Poll: Would You Like a Buccaneers Versus Lions Thanksgiving Day Throwback Game?

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Zac Snyder, editor of our sister site “SideLion Report” on the Fansided Network, posted an article this evening about the Lions considering adding a throwback jersey to the mix for the upcoming season. NFL rules stipulate teams can only wear three jerseys over the course of a season, so the Lions (and Buccaneers) must decide between a modern alternate and a throwback jersey as the third jersey in the rotation. The Buccaneers have settled on having a throwback jersey, wearing the creamsicle orange jerseys on occasion over the past few years. The Lions seem to be uncertain, and Zac proposes that the Lions break out their throwback jerseys in an interesting way:

That leaves just one more possibility and by far my favorite: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their creamsicle orange jerseys. While the clean look of the old time blue and silver has been a popular throwback look, part of me really wants to see a Thanksgiving game between the Lions and Bucs with both teams wearing their threads from the early 90s. Is there a better way to honor the newly retired Jason Hanson than with an old school NFC Central game between the Lions and Bucs? I think not.

An homage to the 90′s, when the Buccaneers were in a dark age, and the Lions were proud owners of one of the best running backs in NFL history. A tribute to the time the teams spent together in the NFC North, the “black and blue” division. And a nice combination of old school jerseys that would look good on national TV on Thanksgiving day.

So what do you think, Buccaneers’ fans? Would you want to play the Lions on Thanksgiving? If so, would you like to see both teams wearing old school uniforms? Let us know in the poll:

Would you like the see the Lions and Buccaneers play on Thanksgiving day, and wear throwback jerseys?

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Any other ideas for our throwback game in 2013? Give your feedback in the comment section below.

Topics: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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  • RussMillerWY

    I’d like to see it, but wouldn’t one side have to wear white jerseys? Sad to say, but it would give Bucs fans a chance to see their orange jerseys, which they don’t often do because home throwback games so rarely sell out. It’s been a long time since the old NFC Central days when the Lions were so beatable. No, wait, I guess they’re still pretty beatable, huh?

    • http://twitter.com/UTEPMiners Leo

      I think if both teams are wearing different enough jerseys, it would be fine. but I’m honestly not sure on those rules. Would have to check.

      Either way, it’s a cool idea.