Morning Ram-blings: Harris' legacy

ST. LOUIS -- Our usual modus operandi in this space is to provide a link to a prominent story and then provide a few thoughts on what the story means or how it might affect the St. Louis Rams.

Today, we're going to do something a little bit different. Other than telling you this story is absolutely worth your time and an outstanding read, there's not much analysis to provide.

A version of this story will appear in the Feb. 3 edition of ESPN the Magazine but Steve Wulf has written this piece on when (then) Los Angeles Rams quarterback James Harris became the first black quarterback to start a playoff game in 1974.

Read it. Enjoy it.


A roundup of Tuesday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the Ram-blings, we stopped and discussed the need to enjoy and savor the truly great players in the league and how that level of greatness can be fleeting. ... Next, we hit on the No. 9 play that shaped the Rams' season, this time a run for rookie Zac Stacy. ... Finally, it was time to begin the discussion on what figures to be a lucrative contract for Rams defensive end Robert Quinn.


At stltoday.com, Jim Thomas participated in his weekly Rams chat.

Thomas also took a look at Missouri defensive end Michael Sam and his attempts to work at linebacker at the Senior Bowl.

Bernie Miklasz gives his thoughts on Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman's outburst.

Turf Show Times takes an early look at this year's safety class.