As the Rams wrapped up their final day of practice for the week at the Grove Estates on Friday, they were treated by a visit from actor Kevin Costner, who was like a kid in a candy store. On the coldest day of the week Costner was given a Rams hoody and beanie cap to wear and while watching the Rams practice he played catch with a Rams administrator in order to stay warm, and he had a nice arm.
On Saturday the Rams visited Wembley Stadium to get some familiarity of their surroundings come Sunday. The reason for the stadium tour was Coach Fisher didn’t want the stadium to be a distraction on game day. As Coach Fisher told the media during the OTA’s, there will be no surprises, the players will always know what’s ahead of them from a practice and procedure standpoint. After the stadium visit, several Rams players (Steven Jackson, Sam Bradford, Chris Long, James Lauriniatis, Danny Amendola, Cortland Finnegan, Britt Miller, Mario Haggen, Harvey Dahl) joined Coach Fisher on center stage to greet 10,000 plus NFL fans at the NFL rally which took place at the historical Trafalgar Square. Trafalgar Square is a public space located in central London, in the city of Westminster. There were giant columns and four lion statues that dwarf any human. On this Saturday the NFL International Series banners, giant tent structures and center stage changed the landscape of one of London’s biggest tourist attractions.
Come Sunday, a long anticipated day is here. The two teams that met in a Super Bowl years ago have nothing to do with today’s game. The Rams have a different coach at the helm in Jeff Fisher, there is no longer the “Greatest Show on Turf”, and there are many new faces on a very young roster for the Rams today. The Rams are the home team and chose to come over early and arrive in London on Tuesday morning, while Coach Belichick and New England Patriot’s chose to come over on Friday.