In advance of Saturday's throwback game, Packers.com has been given a makeover, to reflect the team's temporary new/old color scheme:
The Packers have also posted a great video of team seamstress Marge Switzer (who was profiled two years ago on Uni Watch) preparing the blue jerseys for game action. It's a rare look behind the uniform scenes. Fun fact: it takes an estimated 105 to 140 hours to customize and prepare the throwback uniforms for their single game's action.
I'm also intrigued that the helmets are brand new; unlike many teams which introduce alternate helmets in training camp, equipment manager Red Batty has to break them in just days before their first game.
There's also a wonderful photo gallery of Switzer and Batty customizing and prepping the equipment.
I'm going to really love this game.
Each player will be issued two uniforms; a backup he can keep for himself, and the game uniform which will be kept by the club for purposes as yet unknown. I really hope the Packers auction them off after the season - for those of us who love Packers history, this could be the centerpiece of a collection.