Rams fans will get to relive their glory days this year, when the team wears its 1999 throwback uniforms against the Buccaneers and Titans, a nod to the path to a Super Bowl title that year.
But in the near future, the Rams expect to have a new set of throwbacks, and a new look for their other games.
Rams executive Kevin Demoff told Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that a change in styles was coming.
“I think at some time in the next five years, you’ll see a complete uniform — throwback and current uniform” — change, Demoff said. “I’d be surprised if we didn’t have it. . . .
“Like everything else, you’re trying to elicit emotion from your fans, and our uniform colors seem to do that on a daily basis. There’s not a day that goes by that there’s not a uniform question or comment on the Internet.”
The team is locked into its current uniform for the 2014 season, but Demoff indicated that they could change both the regular uniform and the throwback for the 2015 or 2016 season.
“I think the blue-and-white is a great traditional, classic look for our club,” Demoff said. “I like our current throwbacks. I like our current uniform. They all have a meaning in time. We’ve talked about long-term doing a uniform re-design, looking back at the throwbacks we’re using now, or the blue-and-white, or a different hybrid. Or maybe something new and completely different.”
Demoff even suggested the possibility of a red and black throwback, from the 1937 Cleveland Rams. While the idea of the Rams in anything other than blue seems odd, they at least have the comfort of knowing they can’t possibly look worse than the Steelers’ bumblebee unis.