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Redskins alumni will help decide team's uniforms

Bruce Allen and ESPN 980's Kevin Sheehan combined to create quite a furor a few months ago when they discussed the Redskins possibly wearing gold pants and burgundy tops at home games in 2010. The team soon started selling a t-shirt featuring gold pants. The speculation was off and running.

So when Sheehan had Allen on the radio again Wednesday morning, he returned to the topic, asking Allen about that previous hint.

"You took it as a hint, you understood it a certain way," Allen said with good humor. "I said we're very proud of our team colors of burgundy and gold, and we will be wearing our Redskins uniforms. You took that to mean something, and then I got 400 e-mails myself on that. We're gonna discuss our uniforms with our alumni later, after the preseason, and we'll see what we wear. We will be wearing our team colors, I promise you. Our jerseys have burgundy and gold, they're special colors, [and] we'll see what happens."

Allen said the Redskins would not have an alternate uniform this season. He declined to say whether the team would wear dark or white colors at home. He said the team's helmets would stay the same. And he said he liked the fact that so many people were fascinated by this issue.

"It's wonderful, and as we spend more and more time with the alumni, believe me, they have some specific ideas of concepts we should do," Allen said. "And we really are gonna listen to our alumni quite a bit this year."

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 11, 2010; 1:49 PM ET
Categories:  Redskins  
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Comments

Stop the madness.
White jerseys, red pants.

Posted by: Scoonie97 | August 11, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

They haven't been burgundy & gold since the 70s. The colors are now garden variety red & yellow.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | August 11, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

gold jerseys like WVU!!! shannahan made the orange alternate popular in denever and should have a gold jersey here!!!

Posted by: MondoTE11 | August 11, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

What ever uniforms that they can WIN in.Change the uniforms during playoffs or
better yet;change for the Super Bowl in Dallas!!

Posted by: DCTONY | August 11, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

What ever uniforms that they can WIN in.Change the uniforms during playoffs or
better yet;change for the Super Bowl in Dallas!!

Posted by: DCTONY | August 11, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

How about white collars, giant red sweaters and blue jeans?

Posted by: rdpinva | August 11, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Just add a Gold pants into the mix with the red and white pants.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 11, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Surprised a uni switch is this long in coming - sure fire revenue generator and retro styles (spear helmet with dark jersey and/or early 70s "R" helmet w/jersey) are far better than the 2010 version ..

Posted by: terrapin31590us | August 11, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

The warm-up gear will look like this (Courtesy of Jim Lachey Modeling Company)

http://misterirrelevant.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/cardboard-icons-jim-lachey.jpg

Posted by: goose33 | August 11, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I would think if there was a uniform change, even a small one, for this season it would be out by now...doesn't the league like to know all this stuff well beforehand?

Second the motion for a return to the spear helmets.

Posted by: AnnandaleAnnie | August 11, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I wish they'd go back to the classic solid-burgundy jerseys, gold pants and the helmet with the feather up the back. THOSE were cool uniforms.

Posted by: bethesdaguy | August 11, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Stop the madness indeed.

www.theomfield.com/2010/08/redskins-uniform-debate.html

Posted by: OmSteven | August 11, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

The warm-up gear will look like this (Courtesy of Jim Lachey Modeling Company)

Posted by: goose33 | August 11, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse
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BWAAAHHHHH hahahahahahaha

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | August 11, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Just add a Gold pants into the mix with the red and white pants.

Posted by: alex35332

I can dig that.

Posted by: thecomedian1 | August 11, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I loved the very dark burgundy color that they had in the throwback uniforms a few yers ago...and how about gold instead of cornflower yellow. And the spear on the shoulders looked very sweet as well. And thin the stripes to half their current width. Small changes that would sharpen it up.

Posted by: TripleH44 | August 11, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

I for one would love to see the Redskins go back to the gold pants and white tops with the arrow on the helmut. Just update the look a little and have fun with it.

Posted by: yeayea911 | August 11, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

@terrapin31590us, bethesda guy
~~~
Couldn't agree more. The spear and the Lombardi R would be the s**t!!. The helmet with the big-spear going up the back would be cool to bring back also.
~~~
@TripleH44
Agreed, the entire uniform could have more Redskin flourishes-spears,arrows,tomahawks and what not.

How about this if we were to put the arrow back on the helmet we could have feathers on the shaft symbolizing how many Super Bowls the team has won.

I know that's probably pushing it but, I came up with the idea after watching the Steelers last SB victory.The Steelers, who currently have 3 stars on their helmet should add 3 more symbolizing their 6 SB victories.

Taking 'Chief' off the helmet, could help with Native Americans who are offended by the term Redskin, it can't help matters for them to constantly see 'Chief' on the helmet-outta sight, outta mind,perhaps.

When I look at how the Redskins used to look, we have too many options to not be adventurous with the uniforms. So do all variations gold on gold, white on white, burgundy on burgundy. Hell, mix up the helmet color itself. I like those old gold helmets, why not a white helmet?

Whatever, they do, I would hope they match the helmet and cage color- I would LOOOOVE to see a burgundy cage on a burgundy helmet-I always disliked the yellow cage and I positively hated the grey cage on the
recent throwbacks. I get it, it was a throwback helmet, but still, the grey cage ruined the look.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | August 11, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

They have to give the league a year for marketing purposes to change the unis...but my first vote is a darker burgundy jersey like the throwback with the spear helmet and mustard/gold pants...I also like the thought of the single feather helmet...that was a cool look too...but you know that when Sonny J. led the team (also a former eagle) He donned the spear...just sayin'
:-)

Posted by: shanahananigans | August 11, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Best look they ever had was the white jerseys and gold pants of the sixties with the spear helmet.

Posted by: poguesmahone | August 12, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

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