Throwbacks, despite having their flare of popularity earlier in the decade, are still an overall underused aspect of sports. Yes, trotting out new uniforms every so often makes sense in terms of keeping the brand fresh and all, but you can’t tell me the Nets’ bland threads are at all more palatable than their 1980s getups. And the Chargers, well, they know powder blue was the right way to go all along.
But one team that should be running in terror from their pastel ’80s days is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Perpetually the worst team of the late ’70s and ’80s, the Bucs tossed out the orange-pink uniforms 12 years ago and won a Super Bowl within a handful of years. This is no accident. But, as you can surmise from the picture above, they’re back. God help us all.