The Los Angeles Rams are back!
… on the National Football League’s website.
Before we go any further, it’s important that you remember as you read this article: L.A. does not actually have a football team. So you can relax: you didn’t miss any major announcements or headlines. This is all (supposedly) some innocent mistake that was never intended for any of us to ever see.
A reader over at Field of Schemes discovered that the URL address for all 32 teams in the NFL shared the following link “http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=,” followed by a two or three letter city abbreviation (“CHI” for the Bears, “SEA” for the Seahawks).
Out of curiosity, they added an “LA” to the web address and discovered a team and city that seemed a little unexpected together.
Fox Sports is reporting that the NFL “accidentally” created an active website for the Los Angeles Rams on their official website. The site apparently included all of the normal stats and headlines for the current roster, just with the word “Los Angeles” replacing “St. Louis” and a home base of “Anaheim Stadium.” And there also is a website that allows you to purchase tickets for the upcoming 2015 season.
Again, breathe, LA football fans. Remember none of this is actually true (supposedly).
A representative for the NFL called the accidental LA Rams site a “bug in the system” (supposedly) and that programmers for the organization were working to fix the mistake.
But, just to make things more interesting, this is what happened when they typed in “RAI” to the same source link.