We had known for a while what the color scheme for the Panthers-Cowboys matchup for their #ColorRush game. The NFL made it official with both teams announcing and revealing their looks.
The Warriors wore their “The City” throwbacks on Tuesday night and it looked great. In fact, anytime they wear this uniform, it’s beautiful.
But there were some things I didn’t like about it. As I mentioned before, the logo on the front looked terrible due to the fabric of the patch. Because of that, it looked like a different color from the actual jersey. And it varied from the angle of the lighting.
But why are they required to wear a patch instead of the stencil of the previous designs?
We had known for a while that the Jaguars would be in all gold and the Titans would be in all blue for their Thursday Night Football matchup next week. There were leaks but now it’s official with the NFL’s announcement.
We got a sneak of it last week. Now we’ve seen the first matchup. Gross.
I mean, look at this Gumby uniform! Don’t try to mask your shame with the chrome helmets.
Adidas’ sleeved jerseys are stupid. We awaited the day that LeBron James, who had complained about it before, would do something about it.
Even though he did say that he ripped out of frustration, the message is still loud and clear. The sleeves suck.
For years if you asked me which is my favorite uniform matchup in NFL history, I would tell you to look at Super Bowl XXXII. That game featured the Denver Broncos in their new blue jersey, white pants uniform with orange horns against the classic Green Bay Packers uniform with an updated sleeve stripe.
The reason why I love this uniform matchup is because of two factors:
1 – It was a matchup of a classic uniform versus a modern uniform design. As much as it would have been easier to choose a matchup between two classics, a part of me feels that these two uniforms capture the history of the NFL all in one game. The past and the future all in one.
2 – The colors of these two uniforms are spectacular. Both teams don’t share any of the same colors except for white, which is standard. Secondly, it’s two bold colors in green and navy balanced out with bright colors of yellow (athletic gold) and orange. When both teams are lined up, the colors jump out so well. The key to this matchup is that he Packers are in white, giving their mostly white and yellow uniform a great balance against the green grass. Perfect color balance under the bright California sun.
The rumor during the offseason was that the NFL wanted some color vs. color uniform matchups during Thursday Night Football. It wasn’t clear whether or not teams would wear new uniforms for this occasion or just have teams wear what they have in their rotation.
During a commercial on Thursday Night Football, we got our answer. Check out the above video.
The idea is either to help merchandise sales or make Thursday Night Football seem like a special event. Either way, it doesn’t need to happen but it’s here. Color vs. color is nice and I want to see more if it in the NFL. But their approach to this isn’t the best.
Let’s break each matchup down in the order these games will be played.