There is a lot to be said about the LA Rams renaissance under the leadership of GM Les Snead and HC Sean McVay. Of course, the most obvious is the fact that the LA Rams have been a bit successful. Okay, a lot successful. Not only have the LA Rams played to a 55-26 regular-season record over the past seasons. But this team has also earned a 7-3 record in the postseason.
And the team has appeared in two Super Bowls over the past five years, earning a 1-1 record in the NFL Championship game. All in all, that’s a very impressive five-year run for the youngest head coach in the NFL. And it feels as though the pair of Snead and McVay is just getting warmed up.
But recently, the LA Rams have flexed their prowess into a new direction: hype videos. What am I talking about? Well, the Rams pre-draft hype video was a masterpiece of Hollywood ingenuity, a true action thriller that combined Hollywood actors and NFL players in a sensational NFL Draft video. The Rams followed that up with a Stealing the Schedule hype video. In that one, another caper is pulled off, and you’ll love the twist at the end.
The big screen meets winners of the big game
But now, we’re witnessing a cross-over of sorts, and I’m here for all of it. Now, Top Gun II has created a promotional video, and a significant role in that video trailer is Rams head coach Sean McVay and Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. So what? Stay with me here, as we give you the chance to check out that video below:
Okay, now back to my story.
In the 1960s and 70s, the LA Rams had a number of crossover football stars who found a second career in television and movies. Television production was increasing rapidly, and a number of movie stars were reluctant to appear on the small screen. So television began to look for unconventional sources of celebrities and discovered that the LA Rams’ fame translated remarkably well to their needs.
Now with the Rams back in Los Angeles, that same talent pipeline appears to be working once more. And with so many streaming options calling for more and more original content, there are many new and exciting opportunities for professional football players today to follow the footsteps of players some 50 years ago.
Is this a new era for the LA Rams? Perhaps, and perhaps not. But it is a sign that Hollywood is looking to the LA Rams, and that could prove to be a huge advantage to attracting talent to the team going forward.