The Packers don’t want your fancy-schmancy uniforms

Maggie Hendricks
Shutdown Corner

With much hullabaloo, Nike introduced their new uniforms for the NFL's 32 teams. Along with new technology, nearly every uniform got a facelift, from the Seattle Seahawks complete overhaul to the subtle size change of the GSH on the Chicago Bears' uniforms. However, the Green Bay Packers said thanks, but no thanks to Nike's uniform updates.

[Photos: See the new NFL uniforms]

The Packers changed nothing about their classic, green and gold look. They also will not use the fabric that is reportedly lighter, particularly when wet. When Nike described the Pack's uniforms, they put it quite simply:

"The Green Bay Packers have chosen to stay with their traditional design aesthetic as well as their former uniform fabrication for the coming season."

Would you expect anything less of a team who is so rooted in the NFL's history? This is the team of Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi and the first Super Bowls. The Packers have kept their uniform essentially the same for 50 years. Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers didn't need the fancy technology to win Super Bowls in the past. Why would they need it now?

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The Philadelphia Eagles also kept their uniforms the same. These teams turning down every one of Nike's changes is also refreshing to anyone who was worried that Nike would take over some of the classic looks of the NFL. Though the Packers mentioned they are open to changes in the future, it still showed that the teams are in charge.

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