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Ep 2017:53 – L.A. Rams rest starters in 34-13 loss to 49ers, will host Falcons in Wild Card Game: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower talk about the L.A. experience, poke fun at 49ers fans, and break down the 34-13 loss to San Francisco. Oh, and they discuss the matchup with the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the playoffs. Date: 12/31/17

Ep 2017:52 – Week 17 L.A. Rams Preview, answering questions about Gurley and Watkins: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower look back at the L.A. Rams’ 27-23 victory over the Tennessee Titans. They also analyze the Rams’ Week 17 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Finally, they answer questions about Todd Gurley, Sammy Watkins, etc. Date: 12/27/17

Ep 2017:51 – The L.A. Rams are NFC West Champions: Derek Ciapala flies solo to celebrate the L.A. Rams’ 27-23 victory over the Tennesee Titans. They earn the NFC West title with the win. Date: 12/24/17

Ep 2017:50 – Week 16 L.A. Rams vs. Titans Preview with Take on the Titans’ Michael Hopkins: Derek Ciapala and Johnny Gomez host Take on the Titans’ Michael Hopkins to preview a critical game for both the Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Rams. One team is looking for a playoff berth; the other team is one win away from its first division title since 2003. Date: 12/21/17

Ep 2017:49 – L.A. Rams near playoff berth with 42-7 beatdown of Seahawks: Derek Ciapala, Steve Rebeiro and Johnny Gomez analyze the L.A. Rams’ 42-7 demolition of the Seattle Seahawks to almost seal the NFC West title. Date: 12/17/17

Ep 2017: 48 – Week 15 L.A. Rams at Seattle Seahawks preview w/ Legion of 12’s Corbin Smith: Legion of 12’s Corbin Smith joins the show to break down the crucial Los Angeles Rams – Seattle Seahawks Week 15 matchup. Date: 12/14/17

Ep 2017:47 – Breaking down the media narrative w/LA Daily News’ Rams columnist Vinny Bonsignore: Los Angeles Daily News NFL/Rams columnist Vincent Bonsignore joins the show to shed light on the recent stories concerning the NFL in LA. He breaks down the problems with the media narrative and looks at what the Rams have done to setup a solid future in the city. Date: 12/13/17

Ep 2017:46 – L.A. Rams pay high price for mistakes, fall short to Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower work through the L.A. Rams’ 43-35 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. They look at the impact former Rams’ made in the game as well as the mistakes that cost the team a victory. Date: 12/11/17

Ep 2017:45 – Philadelphia Eagles come to town in must-win for L.A. Rams: Managing Editor Derek Ciapala and partner-in-crime Norm Hightower break down a must-win game for the Los Angeles Rams against the Philadelphia Eagles. Date: 12/7/17

Ep 2017:44 – Catching up with L.A. Rams legend Henry Ellard: Managing editor Derek Ciapala sits down with legendary L.A. Rams wide receiver Henry Ellard to talk about his career, faith and life after football. Date: 12/5/17

Ep 2017:43 – Rejoice! L.A. Rams end the streak, beat Arizona Cardinals 32-16:  Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower go through the good, bad and the ugly from the L.A. Rams’ 32-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. The win ends the Rams’ 13-year streak without a winning season. Date: 12/3/17

Ep 2017:42 – Week 13 L.A. Rams/Cardinals Preview with USA Today Cards Wire’s Jess Root: Managing editor Derek Ciapala and Cards Wire’s Jess Root preview round two between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals in Week 13. Date: 11/29/17

Ep 2017:41 – L.A. Rams end Saints’ streak, win eighth for first time since 2006: Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro break down the Los Angeles Rams’ critical 26-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Date: 11/26/17

Ep 2017:40 – Author Jay Paris breaks down his new book ‘Game of My Life Rams‘: Author Jay Paris talks about his new book “Game of My Life Rams” and other issues in the league today, including the relocations to Los Angeles. Date: 11/24/17

Ep 2017:39: Week 12 Preview with the Saints Wire’s KD Drummond: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower visit with the USA Today Saints Wire’s KD Drummond to preview the Los Angeles Rams’ Week 12 showdown against the New Orleans Saints. Date: 11/21/17

Ep 2017:38: Breaking down the L.A. Rams’ 24-7 loss to the Vikings: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower try to make sense of the L.A. Rams’ 24-7 loss at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Date: 11/21/17

