IRONICALLY UNSATISFYING MATCHUP OF THE WEEK: 49ers at Redskins
As regular readers of the Monitor know, I love the getups on both SF and DC… but when put on the same field, the Skins’ burgundy clashes with the Niners’ red. It’s kinda like putting strawberries in your marinara sauce — two delicious red edible items separately (“redibles?”), but not right when you mix them together.
IRONICALLY SATISFYING MATCHUP OF THE WEEK: Dolphins at Chiefs
No surprise the Chiefs are involved in a good uni matchup – their uncluttered red jerseys and arrowhead are among the most underrated in football -– but I generally disdain those turquoise pants on Miami. Today, though, the sartorial splash of South Beach seems to jibe perfectly with the Midwestern simplicity of KC’s getups. To continue with the food analogies, this is the uniform matchup equivalent of jalapenos on pizza. Unexpected, but tasty.
MISSED OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK: Bills’ white jerseys at home
I suppose I’m okay with the idea of the whiteout in Buffalo — although I’m not sure why Buffalonians would want to wear all white when they’re gonna be looking at snow for the next six months — but if they’re gonna put on the road jerseys, they shoulda gone gone the extra mile and broken out the Joe Cribbs/Joe Ferguson era blue pants. In other words, if the all-white unis are provolone, the blue pants are bleu cheese.
THE OOH, LA & LA THROWBACK ON THE WEEK YEAR: New Orleans Saints
The Saints’ current getups are plenty nice, but they’re no match for the throwbacks with the darker gold and more classic lines. It’s the difference between drinking a modern-day soda sweetened by high fructose corn syrup instead of real sugar. I’m all for progress, but sometimes things were better in the past.