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  • RAMFANRAIDERHATER
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    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 liberals....it would be perfect. LOL

    Uh huh.

    Whatever.
    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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  • RamsFanSam
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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.

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  • cowboyhater
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    Originally posted by RamsFanSam View Post

    Actually, those are the popular colors IN LOS ANGELES.

    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.
    I have never even been to California, much less than Los Angeles, but I prefer the Blue and Yellow because I like the scheme, and because of the warm memories of the Rams teams that wore those colors, up to and including the Super Bowl Champions. Besides hating the Cowboys I never cared for Georgia Frontiere, who fixed the one thing that wasn't broken.

    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).

    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.

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  • fearsome foursome
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    Originally posted by RamsFanSam View Post

    Well, I pooped today. Should I post something about that in EVERY SINGLE POST?
    No, that's what Facebook is for. Can we just get back to Rams football.

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  • RamsFanSam
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    Originally posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post

    Again, not fact, just your opinion. When the Rams open up in the LA Coliseum next month, see how many fans are wearing the yellow and blue colors. Look at jersey sales and tell me what is selling right now. Maybe in Podunk Missouri, but in California the blue and yellow, and blue and white far outsell the current colors, probably 10 to 1.
    Actually, those are the popular colors IN LOS ANGELES.

    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.

    ...like you did here? Your post was the usual gibberish and was nothing more than a weak attempt to hate on LA.
    You mean like you did on St. Louis - not once, but MANY times?
    .something St Louis will never have again...
    People in LA are proud to live in LA, and proud that we have the sports teams that we do. I guess STL doesn't have the same pride.
    The topic was ex-Rams wanting what most fans in LA want, the classic blue and yellow uniforms that were worn by the team from 1973 through 1994 in LA. Now that the team is back in LA, it's only natural that fans would want to return to the classic blue and yellow. It's that simple. No agenda's to trash Rams history, no agenda's to demean St. Louis or the fans in St. Louis, just a desire to see the team wear the design that was originated in, and emblematic of LA, where they now call home again.
    Maybe in Podunk Missouri, but in California the blue and yellow, and blue and white far outsell the current colors, probably 10 to 1.
    Yeah. Pot, meet kettle. I guess you don't see ANY hate to Missouri - or for that matter ANYWHERE outside of LA?

    Perhaps you should travel more. It seems like you believe that LA makes up the entire world.

    Again, another weak attempt to do nothing but hate on LA and California. ...and a very weak attempt at that.
    Uh huh.

    Whatever.
    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.

    Give me a good Texas style barbacoa taco ANY day.

    Now, I though we were all past the "LA is Great" - "St. Louis is Greater" crap.

    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?
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  • RAMFANRAIDERHATER
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    Originally posted by RealRam View Post


    Well said Mike. It's that simple. Totally agree.





    As a sequel to post #97, below is a highlights reel of the 1973 Rams. A year of transition. A new era. New HC Chuck Knox -- his first job at the helm of an NFL team ["When Opportunity Knox..."] -- won the NFL Coach of the Year award in '73. We had a new starting QB in John Hadl; it was Dick Vermeil's second stint with the Rams. DE Fred Dryer set an NFL record in '73 by recording two safeties in one game which still stands to this day.

    New hopes, new uniform, and a new, successful / winning 12-2 season.

    There were two six-game winning streaks in '73 and it was the 3rd consecutive year that the Rams swept the Friskie whiners, always a nice bonus.


    But again, as you said...

    Now that the team is back in LA, it's only natural that fans would want to return to the classic blue and yellow. It's that simple.


    Fast forward to :30.


    Thanks for the videos RealRam. Brings back some great memories....

    Every time I watch these games in the coliseum, I get so jacked up knowing that in about 6-7 weeks I'll be there, sitting in my season seats with 80,000 other crazed Rams fans.

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  • RealRam
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    Originally posted by R8rh8rmike View Post

    It's too bad things had to devolve to this type of derisive discussion. The topic was ex-Rams wanting what most fans in LA want, the classic blue and yellow uniforms that were worn by the team from 1973 through 1994 in LA. Now that the team is back in LA, it's only natural that fans would want to return to the classic blue and yellow. It's that simple. No agenda's to trash Rams history, no agenda's to demean St. Louis or the fans in St. Louis, just a desire to see the team wear the design that was originated in, and emblematic of LA, where they now call home again. IMO, that is completely reasonable. Others disagree and see some kind of malicious intent, which is unfortunate.

    Well said Mike. It's that simple. Totally agree.





