Since it is, indeed, the offseason. . .in case that hasn’t already been mentioned several times in this space. . .we have uniform news!
On Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted out the following:
Bears unveiled their new classic jersey, which the team will wear at Soldier Field on Sept. 29 vs. Minnesota and Dec. 5 vs. Dallas. The jersey was inspired by the uniforms worn in 1936 and will include new helmet decals, jerseys, pants and socks. pic.twitter.com/T0bkmNLXM0— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 8, 2019
It turns out that the Chicago Bears will be breaking out a new “classic” uniform a couple of times this season, and you can see the pictures of it above. One of the games that they’ll be wearing that particular ensemble for is the Week 4 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. This begs the question. . .
Will the Vikings do the proper. . .nay, the right. . .thing and wear their throwback uniforms for that game as well?
Without going back and digging through a bunch of old pictures and video and what not, I can’t even remember the last time the Vikings broke out the throwbacks. The picture of Visanthe Shiancoe above is from the Vikings’ game at the Metrodome against the Green Bay Packers in 2011. That can’t be the last time they wore them, can it? Surely between then and now they’ve worn them at least once. They might have worn them in 2012 or 2013, but I’m pretty sure we haven’t seen them since the current uniforms made their debut in 2014. . .though it’s entirely possible that I’m wrong on that.
It’s not a huge deal or anything like that, but if the Bears (and, presumably, other NFL teams) are going to be breaking out throwback jerseys this season, it’s only right that the Vikings do the same with one of the best uniforms in NFL history, isn’t it?
Come on, Vikings. . .do the right thing.