One of the best sports traditions, in my opinion, is the tradition of a team wearing throwback uniforms for special occasions. This trend is most prevalent in Major League Baseball and the National Football League, and has especially become common in the Color Rush era of the NFL.
For as long as I’ve been a sports fan (basically from day one), I’ve always had an affinity for unique uniform looks in sports. Whenever I play Madden or NBA 2K, I take a good extra five minutes to find the perfect uniform combination for my team. Whenever they first introduced the NFL Color Rush uniforms, I was like a kid on Christmas morning.
In other words, I’ve always geeked out over cool-looking throwback unis, so here’s my list of the best- and worst-looking NFL throwback uniforms. This list is based on nothing more than my opinion and is open to debate. Let me know in the comments which ones are your favorite, or if you feel that I left anyone out.
When starting quarterback Cole Kelley came back onto the field to start the second half, he was met with a chorus of boos from the Arkansas Razorback fans that were still left in the stands. It was September 15, the third week of the season, and the Razorbacks were down 34-10 to the North Texas Mean Green. At the end of the day, Cole Kelley would complete just 16 of 35 attempts, throwing four interceptions as Arkansas would be blown out at home by a score of 44-17- their second loss to a non-Power 5 conference opponent of the season.
It had been 1,876 days since his last victory. 239 PGA Tour events had been played, with 119 different winners. He had undergone four back surgeries since the last time he hoisted a trophy.
But on Sunday at East Lake Golf Club, Tiger Woods sank a putt for par on 18, calmly picked up his ball, and then lifted his hands into the air in triumph as the crowd around the green erupted into pandemonium. For the first time since 2013, Tiger Woods had won a PGA Tour tournament.
On June 22, 2016, the National Hockey League announced that a 31st NHL Franchise would be commissioned and would begin playing the following season. The location for this new franchise?
Sin City. The City of Lights. The Strip. Fabulous Las Vegas.
Little did anybody know that the Vegas Golden Knights would go on to make history, not just in the NHL but in all of North American professional sports.
Is it just me, or has this MLB season flown by? Wasn’t it just yesterday that Ian Happ homered on the very first pitch of the 2018 season?
And yet, here we are. Just ten days left in the regular season. The sun is setting on many teams’ 2018 seasons, but September baseball has not disappointed.
A second-year quarterback out of Texas Tech in his first year as starter is quickly and not-so-quietly taking the NFL by storm. In fact, he set a new record this week by throwing his tenth touchdown pass in the first two games of a season.
His name is Patrick Mahomes, and the new Chiefs’ starter is quickly becoming a household name.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Sorry, Christmas.
That’s right. Football is back, baby.
There’s a lot to talk about after the first fourteen games of the season, including a second-string RB looking like a starter, a surprise in the NFC South, a losing streak being broken without a win, and a crazy comeback on Sunday Night Football. Let’s jump right in.