Have the LA Rams hacked their classic uniforms or is Nike to blame?
The LA Rams were the last NFL team to release their new uniforms. After the disastrous release of the new Rams logo, no wonder they took their time. It has taken some time to fully think this new look and wonder why.
Remember the full-scale fallout after the new logo and colors were announced? The Chernobyl disaster was less toxic than the logo disaster. Even Rams legend RB Eric Dickerson tried to intervene.
For some reason, Kevin Demoff remained locked into keeping the new logo. Also, he used the mean tweets as motivation to raise money for charity. Then the big delayed uniform reveals dragged on.
Pain has dulled over time
Suddenly, when hardly anyone was expecting anything, the Rams revealed the new threads. Disappointment did not immediately come to mind because the logo had already lowered expectations. It was more like, are you kidding? Hey did you see the LA Chargers new threads?
There has been a lot of time that has passed since the reveal. Have the new uniforms become less toxic for the thought that Rams fans are going to be stuck watching games with players wearing these duds.
Most of all, those gradient jersey number color schemes have to go, asap! Talk about an eyesore. Blame it on Nike, right?
Not nice, Nike
Did you know that the NFL and Nike have a contract through 2028? Nike will provide jerseys to all NFL teams. Ahiza Garcia of money.cnn.com reports the following:
"With this deal, Nike solidifies its role as the official game-day uniform supplier for both the NFL and the NBA. Nike landed the rights to the NBA’s uniforms starting with the 2017-2018 season. But, Nike hit a rough patch when its uniforms started falling apart in spectacular fashion, and the situation went viral."
Here’s a thought, let’s just rip these new uniforms apart now, save some time. Perhaps the Rams will go with a more traditional look or use the same ones from last year. Let’s see how things go with merchandise sales.