The NFL is finally ending Color Rush Thursday nights


To the delight of many, fans will no longer have to watch players wear Color Rush alternative jerseys on each and every “Thursday Night Football” game.

Barrett Sports Media’s Jason Barrett said Tuesday that according to Fox Sports executive Bill Wanger, the alternative uniforms are “going away.”

The change is set to take effect at the start of the 2018 league year. The upcoming season is the first in which Thursday night games will be broadcast on Fox, which purchased the right to air those contests for more than $3 billion.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo later clarified that the Color Rush uniforms aren’t going away completely. Rather, “they might not be exclusive to Thursday nights anymore,” he wrote on Twitter.

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Citing league sources, meanwhile, CBS Sports reported that teams are going to be given more “flexibility” regarding the uniforms.

Ever since they first debuted, the Color Rush uniforms have been the subject of much criticism from fans who didn’t appreciate the obnoxiously bright color tones or the fact that the jerseys and the pants were the same color.

Unsurprisingly, many fans rejoiced when they found out that Color Rush Thursday nights were dead.

At least some players, though, said they actually appreciated the Color Rush uniforms.

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It’s not yet clear when teams will be allowed to wear the uniforms going forward, and a final vote on the matter won’t take place until the NFL’s spring league meeting in May.

One thing, however, appears to be clear: Teams will no longer be forced to wear the Color Rush uniforms on Thursday nights.

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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