Dickerson Offers To Talk To Rams About Fans' Gripes With New Logos
Pro Football HOFer Eric Dickerson has "offered to be the voice" of Rams fans who are "angry about the new team logos that were released earlier this week," according to Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com. Dickerson, who currently is Rams VP/Business Development, "considers himself among the people who are unhappy with the new look." Dickerson yesterday tweeted that he "would speak with the Rams about fans' concerns." He wrote, "I reviewed your comments regarding new logos and share in your disappointment. ... Please like if you prefer the logo on the left and retweet to vote for the logo on the right." Dickerson's post "included two alternate logos created by fans and shared across social media." During a virtual telethon the Rams hosted Tuesday on a local TV station to raise funds for coronavirus relief, Rams COO Kevin Demoff said that if more than $2M were raised, he "would read the top 10 mean tweets he received about the new logos." The Rams said that the telethon "raised more than $2,045,000." Thiry noted Rams fans have also "created an online petition to change the new logo," and "more than 6,200 signatures have been collected" (ESPN.com, 3/25).
NOT BACKING DOWN: YAHOO SPORTS' Jason Owens wrote Rams fans "ridiculed the logo for myriad reasons with many claiming it would be better suited for their soon-to-be fellow tenant," the Chargers. The Rams' response on Tuesday to being "mercilessly mocked was to release a graphic demonstrating how much work and thought went into the secondary logo that is almost universally ridiculed." This "does not indicate that the Rams have any interest in bailing on a logo they ostensibly spent a considerable amount of money and time designing" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 3/25).