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Ness
08-14-2010, 04:37 PM
The Colts are apparently wearing their 1955 throwback uniforms for Sunday's preseason game against my 49ers. To be honest, those are arguably the best throwbacks I've seen worn in the NFL. If I was starting an expansion franchise in Los Angeles or something, I'd love that design, minus the horseshoe of course. Just plain. Simple, but powerful and elegant:

http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/2010/09000d5d8199f42d_gallery_600.jpg

http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/2010/09000d5d8199f51a_gallery_600.jpg

So what are the best throwback uniforms in the NFL to you?

wonderbredd24
08-14-2010, 04:40 PM
http://www.profootballhof.com/UserFiles/image/Artifact_Zimmerman-Throwback_Helmet.jpg
I Demand More Dopey Horse

thenewfeature06
08-14-2010, 04:42 PM
I like these tbh...

http://siamtradingpost.com/cubecart/images/uploads/NFL/Patriots/jersey-patroits-81-moss-red-throw.jpg

General Zod
08-14-2010, 04:43 PM
As much as I hate the Pats, I gotta say that I love their throwback uniforms so much better then their current ones :

http://i.usatoday.net/sports/gallery/2009/NFL/uniforms/s091224_1uniforms.jpg

Splat
08-14-2010, 04:47 PM
http://i34.tinypic.com/2qjkf9z.jpg

Don Vito
08-14-2010, 04:51 PM
I love the Pats throwbacks, the reds are my favorite. I have a Troy Brown one.

bantx
08-14-2010, 04:55 PM
Powder Blue Chargers

http://wizbangblog.com/images/sdcthrowback3.jpg

Splat
08-14-2010, 04:58 PM
As much as I hate the Pats, I gotta say that I love their throwback uniforms so much better then their current ones :

http://i.usatoday.net/sports/gallery/2009/NFL/uniforms/s091224_1uniforms.jpg

The helmet is epic.

CJSchneider
08-14-2010, 04:58 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0910/nfl.afl.throwback.uniforms/images/mark-sanchez.jpg

I like the Jets/Titans throwbacks

fenikz
08-14-2010, 04:59 PM
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Miami+Dolphins+v+Buffalo+Bills+JBFpXs3bY5il.jpg

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/New+England+Patriots+v+Miami+Dolphins+3vqeTbvkn76l .jpg

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Oakland+Raiders+v+Dallas+Cowboys+-ZTKfCBudPTl.jpg

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Green+Bay+Packers+v+Tampa+Bay+Buccaneers+ur4ct_QYL QUl.jpg

Cardinals haven't worn any that I know of but I would love a Tillman throwback game

http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/Tillman(2).jpg

djp
08-14-2010, 05:16 PM
http://www.digitaldataplease.com/DogBiscuitGazette/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/adrian-peterson3.jpg

I'm quite partial to these for obvious reasons, probably because I hate our regular jerseys so much. That's how you wear the purple and gold right there.

Hurricanes25
08-14-2010, 05:18 PM
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Miami+Dolphins+v+Buffalo+Bills+JBFpXs3bY5il.jpg

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/New+England+Patriots+v+Miami+Dolphins+3vqeTbvkn76l .jpg


Those are my favorite 2. I liked the San Diego powder blue but they've worn them too much over the last couple seasons.

LizardState
08-14-2010, 05:18 PM
Cardinals haven't worn any that I know of but I would love a Tillman throwback game

The Zona Cards unis are their St. Louis throwback unis, I don't think they've ever changed except adding the Arizona state flag. The 9ers went back to their cherry red jerseys with the 3 sleeve stripes last yr too.

Tacky as they are I got to give some love for the Dallas throwbacks from 1961, still with that blue star on the helmets. I like the old Browns unis too, the jerseys that were that shade of eggplant purple that's almost brown.

Also big props for the Tennessee Titans & KC Chiefs throwbacks, so the teens & 20-something fans can look at those oil derricks & state of Texas silhouettes on the helmets & get confused, LOL. Love to see the old Oilers & Texans.

