Another week of NFL Football is soon to be upon us as tomorrow night (Thursday), the Minnesota Vikings host the lowly Washington Redskins from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. About a couple of weeks ago, I gave my opinion and had wrote a quick blog before the Green Bay Packers & Detroit Lions game, that showcased the lackluster color rush uniforms of the Packers with the all-white look.
Check out this laundry that the Vikings will be sporting Thursday night. In my opinion, arguably the best color rush uniforms in the league:
Another look for those of you interested (courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings twitter account):
So, having a lot of immediate family that lives in both Wisconsin & Minnesota, I have a lot of family members that are split Packers / Vikings fans as far as NFL fandom goes. Last Christmas, my sister wanted a new Minnesota Vikings jersey – in particular, a Minnesota born-and-raised & feel good story Adam Thielen jersey. When it came to looking at jerseys to purchase, I took advantage on NFL Shop and she was given a color rush Adam Thielen jersey. To this day, she still loves it.
Going back in Minnesota Vikings history, the combination of purple pants and purple jerseys have only been wore 5 times in a game. In fact, if you go back in history to a 1964 Lions & Vikings battle, both teams accidentally wore white on the field in the first half of that game!
Pre-Color Rush: Due to mix-up, Vikes/Lions both wore white for '64 game. Minn changed jerseys midgame = mono-purple! pic.twitter.com/ZDHsxytz5Q— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) September 19, 2016
The Vikings also sported the all-purple look back in 2010 during a Week 9 Matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, a game in which Brett Favre was with the team and lead a 17-point comeback win over the Cards in the fourth quarter.
The other two games in recent history where the #PrimetimePurple jersey were worn were back in 2013 against the Green Bay Packers in a 44-31 loss on Sunday Night Football, and back in 2016 on Thursday Night Football in a 17-15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, in a game head coach Mike Zimmer missed due to eye surgery.
Not gonna lie here Vikings, it may be time to make these jerseys as your permanent home uniforms. Or at least the tops…They are one of the best uniforms out there.
Special thanks to Craig Peters & Vikings.com for a little history on the #PrimeTimePurple. Be sure to tune in to FOX for Thursday Night Football from Minneapolis tomorrow night!