And for anyone else that will be there Sunday, just a reminder, we’re told to wear orange. (I really don’t like linking to the propaganda site, but in this case I pretty much had to).
As a Bears uniform enthusiast, I’m always game to see a new Bears uniform combination. I have to say I’m not a huge fan of the orange jerseys. I wish the Bears would remember that they are one of the rocks in professional sports as far as carrying their uniform tradition with strict adherence to the past. So I just wish they would have come up with something a little more original than just the orange jersey. You don’t see the Packers selling out and wearing a yellow jersey once a year, do you?
I just realized yesterday that the NFL allows each team to either wear an alternate jersey like the Bears’ orange, or a throwback uniform, two times per year. So instead of wearing the quickly-designed orange, I’d instead love to see the Bears don some 1960′s throwback uniforms twice a year, as the Chargers and Bills, among others do.
A Bears 1960 throwback uniform would not be much different than the current duds. That’s a wonderful thing, but perhaps the reason they don’t do it. The jersey would only be slightly different, the pants would have a thinner stripe, but most importantly the helmets would have a white C and gray facemasks. I think it would look very cool. But, like with anything else that would make sense with the Bears organization, it won’t happen.