throw back the throwbacks

i love the nfl.  i really loved the nfl back in the 70’s when it wasn’t all about espn, end zone displays, and endorsements.  back then it was all about the game and the players.  it was about those stickers on the bananas, electric football, and the sunoco nfl stamp book.  now, it’s been ocho cinco-ed to death. 

a few years back, the nfl thought of a brilliant way to make money – throwback uniforms.  it’s all about what they can sell.  the problem is that the 70’s were full of brilliant throwback uniforms, but the nfl doesn’t agree.  they’ve gone waaaay too far (throw)back.  the rule should be that no throwback is valid unless there is someone alive who actually saw the given team wearing the given uniforms.

here are some examples of bad throwbacks:

new york jets
denver broncos
philadelphia eagles
now, some real throwbacks:
that about says it all.

2 thoughts on “throw back the throwbacks

  1. It's funny, I was just talking about the Sunoco NFL Stamp book today. I was about 8 at the time and fell in love with the NFL collecting these stamps. I still have a "Complete", but heavily used and tattered book. Great memories collecting those stamps and trading them at lunch recess with my friends to complete our sets. Mike

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