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Have the Ravens ever worn their black pants with their purple jerseys? And if so, is there a pic?

(I mean the new versions, not the pants they wore in their first year after their move.)

No, they haven't. Purple jersey/black pants was Year One (1996) only.

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Here's a pic of the purple/black from the inaugural season:

BynerBalt.jpg

It's not HIDEOUS by today's standards, though I imagine it may have looked a little weird 10 years ago.

That uniform would still be hideous today, despite the presence of monstrosities like the Bengals and Bills. That thick white stripe on the pants made no sense at all, and that only lasted one year. They switched to white pants in '97 due to fan complaints, most of which were that the pants should not be darker than the jersey. Most Baltimorons liked the idea of black jersey with purple pants instead.

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The '97 Ravens still wore black pants on the road, with either 2 white stripes or a white-purple-white stripe pattern. It looked a lot better, as did the thinner, drop-shadowed numbers. I would have loved to see the purple jerseys paired with that set of black pants.

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The '97 Ravens still wore black pants on the road, with either 2 white stripes or a white-purple-white stripe pattern. It looked a lot better, as did the thinner, drop-shadowed numbers. I would have loved to see the purple jerseys paired with that set of black pants.

Correct. For the record, it was white-purple-white. It was definitely better than the '96 set, but I don't generally like dark pants (beyond gold, silver, gray) with white jerseys. I'll take the current look.

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Here's a pic of the purple/black from the inaugural season:

BynerBalt.jpg

It's not HIDEOUS by today's standards, though I imagine it may have looked a little weird 10 years ago.

That uniform would still be hideous today, despite the presence of monstrosities like the Bengals and Bills. That thick white stripe on the pants made no sense at all, and that only lasted one year. They switched to white pants in '97 due to fan complaints, most of which were that the pants should not be darker than the jersey. Most Baltimorons liked the idea of black jersey with purple pants instead.

Mod Edit: Completely unnecessary.

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Here's a pic of the purple/black from the inaugural season:

BynerBalt.jpg

It's not HIDEOUS by today's standards, though I imagine it may have looked a little weird 10 years ago.

Not a fan of that COMBO, but I do like the jersey more than the current one. Better sleeve patch, and while I don't love the number font, I do prefer it to the current, drop-shadowed version.

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