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  • Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

    By Jim Thomas
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    11/21/2008

    You’ve seen them all around the National Football League, but not at Rams homes games. But in 2009, throwback uniforms are finally coming to St. Louis.

    The NFL has approved the use of throwback uniforms for the club next season.


    "We’ve signed off on it," Rams equipment manager Todd Hewitt said. "It’s a done deal. We’ve been talking about doing it for a couple years. We never could decide really in time to do it."

    That’s because the league requires lots of lead time before allowing a team to wear throwbacks. In this instance, the Rams had to have their initial request in by March 1, 2008 for use in the 2009 season.

    "So almost like a year and a half in advance," Hewitt said.

    Rams owners Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez looked at sample throwback uniforms three weeks ago when the Rams played host to Arizona -- one of the last steps in the process.

    The Rams sought league approval to wear throwbacks this season in honor of late owner Georgia Frontiere, but the league denied the request because of a lack of lead time. By wearing them in 2009, the Rams will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the team’s Super Bowl XXXIV victory over Tennessee.

    "I think that the right throwback uniforms connect the players to part of the history of the team -- and that tradition is really important," Rosenbloom said. "In this case, we’re going to use the uniforms that we won the Super Bowl with."

    That would be the royal blue, gold, and white uniforms worn by the team during their first five seasons in St. Louis. The "gold" part of those uniforms actually was more like a yellow. But after the 1999 championship season, the team changed uniform styles, going to more of a true gold color and a darker blue -- officially called "new century gold" and "millennium blue."

    The Rams are allowed to wear the throwbacks for up to three home games next season. They are not allowed to change throwback uniforms -- say to an earlier style -- for five years.

  • #2
    Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

    Woo. I'm excited!

    I really am excited about this for us. I know how many of you guys are excited as well. Maybe at the bash??

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    • #3
      Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

      That's great! Now only if our play could be a throwback to 1999 as well!

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      • #4
        Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

        The Rams are allowed to wear the throwbacks for up to three home games next season. They are not allowed to change throwback uniforms -- say to an earlier style -- for five years.
        The Rams are allowed to wear the throwbacks for up to three home games next season. They are not allowed to change throwback uniforms -- say to an earlier style -- for five years.
        Can anyone think of a valid reason these silly rules are necessary?
        The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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        • #5
          Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

          Too Cool, Maybe I can dust off my Dickerson Jersey Or better yet the Chrissy Everett in moth balls.

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          • #6
            Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

            Originally posted by HUbison View Post
            Can anyone think of a valid reason these silly rules are necessary?
            EXACTLY!!!!

            Although I don't have anything against going back to the 99' uniforms. That's only going back 10 years. I was hoping to read a throw back of about 45 years. The old L. A. RAMS uniforms would be sweet!!!!
            sigpic :ram::helmet:

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            • #7
              Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

              Originally posted by HUbison View Post
              Can anyone think of a valid reason these silly rules are necessary?
              Agreed. The following comment also seems ridiculous. I remember thinking so when it was 1st mentioned before the beginning of the season.

              "The Rams sought league approval to wear throwbacks this season in honor of late owner Georgia Frontiere, but the league denied the request because of a lack of lead time."

              Lack of lead time for what?!?
              That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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              • #8
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                oh thank you kindly Roger Goodell,you are my hero!!:|

                now can you unburn the video evidence..make the refs call penalties fairly when all teams play....allow us to honour our dead when they actually die..i know you need notice for whatever reason that is only known by you...whatever reason it was..it didnt seem to apply for when Gene Upshaw died did it? wouldnt have anything to do with the fact its easier to knock back 1 franchise at a time than it is the entire players union?

                give a lil leeway in TD celebrations...using the ball as a prop?? what the hell is all that about..?? is not like we talking genitals here...its the gameball in a game of american football....it is supposed to be a prop!!!

                oh and only test and suspend players for substance abuse if its performance enhancing drugs...clean up the cheating in the game before if atall you feel you must clean up things that are the total opposite of cheating.
                we encourage our children to have heroes in life..they dont need to know everything about their private lives!

                abolish the stupid "tuck rule"...unless a QB actually throws a pass..how can it be an incomplete one.?. if the ball is knocked out of his hands its a fumble..no matter how the QB`s arm is positioned..its a fumble!

                the NFL has long before you were out of school been the best sports league in the world because of the players,coaches and the fun all the aspects of the game have brought to fans for decades... quit trying to break what you didnt make!!!

                rant over...looking forward to seein the uniforms again...hope by the time they are worn,we have more players than we currently have who are deserving of the honour of wearing such a beloved uniform!

