With Kurt Warner’s movie rights being picked up by 20th Century Fox today, it has been a good day if you were a fan of the 1999 St. Louis Rams growing up.
In addition to the rights to Warner’s deal being purchased by the famous movie studio, the Rams announced that they will be bringing back the jerseys they won their only Super Bowl in as the team will wear their ’99 throwbacks against Tampa Bay and Tennessee, the teams they beat in the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl that year.
“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.
St. Louis will don the uniforms for regular-season games against Tennessee on November 3 and Tampa Bay on December 22. The November 3 game will also mark the return of Rams head coach Jeff Fisher to Tennessee. Fisher was the head coach of the Titans when Tennessee fell one yard short of winning the Super Bowl against the Rams in that iconic Super Bowl, making the November 3 date one that NFL fans should circle on their calendars.
I was still a kid when the Rams were the “Greatest Show on Turf,” but I remember just how fast the Rams offense looked during the days when Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, and Issac Bruce were putting ungodly amounts of points on the scoreboard in St. Louis. Those jerseys didn’t look too bad either, good move on the Rams part to try to bring some added history into their 2013 season.