It was what we were all waiting for all season … the appearance of the best uniform in all of sports. The San Diego Chargers wore their powder blue uniforms!!
I’m sure we all heard the roars in the streets across the nation at 4 p.m. Eastern Time when the Chargers took the field in these wonderful uniforms. Unfortunately, San Diego’s play on the field couldn’t match how sharp it looked.
The uniform originates from the jersey introduced in the 1968 season and has evolved into an alternate when the Chargers went back to a white helmet in 2007.
The primary difference between the alternates the Chargers wore Sunday and the throwbacks are the numbers on the helmets that are featured prominently in the throwbacks. The alternates also feature a sleeker bolt that are places lower on the shoulders than the throwbacks.
Both looks are extremely stellar because of the combination of the powder blue with the yellow bolts on the pants and on the shoulder pads. The games is just enjoyable to watch when San Diego decides to go with this combination.
San Diego also goes a great job of adjusting their field to go along with the uniforms. Their end zones are painted the same powder blue as the uniforms. They also change the end zone design to go along with the logo used in the 60s.
What’s the best about this game is it featured another Tim Tebow comeback so it is sure to be played over and over again on ESPN for the rest of the week.
Now, we’ll move into our quick hits:
- The Cowboys went with their traditional Thanksgiving throwbacks. These feature white helmets and white pants to go along with a blue uniform. Unlike the Cowboys usual dark blue uniforms (which are awful) these work well and are especially good for Thanksgiving.
- The Ravens went with black jerseys for their Thanksgiving victory over the 49ers. I usually like the black for the Ravens, but they look much better with black pants instead of the white they went with on Thursday.
- The Lions did not go with their usual Thanksgiving look. Maybe that’s what Ndamukong Suh was so angry about.