The Color Rush matchups are back for Thursday Night Football and the NFL has released images of the uniforms for the Buccaneers and Rams for next week’s matchup. It’s going to be a doozy of a condiment game as ketchup will face off against mustard for hot dog supremacy while being played on relish field.
The rumor during the offseason was that the NFL wanted some color vs. color uniform matchups during Thursday Night Football. It wasn’t clear whether or not teams would wear new uniforms for this occasion or just have teams wear what they have in their rotation.
During a commercial on Thursday Night Football, we got our answer. Check out the above video.
The idea is either to help merchandise sales or make Thursday Night Football seem like a special event. Either way, it doesn’t need to happen but it’s here. Color vs. color is nice and I want to see more if it in the NFL. But their approach to this isn’t the best.
Let’s break each matchup down in the order these games will be played.
The more I hear about a football coming back to Los Angeles, the more skeptical I get. It’s been over two decades since Los Angeles had a team. In fact, they had two teams. But they have been trying so hard to get one back since losing the Rams and Raiders. And not surprisingly, those are the two teams (along with the Chargers) that appear to be candidates for a move to Los Angeles.
One problem I have always wondered was where they would play. You can’t get the team to play at the Coliseum again, so you have to build a new stadium. Can they get the land and voter approval? What about finances?
There are a lot of things that go into securing a location for a new team. There is a proposal going on tomorrow and the new stadium looks very advanced. Of course, these are ideas for now and I doubt we will see a team in Los Angeles at least for a few years. With cities trying to retain their team, this ongoing battle will go on for a while I believe. Los Angeles is a great big city but has failed in keeping two teams. They might have a better chance at doing it this time, but will everything align for them to even be in serious contention to get a team?
What Tony Dungy said wasn’t wrong. It’s a legitimate concern that every team had to ponder leading up to the draft. Michael Sam’s sexual orientation is a story that the media will follow and it can be a distraction. Plus, there was that Oprah show that was supposed to happen. Running a team is tough enough and with distractions, it gets tougher. This wasn’t Dungy saying he was against who Sam is. This is just Dungy looking big picture as a coach. I don’t find fault in what Dungy thinks because he’s right. It’s just that at this time, it was just bad timing. Say it a year from now, maybe the reaction would be different. But now, it’s a tough one to accept. I get what he said, but I don’t think he should have said it. At least not now.
Of course, I think if another former coach said this, that would be a different story. But this is Tony Dungy the mentor, the religious man, the minority coach. He should get it and feel for everyone and treat them the same, right? It’s just tough for him because he’s no ordinary former football coach. Then again, this is no ordinary situation either.
Super Bowl winning coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy told The Tampa Bay Tribune he wouldn’t have taken Michael Sam in the draft because of the potential distractions that will come from Sam being the first openly gay player on a NFL roster.
“I wouldn’t have taken him. Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. […] It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.”
The wait was long, but it is over. The Rams used the 249th pick to select DE Michael Sam. After all the wondering whether or not Sam’s sexuality would hurt his draft stock, it’s good to see him land with a team that is a great situation. He’s close to home, he knows the area and the defensive unit will be a great fit for him.
Rams COO Kevin Demoff has been hinting at a new uniform change for the team and the team has emphasized white recently. For the past two years, the endzone design has been strictly blue and white. During their Thursday night game against the 49ers, the Rams opted to wear all white for their home game.
This latest tweet hints that the team might revert back to their glory days of being a blue and white team. I personally love it since those are one of my favorite uniforms of all time.
But of course, they could also include their previous uniform set of blue and yellow.
“@ashaffe: how about we abandon navy and gold and just use the Blue and Yellow as regulars and Blue and Whites as throwbacks >> could happen
Fortunately with their current throwback rules, it can be done. The helmet will remain navy and they can swap out the decals for either looks. Regardless, I am glad they are moving away from their current set. While it was a good one, when they eliminated the gold pants, it really hurt their overall image. A change had to be made. I’m liking where this is going.