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.
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 9: The Cookie Crumbles
Result: L vs. Dallas Cowboys, 35-10