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  • gap
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    Originally posted by r8rh8rmike View Post

    If breaking the rules means getting an exception (which has happened in the past with other teams), then yes, that's a distinct possibility. Especially with Demoff saying they're working with the NFL on "other options".

    Sam, will you be upset if the Rams are allowed to wear their throwbacks all year? Will it be "trashing" their history when they completely change the uniform in a few years? Do you really have to interject a purposeful swipe at the fans in LA? I just don't get all this animosity.


    Funny how it's animosity when it disagree with you, but it's not animosity when you disagree with others.

    Why all the animosity for staying with the current colors for a couple years? What harm will it do? I think it will help more than it will hurt. Let's face it, unless the RAMS all of a sudden start getting the better side of judgment calls, they aren't going to have a significant change in the win/loss column. They just haven't improved their offense enough to allow the defense the kind of rest they need to play efficient football. And if the win/loss record stays about the same, a change in uniforms in the future creates renewed excitement to keep the bandwagon fans from bailing on the team when they suck.


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  • HUbison
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    Hopefully, they'll play a little football during the upcoming fashion season.

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  • r8rh8rmike
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    Originally posted by RamsFanSam View Post
    In other words, the best they can do is break the rules, or trash their history to please a few thousand fans that will likely abandon the team once the honeymoon is over.
    If breaking the rules means getting an exception (which has happened in the past with other teams), then yes, that's a distinct possibility. Especially with Demoff saying they're working with the NFL on "other options".

    Sam, will you be upset if the Rams are allowed to wear their throwbacks all year? Will it be "trashing" their history when they completely change the uniform in a few years? Do you really have to interject a purposeful swipe at the fans in LA? I just don't get all this animosity.



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  • RamsFanSam
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    “The blue and yellow uniforms are our throwback alternate jerseys and we can wear them twice and we will wear them twice,” Rams COO Kevin Demoff said, via ESPN.com. “We’re working on new uniforms to open up the new Inglewood stadium in 2019. We’re going to figure out a program in the interim to make our fans happy but also build for the future in Inglewood.
    In other words, the best they can do is break the rules, or trash their history to please a few thousand fans that will likely abandon the team once the honeymoon is over.

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  • RealRam
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    Originally posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post

    Uh, that's an old article Sam. Right after the move, in March I believe.


    That's why I insist that articles quoted should display their DATE -- and writer. Often the date reference is more important than the author. Better to include both.

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  • r8rh8rmike
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    Originally posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post
    Uh, that's an old article Sam. Right after the move, in March I believe.

    The tune has changed considerably my friend.

    Due to an overwhelming response from the local fans, the Rams are talking with the NFL about allowing them to wear their "throwbacks" this year for more than two games.

    The current (past?) uniform (the ugly all blue uniform) will be worn in the Color Rush game this year. ...wait and watch.
    Yes, the article is from March, the radio interview was a week ago. And yes, things have changed since March.

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  • RAMFANRAIDERHATER
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    Originally posted by RamsFanSam View Post
    Here's what it said in the LA Times:

    Uh, that's an old article Sam. Right after the move, in March I believe.

    The tune has changed considerably my friend.

    Due to an overwhelming response from the local fans, the Rams are talking with the NFL about allowing them to wear their "throwbacks" this year for more than two games.

    The current (past?) uniform (the ugly all blue uniform) will be worn in the Color Rush game this year. ...wait and watch.

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  • r8rh8rmike
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    Here is the Mason & Ireland radio interview with Demoff, where he talks about NFL restrictions, then says they are working with the NFL to tweak things and look at some options. People can make there own judgments on what Demoff is implying.The uniform discussion starts at about the 15 minute mark:

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losange...ay?id=16372140

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  • RamsFanSam
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    Here's what it said in the LA Times:

    New locations, however, won't initially inspire a new on-field look for the reborn Los Angeles Rams after more than two decades in St. Louis.

    Kevin Demoff, the Rams' executive vice president of football operations, said Monday that the team does not plan to change uniforms until the 2019 season.

    "I know there are fans that want to see us go back to our old L.A colors," Demoff told The Times. "It's not as simple as that."

    The Rams had blue and white uniforms in the mid-1960s and then changed to blue, yellow and white in the '70s. The St. Louis Rams colors were blue, gold and white.

    The NFL requires teams to submit permission to overhaul uniforms between January and March of a given year for implementation two years after that, Demoff said.

    The Rams' uniform issue will be officially discussed for the first time Tuesday at the NFL owners' meetings. But Demoff said the team would not apply for a change until 2017, putting it on track for implementation in 2019.

    "Our focus has always been on introducing new uniforms the year we open a new stadium," he said. "That's the opportune time to shape your brand."

    The Rams can wear throwback uniforms for two home games and so-called "color-rush" uniforms for Thursday night games. Demoff said the process for changing throwback uniforms requires only one year, so there is a possibility the Rams could explore that.

    "I don't particularly love our current uniforms — I know there are a lot of fans who feel that way," he said. "But the thing that makes the most sense is to keep them in place for now

    "The good news is our fans don't lack passion or input on the uniforms, so when we go to ask for it over the next year, I expect that same passion to come through."

