Three years in a row, the Los Angeles Rams have arrived to Lambeau Field in frozen conditions, lost heavily, then gone home.
It must've been a depressing sight to see yet another road game against the Green Bay Packers on the calendar in 2023.
The Rams sure must be sick of losing games in wintery Lambeau conditions. Turns out they are. So much so, in fact, that they actually tried to get the game played earlier.
According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, the Rams asked the league to schedule their trip to Lambeau Field in September or October. Instead, it has been set for November 5.
Come. On. It's football.
For a team that was crowned Super Bowl champions a little over a year ago, that's an embarrassing request. If you can't handle winter in Wisconsin, you may as well just avoid playoff football. There are plenty of cold-weather games in January.
Avoiding the postseason probably isn't much of a concern for the Rams, though.
Packers schedule 2023: Rams haven't enjoyed recent trips to Lambeau Field
If we are to defend the Rams, it's hard to blame them. Their past three visits to Lambeau Field have ended miserably for them.
In the divisional round of the 2020 playoffs, the Packers destroyed the Rams 32-18. The scoreline flatters Los Angeles. The game was never close. Green Bay rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns, while Aaron Rodgers added 296 passing yards and two more touchdowns.
That offseason, the Rams traded for Matthew Stafford and signed Odell Beckham Jr. ahead of the Packers.
It didn't matter. Aaron Rodgers threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns, Davante Adams made easy work of the highly-anticipated matchup with Jalen Ramsey, and the defense forced three turnovers in a comfortable Packers win.
Last season, the Baker Mayfield-led Rams were outplayed by the Packers in a 24-12 defeat. Another miserable performance from the Rams.
The Rams, understandably, are sick of playing cold-weather games at Lambeau Field.
But to actually request the game be played earlier in the season? They may as well have said to the league: 'If we're gonna lose, can it at least be warm?'
That's pretty embarrassing.