We are always intrigued by the history of the NFL and its teams. And obviously, the Dolphins are one of the important franchises of the last 50 years in the league. So, on Wednesday, when the team began to reveal some of their uniform plans for games in 2017, we perked up.
CEO Tom Garfinkel met with the media and began to lay out plans for the 1966 throwback uniforms (like above) and the NFL “Color Rush” Thursday night vs. the Ravens.
The Fins apparently didn’t like wearing the all orange color rush unis from their 2016 road game against the Bengals shown in this tweet.
Logo change for Dolphins? HRS upgrades ready for U2? You’ve got Q’s https://t.co/dUsn3OsAJ0
— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) June 7, 2017
So, instead they will go with the “all white” uniforms in that Thursday night game. Of course, the Fins have regularly worn the all white, even at home games, for about 75% of the time going all the way back to the 70’s. So, it’s not that big of a deal.
As for the throwback uniform games, Garfinkel did not specify them on Wednesday, but you would have to think one of them will be a home division game with the Jets, Bills or Patriots. That is something commonly done by NFL Teams. Miami wore them for the Buffalo home game a year ago.
We at F.F.I. are big fans of the Dolphins long white socks, the horizontal orange stripes on the auga sleeves and of course, the old school black cleats, too. Griese, Czonka, Warfield, etc. rocked those to Super Bowl wins in the early 70’s.
Stay tuned on when and against whom we will see them.