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                • #9
                  Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

                  Those are my favorite uniform.
                  :ramlogo:

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

                    Originally posted by laram0 View Post
                    EXACTLY!!!!

                    Although I don't have anything against going back to the 99' uniforms. That's only going back 10 years. I was hoping to read a throw back of about 45 years. The old L. A. RAMS uniforms would be sweet!!!!
                    im sure them vulgar Philly & Jets throwback jerseys were dating from that far back...
                    although i would prefer to see the jersies worn that i personally was brought up around,i dont see any reason why any team shouldnt have the same options!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

                      I hope that next seasons' players understands what are the implications of wearing that jersey.
                      I wouldn't want any of the current, sorry ass "playing for the paycheck" players wear a jersey that represent such great days for the RAMS.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

                        YES!

                        Welcome back, the real St. Louis Rams!

                        This could be real Mighty Ducks stuff right here.

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                        • #13
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                          Nice, I can't wait.

                          Go RAMS!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

                            Are we talking about the smurf blue and yellow unies?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Rams will wear 1999 'throwbacks' in '09

                              Originally posted by Ramblin` Ram View Post
                              oh thank you kindly Roger Goodell,you are my hero!!:|

                              now can you unburn the video evidence..make the refs call penalties fairly when all teams play....allow us to honour our dead when they actually die..i know you need notice for whatever reason that is only known by you...whatever reason it was..it didnt seem to apply for when Gene Upshaw died did it? wouldnt have anything to do with the fact its easier to knock back 1 franchise at a time than it is the entire players union?

                              give a lil leeway in TD celebrations...using the ball as a prop?? what the hell is all that about..?? is not like we talking genitals here...its the gameball in a game of american football....it is supposed to be a prop!!!

                              oh and only test and suspend players for substance abuse if its performance enhancing drugs...clean up the cheating in the game before if atall you feel you must clean up things that are the total opposite of cheating.
                              we encourage our children to have heroes in life..they dont need to know everything about their private lives!

                              abolish the stupid "tuck rule"...unless a QB actually throws a pass..how can it be an incomplete one.?. if the ball is knocked out of his hands its a fumble..no matter how the QB`s arm is positioned..its a fumble!

                              the NFL has long before you were out of school been the best sports league in the world because of the players,coaches and the fun all the aspects of the game have brought to fans for decades... quit trying to break what you didnt make!!!

                              rant over...looking forward to seein the uniforms again...hope by the time they are worn,we have more players than we currently have who are deserving of the honour of wearing such a beloved uniform!
                              I don't have many points to rep, but you just got mine!

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                              • RamWraith
                                Throwback uniforms are a “go” for St. Louis Rams in ‘09
                                by RamWraith
                                By Jim Thomas
                                St. Louis Post-Dispatch

                                DANA POINT, CALIF. _ As they checked out of the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort for the drive home to Los Angeles, owners Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez confirmed that the Rams will wear throwback uniforms in three games during the 2009 season.

                                The exact three throwback games haven’t been determined, but Rosenbloom and Rodriguez said one of them probably will be the Rams’ home opener at the Edward Jones Dome. Another probably will be a road game at Tennessee where the Titans will wear their throwbacks from their old Houston Oilers days.

                                The Rams received permission last year from the National Football League to wear the throwback uniforms in 2009. The uniforms will be replicas of the Rams’ 1999 Super Bowl championship squad.
                                -03-26-2009, 05:22 AM
                              • MauiRam
                                Rams pondering uniform changes ..
                                by MauiRam
                                28 minutes ago • By Jim Thomas

                                Rams executive Kevin Demoff says a change in both current uniform and throwback uniform for the team is possible, if not likely in the not too distant future.

                                “I think at some time in the next five years, you’ll see a complete uniform _ throwback and current uniform _ (change),” Demoff said. “I’d be surprised if we didn’t have it.”

                                Fans seem to be obsessed with uniforms, and the recent announcement that the team would wear its 1999 throwbacks against Tennessee and Tampa Bay this season sparked another round of discussion. Both about the current uniforms and which throwback to use.

                                “Like everything else, you’re trying to elicit emotion from your fans, and our uniform colors seem to do that on a daily basis,” said Demoff, the Rams’ executive vice president of football operations. “There’s not a day that goes by that there’s not a uniform question or comment on the Internet.”

