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New York Giants reveal ‘Century Red’ uniforms … and they are not spectacular

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As they prepare to play their 100th NFL season, the New York Giants revealed some, uh, celebratory “Century Red” uniforms on Thursday morning.

And they are … something else?

After carefully considering what’s effectively a Frankenstein throwback over the past two years, the G-Men will wear a combination of looks they’ve used over the course of their history. The tan pants, similar to the ones the Green Bay Packers have occasionally worn with retro uniforms in recent years, go back to New York’s debut 1925 season. The jersey, which dates to 1933 – when the Giants lost the NFL’s inaugural championship game to the Chicago Bears – and socks basically look like something cribbed from the Montreal Canadiens. (No chance New York Rangers fans go for these, right?)

Finally, the Giants will don a winged helmet, originally worn from 1937 to ’47. And, yes, it basically looks like Michigan’s headgear but red and blue rather than maize and blue.

“I feel like it’s gritty and vintage,” Giants linebacker Bobby Okereke said in a statement provided by the team.

“It’s a throwback to the 1920s, 1930s when they were out there just getting grimy. It’s a testament to all the guys who played before. They paved the way for us to play this great game.”

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“I like the fact that we stick to the legacy,” said linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux, adding, “and keep paying it forward.”

The team can wear its alternate threads no more than twice during the 2024 season.

Celebrating 100 years of history is definitely a worthwhile endeavor, and good for the Giants for trying something new (old). But aside from swag featuring this year’s “100 Seasons” patch, guessing Big Blue isn’t gonna move a lot of merchandise with this experiment.

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