It's those first two questions that really get everyone going. The Rams are probably worse than everyone except Detroit. But if the season ended right today, the 1-11 Bengals would likely have the second overall pick. The Seahawks, Rams, and Chiefs are all a lousy 2-11 but who is actually less talented?
Of course, the head-to-head matchup between Seattle and St. Louis in the coming weekend will decide who's the worst in the worthless NFC West, but wouldn't it be entertaining if the rest of the league's terrible teams actually had to battle for the bottom?
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