Here Come the Packers’ Regrettable Throwback Uniforms Again

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Clay Matthews in throwback uniform

The Green Bay Packers will be wearing their throwback uniforms this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. They are doing this to coincide with the unveiling of Brett Favre’s name on the facade of Lambeau field, so be sure to look for turncoat Favreists donning Minnesota Vikings regalia in our midst.

Concerning the uniforms, this is regrettable if for no other reason than these throwbacks, like their immediate predecessors, are just not very attractive.  Even more disconcerting, these uniforms will be worn on the late, nationally televised “Fox Sports NFL Game of the Week.”

As I have written before, one can still respect and be aware of this early, pre-Lombardi history without fawning over these eyesores. Donning alternate throwbacks about once every five to 10 years is more than sufficient to raise public awareness of the eras before the Packers donned the Green and Gold and the oval G symbol.

The true Packers uniforms are simply aesthetic perfection. And every time the Packers wear an alternate uniform, it is a lost opportunity to behold the wondrous splendor that is the Green Bay Packers in their true and actual manifestation at Lambeau Field!

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This is especially egregious with the color rush abominations being mandated by the league in order to peddle these monstrosities concocted by Phil Knight and Nike. Happily, Mark Murphy and Co. opted to just wear white jerseys with white pants. More on that next week.

As it is, as similar as the Packers are to the New York Yankees in their tradition and history of excellence, the Packers are not quite the Yankees because the Yankees ALWAYS wear their pinstripes at Yankee Stadium. The same should be said of our Packers.

About The Author

Just a Packers fan and native Seattleite left stranded in New York City, and apparently suffering from post traumatic stress disorder from the near disaster in New Orleans in January of 2010. Bleeds Green and Gold through and through. Listens to indie and hardcore industrial and aggrotech music, and thus would much rather hear Headhunter by Front 242 or Front Line Assembly's "Mindphaser" than "Celebrate" or "I Gotta Feeling" in the fourth quarter, or any time.

9 Comments on "Here Come the Packers’ Regrettable Throwback Uniforms Again"

  1. Nic

    Yeah well nothing is sacred around here anymore with the three amigos in charge.somebody needs to blast them out of Green Bay.where is Vince when you need him.

  2. PF4L

    I don’t care about the throwbacks, other than ass sweat. Yea, you heard me right, ass sweat. When they wear these tan pants in warmer weather, what happens, ass sweat happens, and it isn’t a pretty sight.

  3. TyKo Steamboat

    The 1929 target-styles we wore for those 5 seasons were pretty sick I thought…
    These are a not quite as cool. Though, I’m a “non-jersey” wearer like all the ViQueen Farve traitors from 6-7 years ago

  4. Mike

    Only Throwback they wore once I liked was Thanksgiving against Lions when they had 1960s “Lombardi Era” Unis on. Gray facemask, stripes on Jerseys & Socks. Always wonder why Pack never wears White jersey at home?? I prefer the white to Green. I like both, but always thght the white Jersey with Gold pants was cool.

    Been Packer fan since I was 4 and I only remember them wearing White at Lambeau one time. Great trivia question to ask Packer fans, what game & opponent. I also think the white with Gold Helmet will be cool on Thurs. Better than doing ALL gold or Green

  5. John D

    I happen to like this Acme Packer uniform. It’s great once a year. The Color Rush is different all together…. I don’t like them, even though they help the economy w/ production, shipping, design, PR, sales… etc. It’s not the end of the world, still the same players underneath them.

  6. GoPackFan

    Really? There’s nothing better to focus on than a throwback uniform? The Pack is the Pack, even if they show up in pink t-shirts and purple sweatpants. Pack fans — don’t dis the Pack, please.

    • E. Wolf

      The Packers are rightly signified by their green and gold unis, replete with the oval G symbol on the helmets. Same way the Yankees are defined by those pinstripes and the interlocking NY symbol, as just one example. Uniforms, colors, symbols MATTER.

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