A few people noticed and tweeted about the Rams uniform selection on Thursday night. On an evening where only the Seahawks uniform colors elicited interesting debate because the game didn’t, the swing and miss by L.A. is worth noting.
As I read reports about the color scheme Los Angeles would wear to counter the eye damage Seattle would inflict on viewers, my anticipation was classic blue and white to match the classy helmet they did in fact wear. But even that they got wrong.
The irony of that call is delicious in its predictable eye-roll.
It’s almost like they packed incorrectly, which is more readily acceptable as an explanation.
But as is now understood with all decisions made by the Rams brain trust, the decision to simply wear a different helmet speaks volumes about how they only get it “half right” in Los Angeles.
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Note the thought process by the Rams and another missed opportunity with fans in L.A. This via NBC Sports Pro Football Talk:
“The Rams (and uniform supplier Nike) blew it regarding the rest of the ensemble. I, and many others, assuming the Rams would be wearing all-white jerseys with blue numbers and letters and all-white pants with maybe a blue stripe down the leg. Instead, the Rams donned their usual white, blue, and gold jerseys and their white pants with a thick gold stripe bordered in blue.”
The team got lazy, and simple piecemeal-ed a uniform combination.
“Even if the uniforms wouldn’t have been marketed, it would have made more sense for the Rams to go all-in with their old-school look. The end result seemed cheap and incomplete.”
I’d have to believe If they tried just a bit harder……, but they don’t.
Add this to another fail in 2016.