Following Wednesday's post about the Packers near uniform change in the early 90's, a college friend tweeted at me, saying he'd have liked to see the change actually happen. I disagreed, but we went on to talk about things we would like to (hypothetically) see changed about the Packers' uniforms. He suggested that there might be too much yellow in the uniforms, and although I disagreed, it got me wondering what the Packers might look like if they switched things up a little bit.
Changing the color of the pants was the first thing that came to mind. There is a historical precedent for the Packers wearing green over green, so it's not like it would be coming totally out of left field. It would also take some of the glare out of the road uniforms, where even I'll admit the yellow is sometimes a little bit strong.
So with that in mind, I exercised my very limited photo alteration skills and came up with the picture you see to the left. Although it's an intriguing option, it creates a series of problems. For example, I really dislike it when teams have the same sock color and pant color...it's just too much at once. To combat that problem, the Packers would have to wear yellow socks, but that would probably be more visually aggravating than yellow pants! One thing leads to another, unfortunately, so I guess green pants are off the imaginary table.
The other option would be white pants, a la Baylor University. I'd be intrigued to see how this could look with the home uniform (my picture skills aren't good enough to make that happen), and I also think it could make for a nice road look, especially if the pant stripes were made to match the sleeve stripes with two green stripes bordering one yellow stripe.
This is all obviously speculation, but it's fun speculation. We all know the Packers won't change their uniforms, at least not in any dramatic way, so that makes any speculation purely fun imagination. So with that in mind, here's another speculative picture, imagining what the Packers would look like if they switched back to blue as their primary color, but kept their current uniform configuration.