With the talk about the debate about the employment of Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell, or more importantly his future unemployment, I thought I’d change the subject to something a little more fun and entertaining. After all, there haven’t been many moments of either in this season.
The Hawks finally return to Qwest Field this weekend after three straight road games, including a rare road win over a real NFL team. Ok, so the Rams might not be a real NFL team, but they are wearing real NFL uniforms.
And speaking of uniforms, this is what I would love to see on Sunday when the Seahawks come running out onto the field before the game …
THROWBACK UNIFORMS … lets break out the old royal blue and silver.
Who’s with me?
We talked about this during the game chats a little early in the season. I believe it was this game chat where the Seahawks debuted these lime green disasters.
Think I’m the only one? I’m not. The Uni Watch didn’t like them when they were announced. This blog didn't like them either. Apparently not everyone hates them, including this infamous picture from earlier this season.
And to be honest, I see plenty of lime green No. 89 jerseys at Qwest Field.
Still, I thought they were heinous and nothing but a pure marketing ploy to have some synergy with the other team owned by Paul Allen.
For me anything that resembles a similarity to the Sounders or soccer in general makes me want a grab a fork and jam it into my eye (then again I think soccer is a communist sport and the downfall of society as we know it).
Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with marketing a team with merchandise for fans and I have no problem with trying to make money by selling some different jerseys and such.
But what’s a better idea: Throwing out some ugly-ass green jerseys to have some cohesion with a team that plays a sport that is the antithesis of the NFL, or breaking out the uniforms that were when so many fans were building their love, loyalty and allegiance for the organization?
It doesn’t seem like a difficult choice to me. I mean honestly, would you rather buy a Carlson, Curry or Hasseleck old school jersey, or the same guy's jersey in the hi-tech Skittles special? Remember Matt actually wore the old uniforms in his first season with the Hawks.
A good portion of teams in the NFL have broke out throwback uniforms in the past. Heck the Jets and Giants basically reverted to their old uniforms, while the Chargers wear the powder blue tops at different times over the last few seasons. This season the original eight AFL franchises have come out in throwback uniforms, but other teams like the Falcons, Niners and Vikings also have used them as well.
Some have been cool …
Some have been frightening …
And some should be collected and burned in a trash bin, or cut up into 1 foot squares and used as rags to wash the puke from the bathrooms of assorted NFL stadiums.
Heck, even my alma mater, Montana, broke out throwback uniforms last season when they played rival Montana State. The university then sold the jerseys and helmets with proceeds going to the school's scholarship fund.
And while I'm not a Hawks fan per se, I do feel like I have an understanding of Seahawks fans, and I think they would embrace this.
So I'm starting a campaign for throwback Seahawks uniforms for a home game. Once we get that, then we'll go for throwback beer prices at the stadium.