Friday, October 7, 2016

Cardinals v. 49ers Color Rush

The last few Color Rush games have been pretty tame (but did you see the Dolphins in bright orange?) so we haven’t given our thoughts on the monochrome Thursday night games since they first started, but we’re back this week to talk a bit about the Cardinals and the 49ers in last night’s Color Rush game.

Photo credit: NFL.com
The matchup featured the Cardinals in a monochrome white uniform and the 49ers in a monochrome black uniform. You can argue the Cardinals were wearing their standard uniform which doesn’t make for much of a “special” design for the Color Rush games. The one change they had from their standard design was solid white socks. The 49ers, on the other hand, took the black to the max. You may remember them trotting out in black uniforms before, and your opinion of them probably depends on how you feel about black being used as a uniform color for teams without black in their color scheme. They added all-black socks for a full-black look, minus the gold helmets.

Here at Game Bibs, we’re all about rocking your team’s color scheme in full. To that end, the black is pretty jarring for us. We get it, there’s a bit of black in their logo and the color is intimidating, but true gold and red are a unique color combination in the NFL, so it’s a shame they didn’t try something with one of those colors instead. They could’ve added a red facemask to really up the color factor, too. As for the Cardinals, this design isn’t really a shift away from their standard road uniforms which made it seem like they were punting on the whole theme of the game.

As jarring to the eyes as it might’ve been, a game featuring the Cardinals in all red and the Niners in all gold would’ve done better to keep in line with the theme of these games. 1.5 out of 5 stars for us. What do you think? Leave us a comment below!

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