September 24, 2012
Cardinal is a shade of red. In fact, the bird the Cardinal is known for its red color. In sports, 2 major sports teams have the name “Cardinals.” The St. Louis Cardinals of baseball and the Arizona Cardinals of football. Baseball fans commonly refer to the St. Louis Cardinals as the Redbirds, a nickname similar to the likes of the Buccos for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Bronx Bombers for the New York Yankees. All signs points towards the color red playing an important role in the Cardinals’ uniforms and overall identity.
While all of this remains true, yesterday, the Arizona Cardinals wore black jerseys at home vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. The NFL states that the alternate uniforms cannot be worn on nationally televised games or after flex scheduling, which starts after the Cardinals bye week. This exchange of colors is similar to the lime green jerseys worn by the Seattle Seahawks. Many teams have introduced alternative jerseys over the last few seasons, many of them deciding on black. The Eagles have worn black, s well as a number of “throwback” uniforms including their kelly green jerseys and yellow and baby blue ones.
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Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: Name the two seasons in which the Arizona Diamondbacks changed their uniforms. Answer Tomorrow.
Saturday’s answer: The name "Nationals" comes from 1905. In that year the Washington Senators had the nickname "Nationals" and decided to change the team name from Senators to Nationals. Newspapers dubbed them the Nats and the word Nationals appeared on their jerseys for two seasons until it was switched back to a "W".