September 07, 2012
As the first Sunday of the NFL season kicks off this weekend, and without the benefit of any official NFL style guide updates, let’s see come Monday how are predictions hold up as to which of the 12 day game hosts will wear white citing the potential for hot weather, and which will wear their team color jersey.
Colts at Bears (team color), Eagles at Browns (white), Cardinals at Lions (team color), Dolphins at Texans (white), Falcons at Chiefs (team color), Jaguars at Vikings (team color), Redskins at Saints (white), Bills at Jets (team color), Patriots at Titans (white), Seahawks at Cardinals (team color), 49ers at Packers (team color), and Panthers at Bucs (white).
We know the Browns are not going to wear white at home for each game as they did a season ago, but it’s the opener. A tough call on the Saints indoors, while it will be close to 90 degrees in Houston and the Texans did wear white in the opener last season against the Colts (pictured above). The Titans have worn white in home openers before, and the Bucs have a new coach, but we’ll still lean white.
Overall, we’ll say five teams will wear white at home Sunday.
Authentic Store Buzz: Join us for the official release party of Left Field Cards artist and founder Amelie Mancini’s latest series of work with a Presidential twist.
Please circle Thursday, October 4 from 6-8:00 pm at our Center City Philly location as Amelie will be showcasing the next series of her unique and stylish letterpress baseball cards, “Presidents of the United States of Baseball,” a series featuring ten baseball players who share a surname with a U.S. President.
The ten cards pay tribute to baseball greats Von Hayes, Bo Jackson, Mookie Wilson, Mudcat Grant and others, while celebrating America's history.
Amalie and hear her presentation of this new series of cards on Oct. 4 at the
PLA store (137 S. 13th Street between Walnut/Samson) they’ll be on-location discounts, a raffle, and refreshments as well.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: There may be a delayed NHL season on tap and hopefully the season doesn’t vanish entirely, so we’ll throw out a hockey question. Between what years did the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings not have purple in their uniforms? Answer coming on Monday.
Thursday’s answer: Pro Bowl players began wearing their own team logo helmets with the AFC and NFC jersey and pants in the game played at the Los Angeles Coliseum at the end of the 1978 season (the game was played Jan. 29, 1979).