Packers will continue wearing throwback alternates for 2016 season

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Last season, the Green Bay Packers finally sent their old Acme Packers throwbacks to the wayside in favor of a throwback uniform that, quite honestly, wasn’t much better.

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I’ve made it clear in past articles that my pet peeve with this uniform is the fact that the facemask is green while the rest of the uniform contains no other traces of green. That’s more of a gripe with the rule that restricts NFL teams to being able to wear just one helmet, but you’d think that the Packers would go to another green uniform in their vast history if that was the case?

That won’t be happening, because the Packers have announced that they’ll be bringing the throwbacks back for at least one game this season, and it’s a big one — the game in which the Packers are going to honor Brett Favre for his upcoming enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Here’s more from the Packers release on the issue:

The Packers today announced several game features for the upcoming season, including a halftime ceremony on Oct. 16 to honor Brett Favre for his Aug. 6 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction.

Favre, whose name will be unveiled on the Lambeau Field stadium façade next to fellow Pro Football Hall of Famers, will be recognized on the field at halftime of the Packers-Cowboys game.

At the same contest, the Packers will wear their historic third jersey, a re-creation of the team’s 1937-48 uniform that debuted as the third jersey during the 2015 season. The jersey, navy blue and gold with a gold yoke across the shoulders, pays tribute to a special time in Packers history in which the club won two of their record 13 NFL championships.

The NFL’s third jersey program permits teams to have a third jersey that they can wear for up to three games per season (no more than two home games) over a five-year period.

Also, you might think that it’s weird that the Packers are wearing their old throwbacks from their days as a blue-and-gold team when they’re honoring Brett Favre, who is synonymous with the green-and-gold days. Well, Favre actually did wear this uniform during the NFL’s 75th Anniversary season.

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Yeah, it’s a bit of a stretch, but there he is: The Gunslinger himself, in blue-and-gold. Anyways, what do you all think? Are you as down on these throwbacks as I am, or do you all like them?