The Redskins Uniform Debate: If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It

Mark Steven@@omstevenCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2010

If one presumes to blog he should probably opine on weighty matters of the day.

So, for the record:

I'm no Luddite. I keep an open mind. But I am not in favor of changes to the Redskins uniform.

Sure, wear the occasional throwback if that's what the league wants. There's no harm in seeing the spear once in a while; maybe even the gold pants, assuming they can find something gold and not mustard yellow. 

I suppose there could even be a new overall uniform "upgrade" that changes my mind. I can admit the Eagles and Buccaneers improved their's.  Thing is, they needed fixing.  The Redskins' uniform does not. My fear is that beyond not being an improvement, any new design could end up godawful. An embarrassment.

Like ... what they did to the poor Patriots


So no black jerseys. Seriously. The XFL died for a reason.

No all-burgundy. This isn't college, why look like Virginia Tech?

Besides, one awesome football power in all-maroon per geographic region is enough.

Ahem. Go Hokies.

The all-white was okay. I wasn't over-the-top crazy about it, but did start to dig it a bit when it briefly caught fire during Gibbs II. That kind of died on the vine, though, when the presumptive ascent back up the NFL ladder ... descended again. Maybe we can try that one again on a limited basis down the road.

The Washington Redskins have a classic look. Until and unless some inspired artist and fan appreciative of the historical and emotional context involved designs a fresh, updated look that supplements the established, timeless look, rather than cast it aside in favor of marketing research ... leave well enough alone.

It ain't broke ...


Please, powers-that-be, don't screw it up trying to "fix" it.

And that's all I have to say about that.


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