The 80s were a strange and wonderful time. The President of the United States was an ex-cowboy actor, cable television and MTV were creeping into American homes, helping “the rapping” to gain a foothold in our nation's suburbs, and we were all prepared to die at precisely any moment. This probably explains why we did everything so enthusiastically and equally in disproportion to our abilities or all common sense. And nothing really epitomizes that mindset more than the spate of mid 80s rapping football team videos. To attempt to put one bad NFL team’s rap performance above any others is like attempting to rank genocides based on the effects it had on the local community: no one who lived through one will ever be convinced that theirs was not the worst thing that has ever happened to mankind.
This brings us to the 1986 Los Angeles Rams. For those of you who might have forgotten or were never even aware of it in the first place, yes, the Rams called Los Angeles home for a good long while, but much like the other teams who did so, they eventually thought better of it and have tried to make everyone forget it ever happened. But here is videotaped evidence of the Rams LA existence, and their contribution to the budding rap music landscape.