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The Rams' Rookies Spent A Day Doing Lame Tourist Things In L.A.

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With the return of our prodigal sons the Los Angeles Rams, it's quite possible that they are more excited to be here than we are. On Thursday, the team's rookies were introduced to all the glitz and glam of H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D, which served as both a) a fabulous marketing stunt and b) a way to butter up the guys before they officially signed their contracts yesterday.

These Lambs Rams hopped aboard a chartered bus, were given standard-issue neon fratty sunglasses, fed donuts, and shuttled over to glamorous Burbank for the deceitfully-named Warner Brothers Tour of Hollywood. Honestly, while we're teasing the Rams here, it looks like way more fun than what was suggested in the latest New York Times trendpiece about what to do in Los Angeles.

Blessedly, the L.A. Tourism & Convention Board dutifully documented everything on Twitter.

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Here they are sullenly wearing the sunglasses that were likely forced upon them by the PR team:

Their mood seems to perk up as they're served California Donuts. We're not sports doctors here, but that can't be compatible with their nutrition and conditioning schedules, right?

They visited the Friends set:


Here's Brian Randolph on Hagrid's Batman's motorcycle:

Jared Goff hopped on a broomstick for a game of Quidditch like a real dweeb:

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A couple of guys sit down at a table from Lord of the Rings:

Here's Goff again "handling kryptonite."

Guys like these, they've gotta eat, right? They were taken to get Korean barbecue with chef Chris Oh of Seoul Sausage Co. and Hanjip:

It hasn't been all sunshine and smiles with the Rams since they've arrived in L.A. Things looked like they could've gotten a bit rocky at first when we reported that rookie quarterback—and Bay Area native—Jared Goff had previously hated on the Dodgers' social media guru/ outfielder Yasiel Puig, tweeting, "I really hope Yasiel Puig gets a fastball in his ribs tomorrow." Not great, Jared! Puig, however, took it in stride, and gracefully welcomed Goff to the city with what should now be the official tourism motto for Los Angeles, "Puig Your Friend."