Good morning! Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend, as I did.
Now then: You’ve heard of Black Friday? It was Black Sunday throughout much of the NFL yesterday. Let’s start in Philadelphia, where the Eagles went mono-black, complete with the on-field debut of their new black alternate helmet. Such a shame, because this would have been a gorgeous game if Philly had worn their standard green-over-white combo. Lots of additional photos here and here.
In other news from around the league on Black Sunday:
- The Jets also wore their mono-black alternates (and still have not worn their green jerseys at all this season):
- The Commies were yet another team wearing their new black alternates. They also wore a rear-helmet “21” memorial decal for Sean Taylor because yesterday was the 15th anniversary of his death (plus they unveiled a bizarre memorial “statue” for him, which is so bad that I had to give it its own post):
- In that same game, the Falcons went white over white, creating a black-vs.-white matchup:
- The Browns, thankfully, don’t have a black alternate uni, so they couldn’t go mono-black. But they did go mono-turd:
- In that same game, as a G.I. Joevember move, the Browns dressed their Brownie the Elf midfield-logo character in digital camouflage:
- In that last photo, you can see that there were some tire marks on Cleveland’s field. That’s from a vandalism incident that took place last week. Here’s a broader view of the marks:
- In a weird chromatic coincidence, two games — KC/Rams and Cardinals/Chargers — both featured the same color matchup: red over white vs. white over yellow.
- Speaking of color matchups, when was the last time we had a purple-pants team against a turquoise-pants team? That’s what the Ravens/Jags game gave us:
- The Titans wore their light-blue alternate jerseys:
- Only one home team wore white: the Dolphins.
Looking ahead to tonight, the Steelers will be in Indy, where the Colts plan to wear their throwbacks.