This week’s featured franchise belongs to Rexis for his “Third And Long | A St. Louis Rams Franchise”. Rexis has been posting the chise for awhile now on the site and I finally got a chance to sit down with him for a moment to talk about his chise. Some might argue that March Madness would be better suited for a College Hoops franchise but, with Rexis in the middle of the playoffs. There’s a bracket to be had.
Is that Sam Bradford? Yes, and no. It’s QB Daniel Rocker in Rexis’ franchise.
I’m currently in the 2015/16 season, just at the very end of postseason play. Took over in 2009, we sucked that year. Selected QB Daniel Rocker with the first pick in the 2010 draft. It’s been a rebuilding process the whole time. We’ve made two trips to the NFC title game, unsuccessful both times.
Been writing essays all week people, I’ll punt a Barbie doll from the top story of a Marriott if I have to write any more paragraphs. Seriously , it’s all on page 1…. Okay, most of it can be found on page 1.
Q: As always, tell us why you selected the St. Louis Rams as your Franchise team?
A: I like a challenge in my franchises. I chose the Rams because at the time I started this franchise, they were a team in the rebuilding phase and weren’t very popular on internet message boards. I’m sure there’s more to it but it’s been a while so I can’t exactly recall.
Q: Does the current ownership situation in St. Louis effect your chise? Or have you stayed away from that aspect of the organization in favor of “Saving the City”?
A: I haven’t been following the Rams in real life. I know they drafted Sam Bradford a while back and lost Steven Jackson to the Falcons this year.
Q: Are you looking to recapture the “Greatest Show On Turf” or are you more motivated to blaze your own path?
A: Just doing our own thing for now. The Greatest Show On Turf is a tough act to follow, I don’t want to put any added pressure on my virtual team. Right now we are punching way above our weight, we’ll just ride that and let fate take its course.
Q: You put a lot of limits on yourself at the beginning of your chise. Do you feel like this helps things be more realistic? Is realism something you aim for?
A: I try to keep it realistic from the start then make the necessary changes as the nature of the team changes.
Q: What is the most intriguing storyline in your franchise right now?
A: Tough to say because we are right at the end of the postseason. They were many throughout the regular season however. Mark Sanchez having a terrific year with the Jets was interesting and Charles Sizemore catching 160 passes was intriguing as well. We also had Peyton Manning playing awfully good at 40 years old.
Q: Something else I noticed is you giving out stats from a lot of featured games. How long does that take you to do other teams reports as well as your teams?
A: I actually play (I set the controller to the defensive team or else injuries will be turned off, I don’t know why) every single game every single week starting this season so it takes anywhere from a week to a month. I don’t rush to get in games because I’m quite busy with school, work, and life in general.
Q: Going forward in your franchise what are your goals? Do you think you’ve assembled a team worth winning the Super Bowl?
A: The goal in the beginning was to get this team competitive and we’ve achieved that. Winning it all is next on the list. We’re a very young team; I’d say give it a couple more seasons and we could be hoisting a Lombardi.
Q: The last question is always the same. What keeps you going as a franchiser? What advice could you give to others to help them with their chises? Are you planning on any new projects in the future with the new line up releases?
A: I love seeing what the league would look like after all the real guys retire. That’s my main motivation. Advice to others? Just play and write to enjoy yourselves. Don’t start a franchise because you anticipate others telling you how great it is. I’ve seen too many guys start a franchise thread, post two or three articles and quit because no one else has left a comment.
No new projects from me. As a matter of fact Madden 10 and Football Manager 12 are the only games I played last year and I intend for it to stay that way for now.
As always we here at DSS are combing the site for the next Weekly Featured Franchise. If you want your franchise featured? Simply post it.