During the reporting for my follow-up piece on the origins of the Vikings’ uniforms, I interviewed the two surviving sons of Bert Rose, the Vikes’ original general manager (that’s him shown at right). One the sons, Scott Rose, told me a story about the team’s name that I hadn’t heard before. Here’s a transcript:
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The Bills wore their mono-red Thursday-night uniforms for a Sunday-afternoon game yesterday. That turned out to be a good thing, at least from a visibility standpoint, because this was a snow game for the ages. Meanwhile, the Colts wore their usual mono-white road uniforms, which at times rendered them almost invisible:
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The NFL yesterday announced this year’s 32 nominees for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, an annual award recognizing philanthropy and community impact. And the league also announced two new uni-related protocols pertaining to the award.
For starters, all active players who’ve won the Payton award will now wear a jersey patch . . . → Read More: NFL Adds Jersey Patch for Walter Payton Award Winners
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The photo shown above was taken during the Saints’ inaugural season, 1967. Take a look at the two players in the center — quarterback Gary Cuozzo and running back Jim Taylor. As you can see, their jersey numbers are much thicker than the ones being worn by . . . → Read More: The Thick and the Thin of Saints History