Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Fans Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

I’ve had my Motorola Droid MAXX for almost two months now and already feel like I can’t live without it. It’s sad (or funny) how you get attached, in case addicted, to a smart phone.

(Yes, there’s The Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things” in the background as I’m writing this post. Just imagine it as you read this.)

NFL Mobile App

This app has been an absolute godsend and savior for an NFL fan like me stuck between a rock and a wifi-less place. It’s a fantastic app but using it on a Verizon phone is leaps and bounds better because of the full complement of videos. Verizon + NFL Mobile = Awesomeness.

NFL Mobile App Menu

1) With Verizon Wireless’ great coverage in St. Louis I’m able to watch live programming from NFL Network, Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, NFL Red Zone, and Monday Night Football pretty much anywhere.

This is the BEST THING EVER for a NFL junkie.

2) You can sign up to receive important updates (in the form of push notifications) of your favorite team as well as breaking NFL news. This is helpful when I can’t be on Twitter.

3) Check scores, stats, news, shop as well as get fantasy football information all from this must-have NFL app. Go to iTunes or the Android Play Store and get it ASAP.

“Okay, Google now…”

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The Rams not only lost the game and their cool in Carolina but they also lost the one player they absolutely couldn’t afford to lose… QB Sam Bradford.

Rams QB Kellen Clemens, QB Coach Frank Cignetti and QB Sam Bradford (Courtesy STLouisRams.com)

Rams QB Kellen Clemens, QB Coach Frank Cignetti, and QB Sam Bradford (Courtesy STLouisRams.com)

It’s hard to find a silver lining after what transpired in Carolina Sunday afternoon. By the end Rams fans were shaking their heads in disbelief, pulling out their hairs, and just plain belting out primal screams of agony… And that was all before they learned Monday morning that they lost their franchise quarterback Sam Bradford who tore his ACL trying to run out of bounds.

The St. Louis Rams made it official much to fans’ dismay:

The official word on Sam Bradford's injury from the St. Louis Rams Twitter.

The official word on Sam Bradford’s injury from the St. Louis Rams Twitter.

From my July 25, 2013 pre-training camp post:

One of the biggest concerns that I have and that no one is really addressing is the back up quarterback situation. Second year QB Austin Davis is currently slotted as the QB2 switching places with veteran QB Kellen Clemens. The Rams felt comfortable enough with Davis to release Clemens at season’s end but eventually brought Clemens back during the offseason.

With one awkward foot plant the Rams lose the most important offensive player and have no real plan B in place. I hate to say I told you so but… I told you so. This was a bad miscalculation on the Rams’ part.

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Be relieved the Rams beat the Jaguars but don’t pat them on the back on a job well done.

Expect better, Rams fans.

Jaguars at Rams 20131006 (Courtesy STLouisRams.com)

Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Penalty Flag – Jaguars at Rams 20131006 (Courtesy STLouisRams.com)

Sunday, the Star-Telegram published a glimpse into the Dallas locker room after Sunday’s defeat. This was quite the interesting post-mortem quote from Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones who was apparently beaming “with pride”.

I know what’s going to happen to me when I say this, but that’s a good term. This is a moral victory. It’s not a loser talking here. We can build off this. I feel as good as you could possible feel at 2-3. We are going to win enough games to get where we want to be. And get knocking on the door to where we want to be. This was a moral victory to day for us.

Of course he was referring to how his team and more specifically how his quarterback Tony Romo played lights out. Romo passed for 25/36, 506 yards, and 4 TDs with two minutes left in the game.

Romo out-dueled the Broncos sheriff Peyton Manning until… Romo did what Romo does. He flounders once again with a game crushing interception that gives the Broncos the opportunity to win the game with a Matt Prater field goal. The Cowboys fall to the Broncos 51-48.

ESPN’s NFL LIVE doesn’t call it the “Romo-Coaster” for nothing.

So if Jerry Jones beams with optimism about their moral victory then should Rams fans consider last Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars a “moral defeat”?

I was watching the NFL Red Zone channel via the NFL Mobile App on my Motorola Droid MAXX and couldn’t believe what I was seeing from the Jaguars-Rams game. Jacksonville has arguably one of the worst offenses in the NFL. Yet the Rams allowed the Jaguars score 20 points. T-w-e-n-t-y points.

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