In honor of the 1960 NFL Championship team, the Eagles will wear their throwback kelly green jerseys for the home opener on September 12th. Ironically enough, the ‘Birds will face the Green Back Packers, the team they defeated by a 17-13 score in the championship game 50 years ago. It will be a beautiful sight. The kelly green color, large white blocked numbers, the helmets with gray wings on the sides and Eagles on the shoulder pads.
This is a move I have been waiting for since the Eagles wore those disastrous yellow and baby blue throwback jerseys in 2007. But really, who actually dislikes the kelly green jerseys? If I had it my way, the Eagles would wear the green and white jerseys for every home and away game for the rest of the year. I’m not the only one who feels this way. As of now, the plan is just to wear them for the opening game.
Wearing the jerseys is not just a style thing. Maybe it’s a statement. Jeffrey Lurie and Andy Reid could be implying that this year the Eagles are going to reenact the success from the 1960 season and bring a championship back the Philadelphia. But let’s be honest, it’s more a marketing and sales pitch and I just want to hope that’s the underlying symbolism in wearing the jerseys. I guess we will have to see how the game goes. If the Eagles stomp the Packers in the home opener, I don’t see any reason to stop wearing them.