Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015: Thursday Night Football "Color Rush"

by John Turney

As most are aware the NFL has a new program this season called "color rush" with teams donning uniforms that are the same color jersey, pants, socks and shoes. Tomorrow's iteration features the Bucs and the Rams.

This will be the first time the Buccaneers have worn a uniform with the same color jersey and pant, excluding the all whites that they wore during their first two decades in the NFL. They will sport this uniform in the Thursday Night Game in St. Louis:
Credit: NFL Color Rush
The St. Louis Rams will counter with: 
Credit: NFL Color Rush.

There is no truth to the rumor that Heinz will sponsor the game:
Credit: Heinz
One interesting note is that this will not be the first game the Rams have worn Yellow jerseys and yellow pants, they were the scheme of the Rams unis in 1948 and 1949.

Here is the 1948 version featuring Kenny Washington and Fred Gehrke:

Kenny Washington. Colorization by John Turney
Fred Gherke, the painter of the Rams helmets.
Colorization by John Turney
And here is the 1949 version featuring Dick Hoerner with red helmet and numerals:
Dick Hoerner, Colorization by John Turney.

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  1. The Rams uniforms will be great. I enjoy yellow gold.

  2. as always excellent insight john.....

  3. The Rams would have looked alright if they would have had stripes on their socks but the Bucs looked ridiculous. Most of the Color "Rash" unis have been an embarrassment to the league...a league with strict uni policies.

    1. The Rams uniforms are the only ones I liked and that's probably because they looked like "the Rams". More so than their 'gold' uniforms of the past decade and a half.