How Clay Matthews’ Retro Alternate Jersey Boosted My NFL Interest
Remember those jerseys the Green Bay Packers wore when they played the San Francisco 49ers? Those were something weren’t they? I haven’t seen a color scheme that plain since the time when the NFL used leather helmets! Well I did some research, and it turns out that those jerseys from week 13 are in fact retro jerseys. From 1929 to be exact. That was the year they went undefeated and won their 1st championship. Now you see your favorite pack wearing those old school colors or you can sport one yourself. Arguably, the most popular Packer today is Clay Matthews. The guy is so good at what he does, I question his humanity. Can you imagine a Clay Matthews blue retro alternate replica jersey with a matching leather helmet? That’s just awesome.
Who knows. Maybe they should were those uniforms more often because they smashed the San Francisco 49ers–the only time they wore those uniforms this season: 34–16. The Clay Matthews blue retro alternate replica jersey (yeah, he’s no longer a person, but a giant tackling piece of fabric) didn’t stand out that game, but the team as a whole, particularly the offense, ran smoothly–brand new car smooth.
I argue that retro jerseys and throwback uniforms be worn more often. The Green Bay Packers wore theirs only one time this season. That’s terrible. Including throwbacks, every NFL team has at least two other jerseys: White & Team color. Retro’s and throwback can (no, SHOULD) be worn at least one third of the entire NFL season and for the first game in the post season should a team make it in. The world needs more Clay Matthews blue retro alternate replica jerseys in season!
My strongest supporting point for the NFL to promote more retro jerseys to be worn during the season is history promotion. When I saw the Packers sporting blue and yellow retro jerseys, I immediately noticed they were not the current team colors and went out and researched its origins. This in turn, will more people’s interest in team, their players, the history and so on. What if I had not watched that week thirteen regular season game (the only opportunity to see those team uniforms)? Would I have otherwise know about them? Would I looked into the history of this historic franchise and uncovered the roots of those colors? Heck, would I have been that much more interested in wanting my own Clay Matthews blue retro alternate jersey? The answer to all those question would be an astounding no.