Thursday, December 12, 2013

Panthers will go with all black look on Sunday



The Carolina Panthers will go with their all-black look for only the third time in team history this Sunday afternoon in their home game vs. the New York Jets, according to my sources.

UPDATE: The team has now confirmed the look. The Panthers will wear black jerseys, black pants and blue socks -- the combination that won NFL.com's "Greatest Uniform in NFL history" contest in a major upset over the summer.

The Panthers have not worn black on black except for the 2012 regular season against Denver -- a game which they lost 36-14 and which Greg Olsen's TD (above) was one of the few good moments -- and a preseason game against Philadelphia this season, which they also lost. So the "back-in-black" look will be looking for its first win.

While jersey colors are decided months in advance -- the home team gets to pick first -- and cannot be changed, pants color is optional and can be changed at the last minute. The Panthers generally wear silver pants with their black jerseys.

No matter whether Panthers win or lose Sunday, they will wear black jerseys and silver pants vs. New Orleans at home Dec.22 (the Saints wore all black while eviscerating the Panthers Sunday night). Panther fans have long clamored to see the all-black look more often, although some of them would rather the team also had a black helmet it could wear with them (the Panthers do not and have no plans to do so).

The bolt of color in the all-black look -- the electric blue socks -- comes courtesy of Steve Smith, who in 2012 got a sneak peek at the black uniforms before they debuted and was allowed to choose the sock color. So blame No.89 if you don't like that part of it.

The Panthers defeated the San Francisco 49ers' current uniform in the finals of the NFL.com contest, getting about 90 percent of the vote in a contest where fans could vote an unlimited number of times (despite the fact the uniform had only been worn once in team history at that time).

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny how the Panthers pumped Black out BoA stadium through social media prior to the Monday night game against New England, but wait until now to go all black.

charlottean said...

talk about trusted "sources". blown away you keep referencing this like it's at all relevant.

Anonymous said...

Black Panthers or Panthers
In Black?

Anonymous said...

All Black....Sounds racist to me.

Anonymous said...

They must be in mourning ...

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Maybe they can follow that up with another original idea like waving a white towel around. Geez, just play the game and stop worrying about fashion. Maybe you can conquer mediocrity if you'd focus on the game.

Anonymous said...

I could care less what color jersey they ware, We better have our minds on winning period, You can lose and look good doing it we've all seen that, I'm looking to see if our coaching staff have a game plan to defeat the jets , Shula one of Cams biggest problems in the pocket is he has no clock no awareness that 3 to 4 seconds is all the time he gets to locate an open receiver and get the ball delivered, This is what all the great QBs do , Cam its simple burn this into your mind if they blitz you you have to get rid of the ball after 3 seconds or take off running, If the defense does not blitz then you have 4 seconds to do the same, This is what Montana, Steve Young, Rodgers, all did and they were successful.... So here we go get rid of the ball 101.....ball is snapped to you hut...hut... Now your clock goes 1..1000...2...1000...3..1000...4..1000 throw the ball or take off and run.. Same for the blitz. Except the ball leaves your hand at 3..1000. Dorsey I want Half your salary for teaching this because its not been the case Cam needs to be told this every drive, My next class will be on how to effective lay throw the deep ball.''

Anonymous said...

I'm a niekro...phil niekro

Anonymous said...

AMAZING! Now we're finding racism in football uniforms. Give it a break. ...

Anonymous said...

Mourning for ObamaCare failure?