If I was starting an expansion franchise in Los Angeles or something, I'd love that design, minus the horseshoe of course. Just plain. Simple, but powerful and elegant

Change to a darker navy jersey with shoulderpad stripes & put some white spiral horns on the helmets & you have the LA team of the late 60s: the Rams. They added the yellow-gold later.

descendency
08-14-2010, 05:25 PM
The Bucs cream jersey is among the worst 4 or 5... :/

Worst ever:
http://dienu.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/steelers.jpg

As much as I dislike the Jets as a team, I love their throwbacks to the 'Titans'.

yourfavestoner
08-14-2010, 05:40 PM
Those are my favorite 2. I liked the San Diego powder blue but they've worn them too much over the last couple seasons.

That's why I hate SD's new uniforms so much. Liked them much better when they rocked the dark blue all season and busted the true powder blue throwbacks once a season.

The uniforms (with the white helmet alternated with dark blue and powder blues) looks like it has an identity crisis.

And Buffalo has, by far, the best throwbacks.

bantx
08-14-2010, 05:42 PM
I do miss the Dark Blue Jerseys

wonderbredd24
08-14-2010, 05:47 PM
The Jets/Titans throwbacks are an abortion. If they wanna wear another uniform, bring back the mean Greens of Klecko, Gastineau, and Boomer Esiason.

yourfavestoner
08-14-2010, 05:48 PM
I do miss the Dark Blue Jerseys

Dunno why they changed them. They were awesome.

http://www.spartyandfriends.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ladainian-tomlinson-after-record.jpg

Ness
08-14-2010, 05:57 PM
Dunno why they changed them. They were awesome.

http://www.spartyandfriends.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ladainian-tomlinson-after-record.jpg
I don't know why either. Those were dynamite. Their current ones don't look as good in my opinion. Same with Jacksonville. Maybe the Rams.

I also thought the Oilers uniforms looked nice as well:

http://www.rankopedia.com/CandidatePix/25536.gif

PackerLegend
08-14-2010, 05:57 PM
I hate pretty much all throwbacks..

dannyz
08-14-2010, 06:06 PM
Keep this Thread going. I think if most NFL Teams just went all Throwbacks it would be great. Love the Vikings,Pats,Bills, I like all of them.

phlysac
08-14-2010, 06:10 PM
I remember watching a game between the Browns and Cardinals in 1994 and the unis were HORRID. Can't find pics.


My favorites will be these if I ever get to see them worn. Rumore they will in the next few years.

1962 49ers

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/333/bobstclair19531963.gif


As long as this never sees the light of day I'll be happy...

1991 49ers that could have been

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7109/9149ersproto.jpg

Bob Sanders Dreadlock
08-14-2010, 06:12 PM
More Buccaneers
http://tapperass.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/bucs1.jpg

phlysac
08-14-2010, 06:22 PM
Cardinals haven't worn any that I know of

These are the ones I saw in person at the Browns game in 1994. It's a TERRIBLE picture but the only one I could find. They were plain white helmets with beige pants.

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9849/jamirmiller.jpg

dannyz
08-14-2010, 06:28 PM
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/e6/fullj.62ca4a7905cadefe941c7493ea5afbba/62ca4a7905cadefe941c7493ea5afbba-getty-88971999rm018_minnesota_vik.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.clanram.com/forums/f11/rams-throwback-jerseys-worn-today-where-can-we-buy-38299/&usg=__nlezuCc_994B1_QpQGHB2c17kO4=&h=800&w=558&sz=198&hl=en&start=0&tbnid=8pIxZpxc59K5eM:&tbnh=147&tbnw=103&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drams%2Bthrowback%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%2 6client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D572%26tbs%3Disch: 10%2C114&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=341&vpy=81&dur=608&hovh=171&hovw=119&tx=78&ty=148&ei=bSZnTPSMDoL58AbqwJWwBA&oei=bSZnTPSMDoL58AbqwJWwBA&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0&biw=1024&bih=572

ATLDirtyBirds
08-14-2010, 06:41 PM
Simple but smooth.

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/files/2009/09/Throwback-3.jpg

http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/cnishared/tools/shared/mediahub/02/21/22/slideshow_1222120_6.jpg

http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/cnishared/tools/shared/mediahub/08/96/26/slideshow_1269683_falcons.0921_CC17.jpg

http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/cnishared/tools/shared/mediahub/02/21/22/slideshow_1222125_2.jpg

Hurricanes25
08-14-2010, 06:45 PM
The red helmets are ******* sick. I love them.

fenikz
08-14-2010, 06:51 PM
These are the ones I saw in person at the Browns game in 1994. It's a TERRIBLE picture but the only one I could find. They were plain white helmets with beige pants.

