Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Home Sweet Home Away from Home

Oct 21, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Alex Green (20) carries the ball against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-US PRESSWIRE
Yes, you read that correctly. Those are our Packers.

In St. Louis.

Wearing their green home jerseys.

As the home team, the Rams had their choice of jerseys. Some southern teams like to wear white at home early in the season, and of course the Cowboys wear white at home for every game. But the Rams, being neither in Dallas or an outdoor team, traditionally wear navy blue for home games. This time, however, they notified the Packers that they'd need to pack the greens. Which led to this scene in the visitors' tunnel:

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers runs out of the tunnel before the start of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
So what happened?

St. Louis is playing the Patriots in London next week as part of the NFL's "International Series". The Rams are the designated home team, so they will be wearing blue, and have reportedly already shipped their uniforms to Wembley.

Paul Lukas reports that the Packers brought their white jerseys along with the green, "just in case there was some sort of snafu".

Green Bay Packers fans watch from the stands during the first quarter of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
And if you watched the game, you probably noticed the large contingent of Packer fans that took over the dome. The shouts of "KUUUUUUUUUHN!" were deafening.

From the crowd noise to the uniforms, St. Louis was Lambeau Field South this past Sunday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What color are we using this weekend? I was surprise they wear Green instead of White. I assume we may used the White as a home team. Appreciate your advice so this weekend I used the right color.
Thank you! Go Packers!