Rams wearing 1999 throwback uniforms twice this season

AP

Well, this is cool.

The Rams announced Tuesday they will wear 1999 replica uniforms for regular-season games against Tennessee on November 3 and Tampa Bay on December 22.

The 1999 Rams defeated the Buccaneers in the NFC title game in St. Louis and bested the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta.

“Some of our fans’ greatest memories involve the Buccaneers and Titans games from the 1999 postseason, and this is a great way to celebrate those pinnacle moments in franchise history while wearing the colors of the 1999 championship team,” Rams executive V.P. of football operations / C.O.O. Kevin Demoff said in a statement released by the club.

The Titans’ head coach in that Super Bowl, of course, was now-current Rams head coach Jeff Fisher. Forgive him if he doesn’t fondly remember Mike Jones’ tackle of Kevin Dyson.

But back to our main point: were those ever cool uniforms.

37 responses to “Rams wearing 1999 throwback uniforms twice this season

  1. Rams are just getting ready to wear the jerseys from the old LA Rams days…before they move back in a year.

  2. Bucs held that Rams team to 11 points. 7 of it coming in the last few min. Rams D wasn’t anything to brag about, but the Bucs offense was just that bad. Bucs offense lost that game. Then again, they only made it that far in the first place due to their historically good defense. In any case, I like the Rams old unis better anyway, they should wear them for 16 games.

  3. Well I don’t know about these, but I’m looking forward to seeing Carolina wear their all black uniform, which was was voted by the fans as the greatest uniform in NFL history.

    Who cares about these when we can talk about the best?

  4. Credit to the Rams for at least grasping the obvious: if you’re going to trot out the throwbacks, it often wouldn’t hurt to trot out a decent-looking one from a period of glory. My Steelers keep running out the most hideous throwbacks of all time – yet never run out the classic Black & Gold gear of the 70’s-90’s.

  5. That’s nice for the people of St.Louis because after the 2014 season, the Rams will be playing again in the city they played in before 1995 .

  6. I wish they would wear them more. When ever they have worn them in the last few years they have won.

  7. Wow … Can’t imagine what that will be like for Jeff Fisher. The last time the Rams wore those uniforms, Fisher’s boys came up 1 yard short.

    13 years later, the pain lingers,
    Titans Fan

  8. Now that I think about it, I can’t help but wonder what the Super Bowl would’ve been like if the Bucs had pulled out that NFC Championship game. Might Steve McNair have been the Super Bowl MVP? (Just one year earlier he bolted for a 71-yard TD run and a victory against those Bucs.) And if so, how different would McNair’s legacy have been?

  9. “Well I don’t know about these, but I’m looking forward to seeing Carolina wear their all black uniform which, THE ONLY TIME IT WAS EVER WORN WAS WHEN DENVER BLASTED THEM AT HOME LAST YEAR, voted by the LOSER fans WHO HAVE NO LIVES IN CAROLINA as the greatest uniform in NFL history.”

    *FIXED

    Sincerely,

    The San Francisco 49ers

  10. Yes please go back to the old uniforms. At least wear they on all home games they are one of the best from yesteryear. I been a fan starting in 1960 when I was 5 years old. Seen at lot not much more time left so go back in honor of ( Deacon Jones ) all time best.

  11. Great Move… in my humble opinion those were some of the best looking uniforms in the NFL.. i especially liked the way they shined in the afternoon sun in LA.

    Too many teams are going to the awful black on black or metallic colors — looks like they belong in the arena league or div iii.

    NFL uni’s that get the Morgus stamp of approval (in no particular order):

    saints (with GOLD pants of course)
    Niners
    Buffalo (1 of 3 that have made an excellent change)
    Oakland
    INDY
    Rams (yellow and blue)
    giants
    cowboys
    New England (the throwback)
    jets
    browns
    titans (i mean the old oilers!!)
    chiefs
    Washington (2 of 3)
    bears
    green bay
    Pittsburgh
    San Diego (3 of 3)

  12. They Rams have been looking at a couple different throwbacks once their commitment to the 99’s is up. Obviously the white and blues are a popular choice, but it sounds like they are entertaining the black and vertical red 1937 Cleveland Rams uniforms as well.

  13. Two great wins in franchise history. That Bucs game will always be my favorite since I was living in Tampa at the time. Our defense rose to the occasion that day and our offense hit the big play when they needed to. It was a great day to be a Ram fan in Tampa!

  14. I’m having a tough time thinking of the last time uniform choice won ANY coach a game.

  15. In my opinion this is one of the best looking uniforms of all-time.

    The Raiders still have the #1 spot locked up with the Silver and Black.

  16. I say wear the 99 jerseys for every game except when they play the niners then wear the old black and whites except for a few years in the 80s we kicked their ass in the old black and whites but the bright blue and gold are by far a much better looking uniform

  17. mullman76 says: Jul 30, 2013 6:47 PM

    In my opinion this is one of the best looking uniforms of all-time.

    The Raiders still have the #1 spot locked up with the Silver and Black.
    ………………………………………………………………………

    When they were both in LA their color schemes reflected their fan bases perfectly.

  18. Any throwback jersey has to be better than the Steelers’ prison bumblebee get up from last season!

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