Jerseys are an integral part of sports. It’s how you identify your favorite players and teams from all over. And if you’re a big enough fan of the sport, you rock that shit when you watch the team on tv or LIVE in-person. I would say I’m with the jersey movement personally. I love rocking a Minnesota Vikings jersey to the game, but not at any other point in time.All jerseys are fairly uncomfortable and I’m not 19 and going to Dinkytown anymore, so that fit is a rarity. The Vikings having the privilege of donning the color purple has led to some both classic and terrible choices when it comes to what they wear on Sundays. Let’s run through the list, shall we?
Oldies But Goodies
Like most teams back in the pre-historic times of football, the j’s were pretty plain and simple. The Vikings old jerseys have always looked nice and clean. I always enjoy seeing the old people roll into U.S Bank Stadium with an old purple Chuck Foreman or someone of that nature on and seeing the contrast from then to now.From the team’s beginning days until the mid-2000’s, the uniforms stayed pretty much the same. Until they changed into…..
The Era of Garbage
After wearing the same jerseys for 30 years, it was time for change. But in this case, that change was a massive blunder that subsequently led to franchise poverty. Okay fine, the “new and improved” Minnesota Vikings jersey had nothing to do with Christian Ponder being a bust. But this look was so god-awful. The trim lines and the outside color accents were dogwater, as the kids say. Seeing Jermaine Wiggins in that uni combo on the right is making me wish I didn’t eat Taco Bell for dinner. It’s a shame that we had to witness that classic season of 2009 with Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson wearing those ugly garments.
Keep It Simple!After not even a decade of dressing down in the garbage uniforms, the Vikings changed their look before their final season at the Dome in 2013. At first, I was not down with the new look. But it’s grown on me a lot. Anything is better than what they had before this, so the fact that the team moved to a new look pretty quick says a lot.
These have held up very well since then and will probably stay around for the foreseeable future. Added to the jersey roster is our version of the color rush, or what the locals refer to as “Primetime Purple”.
The gold trim on the pants is very sexy, and you love to see the gold letters and numbers. It just looks fresh and is a lot more eye-popping. Unfortunately for football fans, Roger Goodell and the NFL are a bunch basic ass bitches and keep the uniform choices pretty limited.
That was due to weird rules related to helmets, stating that a team had to wear one specific helmet with all their uniforms. This rule basically cut out all the old school uniform options teams had in place. But with the rule being thrown out and a second helmet option being available now, the possibilities have opened up. Which means we may get these sick ass old-school uni’s once again!
My SuggestionsThe current Minnesota Vikings jersey options we have are all very solid, but why stop there? The sky could be the limit the types of different colors and aesthetics we could take on as a jersey. Lord knows every other sport does it. New jerseys weren’t on our Vikings wishlist for 2021, but they still would be totally sick.
Every NBA team always debuts 1 or 2 new j’s EVERY season, and they wear them in the playoffs! But we have to remember we’re talking about the No-Fun-League, friends and readers. If things ever changed, here are some potential options to explore:
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