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MCM0313    773
On 1/15/2017 at 9:58 PM, insert name said:

Rare Patriots uniforms matchups from 1999.

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First one feels more weird than the second. The big-shoulder-logo Pats and the midnight-green Eagles coexisted for several years. Also, has the Eagles' shade of "green" gradually changed over the years? It doesn't look teal here. Could just be the lighting, I guess.

 

Also-also: nice facemask, Bruschi!

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DG_Now    3,884
On 1/15/2017 at 6:23 PM, Typhoon said:

2000 St Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks

 

First Year of Rams new look w/ Gold pants that no longer exist

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Old Seahawks look, two years before the rebrand

 

Also this was before they were in the same division. Seattle still in the AFC West.

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That's a bonus rate uniform and rare stadium matchup. That game is from 2000, when the Seahawks played at Husky Stadium in between the Kingdome and Century Link.

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andycumbee19    400
20 hours ago, MarsHotel said:

1998 Giants and Broncos. The only time these 2 sets met up:

 

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I prefer to not think of this game.  They broke up our perfect season. 

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1 hour ago, MarsHotel said:

Here's another. Giants and Chargers 2005. Only time this one happened:

 

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If we're dealing with Giants-Chargers matchups, then let's go to 1975 at Shea Stadium (the Giants' only year of calling that park home).

 

 

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The Giants wore that beautiful uniform for only one season; so every game they played that year constituted a rare matchup.  And I would submit that anyone who fails to recognise that this is the Giants' best look ever is out of his/her bloody mind.



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All of these shots come from This Week in Pro Football for week 7 of 1975.

 

 

 

 

 

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FinsUp1214    1,795
2 hours ago, MarsHotel said:

Here's another. Giants and Chargers 2005. Only time this one happened:

 

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Love it. That's absolutely beautiful.

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Chico    147

Beautiful matchup 

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SCalderwood    235

2010-11: Last season of Wizards blue/black/bronze era, First season of new identities (or at least refreshed identities) for several teams, so in other words, the jerseys matchups in the pics below only were seen for one season.

 

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S316    4

The Giants underachived in 1998 I know they lost Sehorn. to injury but they beat the undefeated Broncos but only finished 8-8 after finishing 10-5-1 in 1997

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Discogod    264
5 hours ago, SabresRule7361 said:

 

At the beginning of this clip- Dominique Wilkins NOT in the Pacman Atlanta Hawks jersey (His first dunk was in the early 80s uni)

 

Good catch! The Hawks only wore that uni for the opening game of the '83 season, switching to the Pac-Man unis for the next game against Boston (no idea why they wore the old unis for a game, maybe the new ones weren't ready yet?).

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kimball    598
6 hours ago, Discogod said:

 

Good catch! The Hawks only wore that uni for the opening game of the '83 season, switching to the Pac-Man unis for the next game against Boston (no idea why they wore the old unis for a game, maybe the new ones weren't ready yet?).

 

Fascinating. 

 

And, aren't those the Pistons' silver jerseys too?

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Discogod    264
25 minutes ago, kimball said:

 

Fascinating. 

 

And, aren't those the Pistons' silver jerseys too?

 

Yeah, the metallic ones they only wore for 1981-82.

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chcarlson23    553
20 hours ago, Chico said:

Beautiful matchup 

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That was a terrible game however... :(

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bwburke94    112
On 1/13/2017 at 11:28 PM, johnnysama said:

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The first photo is from 2000, the only matchup between the current Patriots (their first year in that style) and the pre-black Detroit Lions.

 

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And this one-off occurred on Thanksgiving 2002, with both teams wearing their throwback uniforms (incidentally, this was the last season before the Detroit Lions incorporated black in their color palette).

The 2002 game wasn't a one-off. Both teams brought the throwbacks back eight years later, also on Thanksgiving.

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This also means that "current Patriots vs. black-era Lions" is a hidden rare matchup, because it has never happened in Detroit in the regular season. Preseason photo from 2011:

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johnnysama    295

Well, the 2002 matchup was sort-of a one off, if that you notice that the Lions' facemasks in that 2010 matchup are black, as opposed to the 2002 one where they're blue.

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