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NFL apparently has a plan to avoid color-blind confusion for Color Rush games

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As MDS pointed out earlier today, the Jets and Bills will get together in September for another Thursday night Color Rush game -- even though last year’s green-red goulash left plenty of colorblind fans dazed and confused.

Lions president Rod Wood previously let the cat out of the bag regarding the league’s intent to incorporate the Color Rush concept into every Thursday night game. After the 2016 regular-season schedule was announced, an item posted at the Steelers website confirmed that the league has “mandated” Color Rush Thursdays. In that same article, Steelers owner Art Rooney said he assumed the team’s Thanksgiving night contest against the Colts will be a Color Rush game.

“[W]e decided our color option was going to be black, and the default option is going to be white,” Rooney said. “When you’re the road team, the home team gets to decide what it’s wearing. If for some reason the Colts would decide to wear white, we would wear black. We just felt black was more of our predominant color [than gold].”

Reading between the lines, Rooney’s comments suggest that the league’s mandate regarding the Color Rush concept includes a requirement that one team will wear solid colors and the other will wear white on white. Which would definitely solve the colorblind problem for every potential combination of hues and shades.