With the NFL Rams' imminent return to Los Angeles in the news this week, I thought the time was appropriate to take a look at those other Rams and a uniform that bore a striking resemblance to those of their Left Coast brethren.
|Rhody (left) takes on UNH in 1963. The guy on the left is either about|
to make a spectacular catch or a spectacular near-catch.
|Merlin Olsen of the LA Rams, who wore a slightly lighter shade|
of blue than their Rhody namesakes.
Rhode Island's 1963-65 uniform mirrors those the NFL Rams wore from 1964-72, which means Rhody beat LA to the punch. Clearly, when the LA Rams were looking to make a change, they searched far and wide for inspiration and finally found it in bucolic Kingston, R.I.
OK, maybe not.
I still prefer the late-60s version of the uniform, just because when I think of Rhody, I think light blue, but this uniform is perfectly acceptable.
There are more uniforms out there from Rhody: 2014, 2013, 1997-99, 1983-92, 1976-82, 1967-71, 1966, 1962, 1957-61, 1936-39. Rivalry Week: UConn-Rhody.