    As a sequel to post #97, below is a highlights reel of the 1973 Rams. A year of transition. A new era. New HC Chuck Knox -- his first job at the helm of an NFL team ["When Opportunity Knox..."] -- won the NFL Coach of the Year award in '73. We had a new starting QB in John Hadl; it was Dick Vermeil's second stint with the Rams. DE Fred Dryer set an NFL record in '73 by recording two safeties in one game which still stands to this day.

    New hopes, new uniform, and a new, successful / winning 12-2 season.

    There were two six-game winning streaks in '73 and it was the 3rd consecutive year that the Rams swept the Friskie whiners, always a nice bonus.


    But again, as you said...

    Now that the team is back in LA, it's only natural that fans would want to return to the classic blue and yellow. It's that simple.


    Fast forward to :30.


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  • r8rh8rmike
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    It's too bad things had to devolve to this type of derisive discussion. The topic was ex-Rams wanting what most fans in LA want, the classic blue and yellow uniforms that were worn by the team from 1973 through 1994 in LA. Now that the team is back in LA, it's only natural that fans would want to return to the classic blue and yellow. It's that simple. No agenda's to trash Rams history, no agenda's to demean St. Louis or the fans in St. Louis, just a desire to see the team wear the design that was originated in, and emblematic of LA, where they now call home again. IMO, that is completely reasonable. Others disagree and see some kind of malicious intent, which is unfortunate.

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  • RAMFANRAIDERHATER
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    What I don't understand is that some California-area fans seem to forget that the vast majority of Rams fans are NOT in California. In fact, if you were to compare the numbers, it would look REALLY bad for LA. That's not starting crap, it's a FACT. Rams fans come from everywhere around the world. If you want a local team, I hear the LA KISS needs fans.
    This could be said for any team in any sport, really. Los Angeles is a BIG city, with a ton of Rams fans. However, the WORLD is a much bigger place, and the shear numbers say there are a ton more outside LA. BTW, thanks for the suggestion about getting a local football team, but we already have a team. They're called; "The Los Angeles Rams" ..something St Louis will never have again...

    We are Rams fans, and we should all stand together. If you're a Rams fan, great. If you're a fan of a city, why pretend that football is important?
    We are all football fans in here, that's pretty obvious. The only reason the city gets any attention when talking about a particular team is when it's in YOUR city. I get it that fans of the Rams that live in (for example) Portland Oregon don't care if the Rams are in LA or STL. But I guarantee that if the Rams moved to Portland, they'd care, and talk about it. People in LA are proud to live in LA, and proud that we have the sports teams that we do. I guess STL doesn't have the same pride.

    So, here's the facts.
    Rather, anything but the facts.

    The Rams say no uniform change until 2019.
    Actually, not a fact. The Rams initially said that, but are now in talks to deviate from current uni's in some way.

    More people dislike the old blue and yellow than I though possible - it's just slightly more popular than a turd in the punch bowl.
    Again, not fact, just your opinion. When the Rams open up in the LA Coliseum next month, see how many fans are wearing the yellow and blue colors. Look at jersey sales and tell me what is selling right now. Maybe in Podunk Missouri, but in California the blue and yellow, and blue and white far outsell the current colors, probably 10 to 1.

    Many LA fans like to childishly taunt other Rams fans - and that really needs to end. If it's still happening, you might want to find a professional to discuss it with.
    ...like you did here? Your post was the usual gibberish and was nothing more than a weak attempt to hate on LA.

    So, we can pretty much agree that the Louis Vuitton designed Rams uniforms are a bad idea, Pink and Green are Seattle colors, and Texas style Mexican food is a hell of a lot better than California style Mexican tofu-based "Fru Fru cuisine".
    Again, another weak attempt to do nothing but hate on LA and California. ...and a very weak attempt at that.

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  • RamsFanSam
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    Originally posted by HUbison View Post
    .....so all you Missouri based fans can go self-fornicate!

    I mean, you do understand, that's what it sounds like to those of us tied to Missouri, right? I'm not saying that's your intent (though, if we are to be honest, for some it is), but that is how it comes off to us.

    We want to be a part of this. We want to at least feel like the team that physically left us did not spiritually (for lack of better word) leave us. But that's difficult when they take parting shots along the way. And even worse, when fans do the same. Let's stop pretending this doesn't exist. There are fans here, who have maintained a "Los Angeles Rams" avatar or profile since the beginning of time. Many would never even accept or dare to utter the phrase "St. Louis Rams". And now they're ready to get back to better days. Before '95. Before the Navy/Gold uniforms. Before St. Louis. And before all the St. Louis fans.

