(I'm talking blues here, but this photo is just too good to not include)
The Pats announced earlier tonight they're going to be wearing alternate jerseys for three upcoming home games:
Week 6 vs NYG
Week 8 vs CLE
Week 14 vs KC
Week 6 against the Giants is on Thursday Night. It's a safer bet than Andy Dick not seeing 70 that they'll be rockin the color rush blues.
They've worn them their last two home appearances on Thursday Night Football.
2016 vs Houston
2018 vs Indy
They're...okay. I would never buy that jersey, but if it was ever given to me as a gift I would wear it.
I'm almost positive the Pats have never wore alternate/throwback uniforms three times in one season at home. I thought in 09 maybe during the AFL 50th anniversary, but my research shows they only wore the AFL reds twice at home in week 1 & 6 ( Two of that season's most memorable games)
IMO three seems like an awful lot of times to wear the same alternative jerseys. Now the Pats could be totally lame and just trot out these ones thrice. This team did once hang a 16-0 banner.
But as my mom used to say to get me to try new foods; variety is the spice of life.
I neeeeed the Pats to rock the 90's throwbacks one of these three games. Switch it up one time. I know the difference between wants and needs, especially as bills become more of a thing..ugh. But this is essentially a need. I mean look at these things. We as a nation already deprive people of enough we can't have one Sunday with 18 inch long embroidered Elvis?
That red outline on the numbers makes it move. I just want the Pats to wear their 90's uniforms again, okay? I want a lot of things. Some are unrealistic, insert played out self-depreciating joke here. But I feel like this isn't asking a lot. Plus I'm not alone here. I blogged it two years ago the-patriots-should-bring-back-their-90s-uniforms-as-throwbacks-next-season.html and had upwards of 5 people text me saying they agree.
Last week Patriots twitter got blue balled that the giant flying Elvis would be making its long awaited return. It moved the needle. People were excited.
Then reality set in.
I know I was bummed. But really seems like a no brainer to bring these back. It's such an easy way to please people. Plus you know you'll make money. They're a sexy uni.
Enough time has passed. There is an entire generation of fans who haven't seen the Pats play in this uniform. Conspiracy Doz thinks maybe that's what has stopped them from bringing these out of the attic?
Maybe they're worried about "bandwagon" fans not recognizing them on twitter?
Realistically, I get not doing it for this long, it could've been too soon. Absence makes the heart grow founder. Maybe Bill wanted to separate from that era? But it's been 20 years since the Patriots wore those infamous unis. With the league's fake-science, real-fun hating helmet rules they can't rock Pat Patriot so it's the next best thing.