Ep 2017:37: Week 11 Rams at Vikings preview with About the Labor’s BJ Reidell: Derek Ciapala and About the Labor’s BJ Reidell talk everything L.A. Rams at Minnesota Vikings heading into their biggest game of the season yet. Date: 11/18/17

Ep 2017:36: Postgame – L.A. Rams struggle early, but show growth in victory: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower hash out the L.A. Rams’ 33-7 victory over the Houston Texans with State of the Texans’ Patrick Starr. Date: 11/13/17

Ep 2017:35: RamsTalk discusses the state of the Rams and the NFL: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower discuss changing expectations of the Rams and the current state of the NFL. Date: 11/12/17

Ep 2017:34: RamsTalk and Texans Wire break down the Los Angeles Rams/Houston Texans matchup: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower speak with special guest Jeff Risdon from USA Today’s Texans Wire about the upcoming game between the Los Angeles Rams and Houston Texans. Date: 11/10/17

Ep 2017:33: Postgame coverage – L.A. Rams hammer Giants 51-17: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower break down the Los Angeles Rams’ 51-17 destruction of the New York Giants. Date: 11/5/17

Ep 2017:32: Catching up with Stedman Bailey: Managing editor Derek Ciapala sits down with former Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey. Date: 11/3/17

Ep 2017:31: Week 9 Pregame – L.A. Rams travel to face N.Y. Giants: Managing editor Derek Ciapala and partner-in-crime Norm Hightower break down what the Los Angeles Rams must do to avoid a classic trap game with the struggling New York Giants. Date: 11/2/17

Ep 2017:30: The Los Angeles Rams’ London experience with Sky Ram: Derek Ciapala, Norm Hightower, and Sky Ram cover the week that was in the NFL and the experience in London. Date: 10/31/17

Ep 2017:29: Former LA Rams CB LeRoy Irvin talks about his career, the Rams and current NFL issues: Managing editor Derek Ciapala sits down with Rams great LeRoy Irvin to talk about his career, the current Rams, and some issues taking place in the NFL. Date: 10/31/17

Ep 2017:28: Jim Everett joins the show: Managing Editor Derek Ciapala catches up with former Los Angeles Rams’ quarterback Jim Everett. Date: 10/27/17

Ep 2017:27: The RamsTalk crew discuss the season at the bye with USA Today’s Rams Wire: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower analyze the L.A. Rams at the bye with USA Today’s RamsWire managing editor Cameron DaSilva. Date: 10/23/17

Ep 2017:26: The Los Angeles Rams shut out the Arizona Cardinals 33-0 in London: Derek Ciapala and partner-in-crime Norm Hightower break down the Los Angeles Rams’ 33-0 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in London. Date: 10/22/17

Ep 2017:25: Pregame Edition- CardsWire’s Jess Root talk Rams/Cardinals in London:  Managing editor Derek Ciapala and partner-in-crime Norm Hightower preview the LA Rams’ matchup against the Arizona Cardinals with USA Today CardsWire managing editor Jess Root. Date: 10/21/17

Ep 2017:24: Postgame Edition – LA Rams beat Jacksonville 27-17: Managing editor Derek Ciapala and staff writer Steve Rebeiro break down the Los Angeles Rams’ 27-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Oh, and they try and do some math. Date: 10/16/17

Ep 2017:23: Week 6 Pregame – Will the Los Angeles Rams beat the Jacksonville Jaguars?: Assistant managing editor Norm Hightower, staff writer Steve Rebeiro and managing editor of USA Today’s Jaguars Wire’s James Johnson discuss this week’s match up between the Los Angeles Rams and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Date: 10/11/17

Ep 2017.22: Week 5 Postgame Podcast – The Los Angeles Rams lose to the Seattle Seahawks 16-10: Managing Editor Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower break down the Los Angeles Rams’ 16-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Date: 10/8/17

Ep 2017.21: Week 5 Preview – Los Angeles Rams face the Seattle Seahawks: Managing Editor Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower discuss how the Los Angeles Rams look after four weeks and preview Sunday’s matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. Date: 10/6/17

