Dumbest NFL Uniform Idea Ever Is (Possibly) Gone
Rot in hell, Color Rush uniforms!
Hold the phone! After Fox, which is taking over Thursday Night Football, said the Color Rush uniforms were gone, the NFL stepped up and said it would be up to the owners. To boil it down, teams will have the option. They can wear them or they don’t have to, from what we understand. Why anyone would want to wear those things is beyond us. This will apparently be a topic at the next owners meeting in May.
After one partial and two full seasons of teams playing on Thursday Night Football being forced to wear some sort of hideous, monotone alternate uniforms, they are no more.
Word came out on Tuesday that this abomination would not continue.
It all started with a game between the Jets and Bills in November of 2015. Those clowns looked something like this.
That first game was a bit of an embarrassment for the NFL after they realized colorblind people couldn’t tell the teams apart. Still, gotta find a way to sell more jerseys, so the experiment went on.
In 2016 and 2017 Color Rush uniforms were a part of every Thursday night game, sans the league opener.
The Green Bay Packers were forced to get into the act in 2016. Thankfully, the NFL made the wise decision not to completely ruin the Packers’ classic look. The team whore their away white jerseys with white pants, like this.
Essentially, the uniforms were meant to distract people from the crappy games the league kept lining up on Thursday night.
It did not work.
Thursday Night Football has pretty much been a slate of two crappy teams playing each other or a good team playing a team they are going to pound since its inception. I’d argue that NFL football on Thursday night isn’t even necessary.
It will continue on, however. The good news, other than no more Color Rush crap, is the NFL is rumored to be putting some better games on Thursday night.
We’ll see when the schedule comes out next week.