    We're also tired of this discussion. It's ridiculous. The ill-intended LA fans are getting exactly what they want. They are pushing away a lot of St. Louis fans. I have always hoped this site would be free of that, but...

    No need to pull us along. We're more than happy to come along on our own. We're simply asking to stop being pushed away.
    Well said.

    What I don't understand is that some California-area fans seem to forget that the vast majority of Rams fans are NOT in California. In fact, if you were to compare the numbers, it would look REALLY bad for LA. That's not starting crap, it's a FACT. Rams fans come from everywhere around the world. If you want a local team, I hear the LA KISS needs fans.

    We are Rams fans, and we should all stand together. If you're a Rams fan, great. If you're a fan of a city, why pretend that football is important?

    So, here's the facts.

    The Rams say no uniform change until 2019.
    More people dislike the old blue and yellow than I though possible - it's just slightly more popular than a turd in the punch bowl.
    Many LA fans like to childishly taunt other Rams fans - and that really needs to end. If it's still happening, you might want to find a professional to discuss it with.


    ...and the worst fact of all, it sounds like Dez is ready to lose his Haggis.

    So, we can pretty much agree that the Louis Vuitton designed Rams uniforms are a bad idea, Pink and Green are Seattle colors, and Texas style Mexican food is a hell of a lot better than California style Mexican tofu-based "Fru Fru cuisine".

    I am glad that is finally settled.

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  • RealRam
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    Los Angeles Rams' 1972 Season Highlights

    To add something else to our forum I was going to place this video in the "Unless we get some Real Rams news soon..." thread but since these 1972 highlights depict the last year the Rams donned their royal blue / victory white uniforms -- see at 25:45 -- this is probably a good place too. Alas, it turned out to be our first losing season (6-7-1) since 1965.

    It was perhaps the last gasp the Rams had from their very strong and successful era of the mid to late 60s. Key players were half-dysfunctional due to injury (Gabriel et al [Roman was NFL MVP in '69 with the Rams but had a damaged shoulder / arm in '72; he then joined the Eagles in '73 where he won the Comeback Player of the Year]), other great veterans followed HC George Allen (Coach of the Year in '67, never a losing season in the NFL); to D.C. in 1971 (e.g., Larry Smith, RB; Diron Talbert, DE; Deacon Jones, DE; Jack Pardee, LB; Maxie Baughan, LB, etc.).

    Still, in 1972 the Rams were solid with talent as a new generation of players were developing: RB Jim Bertelsen ('72), DT Larry Brooks ('72), DB Dave Elmendorf ('71), LB Ken Geddes ('71), DT Phil Olsen ('71 -- Merlin's brother, side by side DTs), LB Jack Reynolds ('70), LB Isiah Robertson ('71), OL Rich Saul ('70), DE Jack Youngblood ('71), complimenting the stable of established and/or old veterans such as DE Fred Dryer who came to the Rams that year, 1972, from the Giants.


    Fast forward to 00:40 to begin. Hope you enjoy the video (while it lasts). Complaints? Talk to this man, Rams All-Pro / Pro Bowler...


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  • RealRam
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    Excellent post MoonJoe. Great timing too.

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  • MoonJoe
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    Originally posted by RamDez View Post
    I think I lost the will to live after reading through this thread ...............................................................................
    Are you kidding, this is great stuff! Lol, everybody is still working this all out. I posted before that the move changed my whole life, and I think there are many others who either live in Missouri or California that could say the same thing.

    I would suggest some ideas to mend the wounds, if any:

    Dont slam each others cities.
    Dont take every comment as a slam to your city.
    Dont read insults where there aren't any.
    Respect the fact that St. Louis fans are devastated.
    Respect the fact LA Fans are overjoyed.
    Respect the history of The St. Louis Rams (Super Bowl and the fans stuck with them till the end).
    Respect the history of the LA Rams (49 years, 1951 championship, Fearsome Foursome)
    Respect each other.

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  • AvengerRam
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    Originally posted by RamDez View Post
    I think I lost the will to live after reading through this thread ...............................................................................
    Feeling a bit blue, are you?

    Would that be royal blue or navy blue?

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  • RamDez
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    I think I lost the will to live after reading through this thread ...............................................................................

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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

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    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...
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  • AvengerRam
    Rams want old school uniforms now - NFL says "no"
    by AvengerRam
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    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
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    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 ..
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    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.”

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  • 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....
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