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  • HUbison
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    Originally posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    Yeah, the fact that the Rams say they're not doing something is a virtual guarantee that they ARE doing something.
    If only they'd come out and say "We're not going to suck this year."

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  • r8rh8rmike
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    Originally posted by RamsFanSam View Post
    Well, it's not happening. The Rams already said so.
    What the Rams have said, is that they're not allowed to "change" existing uniforms, but are working with the NFL to "tweak where we are now, to consider some different options". IMO, it's pretty clear something is going to happen.

    Originally posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post
    Yep, said they weren't moving too.....
    Yeah, the fact that the Rams say they're not doing something is a virtual guarantee that they ARE doing something.



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  • RAMFANRAIDERHATER
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    Originally posted by RamsFanSam View Post

    Well, it's not happening. The Rams already said so.
    Yep, said they weren't moving too.....

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  • Rambos
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    Originally posted by HUbison View Post

    Who's handling hair and makeup for the players?
    This guy.... he can also play a little QB.
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  • HUbison
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    Originally posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post

    Exactly. It's a made-for-Hollywood moment that will only happen once (a triumphant return to their "home" town in the eyes of millions) and they're not going to screw it up.

    Lights, camera, [queue the Rams coming out of the tunnel in the famous LA Coliseum wearing their LA Uniforms.....] ....action!!! [crowd goes absolutely wild]
    Who's handling hair and makeup for the players?

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  • RamsFanSam
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    Originally posted by MoonJoe View Post

    Heck yeah! In fact I have a sneaking suspicion they will. It is too much of a "Hollywood" moment for the team and the league to pass up.
    Well, it's not happening. The Rams already said so.

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  • r8rh8rmike
    Rams, fans stuck with bad uniforms for at least one more season
    by r8rh8rmike
    Rams, fans stuck with bad uniforms for at least one more season

    May 3, 2018
    Alden GonzalezESPN Staff Writer​​​​​​​

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Rams have the team, guided by the coach, while playing in the city -- but they still don't have the uniforms.

    The Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans have all unveiled new uniforms this offseason, but the Rams' look has remained status quo -- a clunky concoction of what remains from St. Louis and what might lie ahead in Los Angeles.

    Jerseys are a big deal, here and everywhere. And in L.A., Rams fans are really only satisfied with the laundry during those rare times when their team wears throwback, blue-and-yellow uniforms, a nod to the prior stint in L.A. that has proven to be far easier on the eyes. On other weeks, the Rams simply don't match. Their jerseys have gold, but their pants and helmets do not. It looks off, and it's even worse when they're forced to switch from white to blue jerseys on the road.

    The Rams know this, and, well, they're working on it. But it takes time, and there isn't a whole lot they can do about it now. Fans will have to stomach the current incarnation of uniforms for at least one more season. The Rams might announce more details about this process at some point this summer. In the meantime, here are answers to some questions about a topic that continues to seem pressing in this market.

    When are the new uniforms coming out?

    Either in 2019 or 2020. That has not been firmed up. The original plan was to roll them out in 2019, because that's when the new stadium was set to open. But then that stadium got delayed a year, and now the Rams are staring at two options with their new uniforms. They can unveil them as soon as possible, to quickly rid themselves of a uniform combination that clashes. Or they can wait to roll everything out in concert with the opening of an opulent new facility that they will share with the Los Angeles Chargers. A complete rebranding, if you will. The Rams see benefits with both options.

    Where are the Rams in their process?

    They are working with the NFL and with Nike, specifically going through branding exercises. That's how this typically works. Teams first define what they will stand for, basically, and sometimes rally behind a catch phrase ("Rise Up" by the Atlanta Falcons, for example). From that, the logo and the colors will sprout, uniforms and other apparel serving as the visual extension of it all. Everything remains on the table for the Rams, whether it's a tweak in the logo or a change in the color scheme. In L.A., fans are clamoring for an incorporation of blue and yellow. But blue and white might also be in the mix. It's hard to see the Rams venturing outside of that.

    Why didn't they just change them already?

    The Rams didn't begin the process of overhauling their uniforms until...
    -05-04-2018, 10:34 AM
  • 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
  • RAMFANRAIDERHATER
    Small victory on the uniforms today
    by RAMFANRAIDERHATER
    The NFL finally listened to the fans and will allow the Rams to wear the Blue and yellow uniforms for 5 home games this season. They'll wear the yellow "color rush" uniforms in Mexico, and the ugly white/gold/blue uniforms on the road and during the first two home games as well as the preseason. No more navy blue and gold jerseys. It was reported that the Rams sent all the letters and complaints directly to the NFL and said something like; "see what we're dealing with here?", "this is what the paying fans want". Small victory, but a victory nonetheless. The Rams will introduce the new designs in 2020 when the stadium opens. Now is we can just find a way to sign AD.
    -07-27-2018, 09:51 PM
  • 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
  • jjigga3000
    Uniform Change?
    by jjigga3000
    Since a lot of us have been somewhat touchy on the subject of relocating. Let's talk about a New Uniform. I personally have disliked the new colors ever since they came out with those uniforms. I would love to see the new uni's with the old colors with a optional blue and white uni. something like these. What say ye. Let's post ideas, better than talking about something we can't control....
    -01-15-2015, 10:10 AM
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