The meltdowns were too frequent. The booing was too loud. The losing was too much.
In just four months, the powerful bond between the NFL’s returning Rams and their Los Angeles fans had dissolved into empty Coliseum seats, derisive chants and an alienation that was tearing the welcome mat into tatters.
With three games to play in a horrible 4-9 homecoming season, the Rams needed to do something. And so on a Monday far more dramatic than most of their Sundays, they dealt with the biggest issue separating them and their dwindling flock.
They finally fired Coach Jeff Fisher.
It was startling but expected, a move that will offer great relief to the many...