Thursday, November 19, 2015

Packers in White at Lambeau Field?

It's become somewhat fashionable for NFL teams to wear white at home, especially during the first few months of a season. Only the Seahawks have never done it. Even our Pack has brought out the road whites before a hometown crowd, first in the 1930s, but also more recently than that.

The Packers have worn white at Lambeau Field twice; the first two games of the 1989 season. Here are some highlights from the Week 2 game against the Saints, as quarterback Don Majkowski tries to rally his Packers back from a 21-0 deficit at the end of the first half.

The Packers wearing road jerseys in Green Bay? It just looks wrong.

As wrong as that gold "G" on the 50-yard line.

I do like the classic single-bar helmet graphic in the endzone, though.

The Majik Man did rally his troops, and the Packers prevailed that day 35-34.

I don't know what possessed head coach Lindy Infante to mess with the classic. Fortunately, he came to his senses and returned to the classic green home uniforms.

UPDATE 10/20/2016: We've learned a little bit more about Infante's decision: the story is here.

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