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!
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.