Los Angeles Rams fans should not look for a quick fix to the uniform issues that has been the cause of media jokes, and fan ire.
The National Football League continues to put the kibosh on the Los Angeles Rams and their very ugly and mismatched uniform struggle. The league, which has a two-year notification of a uniform change, means LA will be in a mix of gear until either the 2019 or 2020 season.
The uniform change is set to coincide with the move into the new and palatial Inglewood facilities.
Los Angeles fans have been loud in protesting a color scheme that is directly tied to the former city the Rams called home: St. Louis.
Going back to the offseason of 2016, LA fans and veterans of the team from their previous time in Los Angeles, had weighed in on the Rams not embracing the history of the team’s colors from before their move to the Midwest.
Now, after having roiled out a new helmet, and becoming an absolute laugher in games against Dallas and Jacksonville for wearing uniforms that don’t match, Los Angeles has made sure to let fans know they’ve been communicating with the league about wearing throwbacks, Which also denied by the league office.
Hey look, I get that the NFL has rules from how you wear your socks, to writing anything on a pair of game shoes, but the league’s draconian attitude towards a team’s request for uniform relief is disappointing. Not that Rams COO Kevin Demoff isn’t deserving of criticism, as clearly they both didn’t plan well and underestimated fans response to what the team would wear when the team moved back to LA.
Nonetheless, the team and fans are stuck with what they see. And sometime in either 2019 or 2020, the Los Angeles Rams will, at the very least, have uniforms that match and aren’t the source of media jokes.