Despite the ongoing problems with pink (which I'll address in more detail tomorrow), there were a number of great looking games in the NFL this week, including one of my favorite alternate uniforms in the league and the unveiling of some spiffy blue pants. Let's get to it! 1. Giants vs. 49ers
A great win for New York and a great looking game all around. What's more...no pink! I don't know why, but for some reason both the Giants and the 49ers largely eschewed the Pepto Bismol look for more traditional attire, and that's more than fine by me. In the past, some teams have elected to use all their pink gear on one week, so perhaps that's what happened this time around with both teams. Or perhaps there's an underground current of discontent against the pink which will soon lead to a league-wide uprising against the force of fuschia.
In my book, simple, clean uniforms are the best, and the blue of the Colts and the green of the Jets doesn't get much simpler. Just a good looking game. Also, very little pink to be found here either.
It didn't matter what Denver wore, because with the powder blue alts on tap for San Diego it's impossible to leave this one off my list. Yeah, the pink messes it up a little bit, but man do I wish we'd see these full time from San Diego.
Honorable Mention: Blue Pants Bills
We knew about these for a while, but hadn't seen them from Buffalo yet. Well, now we have and they look terrific! If they'd only wear them with their white socks like in olden days.
Not So Much: Ravens, the official Mascot of Hot Topic
Other than the times I walk quickly past the Hot Topic stores in the mall (with my head down trying to not make eye contact with anyone), I don't think I've ever seen so much black and purple and pink together in one place. An NFL football team should not make me think of emo high school girls. I repeat, this image should not come to mind when I watch professional football. Yikes.