Surprising news yesterday out of Green Bay, as the Packers announced that they will be wearing their all-white Color Rush uniform for tomorrow night’s game against the Titans.
Why is this surprising (at least to me)? Three reasons:
- When the CR program debuted for Thursday-night games in 2015, it was optional. The Packers were among the teams that opted out.
- When the Packers eventually did add a CR design in 2016, they went with mono-white, which I interpreted as “We’re really not into this program, so we’re half-assing it with a white uniform instead of one of those crazy team-colored costumes that most of the other teams are wearing.”
- They didn’t wear the CR uni at all in 2020 or 2021 (the last time they wore it was on Oct. 14, 2019 against the Lions), which I interpreted as “Thank god that nonsense is over. Now we’re burning the white pants.”
But I was clearly mistaken! So the Pack will be bringing back this uniform tomorrow night. It’s not a terrible look, but definitely not as good as their usual home and road uniforms.
A few other notes about this:
- According to the Gridiron Uniform Database, this will be only the sixth time in Packers history that they’ve worn white at home.
- I suppose the one good thing about the mono-white combo is that we don’t have to worry about some players wearing white socks instead of the team color, because everyone will be wearing white socks — or, in most cases, white tights. Speaking of which: In that photo of Aaron Rodgers at the top of this page, see those vertical seams running down the length of his tights? I reallyreallyreally hate that. Seems to be standard on whatever brand of tights NFL players currently wear, and holy shit does it bug me.
- The Packers’ opponents tomorrow night, the Titans, will be going mono-navy, so this will be an old-fashioned Thursday-night mono-vs.-mono game.