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Posted on 08/17/2008 10:04:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The Browns will wear brown pants for the first time in team history during Monday night's nationally-televised preseason game against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium.
The pants are the same color of "darker" brown that's on the plain socks the Browns have worn in recent seasons. They contain no stripes or markings.
They will be wearing those socks again on Monday, with their traditional white jerseys and orange helmets, and also the black shoes they started wearing again in 2006.
The team had the brown pants created as an option for their away uniform when they integrated the gray facemask in 2006. No final plans have been made as to whether or not the team will wear the pants for any other road game this year.
"I think the new brown pants and socks mixed with our traditional jersey and helmet is an exciting new look," Joshua Cribbs said. "It's exciting to experience any kind of 'first' with this storied franchise, and I'm proud to be a part of it."
Added linebacker Andra Davis, "During my career with the Browns, we have introduced several different uniform styles to honor the past, while we've also tried incorporating some new and different things. I like the look of the brown pants and socks, and I think that is the feeling throughout the locker room."
The Browns wore mostly white pants from the team's inception in 1946 through '74. There were some seasons in the early part of that period when the color was tweaked to silver -- at one time actually an official team color -- to create a contrast with the white footballs that were used in night games for a while.
In 1975, the Browns went to orange pants and stayed with those through '83, after which they went back to white. They have continued to wear white pants since then. However, they wore the orange pants again for special occasions in the first half of this decade.
The Browns will ask fans for feedback on the pants and socks through an online fan poll that will be posted Monday night.
(At least it isn't those dreadful orange jerseys again...)
To promote new waves of licensed apparel sales to the existing buying base. Have to have the newest, and also that makes the old style “retro” sooner. So next year the last year’s style will be sold alongside the newest as “retro”.
I'm just glad the local schools don't host bowl games.
How about sky blue pink with yellow checkerdots?
Pink over pink with lime green stripes and numerals.
Reminds me of the old joke about the French realization that the British military wore red uniforms to hide their blood stains, and the French response of ordering brown pants for their soldiers. Perhaps the Browns will be ready to fight for the French army after this uniform change :).
See post #8
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