I have to admit that these days, aging with kids, career and other activities, I miss news that I never would have missed 10 years ago. I was aghast to find out today that I missed the announcement two days ago that the Bears will be wearing a 1940′s throwback uniform in two home games in 2010.
I’m a uniform history nut so I’m excited. I swear to you that my Chicago Bears uniform history page was created before the Bears first placed anything like this in their media guide. And after mine went up, theirs followed.
My only beef is I’d like to see an early 60′s throwback with the white C on the helmet, but I guess it’s something. Better than the alleged 1946 throwback worn in 2004 at Dallas, which was really just a composite of several uniform components over the years. And certainly better than the sellout orange jerseys that are only intended to boost merchandise sales.
According to the Bears’ site, the throwback will be unveiled at the Bears Expo this weekend. I’ll try to snap some pics to post.