Friday, November 13, 2015

I'm Cheering For the Team In Gray

When the Jets/Bills green-red matchup was announced, I wondered if people with a certain color-blindness would be able to tell the teams apart:
Serious question: my uncle is red/green color blind. Is he going to be able to watch this game? Two teams in white helmets, one clad in red shoulder to toe and the other in all green. Surely the NFL has considered this, right?
Apparently not, because that was indeed a problem last night.

Deadspin went a step farther, creating video to simulate what the game looked like for people with this condition:

Yeah, no problem there, NFL.

But hey, it's not like anyone could reasonably have seen this coming....

Fans who were able to make out the colors were in for a treat, as the Jets wore their traditional kelly green. They looked great from the waist up:

New York Jets wide receivers Brandon Marshall (15) and Eric Decker (87) celebrate Decker's touchdown catch against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
I even dig the metallic helmet decals.

Time for the Jets to reclaim their brighter color and stop using the Packers' forest green. Looks better on us anyway.

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