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How “retro” should new Dolphins unis go?

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It seems like most of the NFL franchises in past few years, at one point or another, have altered or altogether changed their uniforms. The Dolphins are about to try it, again.

Just a few years ago, new owner Stephen Ross and co. wanted to “modernize” the Dolphin logo and change the shade of aqua the have been Miami’s trademarks for 50 years. They did that with making the Dolphin on the helmet a lot less like a performer jumping through the fire ring at an aquatic show, and the look is good.

Oct 18, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Miami Dolphins helmets rest on the bench during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. The Dolphins won 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Yet, they wanted to remain connected to their past.

We wrote leading up to last season, that Miami still liked and planned to continue to use their “retro” uniforms of the 1960’s and 70’s for two games. They followed through with the “throwback” plans, and even wore them in their Monday Night Football win (above) over the Patriots in December.

AFC East divisional rivals Buffalo and the Jets have gone permanently to their old AFL looks of the 1960’s.

So, what will the 2018 tweaks look like?

So far, it’s under wraps. Unless, you liked what Dolphins president and CEO Tom Garfinkel did with his twitter account suckering some with an “April Fools” tweet Sunday:

While futuristic and almost “XFL-like,” it was all a joke.

Back to the “retros,” as we wrote last year: we are big fans of the Dolphins long white socks, the horizontal orange stripes on the aqua sleeves and of course, the old school black cleats, too. Griese, Csonka, Warfield, etc. rocked those to Super Bowl wins in the early 70’s.

The schedule will be out later this month, and we’ll see what games Miami will pull out the old school unis for this season.

And Garfinkel and the team confirmed that they will unveil the changes on Thursday April 19th.

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  1. Scott Furman

    April 4, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    1. The new helmet logo suck. I’ve yet to hear a single fan like them (other than jet and bills fans).
    2. When doing an article on retro, spell Csonka correctly.

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