Green Bay Packers Throwback Uniforms Will Give Defending Champs Special Powers

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistOctober 16, 2011

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 05: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers turns to hand off against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on December 5, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the 49ers 34-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Of all the things that you could say affect a player’s performance on a football field, the comfort level of the uniform would likely be at or near the bottom of the list. But it would certainly appear that the Green Bay Packers’ throwback uniforms, which will be worn on Sunday afternoon against St. Louis, will make life easier for the players.

The players, apparently, love the feel of the blue and brown uniforms that the team used to wear when they were known as the Acme Packers...back in the late-1920s.

According to the story on, the only thing better than those hideous pants and awful jerseys is winning a Super Bowl.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said to, “I tell you what, and you’ll probably hear this from other guys, but the pants we have are the most comfortable pants.”

Far be it from me to discredit what Rodgers is saying about these wonderful pants, because I have never played football at a professional or college level, so I don’t know how much of a difference the uniforms make. But if these uniforms really are that great, the team should bring them back more often.

Going against a bad St. Louis team, it is not like the Packers will need a lot of help winning this game. Plus, considering how well they have played, it does not seem to matter whether they are wearing white, green or tan pants, they are going to win a lot of games.

The beauty of the NFL is that every so often we get to see some of these throwback uniforms that give us a look, however small it might be, at what the league used to be like. Some of them are not nice to look at—like the Packers’; others are majestic works of art—San Diego’s powder blue jersey comes to mind.

Either way, it doesn’t matter; just getting to see a glimpse at the NFL in a way that we never have before, or don’t usually get to, is a special moment and should not be judged harshly. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, comfortable or not, the Packers’ uniforms should be smiled at today.

The Packers don’t need any extra comfort in this game against St. Louis, but having it will make an already great team look even more dominant.

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