We were alerted to the fact that NFL.com is running one of those bracket-style votes for the greatest uniforms of all time, the other day. As you might expect, the Green Bay Packers uniforms are in contention.
As you might not expect, Dave Dameshek is somehow involved. If you go to this page, you’ll see his face plastered all over it. Who the fuck is Dave Dameshek? Well, he calls himself the Uniform Monitor.
We, however, remember him best from the time he chose the greatest quarterback groupings of all time. Like, which franchise has had the best group of five QBs throughout their history. Obviously, the answer is the Green Bay Packers. However, after the obvious choices of Favre, Rodgers and Starr, Dameshek listed Dickey and Majkowski.
While that’s all well and good, like our boy Frank Winters, Dameshek is no student of history. Arnie Herber is in the Hall of Fame, was an All Pro three times and a member of the 1930s All-Decade Team. However, he played in the ’30s and ’40s and Dameshek apparently isn’t aware of those decades. There’s also an argument to be made for Tobin Rote, but I digress.
So, the Oblivious Quarterback Ranker has now, somehow, become the Uniform Monitor. And he’s created a bracket.
It’s now in the third round, where the Green Bay Packers uniforms are squaring off against the San Francisco 49ers in one NFC bracket. The 49ers are somehow the No. 1 seed. The Packers are the No. 5.
Although I have no love for these asshats, how are the Dallas Cowboys not the No. 1 seed. In fact, they’ve been eliminated altogether at this point. Yet, Seattle and New Orleans are still alive. Seattle…
In the AFC bracket, the Oakland Raiders are appropriately the No. 1 seed. Is this guy some Bay Area homer?
No. He’s actually from Pittsburgh. He also has an honorary doctorate in mustard, for whatever that’s worth.
Anyway, the real question is this. Are the Green Bay Packers uniforms the best in the NFL (or in NFL history — because there’s a throwback bracket too)?
I don’t know. They’re great for Green Bay, but personally, I’ve always found something menacingly awesome about the Raiders unis. Raiders kill motherfuckers. Packers… well, they pack meat.
But that’s the mascot, not the uniform.
So, if you want to go support the Packers and their Green and Gold, go vote on this shit.