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Report: NFL Ditches Color Rush Uniforms on ‘Thursday Night Football’

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For those of you who loved the NFL’s color rush uniforms, we have some bad news. For the other 99.9999 percent of you, we have great news.

The NFL will reportedly no longer use color rush uniforms on Thursday Night Football.

According to Bill Wanger, executive vice president of programming, research and content strategy for Fox Sports, we have seen the last of the last of the color rush uniforms on Thursday Night Football:

According to the Sporting News, “Fox Sports acquired the rights to “Thursday Night Football” through 2022 for $3.3 billion in January and will avoid another red-green debacle like 2015’s Bills-Jets game or the ketchup-mustard game between the Buccaneers and Rams.

“Last season, some Washington players reportedly refused to wear their all-mustard-yellow color rush uniforms and, according to former Redskins tight end and current radio personality Chris Cooley, instead opted for a burgundy jersey with burgundy bottoms.”

Also according to Wanger, the NFL amended its time zone rules, to allow for match-ups between teams beyond one time zone:

Time zones aside, very few people watch Thursday Night Football. However, thanks to the retirement of the color rush uniforms, those who do watch will no longer have to worry about nausea and blindness.

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