The team will now have an opportunity to make it six in a row Sunday afternoon against the Washington Football Team at the famed Lambeau Field.
In staying true to their history, the Green Bay Packers will pay homage to the teams of the 1950’s during the game with throwback uniforms. Simply put, they are absolutely amazing.
“The 50s Classic Uniform is inspired by the team’s uniforms from 1950-1953, which was the second time the team wore green and gold in its history. The Packers first wore green in the mid-to-late 1930s,” the team said in a statement.
Green Bay Paying homage to lost era in franchise history
Green Bay went 14-33-1 during that four-year span it wore these uniforms. It immediately followed Curly Lambeau’s 29-year run with the Packers in which they won six NFL championships in the pre-Super Bowl era.
“The 1950s were one of the most interesting times in our organization’s rich history, creating the bridge between two of the greatest eras in pro football,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “With the NFL growing rapidly, this time period set the stage for the construction of Lambeau Field and for the team’s success in the 1960s and beyond. We hope our fans enjoy celebrating our history with this new alternate uniform.”
It’s pretty darn cool to see the Green Bay Packers pay homage to a lost time in their history. The 1950s were not filled with an abundance of wins for this long-storied franchise. As Murphy noted, it was a bridge. Starting in 1960, Green Bay was right back up there with the league’s greats under Vince Lombardi.
He picked up where Lambeau left off, winning five championships in seven seasons, including the first two Super Bowls.