Philadelphia Eagles Need To Go Old School With Uniforms

WesAnalyst ISeptember 15, 2010

Bring the kelly green back.
Bring the kelly green back.Rick Stewart/Getty Images

Kelly Green.

Never has one color made a blue-collar, tough-guy city made a fan base get weak in the knees as it does in Philadelphia.

On Sunday, September 12, the Philadelphia Eagles honored the 50th anniversary of the 1960 championship team. In doing so, the organization decided the current edition of the Eagles would sport the uniforms worn by the 1960 team, minus the long sleeves.

By all accounts, the players, and more importantly the fans loved the the throwback uniforms.

Every team in the city has gone old school recently and it has been an incredible success with the fan base.

In 1992 the Phillies changed their uniforms to a look that was inspired by the 1950 ballclub.

The Sixers changed their uniforms last year and went with a look similar to the uniforms worn in the '80s.

And in 2008 the Flyers tweaked their sweaters to look like those donned by the Broad Street Bullies in the '70s.

So why doesn't someone in the Eagles' front office make something and happen and go back to the kelly green uniforms?

The fans would go ape-bleep over the change.

The biggest problem facing the Eagles if they make the change is deciding which kelly green uniform to go with. The Eagles wore the color between 1941 and 1998 with numerous variations occurring along the way.

Some of the jerseys had stripes on the arm, others had the team's logo, while others, such as the 1960 team were plain. The pants and helmets also went through a lot of changes as well. There were white helmets and pants, along with silver.

My personal favorite was the uniform worn between '89 and '98.

The silver pants were great and the logo of the bird on the sleeve added to the uniform as well.

I know this time marked a dark era in franchise, but you know what? The uniforms were great and there were plenty of great players and memories to make the change worthwhile.

Those uniforms are synonymous with the "Body Bag Game," Reggie White, Randall Cunningham, and Andre Waters.

And how great did that Eagle logo look at midfield instead of that stupid cartoon head that is normally painted at midfield?

The Eagles need to realize the best uniforms in the NFL are all old school and they need to return to one of the classic looks.

Think about it for a moment.

The Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, and San Diego Chargers have some of the best uniforms in the league and they are all inspired by old school looks. Even the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Washington Redskins have great uniforms because they either stuck with a classic look or went old school.

Meanwhile teams like the Eagles, Denver Broncos, and Buffalo Bills have some of the worst uniforms going because they tried to go with a modern look.

The controversy surround Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb is clearly more important. But every now and then you need to step back from the mind-numbing talk and focus on a lighter topic.