                                Teams are allowed to wear throwback uniforms at two home games each year. Choosing the Tennessee (Nov. 3) and Tampa Bay (Dec. 22) games for the ’99 throwback uniforms was a natural, given the fact that the Rams defeated Tampa Bay in the NFC championship game and then beat Tennessee in Super Bowl XXXIV that season.

                                “If you were looking for a throwback home ‘schedule,’ this was pretty obvious,” Demoff said. “Even we couldn’t (mess) this one up.”

                                By league rules, once a team chooses a particular throwback style, it must wear the same uniform for at least five consecutive seasons. In the case of the ’99 throwbacks, the Rams started wearing them in 2009.

                                “This is the fifth year,” Demoff said.

                                But a lot of lead time is required in order to change throwbacks, and the deadline has passed to change the throwbacks for 2014.

                                “So if we choose to wear throwbacks in ’14, we have to wear these current throwbacks as well; 2015 right now would be the first time we could change our throwback _ and we have to make the decision by the end of the year.”

                                And Demoff doesn’t see that happening. If that’s the case, then 2016 becomes the first year the team could change throwbacks.

                                “One of the things we’ve talked about is if we’re gonna overhaul the current uniform, doing that in conjunction with the throwback change,” Demoff said. “So basically you unveil all of your new uniforms at the same time rather than doing it piecemeal.

                                “A lot of discussion, a lot of thought has to go into the brand. But the thing that will make people passionate about these uniforms would be winning. People will love the all-blue look if we just won a few more games in them.”

                                Demoff and...
                                -08-13-2013, 12:12 PM
                              • AvengerRam
                                Rams want old school uniforms now - NFL says "no"
                                by AvengerRam
                                Rams want to wear blue and yellow uniforms more often, but NFL says no

                                Posted by Michael David Smith on May 11, 2018, 9:51 AM EDT
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                                Since the Rams moved back to Los Angeles, questions have raged about which uniforms they should wear: The blue and white of Merlin Olsen in the 1960s? The blue and yellow of Eric Dickerson in the 1980s? The blue and gold of the St. Louis years? Some combination?

                                The Rams are working on a permanent answer, but in the meantime they’d like to wear the Dickerson-style throwbacks more. The NFL, however, has other ideas.

                                Rams COO Kevin Demoff says the team has asked the NFL for permission to wear the blue and yellow throwbacks more often, but the NFL limited the Rams to wearing them twice last season. Demoff said he’s working on explaining to the league office that the fans would prefer those uniforms.

                                “We have spent the year educating them on our fan base,” Demoff told the Los Angeles Times. “We forwarded them all of the fan complaints, the emails we get, so I think they’re well aware of our fans’ preferences.”

                                Demoff said the Navy blue jerseys the Rams have worn aren’t anyone’s favorite.

                                “It was always with the idea that we’d be able to revisit it during the offseason when there’s more time to plan,” he said. “Hopefully, they recognize the challenge we have and appreciate the connection the fan base has to the blue and yellow. If we can avoid wearing our Navy jerseys next year, we will.”

                                It’s a bit odd that the NFL won’t let teams wear whatever uniforms they want, but it appears that the Rams still have some work to do to convince the league to let them wear those Dickerson-style uniforms on a full-time basis....
                                -05-11-2018, 10:54 AM
                              • totalpakage
                                Throwback uniforms
                                by totalpakage
                                Are the rams going to use their throwbacks this year? If so, what games?
                                -08-19-2010, 06:35 PM
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                                Throwbacks
                                by Guest
                                I know that the players who wear them are more important than the uniforms themselves, but I'm wondering if there is any desire amongst Rams fans to see us play a couple of games in retro uniforms. Plenty of teams have done so in the last few years, in the season just gone the Redskins, Bills, Eagles, Jets and Steelers all played in retro alternate kits, the glare from the yellow and blue Eagles shirt is burned permanantly into my retinas.

                                I don't mind the Millennium blue and New Century gold uniforms, but I itch to see us play in royal blue and yellow again, that uniform was beautiful and really stood out from the crowd. Most NFL uniforms these days are all muted and dreary, look at that vile concoction they wear in Seattle, ugh.

                                Maybe it's just me, I'd like to know, but I much prefer our 1973-1999 get up and even if we only broke out a retro kit twice a year, I'd be all the more happier for it.

                                Oh and while I'm banging on about uniforms, I hope we don't muck about with navy or white pants in 2008 like we did this last year.
                                -03-07-2008, 06:43 AM
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