[Update: The Redskins are currently behind in both matchups with the 6pm deadline fast approaching. Click here to vote.]
Last week Redskins Nation came out in full force, as usual, and helped the Washington Redskins advanced to the second round in Dave Dameshek’s Greatest Uniform in NFL History bracket.
Representing the “early” years of the Burgundy and Gold, the 1965-1968 spearhead helmeted outfits soundly defeated the Detroit Lions very plain blue and silver getups by over 10,000 votes while the sleek Nike uniforms that Robert Griffin III helped make famous last year shooed away the Atlanta Falcons upset attempt in the current NFC jersey region.
Speaking of the uniform that No. 10 wore last year, remember 2012’s season opener where the Redskins, wearing those always awesome gold pants that head coach Mike Shanahan revived, traveled to the Big Easy to take on the New Orleans Saints?
And to think no one outside of the DMV thought the underdogs could pull out a 40-32 victory.
Well the two teams are squaring off once again with the Redskins needing some ground to catch to advance to the Sweet 16.
For those of you who vacationed over the past week and shut down your memory banks and failing to remember what exactly the Redskins’ modern day uniforms look like—let me set up this picture for you.
September 9th, 2012—1st and 10 on the 12 yard line.
After the Saints scored on a 20-yard connection between Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham, the Redskins were deep in their own territory to start their second drive of the game—and then this happened.
Now that you have had laid eyes on that magnificent play for hopefully the millionth time, I need you to see your sights on the Redskins, Saints matchup in the second round of the Greatest Uniform in NFL History bracket. Because at this moment, the 2012 NFC East champs are trailing by a few thousand votes.
Besides—what’s so special about all black jerseys anyways?
Going back to the throwback portion of the bracket the fifth seeded 1965-1968 ensemble is also trailing in the vote to the Los Angeles Rams circa their 1973-1980 unis.
Despite the Rams success wearing that version of their blue and gold curly horned helmets, they never beat the Redskins with them and hopefully never will. Even in a “which uniform is better” bracket.
Click here to have one eighth of the Sweet 16 be the Washington Redskins. Voting ends 9pm PST—or 6pm for you East Coasters out there.
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