It’s been on the minds of Philadelphia Eagles fans everywhere at one time or another, some more than others, and if you know one that says they’ve never thought about it, revoke their fan passes immediately. Might this team ever return to the days of kelly green jerseys?
Did you feel the urge to smile there? Of course, you did. Yeah, those midnight green jerseys are pretty cool, but nothing says ‘Eagles green’ like seeing the Birds trot out in that kelly green ensemble.
Somewhere, Buddy Ryan and Reggie White are smiling as the NFL seems dangerously close to loosening their uniform guidelines and that ‘one-shell rule’ that prevents teams from rocking an alternate helmet. Hey, don’t take our word for it. Check out this tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Take a look.
Yes, this is huge news if you’re an older or die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan.
It might not seem like a big deal to some of you, but that could be a result of you watching the Philadelphia Eagles play football long enough. Those kelly green jerseys are to Birds fans what that powder blue jersey is to Chargers fans, whether they live in San Diego or Los Angeles, and the equivalent of those creamsicle Tampa Bay Buccaneers threads.
Well, maybe the Bucs example was taking things too far, but you get the idea. You can’t rock a kelly green jersey with that midnight green helmet, now could you? That would just be tacky.
Nothing says Philadelphia Eagles like thinking of Randall Cunningham and Seth Joyner in that lighter shade of green. Nothing says ‘BirdGang’ like those all-black ensembles (thank goodness for Nike being forward-thinking enough to design some black pants after Reebox made us suffer through the black jersey with the white or green-pant combos).
Seeing Philly rock the old-school digs a time or two during the coming season would be epic and cause a feeling of Nirvana, but whether you’re as excited about this as some Eagles fans or not, here’s something that we can all agree on. They need never dust off those blue 1934 creations again. Some things are better left in the past.