Seahawks Go “Green”

As reported by ESPN’s Chris Berman prior to the weekend, the Seattle Seahawks are going to wear the lime-green alternate jerseys today against the Chicago Bears.

Originally a hoax in April, the fluorescent jerseys aren’t a brand new idea. The Seahawks Pro Shop has been selling green jerseys for some time, including a “premier” version of the alternate.

The Seahawks have slowly adopted the green accent, which was just an afterthought when the new logo and jerseys were introduced in 2002. In recent years, players have opted for lime-green shoes, gloves, and sideline gear.

The NFL allows an optional third alternate jersey, but until now the Seahawks have chosen not to use one.

Today will be the debut of the lime-green alternate jersey.

Expect an interesting sound as the Seahawks exit the tunnel today – one-third of the fans in disbelief, another third in disgust, and the last third loving every second.

As for me, I like the idea. They may be hard on the eyes up close, but I think the Seahawks will look good from the bleachers. And hell, if it helps Seneca Wallace find an open receiver, we should make it the primary selection.

The use of the alternate jersey has been confirmed by Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. The Seahawk are going “green”.

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  • Candice

    The green jerseys did not cause us to loose today. We have too many injuries, but managed to put up a better fight than anyone expected. The green jerseys are nice for a change up once in awhile, but shouldn’t be worn all the time.

  • Kathleen

    Not too fond of the lime-green jerseys :( It’s a good color as just an accent, but not too great as the main color. I seriously doubt that the green jerseys had anything to do with our unfortunate loss, though. Hawks, please don’t wear those again though!

  • Charles Sipe

    Not a fan of the lime jerseys. Apparently it did not help Seneca see his receivers better, because he missed several throws that he should have made.

  • wes

    Not a fan of the bright jersey,I was looking for a extention cord hanging from the jersey so the could be plugged in.Have the sounders keep there bright jerseys.

  • Maxzuno

    The Green jersey’s are absolutely terrible!!!!!!!!! The “rave” green works for the sounders and vibrant colors works for soccer but football? C’mon people! This is the NFL not the MLS. Ugly uniforms are common in the MLS. Traditional, classic uniforms are common in the NFL. We already get zero respect from the rest of the league/nation. Lets not get laughed at every week too. I know wins are all that matter but lets at least look decent while we struggle. Go Seahawks!!!

  • Steven N

    The Lime Green Jerseys were amazing. i dont get why everyone in the world hated them. in ,my opinion… Seattle has the best Uniforms in the NFL. Thats probably a fact.

    GO HAWKS!!!!!