Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The 2012 Schedule, and the Death of the Blues?

The Packers unveiled their 2012 schedule tonight, and created this wonderful graphic of the first four opponents to accompany the release.

I love it, partially for the prominent Braisher stripes but mostly for the uniform renderings. They make text superfluous: home to the Niners and Bears, then at Seattle, then home again to play the Saints. Bonus points for using the new Nike templates.

I wish they would give the full schedule this treatment, but they're using the same basic format as last season:

The Packers have five games in prime time, which is good news for us out-of-market fans.

There was also some Packer uniform news released yesterday, in this case from the schedule's accompanying Dope Sheet:

This little bit of news was buried down at the bottom:

That's a shame. I was looking forward to seeing them with the rubber NFL shield instead of the EQUIPMENT patch. Wonder if the Pro Shop will still be carrying them, or if the blues are done for good?

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