Remember when legendary LA Rams backer and Hall of Fame backer Eric Dickerson told AM radio 570 in Los Angeles in May of last year, just after the atrocious crash logo redesign, that the new helmet design logo made the LA Rams’ horns look “like two bananas” on the side of the helmet? (He also said at the time that it was a better choice for the Chargers to LA, but it’s a horse of a different color, another matter, something else – even though it’s 100% accurate.)
“And to me, it just looks sweet,” Dickerson said. “It doesn’t look like football. It doesn’t sound difficult.
Indeed. 100 per cent. Bull’s-eye. Kill the shot. Mic drop.
As a self-proclaimed “Rambassador” and outspoken critic of the revamped 2020 logo and helmet, Dickerson received much more media attention for his point (IMO, valid) that the new logo “looked like a penis.” But now, it seems his “two bananas” comment about the helmet has been largely forgotten.
Not here. Pepperidge Farm remembers.
And I’d love to see the team revisit that “two-banana” abomination of a helmet logo and do something about it next season when the NFL allows teams to wear new helmets in 2022.
You know, like getting on the stick about a fix. Give us a hand. Just do it. Make it “whole” again.
Perhaps. . . is it possible that in our dizziness and exuberance of embracing the new white ‘modern homecoming jerseys’ (and Eric Dickerson endorses them himself – he agrees with the new sons), we have subconsciously calmed ourselves down in accepting that the “two- Is the banana helmet here to stay?”
But it doesn’t have to be. We have the technology. We can rebuild it. We can make it better. (**insert that elastic sound of “Six Million Dollar Man” Steve Austin**)
Maybe now that the front office has soothed the fanbase a bit with its new ‘modern throwback’ design, can we now focus on fixing another abomination of a design – that helmet? Can we turn our attention to do something about these two disjointed bananas?
Because it’s not a frills. It’s two bananas. This is what we think it is!
“The bears were what we thought they were!
It’s two bananas.
Let us not ignore the “two bananas” helmet as deserving of a complaint. Surely the team can do something better. Like perhaps bringing back the traditional ram’s horn flourish?
Put that on your “punch list” for next season. Or, your to-do list. Make it so.
Not everything that is new is necessarily new and improved. The “two bananas” helmet was a giant step backwards. Let’s go back to punt formation and quickly throw the two-banana helmet in the trash.
Plus, historically speaking, since the Rams were the first NFL team to have the foresight to put anything painted on their helmets, there are good reasons to revisit the faux pas!
You know, like posterity. . . . And there’s no better time than the present to embark on this redesign mission.
Bühler? Hello, Buehler?