Ep 2017.20: Week 4 – Los Angeles Rams earn 35-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys: Managing Editor Derek Ciapala and co-owner Norm Hightower discuss the Los Angeles Rams 35-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Date: 10/2/17

Ep 2017.19: Previewing the L.A. Rams at Dallas Cowboys: Norm Hightower and Johnny Gomez preview this Sunday’s match up between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys. Date: 9/28/17

Ep 2017.18: Talking football with Sal Martinez: Managing editor Derek Ciapala sits down to talk with the Golden Ram Booster Club’s Sal Martinez. Date: 9/27/17

Ep 2017.17: Rams vs 49ers Postgame Show: Managing editor Derek Ciapala and staff writer Steve Rebeiro go over the good and the bad from the Rams’ thrilling 41-39 victory over the 49ers on Thursday night football. 9/22/17

Ep 2017.16: L.A. Rams lose first under McVay, deal with attendance criticism: Managing editor Derek Ciapala looks at the Los Angeles Rams’ 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins. He also tackles the criticism being directed at L.A. about the early season attendance problems. Date: 9/18/17

Ep 2017.15: McVay Era opens in style, L.A. Rams dominate season opener: Derek Ciapala and partner-in-crime Norm Hightower look at the Los Angeles Rams’  dominating 46-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. They also touch on the Aaron Donald situation and Sunday’s poor home attendance. Date: 9/11/17

Ep 2017.14: Battle for L.A. and salary cap math: Derek Ciapala and Johnny Gomez look at the Rams’ 21-19 loss to the crosstown Chargers. They also look at the salary cap numbers hurting the Aaron Donald negotiations. Date: 8/30/17

Ep 2017.13: Possible contenders?: Norm  Hightower and Derek Ciapala break down the Rams’ preseason win over Oakland and ponder whether or not the team will be a contender sooner than thought. Date: 8/20/17

Ep 2017.12: Looking back on Kurt Warner’s HOF career: Norm Hightower and Derek Ciapala look back on former St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and his Hall of Fame career. Date: 8/12/17

Ep 2017.11: Rams trade for Sammy Watkins!: Norm Hightower and Derek Ciapala discuss the trade between the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills for WR Sammy Watkins. Date: 8/11/17

Ep 2017.10: Training Camp & fantasy outlook: Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro break down the impact of Dominique Easley’s injury and Aaron Donald’s holdout, plus other camp thoughts and a look at the Los Angeles Rams fantasy football prospects. Date: 8/5/2017

Ep 2017.9: Rams HOF running back votes for Sean Mannion: Norm Hightower, Martin Cruz and Johnny Gomez discuss Eric Dickerson’s comment that the LA Rams should start Sean Mannion over Jared Goff. Date: 8/3/2017

Ep 2017.8: Rams fight for LA, Tre Mason speaks out: Steve Rebeiro and Derek Ciapala get more in-depth with the challenges facing the Rams in Southern California and look at the recent article on former running back Tre Mason. Date: 7/26/17

Ep 2017.7: Greg Robinson and the Battle for LA: Derek Ciapala goes over what we learned from the Greg Robinson trade and the status of the “Battle for L.A.” Date: 7/6/2017

Ep 2017.6: Jim Hock and Hollywood’s Team: Derek Ciapala interviews author Jim Hock, son of former Rams offensive lineman John Hock, about his new book Hollywood’s Team: Grit, Glamour, and the 1950s Los Angeles Rams. Date: 6/20/17

Ep 2017.5: The 2017 LA Rams Draft: Norm Hightower and Derek Ciapala look at how the Rams did in the draft. Date: 5/6/2017

Ep 2017.4: The Rams in Free Agency: Norm Hightower and Johnny Gomez look at the Rams’ moves in free agency. Date: 3/31/2017

Ep 2017.3: The Rams get started in Free Agency: Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro address the Rams’ early moves during free agency. Date: 3/9/2017

Ep 2017.2: Trumaine Johnson/Franchise Tag, etc: Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro look at Trumaine Johnson getting the franchise tag and the uniform changes. Date: 3/3/2017

Ep 2017.1: Looking back at the Cleveland Rams: Derek Ciapala sat down with James C. Sulecki, author of The Cleveland Rams, The NFL Champs Who Left Too Soon, 1936-1945, to talk about the history of the team in Northeast Ohio. Date: 2/7/2017

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