If there's one thing that history has taught us, it's that mustard yellow and brown are excellent choices for professional sports uniform colors. See, this is why I miss you, American Football League.
The Denver Broncos will be rolling out their original, orange-and-brown "French's Mustard" uniforms, circa 1960, as part of the NFL's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the AFL this season. All eight original AFL teams will wear replicas of their first uniforms for two games this season, both home and away.
The first Broncos uniforms were so despised that the players actually burned them in a bonfire at the conclusion of the season; well, the socks anyway. It's called by many the worst uniform in football history, and joins the San Diego Padres' early 1980s Ray Kroc baseball unis in the Hall of Brown and Gold Fail.
Wait, is that Josh McDaniels holding up a Jay Cutler jersey? I believe so.
The eight former AFL teams unveiled those uniforms – including Broncos coach Josh McDaniels awkwardly holding up a Jay Cutler jersey in the team's original brown and gold colors — during a Tuesday morning press conference at the NFL's Annual Meeting in Dana Point, Calif.
But one thing that flew under the radar is that the referees assigned to those games also will sport some old-school AFL threads — including the classic orange-striped shirt. Can you imagine how great Ed Hochuli's guns will look in orange?