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9849/jamirmiller.jpg

I don't consider Chicago or St. Louis as part of Arizona's history

phlysac
08-14-2010, 06:51 PM
The red helmets are ******* sick. I love them.

Those falcons unis are sick but they are alternate jerseys not throwbacks, I believe.

If memory serves they never wore black jerseys with red helmets.

I wouldn't mind seeing these, however...

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/2198/bartkowskisteve3.jpg

CJSchneider
08-14-2010, 06:52 PM
As long as this never sees the light of day I'll be happy...

1991 49ers that could have been

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7109/9149ersproto.jpg

The infamous "one day" logo. I hope the guy that approved that thing got fired.

nepg
08-14-2010, 06:52 PM
Pats, Bills, and Bucs. I love the Falcons' red helmets, but not with the black jerseys.

ATLDirtyBirds
08-14-2010, 06:56 PM
Those falcons unis are sick but they are alternate jerseys not throwbacks, I believe.

If memory serves they never wore black jerseys with red helmets.



1966 unis. We wore them twice last year, and I'm pretty sure we are doing the same this year.

http://sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=gugx5rrgt8tfb6zgbkf74n6ht

phlysac
08-14-2010, 06:59 PM
1966 unis. We wore them twice last year, and I'm pretty sure we are doing the same this year.

http://sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=gugx5rrgt8tfb6zgbkf74n6ht

Word. Thanks for the info.

phlysac
08-14-2010, 07:00 PM
I don't consider Chicago or St. Louis as part of Arizona's history

Fine. But they wore them when they were the Arizona Cardinals.

Bengals78
08-14-2010, 07:00 PM
http://product.images.fansedge.com/31-75/31-75074-F.jpg

Bengalsrocket
08-14-2010, 07:29 PM
In general it seems people either like black jerseys or light colored jerseys.

I really like the brighter red jerseys across the league. I love every KC and SF jersey. Some of the Cardinals and Falcons jerseys look good too.

Brent
08-14-2010, 07:33 PM
while I hate the team now, back in the day, these were my favorite uniforms:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/18/NFC-Throwback-Uniform-SEA.PNG

I still think they are cool.

nepg
08-14-2010, 07:40 PM
I dunno... As silly as the unitard looks, I was glad when Seattle switched. Too many teams with silver, and at the time there were way too many with silver & blue. Glad it's down to 3 again (though it should only be the Lions and Cowboys).

There should be more regulations on uniform colors.

I'm fine with a few of the black jerseys that are just traditional (Bengals, Raiders, Saints, Falcons). But I hate seeing teams like the Jaguars and others start trying to claim black for their jerseys. I'm glad the Bengals came out with those orange ones, as much as some people don't like them... They have a right to the black, but it's best if they use it as an alternate or throwback.

Splat
08-14-2010, 07:43 PM
In general it seems people either like black jerseys or light colored jerseys.

I really like the brighter red jerseys across the league. I love every KC and SF jersey. Some of the Cardinals and Falcons jerseys look good too.

I thank God that the Chiefs only sell these and don't EVER use them in a game.

http://i37.tinypic.com/25gaw51.jpg

Bengals78
08-14-2010, 07:43 PM
I wish we had better Orange unis.
Orange, white #, black stripes on the side.

nepg
08-14-2010, 07:49 PM
I thank God that the Chiefs only sell these and don't EVER use them in a game.

http://i37.tinypic.com/25gaw51.jpg

Although...maybe a one-time-only with a black helmet... Like I said, I'm not a fan of teams using the black jerseys, but those would look sick for one game.

Go_Eagles77
08-14-2010, 08:01 PM
Can't wait til week 1 when the eagles wear these bad boys:

http://assets.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photo/player_thumbs/37746.jpg

http://assets.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photo/player_thumbs/37747.jpg

http://thephillyphour.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/kellygreen-2.jpg

http://www.gcobb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/EaglesInKellyGreen.jpg

nepg
08-14-2010, 08:02 PM
The Eagles lost their right to do throwbacks, imho.

http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/2007/09000d5d80299c19_gallery_600.jpg

Go_Eagles77
08-14-2010, 08:05 PM
At least they won that game like 56-14 or something to make watching them a little bit easier.

wiscbadgerfootball
08-14-2010, 10:07 PM
now that's a throwback
http://www.mcleanweb.org/GBP1920.jpg

Zycho32
08-18-2010, 07:48 PM
Those falcons unis are sick but they are alternate jerseys not throwbacks, I believe.

