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  • Originally posted by cowboyhater View Post

    The Rams present uniform came at the wrong time and for the wrong reason.

    I'd be happy with Blue and Yellow or Blue and White.
    And that's fine. But, to make the claim that "all" or "most" Rams fans want that without polling all Rams fans - or at least a majority - is presenting a false assumption (and no, I am NOT claiming you did.)

    And like you said...
    There's a time to change uniforms, a new team name (Browns/Ravens, Oilers/Titans), or to shake things up when things aren't going well or the team is in a rut (Broncos), when a uniform is considered "bad luck" (Cowboy away blues) or when the uniform itself has a reputation for being dorky (Pats helmet).
    ...and opening a new, state-of-the-art stadium would be the perfect time.

    Apparently, some people feel that it's better to change the uniform now, basically telling fans that the past 20 years don't matter, nothing except a part of the fan base matters - and that part being the fans in LA.

    But, the way the article read, FORMER players were butthurt because change happens. Dryer made several nasty statements about the current helmets and uniforms, and none of them were needed. If one wanted to, they could probably make several not-so-nice observations about his acting ability.

    But, I agree there is a time to change the uniforms - and the opening day at the new stadium seems to be the opportune time, not a stadium that is temporary, regardless of the 35 years they played there previously.


    • Actually, those are the popular colors IN LOS ANGELES. Actually, not true. Taking a poll, the classic colors will win every time.

      LA isn't the entire world. If you read this entire thread, you can find people who don't like that blue and yellow - and just because SOME people in LA prefer that color, that doesn't mean ALL fans prefer that color. Nobody said ALL. I said 10-1 ratio. That is not all, that is MOST. ...and reading posts in here it's not even close. Classic colors over the current colors, and it's not even close.

      You mean like you did on St. Louis - not once, but MANY times? Just returning fire Sam. You started it and you know it. Read your post Sam, nothing but hate. You take a swing at me, I will always block and counter.

      Yeah. Pot, meet kettle. I guess you don't see ANY hate to Missouri - or for that matter ANYWHERE outside of LA? Again, you attacked, I simply countered.

      Perhaps you should travel more. It seems like you believe that LA makes up the entire world. Funny, I've traveled most of this country and outside the US many times. However, in the US, as California goes, so goes the country. This is fact, and to ignore this is ignorant. California, if a country on to itself, would be the 8th most powerful country IN THE WORLD. Why do you think Stan wanted to come here? So, yeah, I think we're kind of a big deal. Like I said, I've seen most of this country, and I haven't seen a place that I would rather live, hand's down. The weather's too good to leave. It's not for everyone, but it's for me. Now if we could just get rid of all the would be perfect. LOL

      Uh huh.

      If you must know, I had eaten at what someone advertised as a "Mexican Restaurant". The menu had such "traditional" items as "vegan tostadas", "bean curd and tofu burritos", and some sort of fried thing with sprigs of parsley that looks like it was almost enough for a mouse to eat - oh, it was beautifully designed by an artist - but an enchilada isn't supposed to be fried - or tiny - or look like a modern art sculpture - and I have no idea what that reddish cube was supposed to be. I asked what kind of "Mexican" food they were serving - and the server told me that they had recently moved here from LA, and this was "common" LA style. This one is really funny.... So, you base your vast knowledge of California cuisine on one guy that's trying to serve his product as fact? I don't think I need to say anymore on this, but many restaurants are attempting to serve "healthy" alternatives to all types of food. There's a reason the life expectancy in the south is the worst in the country. Maybe because everything is deep fried? But that is not authentic Mexican food, nor is it what everyone is eating in California. In fact, I've never seen or heard of that here. I'll bet you think that the local El Charro in the Ozarks is real Mexican food, or that a burrito is real authentic Mexican food. ...and Panda express is real authentic Chinese. I visit Mexico every year Sam, and Mexican food is neither Californian, or Texan. You should try it.

      Give me a good Texas style barbacoa taco ANY day. It's probably good, but I've been to Texas many times as part of work with NASA, and the BBQ's and steaks are no better there then in places I've been to in Southern California. In fact, I prefer my BBQ spicy hot and most Texan and Kansas City style BBQ's that I've had are too sweet for me. Both are ok, but give me a good carnitas street taco, or fish taco any day and twice on Sunday.

      Now, I though we were all past the "LA is Great" - "St. Louis is Greater" crap. Apparently, you are not. I don't think St Louis is crap. I don't think it's anywhere near as nice as where I live, but to each his own.

      Like I said earlier, we are ALL Rams fans - so I don't understand the need to gloat in every single post. We get it - you feel happy to see the Rams back in LA. Well, I pooped today. Should I post something about that in EVERY SINGLE POST? -If you feel the need Sam. ...and we get it, you're still pissed the Rams left Missouri. We don't need to hear about it in every thread.



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