By: Brendan Schick
Good news: July is the last month of 2018 that will not have NFL football in it.
(Yes, the preseason is still technically NFL football.)
Bad news: July is the point in the year where NFL fans crave football more than anything and sense that the season is close, but in reality, the season is still a healthy two months away.
The dog days of summer are upon us. The NFL news has died down a bit while NBA, NHL, and World Cup news has taken the forefront. NBA and NHL free agency opened up yesterday, so right now, the sports fans of the world care more about LeBron James in Los Angeles or John Tavares in Toronto than they do about vacationing NFL players. That’s to be expected, as most teams don’t start training camp until the end of July. So, while this dead duck period is upon us, let’s talk about the NFL’s adjusted jersey rules. Yes, jersey rules.
No, that does not read “Jersey rules,” it reads “jersey rules.” There’s a significant difference between the two, and I am most certainly not referring to the state of New Jersey, also known as America’s armpit. I am, however, referring to the NFL’s new uniform policy that allows NFL teams to wear alternative jerseys 3 times a season. This is compared to the previous 2 chances a team had to wear alternative jerseys.
Wow. Groundbreaking stuff! Now America gets more opportunities to watch the Jaguars play in those awful mustard color rush jerseys or the Steelers prance around in their bumblebee throwbacks. The NFL’s uniform policy makes sense, as allowing teams to wear more jerseys allows the teams to expose fans to and market more jerseys in order to make a profit. Seems fair, but in my honest opinion, the majority of alternate jerseys currently in use in the NFL are trash. They just don’t make uniforms like they used to, and because I don’t have much else to talk about, I’m gonna start throwing out some alternate jerseys that are too hot not to bring back.
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