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The Ed: Over the hill at 14

Barely into its second decade, the Rams' home already is outdated by NFL standards

Originally Published: September 17, 2009
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

The first NFL game I covered was at the Edward Jones Dome, the Minnesota Vikings versus the host St. Louis Rams, the 2000 playoffs. Back then, it was known as the TWA Dome, and man, it was loud. One of the newest stadiums in the league, opened in 1995, it was designed to maximize walls of noise stacked like bricks, a raving loony bin of overdubbed screams and claps and stomps. Best home-field advantage in the league, it was called.

The Ed still is a new stadium, but not new enough, not ...

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