If memory serves they never wore black jerseys with red helmets.


Actually, they did. It was during their first five years of existance and was an utter disaster- the fabric used at the time just wasn't meant for the brutal southern heat, and the players suffered accordingly, until they finally made a switch.

Just a case of Great Idea, Wrong Time.

keylime_5
08-18-2010, 07:54 PM
Rams, Vikings, and Patriots throwbacks are the best. Some teams like San Fran and Cleveland and Indy changed their permanent uniforms to a throwback look, which was an awesome idea and I hope they never change them again.

Caddy
08-18-2010, 08:42 PM
How can the answer be anything other than Creamsicles.

GB12
08-18-2010, 08:47 PM
Throwbacks are so overrated. With the exception of a very select few, if they were the everyday jersey fans would hate them.

nepg
08-18-2010, 09:06 PM
Throwbacks are so overrated. With the exception of a very select few, if they were the everyday jersey fans would hate them.

On behalf of all Pats fans, we whole-heartedly know this is false. Bucs fans probably feel the same way, to some extent (can't hate on the pewters). Pretty sure the Bills fans wouldn't mind their white helmets to become permanent fixtures, either.

I'd like to see an all white-helmet AFC East, actually. Would be the sharpest-looking division in sports.

Zycho32
08-18-2010, 09:19 PM
On behalf of all Pats fans, we whole-heartedly know this is false. Bucs fans probably feel the same way, to some extent (can't hate on the pewters). Pretty sure the Bills fans wouldn't mind their white helmets to become permanent fixtures, either.

I'd like to see an all white-helmet AFC East, actually. Would be the sharpest-looking division in sports.


Funny story; for a time in the 70's-80's, the AFC East- which included Baltimore/Indianapolis- WAS an all-White Helmet divison. Sadly that changed once Buffalo and New York turned to colored helmets.

Brown Leader
08-19-2010, 02:33 AM
These were the best everrrrr!!!

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0910/nfl.afl.throwback.uniforms/images/matt-prater25209101.jpg

No lie I loved these and the Eagles blue and yellow. Browns throwbacks are no fun-basically the same with just numbers on the helmet. I'm patiently waiting to see the Browns in something like this..

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4927/220x1.jpg

Brent
08-19-2010, 06:14 AM
Throwbacks are so overrated. With the exception of a very select few, if they were the everyday jersey fans would hate them.
I love how the Niners went back to the 80's looking uniforms.

That said, if they wear the old silver and red uniforms, I might not care for that.

phlysac
08-19-2010, 05:56 PM
That said, if they wear the old silver and red uniforms, I might not care for that.

Could wear these...

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9456/jerseysleaguevernon20da.jpg

Splat
08-19-2010, 06:02 PM
Could wear these...

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9456/jerseysleaguevernon20da.jpg


Those hurt the eyes.

Brent
08-19-2010, 07:59 PM
Could wear these...
if someone bought that, I would laugh at their face.

I hate retail jerseys

Ness
08-19-2010, 09:08 PM
I want a Jerry Rice throwback 49ers jersey, but it seems like the only ones available are the ones made by Elliott and Ness, or ones that were actually made by other companies years ago that you have to track down on E Bay. Are the Elliott and Ness throwbacks seen as "fake" throwbacks?

Calvin & Kevin
08-19-2010, 09:55 PM
creamsicles ftw

phlysac
08-20-2010, 06:23 PM
I want a Jerry Rice throwback 49ers jersey, but it seems like the only ones available are the ones made by Elliott and Ness, or ones that were actually made by other companies years ago that you have to track down on E Bay. Are the Elliott and Ness throwbacks seen as "fake" throwbacks?

I don't believe so. Mitchell and Ness are pretty legit as far as "throwback culture."

I'm pretty sure if you wanted an actual Rice throwback from the 80's it would be made by Wilson.

Ness
08-21-2010, 12:19 AM
I don't believe so. Elliott and Ness are pretty legit as far as "throwback culture."

I'm pretty sure if you wanted an actual Rice throwback from the 80's it would be made by Wilson.

Even if I had an original one, I might be afraid to wear it in public. Wouldn't want it to get dirty.

EDIT: Why did I say Elliot Ness? That is the old police detective. I meant Mitchell and Ness.