It's a journalistic rule to avoid first person whenever possible, but I'm breaking that rule to help convey how big of a deal this story is.
THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM WILL BE WEARING WHITE-ON-WHITE UNIFORMS FOR THEIR GAME IN PITTSBURGH ON MONDAY.
A little more than an hour before their matchup with the Steelers kicked off, the franchise posted this on Twitter:
Because your time is very valuable, I'll save it for you and inform you that the letters spelled out "all white." As in, THE ALL WHITE UNIS ARE RETURNING:
This'll be the first time since 2009 that Washington will take the field in the white-on-whites, a combination that many fans associate with the likes of Sean Taylor, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss and Clinton Portis. Those represent the glory days for a chunk of the younger fan base, and while those glory days don't compare to the real Glory Days, it's still a look that will resonate for thousands of supporters.
People who don't care about Washington won't care about this, and some of those who do care about Washington also won't care about this. Those people stink.
The white-on-whites rule, and this is yet another good step for an organization that for too long ignored what the public wanted. Hell, one time Bruce Allen didn't let his own players rock the jerseys, meaning they didn't even listen to their own guys!
For 11 years, we’ve been robbed of seeing this combo. Odds are it won’t take another 11 years to see them again, but that’s for our future selves to worry about. Today, let’s just enjoy some mid-2000s nostalgia, OK?