On Tuesday the website Uni Watch leaked these images from 2003 showing proposed uniform designs that were considered and rejected by the Vikings. Among the rejected designs was one that would have put the Vikings in black jerseys and pants, a radical departure from their traditional purple-and-gold-and-white color scheme.
The black uniforms never saw the light of day except as drawings, but maybe the idea is something the Vikings would like to revisit. At least one Vikings player endorsed the idea of looking again at all-black alternate uniforms.
Brian Robison tweeted this in response to a Star Tribune tweet linking to a Michael Rand piece on the unis:
— Brian Robison (@Brian_Robison) July 16, 2014
I’m a little bit of a uniform purist so I’m not sure I’m down with the black-on-black idea. Personally, I’m not a fan of any uniform that goes with the same color jersey and pant. There’s just something aesthetically unpleasant about that.
The Vikings need to stick with the basic color scheme, I think. Purple, gold, white. Stay with those and you can’t go wrong. I think Robison’s fashion sense is a little questionable.