“He’s basically our favorite. So we made the trip here.”
It’s their first time in Canton.
• Another transplanted St. Louisan, Lillian Slodkowski, now lives outside Washington, D.C. She was spotted in a hallway inside the Hall of Fame building, while Bruce could be seen in a glass-enclosed meeting room finishing up interviews.
She remembers attending those first St. Louis Rams playoff games in 1999.
“The stadium rocked,” she said. “I literally came to work and I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t hear anything. It was fabulous.
“Isaac, he was like carrying it the first few seasons. Because Jerome (Bettis) struggled in the offense they had. He wasn’t a right fit. And unfortunately the quarterback then, Chris Miller, got concussions.”
• Mike Begans made the 2½ drive from Toledo to Canton. Now middle-aged, when he was 5, he remembers watching football with his family.
“My dad was a Lions fan,” Begans said. “Mom was a Raiders fan. And he said, you can pick one team, and that’s the team and you stick with it.”
Begans, who was wearing a Bruce jersey Saturday, chose the Rams.
“I was just enamored with the horns on the helmet,” he said. “Because they have the best logo in the NFL in my opinion. So I said, ‘That’s my team,’ and ever since then I’ve been a Rams fan.”
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