The Cleveland Browns announced a lot of news on Thursday afternoon, and one piece of uniform-related interest might have gotten lost in the Terrelle Pryor shuffle.
For the first time in 11 years, the Browns will sport the combination of brown jerseys and orange pants when they open the 2015 season Sunday against the New York Jets. The team also plans to sport orange socks to complete the look.
For some Browns fans, this particular combination might look a little familiar, and it may even bring back feelings of nostalgia. The brown jersey/orange pant combination is best associated with the “Kardiac Kids” era of 1980, when the team wore it seven times during a thrilling 11-5 season.
All-time, the Browns are 28-20 in the combination with a 6-7 record on the road. In fact, it’s the best winning percentage for any of the Browns’ orange, brown and white uniform combinations throughout the years.
Sunday will also mark the first time the Browns have worn the brown jersey/orange pant combination as a part of their new uniforms, which feature nine different possible combinations.
Does it honor the original brown-on-orange look? You be the judge.