Betjamaica.com has St. Louis +9.5 this week at Jacksonville. The Rams will likely get significant points for the rest of the year, even when they play at Detroit. They are as drab as an overcast day in Akron.
But for a while over the last few days talk show mouth Rush Limbaugh put the Rams on the front pages nationwide with his bid to be part of a group attmepting to purchase the franchise.
(What's the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenburg? One a huge dirigible full of gas and hot air; the other is an airship). Rim shot.
That Limbaugh -- a druggie who has never been known to say one empathic word about African-Americans -- has been asked to leave the consortium is no doubt good news to Roger Goodell. The commish has spent the last week listening to Limbaugh get dissed by players and owners for the mouth's racially insensitive comments over the years.
Limbaugh, in one of the most predicatble comments from the most predictable windbag on talk radio, naturally blames the media for his ouster, at the same time exaggerating his own importance:
``This is not about the NFL, it's not about the St. Louis Rams, it's not about me,'' Limbaugh said. ``This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative.
``Therefore, this is about the future of the United States of America and what kind of country we're going to have.''
What kind of country we will have over the next few years we don't know. We do know that Limbaugh will not be part of the NFL, and the league will be better for it.