This uniform was the basis for throwbacks worn against Detroit on Thanksiving Day,
That won't be happening against the Chiefs though. Instead, fans who have already suffered through an ugly season will have to suffer through three hours of watching the Ravens play in what might be ugliest jersey combination of all-time: Black helmet, purple jersey, gold pants. Look at Ravens uniform today So far, the Ravens haven't explained why they're wearing the pants.
I'm guessing it was Jimmy Clausen 's idea. It's also possible the team is just gauging fan reaction to see if they should go all-gold for a "Color Rush" game next year, when every NFL team is expected to participate in the campaign. Metallic gold is actually one of the Ravens' official colors, as you can see in the team logo above.
If the Ravens go that route though, they'll just look like the Jaguars , which probably isn't a look any NFL should be shooting for. The league has encouraged teams to get as gold as possible -- just look at the yard line in each game -- to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will Ravens rocking gold pants for the first time ever and they're ugly. Elaborate, jockey-like jerseys, with inverted triangle tracing clavicles and 13 blue and gold vertical stripes from chest to stomach; faded blue canvas pants, gold socks with two blue stripes GBP03; A reversed version, with blue circle against a gold jersey, was also worn.
Introduction of large white numbers on chest. Introduction of first green uniform: No new changes to uniform. Introduction of the classic Lambeau-era uniform: Preseason August game against the College All-Stars: These uniforms were made out of jockey satin and did not breathe; many Packers later blamed the loss on the hot, uncomfortable uniforms Clarke Hinkle claimed to have lost 25 pounds during the game. Additional alternate uniform added: Solid white jerseys with green numbers, gold pants; white socks PBN.
This uniform was the basis for throwbacks worn against Detroit on Thanksiving Day, The Packers wore the classic blue jerseys with gold yokes in the championship game with the Giants. Front of gold yoke is raised, revealing in clearly-defined collar. This would be the definitive Curly Lambeau uniform, lasting until he stepped down from his coaching duties.
By , Packers have switched to all-blue socks. League mandates helmet use for all players TC. Introduction of new alternate jersey, same as home but with white in place of blue: White jersey with gold shoulders, gold numbers; gold helmets and pants; white socks.
This would be the basis of the throwback road uniform worn against the Bears at Soldier Field on Halloween Day , with navy numbers instead of gold to improve legibility. New head coach Gene Ronzani , new uniforms: Packers use three varying uniform sets in rotation: Classic Lambeau uniform not eliminated entirely: Modern plastic helmets adopted.
The switch from leather to plastic was controversial nation-wide because of accusations that they caused more injuries than they prevented, so much so that the NFL banned plastic shells in but lifted the ban the following year.
Addition of third alternate uniform: When the Packers played the Rams on December 7, the Packers wore the same all-gold uniform, resulting in a gold-on-gold matchup. LA coach Hampton Pool played the game under protest the Rams won New coach Lisle Blackbourn , new uniforms again: As a result, both teams wear dark blue jerseys. For opener vs. Detroit, Packers break out green jersey with white pants and white helmets, but never wear again until ' Team used its older green jerseys and gold pants from the early '50s in several road games.
GBP08 This road uniform had no gold; white helmets and pants with single blue stripe, white socks with blue Northwestern stipes, white jerseys with blue Northwestern stipes and numbers.
New coach Scooter McLean brings back same green uniforms used in opener white pants, white helmet. Original design had no helmet logo, and called for three-stripe design on socks; all players asked to wear the same style cleat. In road games only, white socks above worn on the road, with stripes to match the jersey sleeves. GBP08 During this period, the Packers experiment with green facemasks before adopting gray through Addition of first and only helmet logo in team history, "G" logo designed by team equipment manager Braisher.
The Packers finally settle on the current Varsity Block number font, still worn today. The classic Lombardi-era Packer uniform is complete. Most players now wearing five stripes on socks GBP03; NFL 50th anniversary patch added to left shoulder.
Majority of players begin wearing white shoes GBP03; Facemask changed from grey to green, this time for good. Elimination of number from pants. Single gold ring added to socks. GBP03; For the first time since the s, the Packers wear white jerseys at home for the first two games of the season: The Packers have not worn white jerseys in a game at Lambeau Field since.
Solid green socks added GBP03; photo , Starter assumes contract for uniforms, their logo replaces MacGregor on the sleeves. Packers 75th anniversary patch added to left chest GBP03; photo Manufacturer's logo also added to the pants. NFL requires that coaches wear team-issued and team-branded clothing on the sidelines. At this time, a uniform overhaul was proposed. Details here are quoted from the Packer Report , September 18, Possible Color Change Outlined There was a rumor Sunday the Packers would have a press conference concerning their uniforms colors during the week following the Eagle game.
This, however, seemed certain: The Packers plan to change their uniforms next season, retaining the current dark green, but switching pants and helmets from the present yellow to metallic gold. The Packers hope the changes will be approved by the NFL Properties by the beginning of next month so they can wear the new uniforms next season. Among other changes are the removal of stripes now on the helmet, jersey, and pants.
Harlan said the helmet would be switched from yellow to gold and have a large green "G" on each side and the jersey would have a smaller green "G" on each sleeve. The white numbers on the green home jerseys and the green numbers on the white road jerseys will also have a gold outline. The pants will be plain gold.
They didn't want to look like New Orleans or the 49ers. They looked at different golds and picked out what they liked. I once sent a letter to the Green Bay Packers, urging them to reconsider their plans to change their uniforms and color scheme this was in , six years before the advent of Uni Watch , and was surprised to get a phone call and a note from Packers CEO Bob Harlan who, fortunately, later changed his mind about all the uniform changes described in that letter.
It is unknown whether Harlan and the Packers received any other negative feedback, but in any case the re-design was never actually implemented. Ron Wolf was quoted in the St. Petersburg Times , discussing the re-design and explaining his decision to withdraw it: There were some other changes but I wasn't messing with the "G' on Packers helmets.
All I had to do was give the go-ahead. But, after a little more thought, decided it just didn't fly. We needed to fix what was truly broken.
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