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Tic Tac D’oh: Browns are bringing back the orange

Terrelle Pryor Cleveland Browns
Associated Press

Daaaamn, Cleveland. Back at it again with the orange jerseys!

You read that right, Daniel. When the Cleveland Browns take the field at home on Sunday against rival the Pittsburgh Steelers, they’ll be wearing orange jerseys, white pants, and orange socks. As they have been all season, the team announced the news with a tweet and Madden ‘17 GIF on Thursday afternoon.

https://twitter.com/Browns/status/799264181140602885

The Browns’ elusive orange jersey is basically the proverbial white whale for fans, as it appears rarely and randomly. In fact, the Browns have only worn it once this season, in Week 8 against the New York Jets.

The combination of orange, white and orange is giving me straight-up Tic Tac vibes. That makes sense if you think about it, because the Browns are basically the Tic Tacs of the NFL.

If the New England Patriots are the Altoids of the league (strong, powerful, commanding), the Browns are certainly the Tic Tacs. They’re small. They tend to underperform. They always underwhelm. And while watching a Browns game may seem like a great idea, the team—much like an orange Tic Tac—loses its luster about 30 seconds in. With that, I’m calling this look the “Tic-Tac-D’OH!”

 

Here’s hoping this uniform combination, which they haven’t yet worn this season, brings the Browns a little luck. Luck that lasts longer than 30 seconds, it is.

Here’s a reminder of what the Browns have worn—and how they’ve fared—through the first 10 weeks of the NFL season:

Week 1: The Crabby Creamsicles
Jersey: White
Pants: Orange
Socks: Orange
Result: L @ Philadelphia Eagles, 29-10

Week 2: Blandy Corn
Jersey: White
Pants: Brown
Socks: Orange
Result: L vs. Baltimore Ravens, 25-20

Week 3: The Brown ‘n’ Outs
Jersey: Brown
Pants: White
Socks: Orange
Result: L @ Miami Dolphins, 30-24 (OT)

Week 4: The Whipe Outs
Jersey: White
Pants: White
Socks: Brown
Result: L @ Washington Redskins, 31-20

Week 5: Poo Jackson
Jersey: Brown
Pants: Brown
Socks: Brown
Result: L vs. New England Patriots, 33-13

Week 6: Duck, Duck, Lose
Jersey: White
Pants: White
Socks: Orange
Result: L @ Tennessee Titans, 28-26

Week 7: The Puntkins
Jersey: White
Pants: Orange
Socks: Brown
Result: L @ Cincinnati Bengals, 31-17

Week 8: The Battered Barrels
Jersey: Orange
Pants: White
Socks: Brown
Result: L vs. New York Jets, 31-28

Week 9: The Cookie Crumbles
Jersey: White
Pants: White
Socks: Brown
Result: L vs. Dallas Cowboys, 35-10

Week 10: The Pathetic Pasties
Jersey: White
Pants: White
Socks: White
Result: L @ Baltimore Ravens, 28-7